In the later half of 2019, we came to a realization that the world of sustainability can be complicated and often unclear. Avenue Bread wants to make sure that we are constantly pushing ourselves to be environmental and social leaders in our beautiful Bellingham community. That requires making educated and thoughtful decisions during every point of our process. To help us in this journey we enlisted the help of our friends at Sustainable Growth Consulting.
Sustainable Growth Consulting is a local company that specializes in helping Whatcom County businesses navigate the complexities of environmental products and regulations. They bring expertise and a dedicated research team to assist businesses operate in a way that is environmentally and socially conscious.
With SGC’s assistance in 2019 we worked on reducing our plastic waste by switching away from single-use jams and butters at some locations, and reducing our use of plastic wrap significantly. Avenue Bread has increased our involvement in our community by providing cookies for and volunteering at Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association work parties, and we’ve taken a dive into our supply chain to check the ethical value of our various suppliers.
We are excited to see how we can continue to evolve as a sustainability-minded business, and as an active Bellingham community member. We believe partnering with SGC will help us do that.You can learn more about SGC, what they do, and what they believe in at sustainablegrowth-consulting.com. Follow us on our journey by visiting our Facebook and checking in on our blog for weekly posts.