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A Small Green Space LLC

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
A Small Green Space LLC
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Urban landscape design, installation and maintenance
Contact Person: 
Emma Lam
Business Location: 
21 Hudson Court
07305 Jersey City , NJ
United States
40° 42' 39.384" N, 74° 6' 14.526" W
Number of Employees: 
Management and Leadership
Annual Environmental Goals
Description of Action: 
to reduce our companies footprint with regards to waste in both our office/ studio and also in our business practices.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
We are a landscaping company. We do offer maintenance services but we use not pesticides in our work. rather we weed and practice "balancing" the health in our clients gardens.
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
We save much of our employee's personal plastics (e.g bottles, food containers; cleaning containers; medicine bottles etc) and also the plastic containers that our plants come in from the nursery and use these as "filler" for the bottom of our large clients planters. This season along we managed up-cycle over 20 contractor bags full of plastics. This saves us money (and weight) due to using significantly less soil.
Lbs Saved: 
Money Saved: 
Waste Other
Description of Action: 
Several years ago we replaced our use of black garbage bags and contractor bags with bio-bags. We use bio-bags about 85 % of the time with regards to our garden maintenance debris containment
Employee Commute
Description of Action: 
We hire try to always hire local people and have chosen to keep our office in Jersey City despite the option to move elsewhere so that our employee's commutes do not change. Our office assistant is the only employee that drives a car to work (as she lives the furthest) therefore we have allowed her to work from home from time to time in order to (amongst other things) cut down on her commute.
Efficient Business Travel
Description of Action: 
Last year we gave one of our gardeners a bike to ride to work and one of our clients gave another of our gardeners a bike. Our two full time gardeners ride their bikes to and from the office each day. We have supplied them with: new tires; bike pumps and other onsite storage for their bikes.
Transportation Other
Description of Action: 
Traded in 2013 vehicle for lower emission 2023 commercial van. Traded in our gas powered landscaping tools (mower, edger, blower, etc) for 6 battery operated tools.
Gallons of Fuel Saved: 
Certification Programs
Certification Programs Other
Description of Action: 
Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability 2018 Sustainable JC
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Emergency Preparedness
Be Prepared for Emergencies
Description of Action: 
We make sure to have first aid kits in our office and also our company vehicles at all times
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
We have been contacted by our city (The City of Jersey City) to talk with them about working on our city's composting program. We have a meeting with city administrators tomorrow.
Shop Local
Description of Action: 
we use local, small business suppliers whenever possible. Some local small businesses that we do business with: the company that prints our T-Shirt and caps (Triple Green Printing, jersey city, NJ); Garden Mark Artificial Grass supplier (Hoboken NJ); 14th Street Garden Center (one of our plant suppliers); Duncan Hardware (small Jersey City hardware store); Downtown Hardware (in Jersey City, NJ) etc
Community Other
Description of Action: 
For the past two years we have worked with the Jersey City branch of Church World Services (CWS) which is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. CWS has helped facilitate interviews with several (refugee) clients who have then become full time gardeners with our company.
Finished Application: 
Member Since: 
Friday, July 27, 2018