Sustainability

Words Matter

What’s in a word?  There’s the technical definition, yes, but our experiences and our perceptions can create a certain understanding of particular words that are different from what others may accept.  Likewise, new terms are being created regularly and sometimes even become mainstream (“selfie,” anyone?).  Given this, one of our biggest challenges with the rapidly expanding sustainability movement, is explaining the terms commonly used to describe sustainability (the “lexicon”) and making those terms accessible and commonplace to all people.  Without a common language, we can’t expect to m

It's the Little Things that (Also) Count

When I give store tours and talk about City Market’s sustainability practices, I usually focus on our 136 solar panels, which have been kicking out clean energy for just over a year, and our new LED lighting that is cutting our carbon emissions by 64 tons annually.

But little things add up too and City Market has recently instituted two small but important sustainability measures that deserve some celebration.

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