New Denver eatery in LoDo “Lower Downtown”, Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery, is doing things right.  Honor Society’s menu offerings reflect a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, providing its customers with dining choices full of nutrients and flavors from fresh, local, and prepared-from-scratch ingredients. 

Honor Society is committed to doing the right thing for customers, employees, communities and our world. As evidence, Honor Society chose to calculate its estimated annual operating emissions then make a donation to to neutralize the impact of those emissions.  Honor Society’s donation is supporting carbon emissions reduction, clean air and forest preservation projects.  In this way, Honor Society acknowledges and addresses the impact that food sourcing has on our planet. 

Honor Society’s restaurant is one of the few restaurants in the world to achieve the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Status from the U.S. Green Building Council.  The restaurant’s interior is designed through a concept they’ve coined “barn meets loft”.   This contemporary combination of natural reclaimed surfaces combined with clean contemporary sight lines hopes to inspire customers with not only the quality of their food, but also the comfort and natural aura of the dining environment. 

At Honor Society, caring for the environment we live in is equally as important as caring about the food that promotes healthy living and the communities that support us. is proud to partner with Honor Society in their efforts to offer Denver an environmentally responsible dining experience.   

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We’ve heard the phrase “think globally, act locally” associated with many environmental movements and causes.  Our CarbonFree® Business Partnership program takes this call to action a step further by helping businesses of all sizes to “act globally and act locally.”

For the past five years, Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café in Silverdale, WA has heeded this call.  They’ve maintained a CarbonFree® Business as an important part of their overall commitment to “remarkable customer service” and sustainable business practices.  Monica and her team recognized that it was important to supplement their dedication to sourcing locally, and to eliminating waste and emissions wherever possible, by adding a global commitment to neutralizing all annual carbon emissions from their business operations.     

"Because we know we are doing some things well and there are lots of things that we can do better,” explains Monica Downen, Owner and namesake of the bakery and café.  “We love that we reduce what we can and offset what we can't!"

Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café offers a menu featuring local produce, dairy, eggs, coffee, honey, sodas, flour and grains, pickles, and poultry.  The staff composts food waste, recycles, uses compact fluorescent light bulbs and subscribes to green power through the local utility.  All of these efforts accompany their five-year commitment to maintaining a CarbonFree® operation.

Make sure your sustainable business plan minimizes your impact on the environment.  Join Monica’s Waterfront Bakery and Café in our CarbonFree® Business Partnership program and support our carbon reduction and clean air technology projects around the world.         

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