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Vermont Designates First Three Green Grocery Environmental Leaders

Commodities Natural Market opened one year ago in Stowe, a onestop shopping experience for the whole community. They are a certified Vermont Green Grocer, work with Grow Composting and a myriad of local producers. Commodities Natural Market is opening in Winooski in August, 2016.

Commodities Natural Market opened one year ago in Stowe. They are a certified Vermont Green Grocer, work with Grow Composting and a myriad of local producers. Another market is opening in Winooski in August, 2016.

Three green grocery businesses have been designated as environmental leaders in Vermont: Healthy Living Market in Burlington, Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier, and Commodities Natural Market in Stowe have been named as Vermont Green Grocery Environmental Leaders by the State of Vermont for their environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts. The standards to meet this designation were developed by multi-state environmental agency work group members of NEWMOA (Northeast Waste Management Officials Organization, as part of the Northeast Sustainable Grocery Environmental Leader program). The criteria that must be met this honorable status include energy efficiency, water and waste reduction, recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, and facility operations.

Healthy Living Market has had a store in Burlington, Vermont, since 1985, and has opened a new store in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Healthy Living Market has had a store in Burlington, Vermont, since 1985, and has opened a new store in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The State of Vermont’s Green Business Program is a joint effort between the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center. It is voluntary and free of cost to participating businesses. This program provides assistance to businesses desiring to “green up” their operations and recognizes businesses of all sizes for meeting a set of environmental best-management standards, going beyond compliance with existing environmental regulations. These standards are posted on the program’s website (www.vbep.org).

The Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Vermont. The co-op has 20,000 square feet of store space and over 7,000 members.

The Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Vermont. The
co-op has 20,000 square feet of store space and over 7,000 members.

 

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