Posts Categorized: Green Tip

Green Tips for Portland Holiday Recycling

Holiday Recycling Tips & Why Some Items Can’t Go In: Portland allows us to recycle a lot of things curbside, including plastic plant nursery pots, empty spray oil cans, motor oil (next to bins in a clear milk jug) and food waste. (In fact, in 5 years of curbside composting, we’ve been able to turn… Read more »

Reducing Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint

By Christine Mallar. When we go grocery shopping, many of us have learned to make choices that are both healthier for the planet and healthier for our bodies. We look for organic, locally grown produce, non toxic cleaners, and paper products made with recycled materials. But how many of us realize that we can apply… Read more »

Recycling Tips for Portland Folks

(and some handy links at the end for everyone!)   Happy Earth Day Month!! We’re continuing with green tips this week to help people find simple ways to live more sustainably.   Amp up your recycling! Portland helps us recover a lot of our waste at curbside. Curbside composting really has decreased the amount of… Read more »

Green Dog Received Gold Certification for Sustainability

By Green Dog Pet Supply The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has a certification program to identify Portland’s Greenest businesses. It’s a fairly thorough process, with site visits to verify the information given on a lengthy checklist of possible actions of sustainability. In 2013, 45 actions were required for Gold Level, and… Read more »

Happy Earth Day! We Celebrated With a Green Upgrade!

By Green Dog Pet Supply When we first opened, one of the things we thought was a no-brainer was looking into LED or other efficient lighting options for the sales floor. As the first environmentally friendly pet supply store in the nation, we wanted to make sure that we did everything we could to design… Read more »

Nifty Plastic Recycling Graphic Available For Reposting

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