IF EARTH HAD A TAIL,
IT WOULD BE WAGGING RIGHT NOW.
“I and love and you” is a young company, but we’re starting off on the right foot. Paw. Foot? Foot-paw? Sure.
- Our entire operation is wind powered… the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.
- We’re striving to be a Zero Waste facility: office paper is recycled, coffee grounds are composted, boxes are reused, and everything from plastics to broken electronics and even burned out light bulbs are taken to Boulder’s hard to recycle facility (CHaRM).
- We barely shower. Just kidding. We had to draw the line somewhere.
- Employees are encouraged to take alternative transportation: they are given annual eco-passes for when they want to catch a bus to work or one up to the mountains. Plus, Boulder is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country and it shows… there are almost as many bikes in the office as dogs. Our CEO’s bike even has a basket. And a baguette in that basket. And he wears a beret, but I think we’re getting off track here.
- All paper we use (when we even use it) is made from 100% post-consumer stock. But we try to stick to using computers and Twitter and carrier pigeons, and then paper only when necessary.
- We have a dedicated core of individuals (our fantastic Green Team) that educates the company on sustainability and even leads us on field trips and community projects. You know, like high school. Minus really bad prom hair.
- And, of course, we take our “greenest” stance with our products. Whether we’re hunting down non-GMO vegetables for our “in the raw” line or respecting animals and the environment alike with our free range, grass fed Free Ranger Stix, every product we sell strives to not only offer the healthiest option for your pet, but also the healthiest option for our planet.
The beautiful thing is: as we continue to grow, our greenness (green-osity? greenability? Are we destroying the English language here, or what?) will only continue to grow as well. These steps we’ve taken are just the start of our trip as we wind our way along the path of sustainability. And for us, green living and being kind to the planet isn’t a destination. It’s a journey. On a bike. With a basket. And a baguette in that basket.