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BLUER Honors Roots Cafe

Borough Leaders United for Emissions Reduction honors Roots Cafe for its environmental efforts.

The following is a press release from BLUER.

West Chester BLUER (Borough Leaders United for Emissions Reduction) presented its Business Award to Roots Café at the Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building Monday. The award was presented by BLUER Chair David Mazzocco and Secretary Jim Wylie to owner/manager Dan Cellucci and Charlie Crawford.

The BLUER Business Awards Program is intended to spur positive change by recognizing local businesses that are taking genuine steps to reduce carbon emissions. The Award recognizes businesses in the Borough of West Chester and surrounding area that have taken the initiative to:

·      Conserve energy through building improvements/design and/or policy changes;

·      Convert to renewable, cleaner energy sources; and/or

·      Reduce waste by reducing purchasing/packaging, reusing materials, and/or recycling aggressively.

Roots Café, 8 W. Gay Street, focuses on providing local, organic and affordable food under the motto of “from farm to table.” They reduce their environmental footprint by serving locally grown produce and locally raised and processed meats and cheeses, including food from Thornberry CSA, WC Growers Market, King’s Highway Farm, Great Harvest Bakery, Stoudt’s Market and Tait Farm. They are transitioning to a renewable electric supplier and next year will see an increase in their canning efforts and an expansion of the community garden at the Melton Center.

With these actions and more, Roots Cafe sets a standard for environmental and climate change awareness that other West Chester Borough businesses can follow. BLUER thanks Roots Café and owner/manager Dan Cellucci for that leadership.

Previous BLUER Business Awards have been awarded to New Street Catering and The Hickman. If you would like to nominate a West Chester business to be recognized, please email info@wcbluer.org.

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