Who knew a color,
could be a state-of-mind? A way-of-life? A movement? Going “GREEN” means making the right decisions for yourself, your family, your community and your planet. Businesses all over Richmond are doing their part, and helping you do yours, to make a positive impact on the environment. Let’s all reduce our carbon footprint in small ways and large, and increase our sustainable lifestyles. Go Green is a great place to start! This guide to eco-friendly businesses and services will help you take your first step toward Green living, or continue living Green as an eco-friendly citizen. Visit these businesses FIRST. They care about Richmond & Earth!
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Bicycling is a zero emissions way to get from place to place; as a cyclist, you will definitely appreciate clean air.
Certified EcoBroker®, Realtor®, ABR, GRI GREEN SERVICES: Earth Craft Single Family Accredited. Whether it’s new construction, renovation or development, I can assist you in an eco friendly environment. Knowledgeable in all facets, from building materials to improved indoor air quality to final finishes. Excellent resource base for marketing, contractors, energy auditors, products and related fields. Committed to helping both buyers and sellers in the Richmond region attain the goal of going green! One South Realty Group 1435 West Main Street Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 647-2828 www.AndreaLevine.com
with natural products. Try to make your own, or shop green tip Clean for brands like Method or Seventh Generation.
BODY2SOUL BODY2SOUL is an Aveda Concept Salon delivering the best Aveda has to offer. We meet your hair care & skin care needs with organic based hair color, hair products, skin care products & make-up. All while caring for the environment we live in & share. Our exclusive hair color is up to 99% organically derived from Sunflower, Castor Oil, & Jojoba Oil that infuse hair with incredible shine. Our exclusive AVEDA products are all post-consumer-recycled-packaging with botanical infused ingredients & aromas. Our exclusive line of AVEDA is NOT tested on any animals. BODY2SOUL brings the beauty of nature to our clients. We currently have a point system that rewards our members for skipping the bag with retail purchase. Many of our clients enjoy our text & email services, because this has reduced our carbon print. 5111 Lakeside Avenue Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 986-1466 body2soul.net
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City of Richmond Dept of Public Utilities The city of Richmond’s Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) Stormwater Utility enhances the community’s quality of living by reducing the impacts of polluted stormwater runoff to rivers and streams. Pollution from stormwater is the number one source of surface water pollution in the United States. Snow and rainfall cause pollutants such as oil, pesticides, pet waste and debris to be picked up by stormwater runoff, eventually entering our waterways. In addition to encouraging residents to help, DPU’s Stormwater Utility also works to reduce stormwater pollution through operations, maintenance, and drainage improvement projects. DPU reminds residents to “Pick up the Poop, Don’t Pollute,” that “Only Rain Down the Drain, and to “Fertilize in the Fall, That’s All.” 900 East Broad Street Room 115 Richmond, VA 23219 (804) 646-7000 RichmondGov.com/DPU
DeltaTemp, Inc. Geothermal systems use the free and renewable ground temperature instead of outside air to provide heating, cooling and hot water. A Geothermal system taps into this free energy with an earth loop providing savings up to 70%. Geothermal systems are efficient, environmentally-sensitive, and economical while providing exceptional comfort. DeltaTemp offers turn-key installation of all system components including units, loops, duct systems and controls for new and existing homes. DeltaTemp is a second generation family-owned and operated business that works to offer easy communication, prompt service, and flexible scheduling. DeltaTemp has been an exclusive WaterFurnace dealer since 1994 and the only WaterFurnace GeoPro dealer in the Richmond metro area. We specialize specifically on Geothermal system design, installation and service. DeltaTemp is a fully insured, licensed contractor and A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau. Ask us about a 30% Federal Tax Credit and 0% financing! www.deltatempinc.com P.O. Box 2156 Midlothian, VA 23113 (804) 739-5854 deltatempinc.com
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BODY2SOUL is an Aveda Concept Salon delivering the best Aveda has to offer.
5111 Lakeside Ave. | Richmond, VA 23228 | 804.262.2242 | body2soul.net Tues 10-3 | Wed-Fri 10-8 | Sat 10-6 | Closed Sun & Mon
Dr Cheryl Billingsley The team at Dr. Billingsley’s office participates in holistic dentistry, which focuses on ensuring that everything that is used in her office is safe, natural, and completely biocompatible with the patient’s body. This will ensure less of an impact on the patient’s mouth and body, and assist them in maintaining their overall health. We are also committed to protecting our environment. In addition, Dr. Billingsley’s office offers sedation dentistry, clear braces, white fillings and many other wonderful dental treatments. 10446 Ridgefield Parkway Richmond, VA 23233 (804) 740-4485 richmondfamilydentistry.com
Reuse the back of school or work papers by putting them in your home printer, or cut them into smaller memo sheets for to-do lists.
EAGLE CONSTRUCTION of va, llc Eagle Construction homes are built to the highest standards of craftsmanship and care so homeowners enjoy lasting quality, outstanding value and superior energy efficiency. Homes are built to meet or exceed all Energy Saver Guidelines and feature Energy Star appliances. Eagle Construction homes are E3 (Eagle Energy Efficiency) Certified, a green building certification program, designed as a guideline in creating healthy, energy efficient homes, which conserves natural resources during construction and protects the environment. While most builders only test 1 in 7 of their homes, every E3 Certified Eagle home must pass comprehensive third party independent diagnostic testing to ensure they are well above government standards to provide the highest level of performance, enhanced comfort, lower utility bills and better indoor air quality. Visit Eagle Construction’s Home Gallery Open Daily, 11:00am - 6:00pm 2240 Old Brick Road Glen Allen, VA 23060 (804) 217-6930 EagleofVA.com
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Green Air, Inc. GREEN PRODUCTS: Central VA’s top Geothermal Heat Pump Installer, also servicing and installing all types of Commercial & Residential HVAC. We do everything the “other guys” do, we just do it in an environmentally friendly fashion. 105 Sylvia Road Ashland, VA 23005 (804) 368-8543 www.getgreenair.com
Water and fertilize your grass less often. Over-fertilizing can damage your yard, is harmful to the environment and conserving water is always a good idea.
Red Salon Organics GREEN SERVICES: Red Salon Organics is an environmentally friendly and creative salon located in the heart of the fan. We are dedicated to aiding in the conservation and replenishment of the environment while upholding a standard of creative excellence surpassing many in our industry. 201 N. Robinson Street Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 353-1733 www.redsalonorganics.com
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IT’S NOT EASY LEARNING TO BE GREEN.
Let us help.
Our Environmental Stewardship & Sustainable Design program offers courses and programs of study that enable professionals and DIY-ers to learn about the latest ecology and sustainability topics. Take a class. Attend a workshop. Earn a professional certificate. Global Sustainability Institute • Sustainability & Nature Institute for Educators • Landscape Horticulture Landscape Design • Organic Vegetable Gardening • Senior Certiﬁed Sustainability Professional Indoor Air Quality Professional • Certiﬁed Green Supply Chain Professional • LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation
Visit us online to see our latest course offerings or to register for a class.
spcs.richmond.edu/sustainability (804) 289-8133
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Have a Family Game night to connect by turning off all TVs, video games and computers.
Richmond Natural Medicine Richmond Natural Medicine is the leading alternative and integrated clinic in Richmond, Virginia providing holistic care from a variety of natural health practitioners. We work as a collaborative team helping those with health concerns as well as providing prevention and wellness care. Our services include Naturopathic Medicine, Clinical Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and Therapeutic Massage, Nutrition Education and Cooking Instruction in a compassionate and supportive environment. 3500 Kensington Avenue Suite B-2 Richmond, VA 23221 (804) 977-2634 richmondnaturalmed.com
Don’t Litter, it’s very harmful to animals and waterways. Plan a litter removal day, or join in an area event like the ‘James River Clean-up’.
Scents of Serenity Organic Spa RVA’s only true Green Spa! Being a certified green spa is very important to Scents of Serenity Organic Spa. We pride ourselves in taking the extra steps to make sure we are not only environmentally conscientious, but provide the best organic skincare and massage therapy services. Featuring Eminence, the worlds’ #1 organic skincare line and DoTERRA, the only CPTG essential oils in the world, Scents of Serenity offers the highest quality organic products on the market. We believe in educating the public on how to live healthier lives by eliminating harmful chemicals and toxins through our regular workshops. Green Tip: using Lemon CPTG essential oil in your laundry will not only eliminate bacteria and odor naturally, it can decrease your detergent use by up to 20% 3016 Mountain Road Glen Allen, VA 23060 (804) 277-4498 scentsofserenityspa.com
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Solar Gard RVA Reduce HEAT, FADING and GLARE with Solar Gard window films for your home, business or vehicle. Solar Gard is the first manufacturer of window films to publish an Environmental Product Declaration (EPDÂŽ). The EPD is based on a life cycle analysis of the cradle-to-grave impacts of Solar Gardâ€™s products. The results are third party verified per international ISO standards, certifying an earth positive, carbon negative footprint. Solar Gard window film can also directly help with obtaining LEED credits if you are seeking certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. Solar Gard RVA is locally owned and operated; carrying 46 EPD verified window film products. Our film specifiers and installation technicians are factory trained and certified. Please stop by our showroom or give a call to learn how window film can reduce your energy cost and improve your environment. Protect, Save, Renew! 10101 West Broad Street Glen Allen, VA 23060 (804) 270-0575 sgrva.com
university of richmond. The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainable Design (ESSD) program at the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies encourages and teaches sustainable living, ecological stewardship and environmental leadership. Our courses and programs of study enable professionals and do-it-yourself-ers to learn and lead by implementing sustainable design and practices in their everyday lives. We offer certificate programs in gardening and landscape along with implementing green practices and technology in home and business. We offer both classroom-based and online instruction. And we offer intensive summer institutes for educators and professionals. The ESSD program also offers open enrollment classes, workshops and bus tours throughout the year to help build skills and knowledge of organic practices and to educate students on the ecosystem, campus and other surrounding areas throughout Virginia. School of Professional and Continuing Studies 28 Westhampton Way Richmond, VA 23173 (804) 289-8133 spcs.richmond.edu spcs.richmond.edu/sustainability
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Virginia Energy Sense Virginia Energy Sense is the Commonwealth’s energy education and outreach program. A program of the State Corporation Commission (SCC), Virginia Energy Sense provides trusted information and resources to help residents, businesses and schools across the state save energy and money -- and help Virginia meet its goal to reduce electricity consumption by 10 percent. This statewide program encourages Virginians to ‘Value Your Power’ by learning about their energy use and taking steps to use energy more efficiently. Visit VirginiaEnergySense.org to learn simple energysaving steps, take the online Home Energy Test and 10% Challenge, find available rebates and incentives to help fund energy upgrades and see how your organization can become a Virginia Energy Sense partner. P.O. Box 1197 Richmond, VA 23218 (877) 937-2004 virginiaenergysense.org
your ceiling fans throughout the year; they can cut up green tip Use to 40% on energy costs
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Bring your own bag for grocery shopping, department store shopping and mall shopping.
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Start replacing incandescent bulbs for new energy efficient 75% longer-lasting fluorescent bulbs.
Go Local, Go Green. Call these good people first:
health & wellness Dr. Cheryl Billingsley 10446 Ridgefield Parkway Richmond, VA 23233 (804) 740-4485 richmondfamilydentistry.com
Andrea Levine One South Realty Group 1435 West Main Street Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 647-2828 AndreaLevine.com
Richmond Natural Medicine 3500 Kensington Avenue Suite B-2 Richmond, VA 23221 (804) 977-2634 richmondnaturalmed.com
Eagle Construction of Va, LLC 2240 Old Brick Road Glen Allen, VA 23060 (804) 217-6930 EagleofVA.com
City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities 400 Jefferson Davis Highway Richmond, VA 23224 (804) 646-5250 DPU-Natgas.com
HEALTH & BEAUTY
BODY2SOUL 5111 Lakeside Avenue DeltaTemp Geothermal Heating & Cooling Richmond, VA 23228 P.O. Box 2156 (804) 986-1466 Midlothian, VA 23113 body2soul.net (804) 739-5854 Red Salon Organics DeltaTempInc.com 201 N. Robinson Street
Heating & Cooling
Green Air, Inc. 105 Sylvia Road Ashland, VA 23005 (804) 368-8543 getgreenair.com
Alternative Energy Solar Gard RVA 10101 West Broad Street Glen Allen, VA 23060 (804) 270-0575 sgrva.com Virginia Energy Sense P.O. Box 1197 Richmond, VA 23218 (202) 585-2601 virginiaenergysense.org
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Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 353-1733 redsalonorganics.com
Scents of Serenity Organic Spa 3016 Mountain Road Glen Allen, VA 23060 (804) 277-4498 scentsofserenityspa.com
education University Of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies
28 Westhampton Way Richmond, VA 23173 (804) 289-8133 spcs.richmond.edu spcs.richmond.edu/sustainability
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Unplug all chargers for cell phones, toothbrushes, etc. (they use electricity even when not charging a device).