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Entering our 5th Year of Enviro Tokens!

Envirotokens logo with the following text: For every reusable bag you use, we'll give you five cents off or an enviro token to to donate to a local organization. Just drop your token in the slot for the organization you want to support and we'll pass the funds along.

For every reusable bag you use at checkout, you'll receive either five cents off your bill or an Enviro Token to donate those five cents to a local organization! 

Honest Weight's Enviro Tokens program started in September of 2015. Prior to that, Honest Weight was reimbursing shoppers a nickel for each reusable bag they use to shop the Co-op, incentivizing reuse and reducing waste. With the Enviro Tokens program, shoppers have the choice to donate that nickel to a charity of their choosing. The goal is to turn a simple green living practice into a chance to give back – everybody wins!

Each quarter we select five charitable organizations. To date, we've been able to donate more than $36,982.50 to 75 local non-profit organizations and our shoppers have reused over 739,650 bags.

So remember to bring your reused or reusable bags next time you shop at Honest Weight! When you checking out, opt for the Enviro Token wooden nickel instead of the five cent refund. Place your nickel in the box of your choosing on your way out the door and watch the tally raise from week to week as our collectivized nickels make a huge impact on our community!

This quarter, April 1st-June 30th, 2020, you can choose from the following charities:

Umbrella of Colonie (Colonie Senior Service Center) The phone rings between 50 and 100 times a day at the Umbrella of the Capital District office in Schenectady. Over 500 elderly or disabled members rely on the organization for help with everything from routine house cleaning, yard work and handyman services to dealing with plumbing or heating emergencies. Umbrella means peace of mind. As one member put it, “I regard Umbrella as the best and cheapest insurance in town. I know that in an emergency help is just a phone call away—24 hours a day..... I plan to be a member as long as I am “aging in place.”

Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) is an organization of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working together to create a sustainable regional food system that’s ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and education, we promote land stewardship, organic food production, and local marketing.

Whispering Willow Wildcareis a wildlife rehabilitation and education non-profit 501(c)(3) organization who depends on donations to survive. They take in injured and orphaned owls, hawks. falcon, crows, ravens and vultures and, if possible, release into the wild. Unreleasable permanently disabled raptors join the ranks of Education Ambassadors to promote wildlife and habitat protection. We provide live bird of prey education programs at schools, libraries, senior facilities, special events, festivals and birthday parties.

Beyond Plastics Launched in January 2019, Beyond Plastics is a nationwide project based at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, that pairs the wisdom and experience of environmental policy experts with the energy and creativity of college students to build a vibrant and effective anti-plastics movement.
Their mission is to end plastic pollution by being a catalyst for change at every level of our society. We use our deep policy and advocacy expertise to build a well-informed, effective movement seeking to achieve the institutional, economic, and societal changes needed to save our planet, and ourselves, from the plastic pollution crisis.

A Place for Jazz isn’t really a place; it’s a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to presenting the best in Jazz. It was founded by community activist, Butch Conn in 1987. Programs include concerts, public workshops, school-based clinics, a Jazz website and general support of Jazz and its musicians. We present 5 top-flight Jazz concerts in the fall at the Great Hall, the beautiful listening-space in the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady at 1221 Wendell Ave in Schenectady

 

Totals from last quarter - $3,406.76 

The Albany County Land Bank - $620.74

Grassland Bird Trust - $863.68

Troy Bike Rescue - $664.30

Albany Therapeutic Riding Center - $633.50

Wizard’s Wardrobe $624.54

 

Past Recipients:

2020
The Albany County Land Bank
Grassland Bird Trust
Troy Bike Rescue
Albany Therapeutic Riding Center
Wizard's Wardrobe

2019
Huyck Preserve
Camp to Belong (Northern Rivers)
The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm
Albany Can Code
8th Step Coffeehouse
Albany Fund for Education
Crossroads Center for Children
The Albany Housing Coalition, Inc.
RISSE (Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus)
The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance
GLSEN New York Capital Region
The Albany Damien Center
The Radix Center
Commission on Economic Opportunity
Oakwood Community Center
Hunger Solutions New York
Support Ministries Inc., Capital Region
Red Robin Song Animal Sanctuary
The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy (MHLC)
Albany Civic Theater

2018
Camp Little Notch
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE)
Mom Starts Here
Old Friends at Cabin Creek
Scruff, Spaying Capital Region Unowned Feral Felines
NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Health
Wildwood Programs
Children at the Well
Rensselaer Land Trust
Capital Region Audubon Society
The Cue Theater
15 Love
Grassroot Givers 
Long Table Harvest
New Baltimore Conservancy
Historic Albany Foundation
Strong Through Every Mile
New York Bicycling Coalition
Skribblers Magazine, Inc.

2017
Parks & Trails
Orange Street Cats
Sch. Theatre For Children
Equinox
HWFC Community Initiative
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Two Together
Warren Washington Albany ARC
Whiskers
Homeless Action CommitteeEnvironmental Advocates of New York
Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH)
Black Child Development Institute-Albany, NY
Kitten Angels
The Legal Project
Girls on the Run
Refugees & Immigrants
Riverkeeper
Albany Bike Rescue
Out of the Pits

2016
Unity House
MH Humane Society
Pine Hills Arboretum
Albany Barn
NE Association for the Blind
Social Justice Center
Coalition for the Homeless
Friend of Five Rivers
Special Olympics
Alliance for Positive Health
Albany Vegan Network
Peppertree Dog Rescue
Albany Bicycle Coalition
Albany Discovery Center
The Food Pantries
Youth FX (Grand Street Community Arts)
South End Children's Café
Vegetable Project
Hudson River Watershed Alliance
Equine Advocates


2015
Capital Roots
Albany Pride Center
Habitat for Humanity
Sierra Club
Literacy New York Greater Capital Region