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A Couple of Local Green Businesses

I love the idea of taking something that would otherwise be thrown out and making it into something else that will get used. A friend of mine recently became a distributor of beautiful drinking glasses that were formerly bottles. The glasses can be seen at www.greenglass.org, but he sells the glass for a bit less than you'll find there. He hopes to expand some day to include other recycled items. Glass Roots Trading:  glassrootst@yahoo.com or  call David at (801)815-4968.

Another friend of mine, Raphael,  owns the fun little store in Sugarhouse that you might have heard of: Free Speech Zone. Her store has been selected for City Weekly's Best of Utah issue which is coming out very soon. Raphael caries clothing and accessories that are made from second hand materials  or those headed for the landfill. In addition, she sells sweatshop-free and union made items made locally and in the US. Free Speech Zone has an adjoining studio space that gets used for free film screenings and meeting space for community groups such as People for Peace and Justice and Pom Poms not Bomb Bombs, and was even used for a Slamdance Film Festival event this past January. Free Speech Zone, 2144 S. Highland Drive 487-2295  


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Apr. 5th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)
Hm..can't get the greenglass link to work.
Apr. 5th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
I can't get it to work either. I'll look into it.
Apr. 5th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
The green glass link should be fixed now.
Jul. 23rd, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
I work for a company called Envirosource. We support the idea of putting something to use that would otherwise be sent to the landfill, as well! We turn recycled tires into mulch! This product is great for landscaping and playgrounds. Not only does it add to the aesthetic beauty of our communities, but it is also a very environmentally friendly product!

I was looking at your current journal entries and can see that you are attempting to get the word out about "green" products! Please let me know if you would be interested in supporting Envirosource and our cause by adding us to your list!


Brooke Crofts

Here is a link to our website as well!

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