As you know, The Glass Man is a sustainable business servicing the Ventura area; we are a California Certified Green Business and members of One Percent For The Planet. We donate 1% of our gross revenues to environmental causes. We also donate to The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) and the Ventura Land Trust.
Because we are a sustainable business in Ventura, we pay special attention to other local environmentally-friendly businesses with similar values to ours. Here are a few of my top choices of sustainable businesses that are playing an incredible role in promoting the planet's health.
California Solar Electric
Solar energy is crucial to environmental sustainability because it drastically reduces the carbon footprint we leave behind. California Solar Electric, located at 302 N. Montgomery St. in Ojai, is an amazing sustainable business in the Ventura area. It has over 16 years of residential, commercial, and ground mount installations within the Ojai, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Santa Paula counties. If you are interested in finding out how solar panels could impact and improve your home or business, we highly recommend that you reach out to one of their best agents, Ish, who also happens to be a friend of mine. You can reach him here: Ish@californiasolarelectric.com.
If you already have solar panels, keep in mind that we specialize in cleaning them!
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The Refill Shoppe
The Refill Shoppe, is a sustainable business located at 363 E Main St, Ventura; they specialize in bath, body, and home products sold in re-usable bottles, in order to minimize waste. Michelle Stevens, the founder, was awarded "Innovator of the Year" by the National Association of Women Business Owners, Ventura County Chapter in 2012.
"It all began with a pretty olive oil bottle, and then buying a bottle of olive oil to pour into the pretty bottle. While contemplating the 20-minute lifespan, an idea formed. Why not just refill all the still perfectly good bottles instead of buying new ones every time?"
We share Michelle's vision; re-using and re-cycling go hand in hand with sustainability. That's why we re-use water when we are washing windows, and also make sure to schedule jobs in such a way that driving is minimized.
Topa Topa Brewery
In addition to loving nature as much as we do, these breweries are members of 1% for the planet, and appreciate the importance of sustainable business in Ventura, as well as giving to their local communities. Also, their beer is the tastiest around. :)
If you know and love other local businesses because of their commitment to the environment, please let me know! We love supporting businesses with similar values :)