Green Business Profiles: Daily Choices We Make Determine the Well-Being of Our Planet.
Sep 25, 2013 09:23PM
Natural Awakenings' Green Business Profiles for Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties New York.
Saving the earth may be a big mission, but it still begins with the small choices each of us makes every day. Here are some local businesses that can help you do your part.
Energy Savers & Air Quality Services
Bob Macedo, Owner
42 Chapman Rd., Garrison, NY 10524
Describe your business: We pride ourselves in a whole-house approach and offer expert advice and recommendations for creating a a healthier home. Owner Bob Macedo has more than 30 years’ experience in home renovation and remodeling and continues to educate himself and train his team so they are well-educated and certified in current techniques and home products. Homeowners who are concerned about indoor air quality, mold, energy efficiency and adding value to their home are exactly the kind of customers we enjoy working with to improve their investment.
What’s your mission? Our mission is making your home greener, safer, healthier and more energy-efficient.
What do you offer? We offer energy services and more, including energy audits, energy-efficient building envelope design and application, full weatherization services, crawlspace sealing, and mold and radon prevention, and we are factory trained and certified in cellulose insulation. We also offer home improvement and handyman services.
Any specials? We provide a free energy consultation using a thermal imaging infrared camera for homeowners located within 30 miles of Garrison, NY. This offer is valid through the end of 2013, by appointment.
Green Jay Landscaping, LLC
Jay Archer, President
222 Purchase St. #144, Rye, NY 10580
Describe your business: Green Jay Landscaping, LLC is a landscape design/build and property management company featuring ecological services; organic gardening; sustainable lawn, tree and shrub care; and consulting and educational services to communities in New York and New England.
What’s your mission? We are inspired by a passionate desire to create naturally healthy and beautiful landscape environments for individuals, their families, communities, schools, institutions and organizations. We are committed to a mindful awareness of the value of conserving, preserving and protecting our precious natural resources.
What do you offer? In addition to design, construction and property management, we offer organic land care, wetland and ecological restoration, rain gardens and storm water management, indoor and outdoor plantscapes and water features, and general contracting and home improvement services.
Any specials? We offer a 10 percent discount on design, maintenance and consulting contracts for 2014 signed before December 31, 2013. For events, garden tours and lecture dates, visit our new website, GreenJayLandscaping.com.
Healthy Choice Organic Mattress
681 East Main St., Mt. Kisco, NY
Describe your business: Healthy Choice Organic Mattress offers luxury mattresses and bedding made from only the highest-quality natural materials. We have four beautiful showrooms in Westport and Brookfield, CT, Mt. Kisco, NY, and Ridgewood, NJ. Our locally made mattresses are chemical and toxin free, biodegradable, extraordinarily comfortable and durable.
What’s your mission? Healthy Choice Organic Mattresses was founded with a mission to become a leader in the natural mattress business—a socially responsible company offering the healthiest, most comfortable, highest-quality mattresses on the market. We believe that in order to be a truly successful business, we must continually seek to improve the lives of our customers and employees while considering our impact on the local community and the world’s environment.
What do you offer? We offer adjustable beds and organic mattresses, pillows, mattress toppers, comforters and mattress pads made in the United States from natural latex, organic cotton and pure lamb’s wool.
Any specials? During our Columbus Day sale, going on now through October 14, save up to $900. See store for details.
Lou Levy Construction
Lou Levy, Owner
Describe your business: Lou Levy Construction is a general contracting/building firm with 40-plus years’ experience specializing in residential alterations, renovations, restorations and additions.
What’s your mission? We evaluate your home environment, and in conjunction with a few choice architectural firms and related professionals, we offer systems and designs that mitigate moisture problems and provide healthy ventilation, energy efficiency and alternative forms of energy and heating, natural lighting and feng shui-based designs.
What do you offer? Our work is done with a high level of management and craftsmanship, with a guaranteed 95 percent dust-free environment in your living spaces.
Any specials? Initial consultations and estimates are done at no charge.
Sound Earth, LLC
Ann LaGoy, Owner
PO Box 245, Fishkill, NY 12524
Describe your business: Sound Earth is a Hudson Valley manufacturing company of natural, cruelty-free cleaning products.
What’s your mission? Sound Earth’s mission is to offer the safest products on the market and benefit animals in need with every sale.
What do you offer? Sound Earth offers customers a complete line of household cleaners that are toxin-free and customizable with unique blends of essential oils. We also offer a line of pure essential oils, baby products, cleaning accessories, gift baskets and body roll-ons.
Any specials? Through our email list and Facebook, Sound Earth customers stay up-to-date each week on sales, goodies, and animals that are benefiting from their purchases. Sound Earth is also a provider through Natural Awakenings Network, whose members get 15 percent off each purchase.
Tom DiLenge, Owner/Founder
368 Underhill Ave., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
914.962.9816 • [email protected]
Describe your business: For the past 20 years, the Sports Attic has been servicing the northern Westchester area with the opportunity to buy, sell, trade or consign quality pre-owned sports equipment.
What’s your mission? Our mission is to give customers a chance to purchase sports equipment at affordable prices, whether they are just trying out a sport or are regular players.
What do you offer? We buy, sell and trade up new and pre-owned hockey, lacrosse, baseball, football, golf, soccer and field hockey equipment, as well as ice skates, in-line skates, skis, snowboards, boots and apparel.
Any specials? All our equipment, whether new or used, is always sold at discount prices.
Tiny Houses, Inc.
141 Wiccopee Rd., Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Describe your business: Tiny Houses, Inc. is a custom design-build company that specializes in small, high-end, permanent homes for ecologically minded people looking to simplify their lives. Our tiny homes range in size from 100 to 1,000 square feet. All feature aesthetically pleasing designs that maximize functional space.
What’s your mission? We here at Tiny Houses, Inc. are dedicated to creating custom living spaces that are comfortable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
What do you offer? Whether it is a primary residence or a place to escape to, Tiny Houses, Inc. designs and builds each home in partnership with our customers, making sure tiny living is tailored to each person’s needs.
Any specials? The first consultation is free. For further information, please contact us at [email protected] or find us on the web at TinyHousesInc.com.