Being Green Conscious Choices for All store in downtown Nevada City (located at 408 Broad Street in the New York Hotel) offers eco-friendly goods for the whole family and home. Earth friendly items include housewares, bedding, body care, clothing, gifts and more. With the Wild & Scenic Film Festival coming to town to inspire us all (this year’s theme is “Empowerment”) I thought now would be a great time to highlight a local shop that’s providing locals and visitors and an option to buy earth friendly, fair trade items and sustainably made clothing. Being Green has offered up a special giveaway for one lucky InnSide Nevada City blog reader, a pair of Fire and Light wine goblets (see below). Click here to watch about how they turn broken glass bottles into recycled glass tableware. For your chance to win the glasses (valued at $65.90) please post a comment here on what environmentally friendly change you’ve made in your household, winner will be announced on Saturday, January 11th.
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I’ll have to check out this store! I love the wine goblets!
Thanks Denise, the bedding store is in the same location at the scrapbooking store used to be, you’ve been there!
Thanks! Now I know where it is! Might head that way in the next couple of days as I have 3 days off in a row! 🙂
We do our best to recycle and repurpose items whenever we can in our household and support small businesses and artist that do the same!
Thank you for bringing Being Green to our attention! Looks like they have some fabulous buys 🙂
Wishing everyone, Good Luck and Happy Greening!
Thanks, local local local and yes, always great to support local artists too.
This year we did one small thing and one big thing. Small: We only use cloth napkins for meals now which cuts way down on paper use, especially with the kiddos. Big: We added four chickens to our family. Not only do we get fresh eggs, but they eat food scraps and old leftovers that would’ve gone into the trash can.
Have you tried Stack’d napkins? Locally made and super fun. Love the idea of having your own little compost factory in your backyard.
I have not seen them. I’ll search the web or look for them when we’re there in February. Thanks the the tip!
Water conservation. We never ask for more water at a restaurant unless we’ve finished our glass first. We now make a conscious effort to turn off the water between tooth brushings, dog baths, and dish washing.
It’s amazing how even the little things help, and with our current dry weather, that’s a great idea.
I reuse bottles, bags, and containers and try to support businesses that are committed to sustainable practices. I’m really happy to know about Being Green! Thank you!
Every little bit counts.
Being Green is one of my favorite stores. Thanks for spotlighting it.
We use our own shopping bags, keeping a stack in our trunks at all times, and get all of our bills online. MOST importantly… we use recycled wine bottles from BYOB! (Such a sacrifice )
I love that you take one for the team by refilling wine bottles!
We have converted to drinking water from our local Springs. No more plastic!
CaCoCo is using compostable bags to hold our drinking chocolate mix and compostable cups to serve CaCoCo at events and farmers market.
PS Being Green is the best!
Such a good vibe and a great selection of yoga/goddess cloths.
LOVE the glasses!
I always take my reusable bags to the grocery store. We use cloth napkins and earth friendly products at home…and recycle everything we can!
We use cloth bags for all our shopping, use solar panels to help provide energy, composite our kitchen “waste” and have built in a recycling pull out drawer to recycle paper, plastic, etc..
Next on the list….do more walking to work.
Good luck with the broken leg in the mean time.
We Reuse whenever possible, don’t use paper plates and use old towels for rags instead of paper towels.
We only buy items with multiple uses and create gift tags out if old Christmas cards.
Love Being Green!!!!!
Thanks for all the sweet comments about Being Green! My husband and I took over ownership of the shop in August. It has been such a pleasure getting to know all the “regulars”! We have been very encouraged by the kind and positive feedback on the changes we have made! Please stop in and say, “hi” if you’re in town for Wild and Scenic and good luck in the giveaway contest!
I’ve been a rabid recycler since the 1st Earth Day way back in the 70’s, so I am constantly finding things that we can recycle rather than toss. I also use cloth/reusable bags for groceries and other shopping. I especially love using the ones my mother made and used herself.