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Fortescue Sea Chest

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Fortescue Sea Chest
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Local art consigned, green practices products, nautical and Delawre bay themed gifts and apparel.
Contact Person: 
Meghan Wren
Business Location: 
226 New Jersey Ave Next door to the Charlesworth
08321 Fortescue , NJ
United States
39° 14' 14.3592" N, 75° 10' 17.364" W
Number of Employees: 
2 p/t
Renewal Date: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 
Business practices: Our policy is to consider the environment and sustainability in each business choice, making the best choice for the environment, GHG production and impact on water quality as practical - not just the most cost-efficient path. Our policy on inventory is to buy local when there is an option; to test green practice options for daily living and to offer and educate about those choices to encourage and support customers to live with as small a ghg footprint as possible.
Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
Meghan Wren is our Sustainability Leader.
Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
Description of Action: 
We are committed to buying local when possible, buying apparel with sustainable fabric (recycled content) as much as practical, and avoiding excessive packaging when there are alternatives. All office supplies and wrapping options will be as high recycled content as possible.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
As mentioned above, we are committed to researching and providing green living products to support consumers moving to plastic free, locally sources products.
Aspirational Goals
Description of Action: 
Would love to get to the point that 100% of items offered are local and/or environmentally friendly.
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
We attempt to purchase products that come in as little packaging as possible and reuse packaging for shipping, projects and for craft activities at local events.
Lbs Saved: 
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
Save bubble wrap, peanuts, paper packaging for reuse. Some boxes get repurposed for Terracycle deliveries of specific waste streams that the local Green Team collects.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
All recyclable materials are recycled - paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, aluminum, air-filled packaging cushions, and additional Teracycle eligible products.
Food Waste
Description of Action: 
All food waste (jus from employee lunches and occasional refreshments offered to customers on special occasions, are composted.
Hazardous Waste/Toxic Use Reduction
Description of Action: 
No hazardous waste created through green choices.
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
Minisplit installed to reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling. High R value installed in walls and ceiling to provide good insulation and reduce loss of heat/cool air through building.
Money Saved: 
Employee Commute
Description of Action: 
The owner and employee walk or bike to work.
Stormwater Management and Site Design
Description of Action: 
A porous pavement driveway was installed to minimize stormwater.
Emergency Preparedness
Be Prepared for Emergencies
Description of Action: 
Built the shop following flood proofing technologies and have sandbags for the doors.
Support the Well-Being of Your Employees
Description of Action: 
I buy lunch everyday she works (one employee), support her personal growth and help as needed.
Serve Customers with Disabilities
Description of Action: 
I provide handicap parking, a ramp with the appropriate slope, wide door and accessible pathways through the shop.
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
I'm the chair of our local Green Team and Environmental Commission, povide gift baskets to local (and regional events) and volunteer for beach & road cleanups, local events and other activities.
Sustainable Jersey
Description of Action: 
I chair the local Green Team which achieved Bronze Certification and we are striving for Silver in 2022.
Shop Local
Description of Action: 
My family and I make it a practice to eat once a week at each of two local eateries, buy gas from the local gas station and buy produce, in season, from the local farm stands. I also carry as many items from local artists as they'll bring to me - currently approx 40 local artists represented.
Finished Application: 
Member Since: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022