About Us

Our Unique Approach

kirstinincafe333wThe approach of the Green Café Network is to build on the influence of key institutions – neighborhood cafes and Americans’ infatuation with coffee – in order to raise environmental awareness and spur individual action. To this end, we believe that when people see their local café as a positive example of green business practices and community building, there is a ripple effect – where a community is strengthened through individual action and neighborhood cohesion.

Through tapping into American’s daily coffee ritual and the culture associated with it, we are breaking new ground in the field of environmental education while also making measurable reductions in environmental impacts from the café industry itself.  Green Café Network is dedicated to keeping a grassroots approach while maintaining its broader vision of community-building and social change through the widespread greening of neighborhood cafes.