Saturday, May 16, 2009

Day 136: Mountain Equipment Co-op

A rainy day is perfect for shopping for a raincoat, so we went to Mountain Equipment Co-op. It feels good to shop there as the values of this venture are admirable. This is one of the greenest buildings - with much of it built of recycled materials. Rain water is collected for toilets; heating and cooling are done mainly through a geo-thermal system. Learn more here. And this attitude continues through ethical sourcing of goods.
The store is full of clothing and equipment for all kinds of outdoor activities - today's purchases included hiking boots, the raincoat, socks and long pants. But we forgot to stock up on fairtrade chocolate. Guess I'll have to go back.

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