Why Get Designated as a Sustainable Pittsburgh Shop
The Sustainable Pittsburgh Shop designation recognizes retail businesses who have been making the commitment to sustainability based on their waste reduction, water conservation, energy efficiency, responsible sourcing, and practices towards employees, consumers and community residents.
Help Consumers Find You
Small retailers are crucial contributors to local economy by bringing growth and innovation to the community. It’s becoming more and more important to support local businesses. Local retailers benefit from making their values known to consumers. Today’s consumers care about supporting businesses that are socially and environmentally responsible, care about their communities, and treat their employees well. Sustainable Pittsburgh Shops set themselves apart as businesses that care about these issues and give consumers a way to find them based on their values.
Save Money and Cut Costs
Sustainability pays. Literally. Sustainable behaviors, such as installing energy efficient appliances and lighting, conserving water, and eliminating waste, are all great for the environment and the community, but they also cut energy use and supply costs for retailers. Sustainable Pittsburgh Shops reduce waste and conserve energy which supports a healthy environment and saves money. It’s a double benefit.
Your designation shows your employees that you value them. Having happier employees leads to an increase in productivity, increased morale, and ultimately lower employee turnover. All of these things lead to a stronger team within your business.
Get More Publicity
We are proud of the over 120 businesses that have earned their Sustainable Pittsburgh Shops designations, and we like to help them gain attention and publicity. In addition to providing these businesses with window decals and other swag, we promote the shops through advertising, social media, and our websites. We pitch stories to publications and media outlets, host events, and even provide them with tools and resources to help them with their own marketing and promotion.