During the 10th Annual Hoboken Green Fair on Saturday, Oct. 2, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla recognized over 30 businesses as 2021 Hoboken Green Businesses that are advancing sustainability and environmental responsibility.
“Now more than ever, as Hoboken faces increasing frequency and severity of weather events caused in part by climate change, it is important that businesses integrate sustainable and environmental best practices,” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “These businesses lead by example and are doing their part to fight climate change each and every day. I thank the owners of these establishments for being conscientious entrepreneurs.”
This year’s recipients include: Alfalfa, Avocado Green Mattress, Better Life Pharmacy, Black Rail Coffee, Bone In Food, bwè kafe, Choc O Pain French Bakery and Café, Christina Andersen Floral Design, Hoboken Jengo, Hoboken Power Wash, Hudson Table, Lorraine’s House of Styles, Ma’s Gourmet Market, Makeup Artist Mama, Matter of Earth, Mint Market, My Conscience My Choice, NANU Studio, Nurturing Life Acupuncture & Wellness, Organic Basic Food, PAYARU, Pilsener Haus & Biergarten, Purely Juiced, Pinpoint Wellness, St. Mary’s Advocates Thrift Store, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Cuddly Boutique, The Hive, The Little Grocery, The Salon at Hoboken, Urban Souls, and Vintage on First.
The Hoboken Green Team launched the Green Business Recognition Program in 2017 to distinguish local businesses that are committed to progressive and responsible environmental values.
To qualify, businesses completed the Green Business Pledge and Application on the Hoboken Green Team website. The Hoboken Green Team then reviewed the applications and determined that 32 businesses qualified for recognition as 2021 Hoboken Green Businesses.
Some examples of sustainable actions these businesses take include offering reusable utensils, using biodegradable or eco-friendly packaging, reducing food waste, recycling and composting, participating in environmental causes, and more.
For more information about the Hoboken Green Business Recognition Program, please visit www.hobokennj.gov/greenteam, follow the Green Team on Facebook @HobokenGreenTeam and on Instagram @Hoboken_Green.