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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, October 1st-December 31st, 2019, you can choose from the following charities:

Hunger Solutions New York is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger. They promote awareness of hunger, participation in federally funded nutrition assistance programs for all who are eligible, and public policies that contribute to ending hunger. They also raise awareness of the health, economic and educational benefits of anti-hunger programs. 

Support Ministries Inc., Capital Region has empowered their residents living with chronic conditions to advocate for their own success by providing supportive housing and services since 1987.

Red Robin Song Animal Sanctuary provides a forever home to domestic & farm animals including dogs, cats, goats, equine, pigs, rabbits & Yaks. They also educate visitors about the many ways we can work together to make the world a better place for animals, people & the environment.

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy (MHLC) is a nonprofit conservation organization working to preserve the natural, scenic, agricultural and cultural landscapes of the Mohawk and Hudson River valleys, and to connect the Catskill Mountains to the Adirondacks through a corridor of protected land, forever preserving the character of our region, protecting our food, water, and air resources, and providing green spaces for better climate stability and for future generations to enjoy. Since its founding in 1992, the Conservancy has protected more than 12,000 acres of land in Albany, Montgomery, and Schenectady Counties, including over 2,500 acres open to the public for hiking, cross-country skiing, and other educational and recreational opportunities.

Albany Civic Theater’s mission is to provide education and training in acting, directing, writing, speech, staging, producing, reviewing, and other aspects of the dramatic arts. 

They aim to encourage and foster community interest and participation in the dramatic arts through the non-profit sponsorship of plays, lectures, publications, workshops, study groups, drama libraries, and related activities. 

Totals from last quarter - $2,509.08 

GLSEN New York Capital Region $412.68

The Albany Damien Center $592.91

The Radix Center $563.75

Commission on Economic Opportunity $465.61

Oakwood Community Center $474.13

Past Recipients:

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
 

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