Our Green Home
Our Mission & Vision
Our mission at ourgeenhome.co is to become your most trusted source for green products, offering quality products that are environmentally responsible, work well and provide value.
We believe that the power to make change rests with the individual consumer. The products you buy every day make a difference. Eco-friendly products are healthier for you and better for the planet. In addition, when a large group of consumers choose to "buy green", the market will respond with greater variety, more innovation and lower prices for green products and services.
We will conduct business in a socially responsible manner that safeguards the earth.
What Products are "Green"?
While there may be some grey areas and other facts can be considered, our products conform to at least one of the following criteria. All of our products will help you save energy, water, or plastic, or are made from recycled material, renewable material, or are biodegradable.
Where products are manufactured, also help us qualify “Green” products. We will specify if a product is made in the United States or Canada. Being an internet storefront, we can’t guarantee that any product is made near you, but we can find products that are made near our base in Hopkins, Minnesota. This helps prevent some environmental transportation costs. Short of being made near us, we prefer products that are manufactured in continental North America, but we also give weight to products that are Fair Trade Certified, and have one or more of the above requirements.
Other considerations are source materials and packaging. For a small e-retailer it is hard for us to dictate sourcing for our suppliers and manufacturers, but we do ask these questions and consider the answers. After all a timer switch made in China from plastic can still save a lot of electricity. We do however complain to our suppliers about the amount and type of packaging used to ship our products. FYI: We proudly reuse packaging from other sources for products we ship to you when appropriate.
We Want to Hear from You
We are in the development stage of our store, and want to hear from you. Please explore our site and let us know what you think and what we can do to better meet your needs. We also want to hear about the green products you want to buy - the products you love, those you have a hard time finding, and the products that make green living easier. Email us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952.491.0540.