Earth Day is only celebrated once a year, but there are things we should all be doing every single day to help lessen the negative impact on our environment. Earth Day is one way to shed some light on the situation and spur action by everybody all around the world, but there is one place right here in Seattle that is making a difference every day – our very own Greenwood Hardware. Greenwood Hardware is working with our customers to make Seattle a little green and more environmentally-friendly.
Check out some of the things that Greenwood Hardware has been able to do with the help of our community:
- We have produced over 15 megawatt-hours of solar electricity
- We have recycled more than 35,000 fluorescent bulbs and tubes
- Since the remodel, we use a third of the gas as we did in the past
- We have recycled 310 pounds of alkaline batteries since we started the program in January
- We have recycled more than 600 pounds of rechargeable batteries
- Every month we hold a Fix-It Collective meeting to help folks fix items that would normally be discarded and sent to the landfill
- We are a member of Seattle City Light’s Green Up! program to offset the remainder of our electrical usage
All of these things are possible because of community members who have the same idea to recycle, renew and reuse items in their house. Proper disposal of batteries is important and can make our little corner of the world a safer, better place. Head into Greenwood Hardware to see all of our earth-friendly products that will continue the momentum that last month’s Earth Day celebration highlighted. Come on in, or contact us today.