Confronting the Meaning of Sustainability

As our twitter followers may remember, NuBe Green attended (and live tweeted) the GoGreen conference last month. The conference provided an opportunity for businesses and government officials in Seattle to get together and discuss,debate and educate each other on issues of sustainability and green business practices.

From food production to transportation and building maintenance, the conference’s keynote speakers covered a diverse array of topics, all addressing the need for businesses and governments to commit to making sustainability a priority.

Most of our customers know that NuBe Green's mission is to find unique, hand-crafted products that are U.S made and sourced and sustainable. Sustainability is an integral part of NuBe's identity, but as speaker after speaker used the word, I began to wonder: what does "sustainability" really mean?

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June 01, 2014
THE IMPACT OF BUYING LOCAL


November 13, 2010 
For every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays local. Spend it online non-locally and nothing comes home. 
via the 3/50 Project

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February 07, 2013
SUMMERTIME GREEN GROWLER: DRINK ECO-RESPONSIBILITY

July 14, 2010
Here at NuBe Green we are keeping the shop cool and breezy with our garage door rolled back and our ceiling fans spinning... and cold summertime brew on our minds! Those of us nestled in this land of craft brew are lucky enough to have our choice of neighborhood breweries and access to some of the most delicious beer in the world. And we couldn't have an easier option for eco-friendly refreshment than picking up that local beer in a reusable glass growler!

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February 07, 2013
SOME FAVORITE SUSTAINABILITY TIPS


March 1, 2010
Here at NuBe we aim to play a role in protecting the environment and supporting our local community. Here are a few sustainability tips we've picked up from customers, artists, and local people involved in the "green" movement. How do you lessen your carbon footprint each day? 

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February 07, 2013