Village Green Apothecary's Green Initiatives

Posted on by Paula Gallagher

We wish we could change the world so that our environment was clean and healthy (and our healthcare system was based on a preventative model!). We have not yet been able to accomplish such large goals, but we believe that small steps add up, and that everyone can help make a difference. To that end, we would like our friends and customers to know about some of the eco-friendly initiatives we are doing in our business: * We purchase 100% wind power through Electric Advisors, from WGES Clean Steps Wind Power. Residential consumers can also sign up to purchase 100% renewable energy at a discounted price through Electric Advisors. * Our customers can dispose of unwanted and expired drugs using the TakeAwayTM Environmental Return System at our store. This is a safe, environmentally savvy way to keep over-the-counter and prescription medications from ending up in the Chesapeake Bay and other waterways. Learn more, then download a Medicine Disposal Form. * We are a frequent participant in the Green Festival when it is held in Washington, DC. * We are supporting members of Bethesda Green and Green America. * We carry brands with eco-friendly programs of their own, including Nordic Naturals, Jarrow Formulas, MegaFood, Boiron, New Chapter, Rainbow Light, CamoCare and Gaia. * Both our store and our nationwide mail-order service use recycled ink cartridges and recycled paper for printed materials, plus we re-use boxes and packing materials for shipping orders. * We deliver locally in our eco-friendly, fuel-efficient Smart Car.