2120 Broadway Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
- This organization is majority owned by (if private) or directed by (if public or non-profit) someone who identifies as members of the following underrepresented group or groups
African American/Black, Women
Business Operations and Practices
Minority, LGBT, or Woman-owned Business
The business is a minority, LGBTQ+, or woman-owned business.
The business prohibits discrimination in both hiring and customer service, and values inclusion and diversity.
Up-to-date Housekeeping Items
The business is up-to-date with its bookkeeping and accounting, cash flow, workplace health and safety, licenses and permits, and insurance policies.
Laws and Regulations Compliance
The business is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations (e.g., taxes, health code, etc.).
Customer Service Policy
The business has a written customer service policy/philosophy and follows it (such as a return or refund policy).
Sustainability Initiative Staff
The business has a designated staff member or team responsible for the oversight and implementation of sustainability initiatives (may include business owner).
The business has a written sustainability policy, sustainability goals, or sustainability principles to guide its operations.
Local Bank Account
The business has chosen an independent, small community bank or credit union to maintain at least one of its business-related checking or savings accounts.
Owner Participates as Local Leader
The business owner participates in/is a member of a community-oriented committee, board or local business association.
Former Blighted/Abandoned Property
The business occupies a formerly blighted/abandoned property, putting it back into productive use.
Low Use of VOCs
The business only uses or has only used paints, finishes, coatings, stains, primers, adhesives, and sealants that are low-emitting (i.e., low in volatile organic chemicals [VOCs]).
The business uses "print preview" on their word processor to reduce wasteful printing.
The business is aware of the amount of waste it produces and disposes of and tracks its progress on waste reduction.
Waste Reduction/Recycling Policy
The business has a waste reduction and recycling policy and has informed its employees about waste reduction and proper recycling practices.
Sells Used Items
The business sells used, antique or "upcycled" items, or specializes in repairing items, diverting them from landfill and putting them back into productive use.
Eliminated Plastic Bag Use
The business has eliminated the use of plastic bags for customer transactions.
Owner Lives Within 5 Miles
The business is owned by a proprietor who lives within 5 miles of his or her business.
Employees Bike or Walk
The business has employees who bike or walk to and from work.
Products, Services, and Purchasing
25% of Products from Local Markets
The business sells products of which at least 25% are made in local markets (defined as within the commonwealth of Pennsylvania or a 150-mile radius from the business).
Biodegradable/Environmentally-friendly Cleaning Supplies
The business uses biodegradable, environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies (if allowed by law for its industry/sector).
30% Post-Consumer Recycled Material Paper Products
The business buys paper products (e.g., printing paper, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) made with at least 30% post-consumer recycled content.
Supports Fair-trade Items
The business supports fair-trade items.
Sustainable/Environmentally-preferable Purchasing Policy
The business has a sustainable/environmentally-preferable purchasing policy (e.g., it seeks out and buys environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies, furniture, and other items).
Energy Conservation and Management
The business uses natural cooling (e.g., opening windows and doors) in place of air conditioning, when feasible.
The business has sealed leaks around doors, windows, outlets, corners, and other joints ("weatherization").
Fluorescent Light Replacement
The business has replaced its fluorescent light bulbs or tubes (as they have burned out) with low-mercury fluorescent light bulbs or tubes.
The business uses task lighting and/or zone lighting instead of entire-room overhead lighting.
Incandescent Light Replacement
The business has replaced its incandescent light bulbs (as they have burned out) with CFLs or LEDs.
Energy Use Tracking
The Business is aware of how much energy it uses and tracks its monthly progress on energy savings.
Sets Water Heater to 120°F
The business sets its water heater(s) to 120°F, if its water heater uses a tank.
The business unplugs little-used appliances, electronic equipment, and lighting fixtures to avoid “phantom load.”
Water Conservation and Management
Water Use Reduction Policy
The business has a water use reduction policy and has informed its employees about proper water conservation techniques (e.g., not leaving the faucet running when water is not being used, ensuring that faucets are completely off and not dripping, etc.).