EcoManiacs Goes GREEN Successfully
Not to go all cliché on you, but how about walking the walk, talking the talk - and putting your (green) money where your mouth is? That is what my friends and incredibly cool clients from EcoManiacs in LaGrange, Illinois did.
A major undertaking to be sure, a big CONGRATS goes out to owners Becca, Nate and Leah for attaining their official Green Business Certification from the Illinois Green Business Association, a feat that's not easy to accomplish. They celebrated their success with a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. Like me, several other EcoManiacs fans, vendors, media and local business leaders gladly stopped by to share in the celebration.
I was even more impressed and somewhat surprised to learn that EcoManiacs is actually the first business in the Chicagoland area to attain this status. The rep from IGBA who presented them with their fancy certificate explained that several more local businesses are closely following suit but it's clear these savvy local entrepreneurs are leading the way in our own DTLG (that's "downtown LaGrange", as the kids like to call it :).
It's a stark reminder that even though so many of us are talking about green living, pollution, climate change, etc - we have to wonder how many of us are actually doing something about it? EcoManiacs is in the business of selling the best in green products out there (think Urban Junket of course). They promote, educate and live green; and now they can proudly say they've backed it up by working with the IGBA to become Green Certified. With every aspect of their business closely scrutinized, reviewed and updated where needed - they've proven their commitment to the cause. Cheers to that!
- Robin Reimer, National Sales Manager
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EcoManiacs is an environmentally and socially conscious boutique, specializing in toys, books, apparel and accessories produced from recycled, eco-friendly and sustainable materials. The store front is located at 74 South La Grange Road in downtown La Grange, Illinois between Harris Ave. and Cossitt Ave. More information about EcoManiacs can be found on their website or by connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter.
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