By now, most people have heard the argument on why it is important to support local businesses. The local, mainly small businesses of Edmonds support the livelihoods of many of our residents. Moreover, these local businesses provide us with a variety of services, products, dining and entertainment options that help make Edmonds, well the Edmonds that we all love. What you may not be aware of is that some of these local businesses have pledged to become an Edmonds Green Business!
What is the Edmonds Green Business Pledge?
The Green Business Pledge was initiated in the spring of 2014 as part of the City’s effort to encourage environmental awareness among its business community. The Pledge consists of four core objectives:
Ø To be an environmentally responsible business within our community
Ø To conserve energy, water, materials and other resources
Ø To develop and implement practices which minimize pollution and waste
Ø To strive for continuous improvement
The City is proud to recognize those businesses who have taken the pledge and congratulates them for being leaders and role models for their commitment to reducing negative impacts to our environment through sustainable business practices:
|Gallery North||Saetia||Edmonds Frame Design
|Landau Associates||Rebekah's Boutique||Otherwolds|
|The Cheesemonger’s Table||ARTspot Edmonds||Opus Bank|
|My Edmonds News||Cole Gallery||Edmonds IGA Market|
|HDR Engineering, Inc.||Zinc Art + Interiors||C'est la Vie|
|Chermak Construction, Inc.||Point Edwards Owners Association||Bank of Washington|
|Rogue||Merri Lee Jacobs, PhD Psychologist||The Wooden Spoon|
|RBC Wealth Management||Walnut Street Coffee||Revelations Yogurt|
|J. Rankin Jewellers||City of Edmonds Public Works Department||PCC Natural Markets|
|Pancake Haus||Northwest Logo Products||Elegant Gens, Ltd.|
|Edmonds Vitamins & Herbs||Kristi L. Dahlman, MS, LMHC||Edmonds Bookshop|
|Arista Wine Cellars||McDonald McGarry Insurance||YOUR BUSINESS NAME HERE!|
HOLIDAY FUN CLASSES
· Nov 7 Custom Art Holiday Card (ages 7-12)
· Nov 7 Charming Gifts: Precious Metal Clay
· Nov 14 Holiday Manners & More Etiquette (ages 6-11)
· Nov 14 Block Printing Cards By Hand
· Nov 23 – Dec 7 Ceramic Nutcracker
· Nov 29 Wreath Workshop
· Dec 5 Ornament Making (ages 8-12)
· Dec 5 Gingerbread House
· Dec 12 Giant Holiday Cookie Decorating
· Nov 2-30 Taekwon-Do (ages 7+)
· Nov 7-Dec 12 Kidz Love Soccer (ages 2-10)
· Dec 12 First Aid/CPR
· Nov 6-Dec 11 East Coast Swing
· Nov 6-Dec 11 Salsa
GIVING TREE – PICK A TAG
Join us between November 30 and December 11 by participating in the Giving Trees program sponsored by the City of Edmonds. Stop by Edmonds City Hall or the Frances Anderson Center to select a tag with the name of a person in need and their gift suggestion. Purchase a gift and return the wrapped gift to either location by December 11th. Edmonds City Hall is located at 121 Fifth Avenue North and the Frances Anderson Center is located at 700 Main Street.
GIVE THE GIFT OF RECREATION
Need a gift idea for friends or family members? The gift of recreation is perfect for any occasion and is good for passes, classes and drop-in activities. Call Edmonds Parks & Recreation at 425.771.0230 to purchase the gift of recreation.
CELEBRATIONS OF LIGHTS
In the spirit of giving, light a light this holiday season for someone you love, something you wish for, or in remembrance of a loved one. Each light you light is a donation to the City of Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund that enables Edmonds’ children to participate in Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services programs who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. A living fir tree is strung with lights and placed at the entrance of the Frances Anderson Center. Donate $5 per light and we’ll note your donation on the main floor bulletin board of the Frances Anderson Center. The living fir tree will be lit the week of Thanksgiving through January 2. After the holidays, this tree will be planted in the interior of Yost Park. Each year the City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department receives numerous requests for assistance. To light a light, call 425-771-0268 and we’ll send you a form or pick up a form from the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds.
JANUARY 13: SEATTLE OPERA PREVIEW “THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO”
Learn more about the background, story, and music of "The Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart. January 13, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Plaza Room, 650 Main Street. Presented be Seattle Opera's Education Department. Supported by Seattle Opera and City of Edmonds Arts Commission.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
· January 19 - Meadowdale Preschool Enrollment opens for 2016-17
· January 4 - Sunset Bay Beach Camp registration opens
· March 1 - All other Summer Camps registration opens