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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GreenBox Spotlight: JWG

Jackson, Wyoming just got a “whole” lot cooler.

Family-owned, passionate, and full of heart…Jackson Whole Grocer is setting the standard for what “food shopping” should be.

With an emphasis on sustainable, local produce, JWG has become a staple of the Jackson community – a thriving town square with so much more than what’s on your shopping list.

From regional craft beers on tap to a wood-fired pizzeria, you’re invited to stay a while, and a seat beside the fireplace is the best in the house. They’ve got a juice & smoothie bar, too – best enjoyed on the sun-drenched patio. Top it off with a sushi station & taco taqueria, and we’re bringing our sleeping bags.

….And yes, they love the Earth. What more could you want in your go-to grocer?

In fact, JWG recently relocated to a 40,000 square foot spot – and the space is chock full of eco-friendly goodness. The ceilings are dotted with LED lighting, walls decorated with upcycled snow fencing and the cafĂ© is covered in reclaimed furniture. They’ve even earned EPA’s “GreenChill” certification for their use of green refrigeration systems.

We just love these guys. Their custom GreenBox is pretty cool, too. ;)

 

 


So, if you’re ever in Jackson, stop by JWG – and maybe even “Build your own sixer.”

Because once you go whole, you’ll never go half.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Twit Chit Chat: GreenBox Buzz


Here we are, on the brink of a steamy summer – the World Cup, Independence Day & baseball season are all upon us. In other words: buckle your seatbelts, folks…it’s pizza season.

Over the past few weeks, social media has been abuzz with talk of the Greenbox. It’s been a hit with Twitter Tweeters and Facebook Likers, and the attention just keeps pouring in (and we never, ever want it to stop!). Our YouTube demonstration video is rapidly approaching 2.5 million hits – and comments like “freaking awesome” & “this is the kind of thing that will save the planet” are getting us giddy. Feels just like Christmas over here in Greenbox offices.

Here’s a little snippet of the good vibes we’ve been getting from Greenbox users & loyal followers alike. Keep ‘em coming, guys!

Talk on Twitter:

@cdnmtbchick:
@greenboxny just saw you on @rachaelray coolest pizza box ever! Hope everyone switches to those!

@LastDragonPizza:
I re-ordered my @greenboxny from wholesaler and they sent me this #idontthinkso #nocando #ecofriendlyplease #return
 


@TheHungryDogg:
Coolest pizza box EVER! @greenboxny When are they coming to LA? @costcotweets would benefit from these.

@Valduccis:
Call @FoodtoEat Tell them we want Valducci's Antipasto Bar for lunch! Make sure they use @greenboxny save the planet 


@LastDragonPizza:
We #ROCK the #GREENBOX! @GreenBoxNY @pmqpizzamag #Rockaway #nyc #nycpizza #pizza #FarRockaway #pizzaday #pizzatime
 

@somecityusa:  
@greenboxny I have been playing with that box all afternoon- cool little gadget!

@StarrGazr  
My stream this morning is full of @TheRandySteel and boxes, @greenboxny and @redbox What kind of day will this be?

…the best day EVER, @starrgazr.

@Columbia_Biz:  
Jennifer Wright '09, founder of @greenboxny, just finished her pitch to @ABCNetwork's #SharkTank



@PizzaExpress:
@greenboxny always great to hear from our friends from across the pond! NY pizza... Mmm....

@ali_watty:
@greenboxny THAT IS LITTERALLY THE BEST THING EVER.

               …Stop it. We’re blushing. #andweloveyou

To make it big time, you’ve gotta believe in yourself. That’s rule number one. But, having you guys believe in us too makes all the difference in the world.

Thanks for sticking around every step of the way. Here’s to big things in the future!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

GreenBox Spotlight: Chef Jeff & Skinny Pines

We love our pizza all sorts of ways: Deep-dish, New York-style, Sicilian…even Grandma-style slices (aka Nonna Pizza. We’re serious).

But today, we’re putting the spotlight on our new number one: Skinny.

Actually, their official name is Skinny Pines Brick Oven Caterer, and they’re just too cool not to blog about.  Based out of Fairfield County, CT, “From farm to pizza” is their name, and a mobile trailer (with a custom built wood-fire oven) is their game.

That’s right – Skinny Pines is a self-proclaimed mobile caterer, jumping around from one local farmer’s market to the next, tossing Neapolitan-style pizzas with the freshest ingredients possible. When catering an event, Chef Jeff & his team bring along seasonal toppings that they’ve sourced locally; in other words, no two pizzas are exactly alike – and always guaranteed delicious.

Their “Bianca” is a customer favorite: a white pizza with 50/50 mozzarella & provolone, local rosemary from Sport Hill Farm, oil-cured Taggiasca olives & extra virgin olive oil. The “Grande” is a Skinny Pines original – a combination of shitake mushroom, bacon, onion, sage & mozzarella. Hungry yet?



Of course, Skinny Pines are loyal users of the GreenBox, and we couldn’t be prouder to have them on our roster. They consider sustainability in every aspect of their business – from their biodegradable cups & plates to their environmentally-friendly wood-burning oven.


In the end, it all comes down to passion. Passion for pizza, the land, and the people. Skinny Pines… you’ve got our hearts.

To get your paws on some Skinny, head on over to their Facebook and Twitter pages. They’ll be delighted to have you.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Green Go-Tos: Our Top 10 Favorite Reads

Here at Ecovention, we’re all about what’s trending in the world of “green”….and, if you’re reading this blog, we’re betting you are, too!

Today, we thought we’d let you in on our secret go-to green stops for news that really gets us going.

We’d love to hear from you: what are some of your favorite eco-friendly sites & blogs?

Share the love, and get everyone motivated to live greener – one step at a time.

     1. Treehugger


     2. Grist




     4. GoodNet


     5. Greenliving
   

     6. Ecofabulous


     7. The Daily Green


     8. InHabitat


     9. Earth911

Perfect Pick: Paper or Plastic?

     10. GreenMaven

This one’s a little different, but we couldn’t leave it out. GreenMaven is a “green only” search engine… basically, it puts an eco-friendly spin on our beloved Google. For example, if you search “packaging,” your results will be from maven-approved websites only – all in the world of green (our favorite). Pretty cool, right?