Gail of Green Living


“GREEN” HEB!

A huge part of green living for me is supporting green businesses.  HEB, a Texas grocery store chain has decided to construct their buildings and run their business with green design features and green business practices.   Recycling containers for plastic bags are set outside more than one entrance to the store.  I put my bags in the same place I keep my re-usable shopping bags–in the trunk of the car, so I have them to turn in every time I shop.

HEB is recognized as one of the best in the U.S. for safety and emission reductions.  Their truck wash saves 1.7 million gallons of water each year.  They have reduced their use of diesel fuel by over 830,000 gallons each year and carbon dioide emissions by more than 8,300 tons annually, which is the same as removing 614,815 cars from the road in one day!

This charging station for electric cars is in the HEB parking lot at Buffalo Market near West University.  eVgo‘s business is based on a network subscription plan where subscribers pay a fixed monthly charge that covers their vehicle charging at home and on the eVgo public charging stations. NRG pays the electricity cost on the public charging stations.

To learn more about this process, visit www.evgonetwork.com, where you can find
a wealth of information on eVgo, electric vehicles and public charging stations.

I’m going to cover some of the green architecture of Buffalo Market in a future post.  In the mean time, what green businesses do you support in your community?

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