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Westfield is Getting Greener

Westfield is Getting Greener

Westfield is Getting Greener 

We know it's important, but it’s not always easy being green. Environmentally-friendly changes can add big costs to small business owners’ already tight bottom line.

Westfield businesses' desire to be more eco friendly was helped along this past year by the efforts of a group of volunteer Westfield representatives and residents who work with the Mayor and Town Council, called the Green Team. They identified simple, but do-able, steps that have helped businesses succeed in being greener. Avoiding plastic packaging and utensils, using cardboard take out containers, composting and providing water refill stations are just a few of the steps retailers have made toward big changes. 

Keep your eye out for reusable shopping bags and medallions awarded by the Westfield Green Team to the businesses that are making it a priority to be green.

As the Green Westfield Medallion Program grows more and more businesses are participating. Learn how small changes are making a big difference in our community.  https://www.westfieldnj.gov/medallion.

 

Food Business Actions

  1. Compost Food Waste
  2. Offer reusable utensils, plates, etc instead of one-time use plastic
  3. Ask customers if they need utensils instead of just supplying them
  4. Use recyclable take-out containers
  5. Use paper/cardboard take-out containers
  6. Accept refillable containers the shopper has brought
  7. Let shopper request straws/lids/stirrers instead of automatically providing
  8. Use paper or bamboo straws
  9. Use non-plastic tasting spoons or cups

Any Business Actions

  1. Use paper or reusable bags
  2. Ask customers if they want a bag instead of automatically providing
  3. Charge a small fee for a single-use plastic bag
  4. Sell up-cycled goods (e.g. The Service League Store)
  5. Provide a water bottle refill station
  6. Have an energy audit for your business
  7. Convert to LED lighting
  8. Use recycled or up-cycled furniture, lighting, etc in your business

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2019 Westfield Medallion Winners

Westfield Service League Thrift & Consignment Shop
Galleria West
Jack Rabbit
The Chocolate Bar
JagOne Physical Therapy
Boxwood Coffee
Westfield Health & Rehab
AR Workshop Westfield
16 Prospect
The Bar Method
Bovella's Pastry Shoppe
Evelyn Dunn Gallery
Farinolio
The Farmhouse Store
Feast Catering *& Cafe
The French Martini
Golden Bee Antiques
The Hope Chest Thrift Store
Manhattan Bagel
Midas Westfield
Midtown Authentic
Oceans Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
Ono Bowls
Outta Hand Pizza
Patricia and Paul's Fine Oils and Balsamics
Round Table Wealth Management
Savory Spice
Sole
The Town Bookstore
Westfield Fitness

 

The Town of Westfield is a proud participant in SUSTAINABLE JERSEY™.

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