We commit in our operations as a co-op

to being sustainable so that our

current and future members, as well

as our community as a whole, can

benefit from an improved and

more sustainable food system.

Sustainability in the Co-op

Sustainability is at the core of our identity as a co-op. We strive to make the right decisions for our environment as a business, and we try to help our shoppers make environmentally-conscious choices as well.

Healthful and Sustainable products

We aim to stock our shelves with products that are good for our shoppers and our earth.

Green TEam

The Green Team is a collection of Co-op staff who are passionate about environmental sustainability and work to make changes in the store!

Building a better community

We support our local food system by sourcing from nearby producers whenever possible. In order to strengthen our community we partner with local businesses and nonprofits to provide aid to worthy causes.

April

Earth Day

Earth Day at the Co-op is a time for celebration! Keep an Eye on our Social Media during April to see what fun things we have planned. 

May

Fair Trade

Your Co-op is proud to carry many fair trade products, from bananas to jewelry!

July

Plastic Free July

Join this international effort to minimize plastic use in July! Pledge on their website and learn more below.

September

Palm Done Right

Each year, September is dedicated to Palm Done Right. In 2020, we got 1st place in their retailer competition, with a video produced in-house!

Some of our favorites!

Organic Produce

What makes a product Organic and why we focus on these products

Store Produce Correctly to Minimize Waste

All produce in unique. Read our Produce Storage Guide to ensure your veggies live the longest life in your fridge!

DIY Home Composting

Turn your veggie scraps into food for your garden. Read our blog and watch our video to learn how!

Sustainability Blog Posts

Annual Community Bike Rides

Annual Community Bike Rides

Annual Community Bike Rides The City of Davis is Bike Town, learn more in our Davis Bike History Blog. Join the Bike Campaign and the Davis Community for these annual rides in town and on the Davis Bike Loop. Learn more about these upcoming rides by signing up for the...

Stop Food Waste Day

Stop Food Waste Day

April 28th is Stop Food Waste Day 33% of all food produced globally is lost or wasted every year 45% of root crops, fruit and vegetables produced globally is lost or wasted per year $1,866 the annual cost of food wasted by the average American family 25% of the food...

The Intersection of Sustainability

The Intersection of Sustainability

When most people hear the word “sustainability”, the environment is likely the first thing they think of. But true sustainability cannot be achieved if it is viewed through a narrow lens. As we have explored in our blogs throughout this Earth Month, Sustainability is...

Earth Month – Economic Sustainability

Earth Month – Economic Sustainability

Economic sustainability is the “profit” in the “people, planet, and profit” holistic approach to sustainability. We’ve already explored environmental sustainability and social sustainability in previous blogs, so this week, we’ll focus on what it means to have a...

All Natural Allergy Relief

All Natural Allergy Relief

Seasonal allergies aren’t fun for anyone! Try these natural remedies to alleviate your symptoms. Stay Hydrated It seems like no matter what the ailment, staying hydrated is one way to prevent or improve it. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is the case for seasonal...

Earth Month – Social Sustainability

Earth Month – Social Sustainability

As mentioned in our environmental sustainability blog post, capital “S” Sustainability is multifaceted. Of the three major branches of sustainability, social sustainability can be difficult to get a grip on. It is tough to quantify and can therefore feel nebulous,...

Earth Month – Environmental Sustainability

Earth Month – Environmental Sustainability

Happy Earth Month! Earth Day is right around the corner, and this time of year gets everyone thinking about the environment and climate change. Environmental sustainability is a broad topic, from waste production and recycling to agriculture and transportation...

Natural Home Cleaning

Natural Home Cleaning

Natural Cleaning Essentials Baking Soda Baking soda is one of the most versatile home cleaning ingredients. It’s a natural deodorizer, softens water, and cleans up proteins, grease, and animal messes. Baking soda is mildly abrasive, which makes it a safe option for...

Dyeing Fabric with Kitchen Scraps

Dyeing Fabric with Kitchen Scraps

Plant Dyed Fabrics This blog is an introduction to dyeing fabrics with plants. We won’t be using any fancy equipment or mordants here (we’ll get back to that later) – just plants, water, and the fabric you wish to dye. While there are many plants which can be...