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We are a certified green business

When we opened, we partnered with The Certifiably Green Denver Program and the Mayor’s office to become a certified green business. We have been re-certified each year since then.

Certifiably Green Denver is a joint venture between the Denver Department of Environmental Health and the Downtown Denver Partnership to provide education and recognition to businesses for exemplary environmental achievement.

Certifiably Green Denver provides free, confidential, non-regulatory environmental assistance to Denver’s business community. The program helps your business find opportunities to improve efficiency and profitability while minimizing environmental liability through pollution prevention. Sustainability advisers are provided at no cost and begin by visiting your business to complete a comprehensive assessment identifying ways to conserve.

Sustainability advisors at the City are provided at no-cost to Denver business owners.

Step 1 – Schedule a walk through assessment of your business with one of our advisors. Call 720-865-5457

Step 2 – After the assessment is complete, your adviser will work with you to prioritize and implement practices that benefit your business. Program advisers are available to provide assistance whether you are interested in single measures or overall certification.

Compliance – Proper management practices help minimize wastes, reduce downtime, and keep you in compliance with regulations.

Why Participate?
Cost Savings – Less waste means lower disposal and operating costs. Ef cient use of materials,
water, and energy saves money.

Public Image – Superior environmental practices positively affect your image with customers, the community and employees.

Public Recognition – CGD publicly recognizes certi ed businesses through free advertising. This includes Internet listings and advertising in the newspaper, magazines, radio, and water bill inserts. Certi ed businesses receive a framed certi cate and a window decal from CGD.

CGD Offers:
> Assessments to identify water conservation
and energy-ef ciency options
> Information and assistance to meet your business’ environmental sustainability needs
> Public recognition for your environmental efforts

Environmental Achievement
for office and Retail
Certiably Green Denver (CGD) is a voluntary and non-regulatory program that provides free educational outreach and technical assistance on a variety of environmental issues to businesses in the City and County of Denver. The primary goals of the program are to increase participation and adoption of sustainable practices to minimize use of hazardous materials, improve energy ef ciency and water conservation, and decrease the use
of resources and generation of waste.

Our Partners are leaders in the business community who are setting the standard for environmental sustainability.
Certi cation Criteria
CGD has developed industry-speci c criteria that target environmental issues and concerns speci c to the of ce and retail environment.

The criteria are separated into ve categories: Business Management, Energy Ef ciency, Water Conservation, Resource Management, and Transportation. All core
criteria, plus two electives, must be met in each category
to achieve the certi cation. The elective criteria are intended to provide businesses the exibility to take advantage of initiatives that are of most interest and bene t to them.

In order to maintain certi cation, businesses must continue to comply with the core criteria and complete at least one new elective criterion from each category every year. CGD staff will follow-up annually with Partner businesses to ensure that they continue to meet the certi cation criteria, to encourage further improvement, and to lend assistance in overcoming technical issues and challenges.

We love what the Cerifiably green department is doing in Denver and we love being a part of the green movement in Colorado.

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    Nicole Zamora: Why I am a Sustainable Stylist

    “A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet.” – Carl Sagan

    I care and am passionate about being a “Sustainable Stylist” in the salon, in our community, and in our home because
    I want my children to enjoy a healthy breathing earth.
    By choosing this lifestyle, I hope to inspire others so that we can make bigger changes together.

    It DOES matter a lot even if you do a little bit toward sustainability. Take it in stages and remember that YOU vote every single day by the choices you make in purchases, and transportation, and lifestyle.

    I started my interest in sustainability and healthy living when my grandma would teach us about reusing glass, the toxins in plastics, the importance of real sourced spring water and organic produce, as well as locally organic farm raised meats and local raw honey. She introduced me to Kevin Trudeau who authored, “Natural Cures. What they don’t want you to know.” where I started learning about the disgusting practices of big pharma “drugging” us with pesticides, and medications. Then I started watching some documentaries, actually, MANY documentaries that really got my blood boiling! Paul, our kids and myself live pretty clean and we try in many ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle, however, I can look around my house and see plenty more things I can do to make an even bigger impact. I realize that this takes time, so one step at a time! Currently, we recycle and compost (the big green bin with the city of Denver), we upcycle jars all the time, use reusable napkins, babywipes, and rags to minimize paper use, use Thieves cleaners (through Young Living), we are starting our second year veggie and flower garden, closely monitor the thermostat to conserve on energy, we drive a scooter in the summer and Paul rides his bike when he can to work. We love shopping at Arc and love baby clothing exchanging. “Waste not, want not.” is one of my favorite quotes from my friend and we fully try to live up to that.

    This week, for Earth Week 2016, I would like to add new sustainable habits to my lifestyle. I want to get my first home composting barrel started for our gardens. I want to be able to show my kids how it works. To get everyone’s hands in the earth and really bond with it. And buying bulk. I want to reduce my waste by buying more bulk nuts and grains.

    At My Hair Trip Salon, our team has really strengthened through our group mindset for making a huge change through our habits there! As we continue to grow, we will add our progresses to our blogs and on our social media! Prepare to be inspired! I can’t wait to announce we are partnered with Green Circle Salons! Follow along to find out more!

    Sustainably yours,
    Nicole

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      Davines’ New MINU Line, Collaboration with Presidia Project

      Slow & Steady
      Davines is making major changes this year. It has updated all nine of its Essential Haircare families—they’re produced using energy from renewable sources with Zero Impact packaging and a reduced use of plastic. MINU is a new addition to those families, and it preserves color with its shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and hair serum.

      Additionally, Davines is collaborating with the non-profit Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity by joining the Presidia Project; the non-profit builds bridges between ecology, gastronomy, ethics and good food and supports 10,000 small producers that grow plants typical of specific places.

      Each family of the Essential Haircare line contains a single active ingredient from a Slow Food Presidium and features the story, face and name of the farmer who grew it. The goal is to kick-start smaller economies and prevent extinction of local artisan traditions.

      Article and more found at: http://www.modernsalon.com/news/davines-new-minu-line-collaboration-presidia-project

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        PalletFest!!! Upcycling Event and Fashion Show!

        PalletFest is coming! My Hair Trip Salon Denver is doing all of the hair and makeup for the upcycled fashion show on Saturday. (10/11/14)

        Why Pallets?

        Upcycle Events was born through the process of creating Palletfest. Our mission is to spread the word and knowledge of upcycling through fun interactive experiences. Our goal is to provide our communities with a chance to explore the world of upcycling. Upcycling promotes creativity and gives old objects new life. Not only can we make items that are beautiful, fun and functional but we’re also able to keep tons of waste out of our landfills in the process. From the simple to the sensational, the practical to the impossible, from waste to grace, and from trash to treasure, Opportunities are truly endless through upcycling. A whole new world of art and décor are upon us and Upcycle Events wants to be a the forefront of this movement. And that’s how palletfest came about. You can make practically anything out of pallets from a garden planter to a wine rack to a table to a house and in this case a Festival.

        The Upcycled Fashion show takes place Saturday Oct 11th from 5:15-5:45 pm

        See fashion models hit the catwalk in a live upcycled runway fashion show. Wearing incredible, sophisticated, beautiful, one-of-a-kind clothing and décor, the models will change your impression of upcycled materials. The show will take place on Saturday night, alongside our headlining band.

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          My Hair Trip Salon is Officially a Certified Green Business

          GREEN MISSION
          Certifiably Green Salon

          My Hair Trip Salon Denver is Colorado’s only “Green” salon, barbershop, art gallery and jewelry and apparel boutique.

          We have wanted to work in phases from our first day of building, throughout the buildout process, into opening, into our everyday practices as a business and a team, towards the goal of being a certified, green business.

          When My Hair Trip Salon Denver teamed up with the City of Denver and the Department of Environmental Health this year, the vision of how to actually become a sustainable, green business started to become a reality.

          Working with a Sustainability Advisor in the Certifiably Green Denver program, we were able to analyze, and update, sustainable practices in energy, waste, water, and transportation.

          We did it! Today our dream of being a certified green business is a reality! We are officially recognized as certified green salon, and we are proud to be.

          My Hair Trip Salon Denver is Colorado’s only organic hair salon, barbershop, art gallery, and jewelry and apparel boutique. Located in the heart of the Denver Art District on Santa Fe, This Denver salon is at 773 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO, 80204. The salon’s focus in on customer service and customer satisfaction, specializing in chemical free products and services.

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