45 Avenue A, New York, New York, 10009
Sustainability Level: Silver
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday 12pm to 7pm, Sunday 12pm to 6pm
Joined EcoBizNYC: 7/11/11
Sustainability-In-Action: Downtown Yarns conserves energy by turning off unnecessary lighting, regularly cleaning their AC filters, and turning the AC off during non-occupied hours. They have eliminated bottled water usage on premise by drinking tap water. They reuse disposable items and recycle as much as they can. One-quarter of their inventory is eco-friendly and are fair trade and made of natural fibers, organic cotton, wool, and silk, and have low impact acid dyes. One-quarter of their inventory is from local suppliers. A portion of their cleaning and business supplies are eco-friendly. They are active and supportive members of the community.
Sustainability Goals: This silver-rated business is in the process of implementing recommendations from their energy assessment. Downtown Yarns plans to plug all appliances into power strips and turn them off when not in use. They plan to purchase 100% recycled or post-consumer recycled toilet paper, 100% recycled paper towels or reusable towels, and more eco-friendly cleaning supplies and office supplies. They are looking into recycling their ink cartridges.