For nearly a decade, the Sustainable Business Network of MA (SBN) has honored Indie Local businesses through an annual Sustainable Business Awards Celebration. This year’s virtual event on January 26, 2023 at 7 pm ET celebrates eight Indie Locals (including these two businesses below). Robin Young of NPR’s Here & Now will engage awardees in a live conversation.
Save That Stuff is a Boston-based recyclable materials service company. Their team picks up anything from cardboard in any form, organics/compost to universal waste, and are leaders in their field when it comes to keeping our streets clean and doing so sustainably. Save That Stuff assists with lowering waste reduction on a company-by-company basis, decreasing the amount of trash that ends up in an already overcrowded landfill.
In 2022, South Mountain Company celebrated being in business for 49 years and employee-owned for 35 years! SMC is committed to the Triple Bottom Line as a certified B-corp, founding member of The Clean Energy Credit Union, and member of Amicus Solar Cooperative. Through their participation in The Clean Energy CU and Amicus Solar, South Mountain Company collaborates with other worker-owned businesses focused on clean energy.
There is no question that people often overlook the positive impacts of independent, locally-owned (Indie Local) businesses. The local community that an Indie Local serves may understand these impacts, but those located further away may need to be made aware of these success stories. In future posts, with your help, we will feature a few of the top Indie Locals in the nation.