Princeton Merchants Association

Our mission is to create a vibrant and sustainable local economy in Princeton by attracting, nurturing, and maintaining a mix of businesses that serve the economic, social and material needs of our community and make Princeton a great place to live and work.

PMA Member Spotlights on Sustainability

April 2016 is the 46th Anniversary of Earth Month!

This is a time to make little changes that can help save our planet in a big way, such as:

  • Use more environmentally friendly products
  • Buy local produce
  • Choose solar power energy
  • Compost our food and other waste
  • Recycle plastic, glass, paper, etc.

Here's a look at some of our member restaurants, service providers and retailers who are doing their part to be sustainable through environmentally friendly options:

Arlee’s Raw Blends uses locally grown 100% organic produce for fresher and tastier juice. The juices are all cold pressed which enables the extracted, essential living enzymes and micronutrients in the juice to be bottled and maintain its goodness for up to 72 hours. Arlee’s uses glass bottles which are BPA free – you can rest assured no chemicals will leak into your living juice!

Jammin’ Crepes is committed to making a difference in how they manage waste by partnering with local resources to compost all their food and other waste. They also only use compostable paper and plastic take-out products.

Pristine Fine Dry Cleaning considers themselves to be ‘Environmental Stewards.’ They have been leading the way in green clothing care for more than 30 years and have proved that green clothing care makes your clothes last longer. Pristine only uses cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients, avoiding all toxic products.

Princeton Printer has been in the forefront of green initiatives for many years as they started using solar power energy in 2008. They have always been recycle conscious and their main production stocks are made from eucalyptus plants.

Whole Earth Center is a community-based natural foods store founded by a group of local environmental activists. The foods store was started to provide a place where Princeton-area residents can buy environmentally friendly foods and household products and to generate money to fund environmental projects and organizations. Whole Earth Center provides B2C plastic bag and film collection.

McCaffrey's Market has cultivated relationships with local neighborhood farmers to provide fresh organic produce and meats. In 2009 they launched a comprehensive food waste recycling program, separating food and organic waste from each department and placing them in 'green' containers lined with compostable bags. In 2012 they remodeled and updated many of their departments with new high efficiency cases which provide immediate energy reduction and cost savings. McCaffrey’s Princeton provides B2C and B2B plastic bag and film recycling/collection.

The Farmhouse Store was recently added to the New Jersey Sustainable Business Initiative (NJSBI) for their socially responsible and sustainable practices. They use reclaimed antique barnwood in furniture building and carry an eco-friendly and sustainable line of upholstered furniture.

Greendesign offers a curated collection of well-designed environmentally friendly products. The eco-friendly store was created so people could touch and feel the many environmentally friendly products they found on the Internet.

Earth Month is the perfect time for your business to reflect on more sustainable, environmentally friendly options. Eco-friendly alternatives are right at your fingertips!

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