I’m sure you’re gearing up for a fun-filled holiday weekend! As always, we have a lot to share so let’s get to it.
NEW PRODUCTS AT GREEN ALTERNATIVES
- We now have Laptop Lunch sleeves for your favorite bento box lunch set. Each sleeve comes with an ice pack to for the perfect compact, chilled waste-free lunch!
- Biokleen Bac-Out Refills are here! Now you can bring in your 16 oz empty Bac-Out bottle and we’ll refill it for only $6.99 – that’s 20% off! If you don’t have an empty Bac-Out bottle, feel free to bring in any bottle, any size and we’ll charge you per ounce … 24 oz for $10.49, 32 oz for $13.99, 64 oz for $27.99.
- Don’t forget that we still refill your Charlie’s Laundry Soap for $11.99 -- $2.00 off regular price.
- Party Packs for the 4th and more are all ready for you! Inside each pack are…25 Large Bagasse Plates, 25 Small Bagasse Plates, 25 Compostable Cups, 50 Recycled Paper Napkins, and 25 Compostable Forks. All of this priced at $10.49 and perfect for summer picnics, parties, and more!
LET’S TALK RECYCLING
We’ve expanded our Terracycle Brigades! You can now bring us the following items to be repurposed into new, fun products:
- Mars & Wrigley Candy Wrappers
- Kashi Packaging
- Bare Naked Bags
- Cookie Wrappers
GREEN ALTERNATIVES ECO-MOWING SERVICE
Just a friendly reminder that Green Alternatives has launched its new green lawn care service! We will come and mow your lawn with an eco-friendly electric mower that uses no gas and has no emissions. We’ll bike to mow your lawn with our fun eco-mowing cart in tow or will offset our carbon If we have to use a car to get to you!
Want an estimate on your lawn?
LOCAL GREENIE EVENTS
Thrive Magazine Launch Party - Friday, July 3rd, 5pm-8pm @ Origins Town Center – Enjoy chair massages, door prizes, organic and natural chocolate, to introduce Thrive to Hampton Roads.
Norfolk Green Drinks - Wednesday July 8th, 5:30pm-8:30pm @ The Boot - Great conversation with friendly eco-minded people, after-work relaxation and fun! Plus, Wednesday nights are Virginia Beer nights, drafts are $2!
Virginia Beach Green Drinks - Thursday July 16th, 6pm-8pm @ Croc’s 19th Street Bistro - Enjoy locally-produced food and eco-friendly beverages while talking to your green buddies! Find out more at Crocs19thStreetBistro.com
Green Alternatives Swapping Party - Tuesday July 28th, 6pm-8pm - Clean out your closets and bring your former favorites (clothes, accessories, and shoes) along with your favorite beverage. Here are the rules…bring in a grocery-sized bag or larger along with your beverage of choice. We’ll provide the snacks and you’ll enjoy swapping your oldies but goodies with others for FREE! Register at GreenAlternativesStore.com/SocialBuzz.html
Red Cross Blood Drive @ Green Alternatives - July 29th,Noon-5:00pm -Come out and donate blood through the American Red Cross! You can walk-in or register at GiveLife.org
HAMPTON ROADS GREEN GALS
A new, local site has launched as part of Go Green Hampton Roads that offers sincere reviews of greenie products from everyday women. Now you can read honest feedback about green products before you buy & try. Read what these ladies have to say at GoGreenHamptonRoads.com/Hampton_Roads_Green_Gals
UNION MISSION WOMEN’S & FAMILY SHELTER DRIVE
We’re still collecting for the shelter! The next time you’re in, feel free to bring in any of the following items:
Twin sheets & pillow cases (preferably white), pillows, towels, wash cloths, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, towels, blankets, diapers, baby clothes, night gowns & robes (esp. larger sizes), combs, brushes, tissues, deodorant, lotion, socks, underclothing, shower caps, medicine (tylenol, aspirin, cough medicine, cold medicine, etc.), school supplies, phone cards, grocery store cards, and bus/taxi tokens.
We’re still collecting for the Norfolk SPCA! The next time you stop by the store, feel free to drop off anything animal-friendly (dog food, cat food, toys, treats, etc.)
Tired of throwing away your #5 plastics? Now you can send in all of your #5s to Preserve through their Gimme5 Program to be recycled. Please send them to the following address: Preserve Gimme5, 823 NYS Rte 13, Cortland, NY 13045. Please note that Green Alternatives cannot accept these items. They must be sent directly to Preserve.
NEW ISSUE OF THRIVE MAGAZINE NOW AVAILABLE
The July/August issue of Thrive magazine is now available at Green Alternatives OR you can read it online. (We're partial to page 19 of the new issue.)