It is our collective responsibility to protect the city we love by mitigating our environmental impact in every way possible. Seattle Good Business Network works to develop and support initiatives and provide resources and programs to help local businesses, organizations, and communities live in a safer and healthier environment.
Visit our Good Business Resource Center to find sustainable business resources.
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Are You Part of EnviroStars?
EnviroStars is a free, one-stop hub for Washington businesses to get information, help, and recognition for actions that protect their workplace, the community, and the planet. By joining EnviroStars, businesses have free access to resources and incentives that can help them adopt sustainable practices and get recognized for it.
What Local Businesses Love about EnviroStars
Past Sustainable Business Events
Sustainable Packaging 101: Food and Beverage Edition
February 2019 | Seattle Made partnered with Modern Species, a sustainable branding and package design agency, to help inform local businesses on upstream decisions (like ethical sourcing, materials, and manufacturing), the use-case considerations (like performance, lifespan, and cost), and the downstream consequences (like consumer behavior, disposal, and recovery) of food service containers and retail food packaging. This event sparked many conversations and helped shed light on some of the challenges and solutions to reducing waste through conscious business choices.
Seattle Made & EnviroStars | Summer Pop-Up
A Circular Economy aims to redefine the way we live, work, and do business. It changes our extractive “take, use, and throw away” model, to a more environmentally and socially regenerative one.
Seattle Good Business Network works to build a more ‘circular Seattle’ by helping to de-silo community stakeholders and organizations by making connections where they matter, and closing the loops.
2019 projects that are underway are centered on waste diversion, reuse, and upcycling, as well as closing loops within the local food economy. More information to be announced soon!
Past Circular Economy Events
Sustainable Packaging Coalition Impact 2019 | Circular Economy
April 2019 | Seattle Good Business Network partnered with SPC for their Impact 2019 conference in Seattle, where over 500 partners from across the nation and world came together to learn about new initiatives, tools, and ideas around how the packaging world can slowly transition to a more circular model. Seattle Made members participated by hosting a classic tour through Pike Place, and by spreading awareness of their upcycled products at the event, showing how small businesses can lead the conversation around circular business models.
Holiday Pop Up Market | Upcycler's Edition
November 2018 | Seattle Made partners with Blanton Turner to host a Nov/Dec holiday pop up at the Broadway Market to promote sustainable Seattle Made businesses, and the diversion of materials from the waste stream, during a season of over 25% increase in waste production in the US (source). Seattle Recreative actively engages market-goers to wrap gifts, and build tree ornaments from once-discarded, upcycled materials.