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Happy 40th Earth Day!
Featured Local: Red Sun Press
April Events

Earth Heart
Earth Day

Started in 1970

That makes this years earth day the 40th!

40 years ago,
20 million people joined in,
from 141 countries,

ushering in a modern environmental movement

What's going on in Boston for Earth DAY?

Boston Earth Day Guide
Local happenings & articles on going green!

Spontaneous Celebration's
A Great J.P. tradition
not to be missed!
Mark you calendars!


Useful links & info on lessening your impact
on the earth:

Earth Day with the EPA
Commit, Take Action,
Learn or Teach

Boston Composting
City Resources & Tips

Composting with EPA

EPA tips on Using Water Efficiently

Sustainable Boston

zero waste sidebar
You can help us reduce waste & lessen our
carbon footprint.

Use in-store
compost bins.

What goes in the compost bin?
Hot cups, hot sleeves, cold cups, cold lids, food scraps, napkins, corn
based utensils, tea bags, sugar packets, soup containers + paper
sandwich wrap.

What can be recycled? Glass bottles, hot lids, newspapers,
aluminum cans, drink cartons & plastic food containers.

Ask for a mug
or glass, a dish, & silverware if you are EATING IN!

Bring a bag for your purchases!
In April every time you bring your own bags you can enter to win a $50.00 City Feed gift card.
Bag that!

Bring a mug
& get 25 cents off your drink! Everyday, All the time.
If you like this idea, check out
The Mug Project!
& help change the world one mug at a time.

Thank you for helping us get to Zero Waste!

Any ideas and Feed back welcome!

David in a Rooster Costume
Bicycling Rooster
Costume Contest!

City Feed is celebrating its
10 year anniversary this
May 1st!
Which also happens to be THE WAKE UP THE EARTH FESTIVAL!

Come on down to the Wake Up the Earth Day Parade starting at THE MONUMENT on Centre St. at 11:00 a.m., May 1st, wearing your
BEST Rooster costume
while riding your bike.
(say that 3 times fast!)

Every participant will receive a FREE
City Feed and Supply T-shirt
& will ride with us in the parade.
Best Rooster costume will be named Grand Prize Winner and honored with a $500.00
City Feed gift card.

Register for The Bicycling Rooster Costume Contest by emailing us at
or sign up in store.

First 10 folks to register get an additional prize!


Rooster on a bike
Original Rooster Ad Designed by
Greta Merick

Visit us at our two JP locations:

672 Centre St
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66A Boylston St

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APRIL 2010

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April 20t
h is Earth Day!

Here are some of the ways City Feed is doing it's part everyday of the year!

Since our start in 2000, we have consistently taken initiative to be sustainable in all aspects of our business, and take every opportunity to decrease our environmental footprint.

We were recognized as one of Boston's sustainable leaders Boston Green Awardwith a 2009 Green Business Award, presented by Mayor Menino on behalf of the City of Boston. We also received a Bike Friendly Business Award in 2008.
We are proud to be participating in the Sustainable Business Leader Program, and have created a "Green Team" within our staff to implement an action plan that continues our efforts to reduce waste and lessen City Feed's environmental impact.

Through working with Save That Stuff's Recycling Program, our two stores continue to reduce our carbon footprint every year! In 2008 we reduced by 20 metric tons of Carbon Equivalent and in 2009 we did 26 metric tons. That's equal to removing 36 cars from the roadways over those two years!
Download the 2009 report from Save That Stuff for more stats!

Here are some of our daily practices that demonstrate our commitment to the environment:
  • With an emphasis on fresh, local, and sustainable food,we reduce "food miles" by carrying over 600 local and regional products, and source directly from local farmers whenever possible.
  • We recycle all card board boxes, paper, plastic containers, tin cans and glass bottles.
  • City Feed on Centre St. composts all food scraps, coffee grounds, produce waste, to-go coffee cups, and soup containers. City Feed on Boylston composts all coffee grounds and vegetable matter.Quarter
  • We encourage you to bring your own mug with a 25-cent back incentive!
  • All menus and flyers are printed locally on 100% recycled paper.
  • Our City Feed tote bags are made in New Hampshire from recycled cotton.
  • We offer recycled bio-degradable plastic bags for our customers' purchases.
  • Our cold cups are Greenware, made of corn-based materials that are 100% compostable. Our to-go coffee cups and soup containers are also compostable.
  • We have clearly marked compost, recycle, and trash receptacles that educate our customers and make it convenient to dispose of their waste properly.
Ain't she pretty...
We would love to hear about any ideas you have on how
we could do a better job!

& also any practices
that you are doing to
lessen the impact on the earth!

email us at


RED SUN PRESSRed Sun Press, Dedicated to Social Change

Location: Jamaica Plain, MA

Miles away: less than a mile

They Do: Printing & Design

About the Company:
Red Sun Press,
is a worker-owned printing and graphic design company dedicated to social justice and the environment. They got started in 1974 with a small press in a basement and just $350.

The founders, who were active in the civil rights, anti-war, environmental and women's movements, envisioned a full service print shop that would support the movement for political and social change. They are democratically run, with every employee also sitting on the board.

Today they have 11 full time worker-managers, electronic design and pre-press capabilities, fully equipped press, digital copy and bindery departments, and a growing customer base of non-profit organizations, socially responsible businesses and government agencies.

Red Sun Press, Worker-Owners in their Facility
The worker-owners at RED SUN PRESS

Take a look at some of their beautiful work in their

online gallery.

& Then take yourself out to see their anniversary collection of posters in 2 shows this Spring.

"Impressions for Change:
35 Years of Political Posters from Red Sun Press."
Wong/Yee Gallery
, Chinese Progressive Assn.
28 Ash St., Boston

1 -
April 30, 2010


Harriet Tubman House

566 Columbus Ave.,

May - June 2010

Think Red Sun Press for YOUR next printing job.
A great local cooperative that does fine work and has given back for 36 years!


CheeseBest of
New England Cheese
Saturday, April 17
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Morgan Ward, City Feed's cheese monger, will be showcasing the best New England cheeses at the CENTRE st. store.

City Feed on Centre has some of the
best Regional Cheeses around.
Come taste and learn more!

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Save That Stuff: Recycling and Composting Co.
Thurs. April 22, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Julie Wolfe from Save That Stuff will be in-store on EARTH DAY to discuss recycling, composting and more.
Can we all try to get to zero waste?

We would love to hear your feedback!
Please send it to

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