Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Culture Couture
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Culture Couture opened its doors in beautiful downtown Montclair, NJ in 2002. Our mission is to introduce affordable and quality products from a variety of countries to our community.
Contact Person: 
Lisa Johnson
Title: 
Owner
Business Location: 
Culture Couture
53 Church St
07042 Montclair , NJ
United States
40° 48' 51.3828" N, 74° 13' 11.1252" W
Phone: 
973 655 9340
Email: 
culturecouture@aol.com
Website: 
www.culturecouture.com
Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Employee Commute
Description of Action: 
I live 2.1 miles from my job and I bike there around once or twice a week in the spring/summer/fall. Some weeks more, some not at all, it depends on what I have to do after work.
Gallons of Fuel Saved: 
18
Money Saved: 
36
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
I have 13 six foot T8 fluorescent lights and 8 LED lights that are used as spotlights.
kWh Saved: 
2,667
Money Saved: 
454
Fuel Conservation Efficiency
Description of Action: 
I drive a 2007 Jeep Compass which is a 4 cylinder automobile that has good fuel efficiency.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
I recycle everything that I am able to, i.e. cardboard, paper, magazines, plastic, styrofoam, plastics.
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 

OUR MISSION To support producer partners’ efforts towards economic independence and control over their environment and to challenge the power structures that undermine their rights to a livelihood. To protect the environment and use natural resources sustainably throughout our trading and to promote environmentally responsible initiatives to create new models to promote sustainability. To supply customers with good quality products, with friendly and efficient service, and build awareness to empower customers and producers to participate in Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable solutions. To provide a supportive environment to all stakeholders and promote dialogue and understanding between them. To set an example to business and the government of a Fair Trade model of business based on partnership, people-centered values and sustainability. OVERVIEW OF OUR ECO POLICY • To promote natural and organic farming • To avoid polluting substances • To protect water supplies • To use biodegradable substances where possible • To recycle materials where possible

Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
Description of Action: 
I use recycled paper for my packaging and literature, as well as biodegradable plastics.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
The merchandise I sell is either fair trade or made in the US. Most is made with organic cotton, recycled polyester, or upcycled from other materials.
Certification Programs Other
Description of Action: 
I graduated the Cloud Institute Program.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Description of Action: 
I have many plants in my store including Snake plants, Chinese evergreens, Bamboo and Philodendron.
Serve Customers with Disabilities
Description of Action: 
Yes - everything is on one level with wide aisles and their is a loading zone in front of the door.
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
I support Bike Walk Montclair – http://bikewalkmontclair.org/get-involved/bike-friendly-business-campaign/