Happy Earth Day

Spend this Earth Day with local green-friendly stores at The Arboretum! From environmentally friendly packaging to food waste initiatives and restoration efforts, here are some local stores who are working together to provide for a more sustainable future!


Chopt Salad allows you to reimagine your salad one bowl at a time!

Sustainability Impact: Chopt is committed to reducing their standard Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 25%! In order to accomplish this they have a focus on developing a carbon-favorable menu to highlight earth-friendly choices, increasing partnerships with like-minded businesses practicing sustainable agriculture, eliminating all single-use plastic in Chopt locaions, ensuring they fill their energy needs from sustainable sources, and more!

matcha cafe maiko

Matcha Cafe Maiko offers a variety of unique, tasty matcha sweet drinks and treats!

Sustainability Impact: Did you know your daily matcha green tea is benefiting the environment! Matcha has a significantly lower water footprint than coffee - it is estimated that 8,856 liters of water are required to produce one kilogram of green tea. In comparison, nearly 19,000 liters are needed for the same amount of coffee. On top of this, matcha holds an extremely low carbon footprint with only 1.9 kilograms of carbon dioxide for every kilogram of tea produced compared to the average 15.3!


PetCo is a leading health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents, and more!

Sustainability Impact: A concern for the health of our planet is a natural extension of our concern for the health and wellbeing of pets. As a pet health and wellness company, they are acutely aware of the pet industry’s impact on our planet’s natural resources. That’s why they're raising the bar for sustainability in pet care by offering more sustainable products and services to pet parents. They joined the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), which gives them opportunities to learn directly from sustainability experts, share best practices, and collectively raise the bar to advance industry-wide sustainability! 

They have also installed energy management systems in 98% of Petco Pet Care Centers. These systems have reduced their energy consumption by 4 million kilowatt hours each year, reducing their carbon footprint by 2,828 metric tons of CO2. That’s the same amount of energy used by 515 U.S. homes in a year!


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Clothes Mentor

Clothes Mentor is a sustainable women’s resale brand, offering secondhand name-brand and designer products at an affordable price!

Sustainability Impact: Thrifting allows you to “reduce, reuse, and recycle,” but with timeless fashionable pieces. One of the major issues plaguing the fashion industry is the rise of “fast fashion.” Fast fashion is the mass production of trendy, low-quality clothing at a rapid pace and low cost. Thrifting offers a greener solution to the issues posed by fast fashion. Buying clothes from a secondhand shop breaks the cycle of waste and consumerism created by fast fashion.


HUSH is a designer consigment boutique where you can buy designer labels at an affordable price, or turn your fabulous treasures into extra spending money!

Sustainability Impact: The fashion industry is responsible for a lot of pollution. According to the United Nations, it produces 20% of the world’s wastewater and 10% of the world’s carbon emissions. One of the best ways to help the planet through your fashion choices is to shop at second hand stores. Giving new life to items that’ve already been produced is sustainable and budget-friendly.