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GreenThinker DC Resource Guide
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Education and ResearchGreen America - Green Business IndexSearch the National Green Pages to find the green, healthy, and ethically produced products and services you need for home and work. The businesses featured here have earned Green America's Green Business Certification.https://www.greenamerica.org/green-business-indexVarious locations online and across the US
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Energy ProvidersBuy Green PowerDC residents can make the switch to clean energy (solar, wind) by selecting a green power provider for their home electricity needs. No special equipment or installation is needed - you just sign up to make the switch!https://doee.dc.gov/service/buy-green-power
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Government ServicesZero Waste D.C.Zero Waste DC develops and provides resources that help residents, business, and visitors move toward zero waste. Includes resources and services for special waste recycling, food and yard waste composting, directories for repair services & second hand shops, and much more.https://zerowaste.dc.gov/page/residents-0
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Grocery StoresMOM's Organic MarketChain retailer of organic produce, raw foods, sustainable seafood, natural remedies & cosmetics, and bulk bin shoppinghttps://momsorganicmarket.com/1501 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002
9801 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD 20740
See website for add'l locations
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Online ShoppingthredUPonline second-hand shop; can buy and sell clotheshttps://www.thredup.com/
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Online ShoppingThe Good FillWe carry responsibly-made lifestyle essentials that support low waste living, including refill options for bath and home that are natural, cost-friendly, biodegradable and cruelty-free! https://thegoodfill.co/
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Online ShoppingPlaine Products - Shampoo & ConditionerEnv. friendly shampoo, conditioner, and other personal care products; subscription service in which you return your bottles by mail after use in order to get refillshttps://www.plaineproducts.com/how-it-works/
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Online ShoppingThe Refill ShoppeLarge selection of products for bath, body, and cleaning; refill packets are sent by mail and include a postage-paid envelope to returnhttps://therefillshoppe.com/
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Other/Misc.Buy Nothing ProjectWe offer people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies. Click on a link to find your local neighborhood group, or to start one. https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/
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Other/Misc.FreecycleThe Freecycle Network is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and neighborhoods. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. https://www.freecycle.org/
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ProductsWho Gives a Crap TPRecycled and forest-friendly bamboo toilet paper; order online; comes wrapped in paper instead of plastic; 50% of their profits are donated to sanitation projects in developing countrieshttps://us.whogivesacrap.org/
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ProductsPlastic-Free Water Bottle Klean Kanteen plastic-free water bottlehttps://www.kleankanteen.com/products/plastic-free-water-bottle-27oz?variant=860232191
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ProductsEthiqueShampoo & conditioner bars that are pH balanced (most are not, which is bad for your hair) and as well as other plastic-free personal care products such as cleansers and deodorant. https://ethiquebeauty.com/blogs/how-to/why-are-our-bars-so-much-more-than-other-shampoo-bars
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Products360 Vodka360 Vodka was created to be the first eco-friendly distilled spirit in the world. With its unique swing-top closure the 360 bottle was designed for infinite reuse by the consumer, or you can request a pre-paid envelope to send your swing-top closures back to us. http://vodka360.com/close-the-loop/
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Recycling & Waste MgmtFood Waste Drop-Off for CompostingDC residents can now drop off food waste at designated farmers' markets in all eight District wards free of charge. The food waste will be taken to a local composting site where it will be turned into compost, an environmentally friendly-soil amendment.https://zerowaste.dc.gov/foodwastedropoffSee website for drop-off locations
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Recycling & Waste MgmtSpecial Waste Disposal and RecyclingLists options for properly recycling or disposing of special waste in DC, including electronics, batteries, paint, clothing, and morehttps://zerowaste.dc.gov/node/1269366
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Recycling & Waste MgmtPaintCarePaintCare makes it easy to recycle leftover, unwanted paint. PaintCare plans special, one-day paint drop-off events in the District of Columbia. These events are open to households and businesses (painting contractors, property managers, etc.) in the District. It is free to drop off paint.https://www.paintcare.org/paintcare-states/district-of-columbia/#/everyoneSee website for drop-off locations
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Recycling & Waste MgmtWaste Knowledge, LLCConsulting for Waste, Recycling, Composting, Zero Wastehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleminstrell/Falls Church, VA
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Retail & ShoppingLUSHLUSH is a bath and beauty products store with a wide variety of packaging free products including shampoo and conditioner bars, deodorant, face wash, and lotion bars. https://www.lushusa.com/3066 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
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