SHOP LAFAYETTE and save the earth!
April 22 is Earth Day. As we endeavor to support our environment and live more sustainably, we encourage you to make a conscious effort to support Lafayette businesses striving to do the same. Shop these local businesses during Earth Week, and ALL YEAR long!
Sustainable garden supplies and organic produce
- Natural/organic pest and weed control
- Beekeeping supplies
- Organic seeds, compost, soil, and plants
- Organic and non-GMO seeds
- Neonic-free and bee-friendly plants, flowers and greenhouse
- Organically-grown herbs and veggies from a local Colorado grower
- Organic bug, disease, and pest controls (ladybugs and praying mantis eggs)
- Organic and natural soils, fertilizers, and weed and grass killers
Isabelle Farm, Farm Stand and CSA
- A family-run, certified organic farm that grows more than 80 varieties of produce and grains. Goods are sold at their Lafayette Farm Stand in the Thomas Open Space Barn.
- Receive a weekly selection of just-picked, in-season produce, through the farm’s community supported agriculture (CSA) program.
“Green” Products and Businesses
Zavy Green http://zavygreen.com/ - Retailer for eco-friendly, healthy, and fair trade products. Join them for an Earth Day Celebration and The Great Cloth Diaper Change on April 22 from 10am-2pm.
Container Reclaimer http://www.containerreclaimer.com/ is your source for recycled/reclaimed barrels, drums, buckets, pallets, boxes, and more. Download their free online tutorials and make your own compost barrels, aquaponic system and more.
In 2016, Lafayette’s Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) honored 52 Lafayette businesses taking steps towards sustainability in four categories; energy, waste, water, and transportation. View the list of all 52 businesses and make a point to support their activities. www.cityoflafayette.com/GreenBusiness
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
By reusing household items, we keep them out of landfills. Visit these great Lafayette retailers
* Sister Carmen Community Center Thrift Store
* Goodwill Thrift Store
* Treasures Upscale Consignment
* Threads Consignments
* Lafayette Collectibles and Flea Market
* Stone and Cottonwood
* Noble Treasures
* Lafayette Antiques and Home Décor
* Due South
* Tri Vintage and Wares
* Bare Boulder
Reduce Your Footprint
Charge your electric car at one of 4 municipal EV Charger locations in Lafayette http://www.cityoflafayette.com/850/Electric-Vehicle-EV-Charging-Stations
Bike to your favorite Lafayette restaurant, brewery, or retail store. Navigate safer, low-stress routes by utilizing the Lafayette Walk and Wheel Route Map www.cityoflafayette.com/walkandwheel
Take advantage of great water conservation programs offered by the Lafayette Public Works Department to conserve water;
* Indoor Water Audits
* Sprinkler Inspections
* Xeriscape Landscape Seminars
* High-efficiency Toilet Upgrade Program
* Turf Replacement Program