What We Do

GCN helps small businesses and organizations:

  • Reduce and divert solid waste
  • Reduce energy use
  • Conserve water resources
  • Eliminate toxic chemicals
  • Minimize and prevent pollution
  • Improve product purchasing choices
  • Train and educate staff on daily practices that help reduce their cafe’s carbon footprint
  • Organize workshops or events related to sustainability for their customers and local community

We do this through the following:


Sustainability Consulting

Green Cafe Design

Growing our Community:

  • By facilitating a growing network  of cafe operators that support our Shared Committment to sustainability principles and green business practices, and engages in the sharing of Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • By establishing partnerships with suppliers of eco-friendly and/or locally produced products (i.e. recycled paper products, compostable take away products, cleaning products, organic milk and foods) to help shift the market toward more sustainable alternatives

Contact us to discuss your cafe’s green business goals. GCN is committed to greening the coffeehouse industry – so we want to work with you to improve the planet and your business!