The Greentrepreneur: Raw Republic

  logo Raw Republic is a cold-pressed juice bar and detox market located at 4528 Magazine Street in New Orleans. We are excited to be a zero waste company are proud Life City members. What are some of your proudest moments as owner/employee of Raw Republic? Seeing people take their health into their own hands, using our (Raw Republic) products and information as their base...to us, that’s fulfilling our business and personal purpose. How does your organization go about improving your social and environmental impacts? Raw Republic only composts and recycles our waste products. We also use all Energy Star refrigeration products, low to no VOC paint in construction, LED lighting, and are very conscious of our materials. Our bottles are all post-consumer recyclable PET plastic, and our bags are reusable or paper. We are also working with Good Eggs to source local produce where it’s being grown organically in our area (to reduce environmental impact). What partnerships have you formed in order to leverage sustainable impact as a company? Our partnership with Life City has been crucial in our leveraging our sustainable impact. Life City provided all needed references for our ‘green’ needs, and continues to provide advice in our effort to improve our sustainability. We are also partnered with Good Eggs which provides local products for convenient delivery and pickup around the city. It’s a great way for our community to receive fresh, local items from small retailers and farmers. If you had a magic wand to change one thing that would make it easier for your company or other companies to go green, what would that thing be? Compost or recycling provided by the city. What advice would you give to other businesses who are trying to improve their internal practices to benefit their city and state? Seek membership by Life City. They become your mentor and advisor regarding all aspects of being green. Anything else you would like to tell our community of Green Card members and Green Businesses such as upcoming events or promotions they should look out for? April is Earth Month! We always provide a discount to Life City members, and will give an additional $1 off a juice on Earth day 🙂 🙂

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