Summary of Current Grantee Projects
The East Side Area Business Association (ESABA) provides meaningful connections to the diverse business community of St. Paul’s East Side. As a BizRecycling partner, ESABA is reaching out to their members, with a focus on businesses that sell food. Food These businesses will be impacted by the City of Saint Paul’s proposed Sustainable-To-Go Ordinance. With participation from the local businesses, ESABA is exploring a buying cooperative for sustainable packaging; making the transition to recyclable, compostable or reusable materials easier.
The East Side Neighborhood Development Company (ESNDC) will partner with the Payne Arcade Business Association to educate 200 businesses on St. Paul’s East Side about waste reduction and recycling practices in the workplace by increasing awareness of waste issues and engaging businesses through outreach using free technical consultants, thereby creating a positive change in habitual and externally-driven behaviors.
The Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce, and it’s member businesses, are committed to promoting Woodbury’s economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interests. Joining BizRecycling in 2017, the Chamber is raising Woodbury’s sustainability profile. Through learning sessions, business meetings and community events, members are learning about the BizRecycling program and hearing stories from successful local businesses. Members are educated and encouraged to implement sustainable changes that create positive impacts for their business, the community and our environment.