I came across these companies at Shiftcon 2014, a unique gathering of eco-wellness bloggers and industry professionals. This list shows the momentum that is growing when it comes to eco-friendly and green!
10 Innovative Green Companies
1. Green Truck
When we broke for lunch at the conference, I was overjoyed to see this delightful truck outside the hotel doors!
Green Truck not only serves fresh organic food, they take their vision even further.
- The vegetable oil used in cooking the food is used to power the food trucks the next day.
- The commissary kitchen is solar-powered.
- All of their packaging and utensils are either recyclable or compostable. The utensils are made from potato starch. (I couldn’t tell!)
I chose the 1/3 pound California grass-fed burger. Never has a burger tasted so good!
Green Truck currently serves Los Angeles and San Diego – but I can’t wait to see them expand!
2. Farm Box LA
Farm Box LA’s tagline is “The Farmer’s Market to Your Door”. Similar to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) plan, Farm Box LA works with a variety of local farmers. Farm Box LA provided all of the organic produce served at Shiftcon and contributed to these lovely centerpieces.
I hope Farm Box LA will serve as a prototype for other visionaries across the country.
With the demand for raw milk on the rise, Organic Pastures seeks to provide unprocessed and unpasteurized milk from pasture-grazed cows throughout California. Their raw milk cheese is available across state lines. I just ordered their cheese from Azure Standard!
Organic Pastures is even committed to 100% GMO-free. As stated on their site,
“Ingredients are genetically modified, and our cows graze on certified organic pastures. The seeds we use to plant our pastures, forage crops, and organic grains are certified to be GMO free.”
Conventional feminine care products are laden with bleaches and chemicals. Women need natural solutions that don’t present a risk. Natracare has been around since 1989 offering tampons that are 100% organic cotton, plastic-free, chlorine-free and rayon-free.
Also, Natracare offers natural pads, wipes, nursing pads and maternity pads. According to the company’s website,
“We will never compromise on quality and reliability and continue to apply modern thinning to the use of natural materials to find intelligent and worthwhile solutions to keep Natracare the trusted and proven name it has become.”
Other feminine care companies represented at the conference:
6. Healthy Hoo Hoo
Every Shiftcon attendee received a complimentary Skoy cloth and Skoy scrub. I can’t say enough about these natural alternatives!
Here is the company’s description of the cloth:
“100% biodegradable • Absorbent • Re-usable • European-made • Compostable • Multi-use • Unique designs and fun colors! The Skoy Cloth is an innovative cloth that comes in an array of colors and designs and takes the place of your paper towels, sponges, rags, dishcloths and more. It is a European made product and 100% biodegradable when properly composted.”
The company suggests using the cloth for several weeks in the kitchen before washing in your machine. After that, you can use it for floors and bathrooms. Eventually, it works great for tough outdoor cleaning jobs. One cloth can last up to a year!emand covered- one store at a time
Other companies represented at Shiftcon helping us make this crucial shift back to nature include:
8. Kingdom Organic Cheese – cheesemakers located in the Cheddar Region of England, literally the birthplace of cheddar.
9. Kombucha Kamp – supplies, kits, starters, containers and everything else kombucha related.
10. Manitoba Harvest – grows, makes and sells their own line of hemp foods.
See more companies changing the world in the post 10 Innovative and Eco-Friendly Companies.
I would be interested in knowing the cost of your hamburger, thanks!
Andrea Fabry says
I think it was $8.95. Good question – so yes, a bit more expensive. But when I think of their overhead costs, the gas to travel, and the quality of the beef, I don’t mind paying a couple of dollars extra.
Actually that’s not too bad, you could pay that at Applebee’s or ruby Tuesday. I don’t mind paying a little more for grass fed, but it’s hard to get in my small town. The Walmart has started carrying some, which is nice.
Andrea Fabry says
That’s awesome that Walmart has it!!
Joann Woolley says
I still have some swag to unpack! A couple of my favorites were Boiron – I met them at BlogHer a couple years ago and have been a customer ever since! I recently changed my deodorant to Primal Pitt Paste and keep telling moms all over town about how awesome it is…. I got to hear their story at the conference of how they were conceived and that made me love them even more. I’m hooked on Way Better Snacks now – and Beanitos! Already bought some at Sprouts in fact. Next year we need an organic coffee cart to whip up some delicious coffee that uses organic milk….. mmmm let’s tell Leah this idea!
Andrea Fabry says
Thanks for sharing these, Joann! I agree about the organic coffee cart 🙂