Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Silver Lake businesses celebrate Earth Day, pledge to eliminate plastic bag use

In celebration of Earth Day, business owners in Silver Lake announced that they would be setting a new green standard by discontinuing the use of single-use plastic shopping bags. The Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce held an "Earth Day Ball" where local residents and workers brought their plastic bags which were used to make one giant plastic ball.

Local businesses that have committed to no longer using plastic bags from Earth Day 2009 onwards and to encourage customers to bring their own re-useable shopping bags include:

Medicus Graphics, Leela Thai, Monkeyhouse Toys and Art Gallery, lawson-fenning, Yolk, Lark Cake Shop, Sumi's, gingergrass restaurant, Silver Lake Wine, Panty Raid, Mexican Village Restaurant, Materials and Applications, Dr. Cheryl Revkin, D.C., Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, Bleu Sage Restaurant, Modem Salon, Dr. Theresa Fitzgerald, D.C., Juvie, Large Marge Sustainables Catering, Sustain LA Restaurant Consulting, All Shades of Green, Rubbish, Solar Now, Studio 1617, Grace Ellay Botique, Dog Camp LA, Andiamo, Pet Express, Local, Matrushka Construction, Precision Motors, Shag Hair Salon, Silver Lake Yoga, SiLa Restaurant, Pet Express, The Living Room, Rambutan, LAMILL, Citibank, P.E.A.C.E. Organizing, Free Range Thinking, Earthlite, Silver Lake Farms, Leonardo Chalupowitz LEED certified architect,, Tsunami Café, Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, Catts & Doggs, Say Cheese, Happen Essence Event Planning, Mornings Nights Café, Fresh Pressed, Bittersweet Butterfly, Zachary's Smile, Replay, Kelly Green, Kicks Sole Provider, Reform School, Casbah Café, Naturewell, Ragg Mopp Vintage, Secret Headquarters, Wee Soles, Pazzo Gelato, Come to Mama, Cru Café, Video Hut, and Hard Times Pizza.