December 7, 2012

Greens and Green Certification

There's a whole lot of green stuff going on here - garlands, wreaths, kissing balls, swags, and . . . certification! That's right, The Monkey Flower Group is now proud Bay Area Green Business!

Environmentally friendly practices have always been central to The Monkey Flower Group's business plan, so in many ways we were well on the way to completing the program's requirements,  especially for waste and pollution reduction. However, the Bay Area Green Business Program really helped me narrow in on ways to conserve electricity and water in my home. My awesome neighbor helped me install a high efficiency toilet (using just 1.28 gallons per flush), and Grandpa helped me install new energy efficient lighting in the bathroom and kitchen. (I wish we had sound bites of him shouting instructions up to me as I crawled around in the attic rafters).

Working with members and administrators of The Bay Area Green Business Program is a pleasure, and it feels wonderful to be part of this lovely, proactive, and positive community.

P.S. Did you know if you live in the City of Napa the water district will send someone out to replace your old waterhog toilet? For free? 


  1. How fantastic, you are one of my ascetics with ethics heroes you know! Bx

  2. Thank you, Belinda! The feeling is totally mutual! : )