To Protect and Restore the Environment
Cotton’s Dirty Laundry
MOM’s sells only GOTS certified organic textiles, as we feel it is the next step in promoting responsible textile manufacturing practices.
In June 2010, MOM’s launched a comprehensive storewide effort to eliminate unnecessary plastic waste in every way possible. The first (and most important) step was to ban bottled water.
Think Outside the Bag
In 2005, MOM’s eliminated plastic bags from all stores. We introduced a $.10 bag credit for customers who use reusable bags.
Sustainability in the Store
- Conserving Energy: We conserve energy by using ultra-low watt LED light bulbs and installing adjustable AC units. MOM’s installs non-ozone depleting refrigeration and has a no open door policy, never allowing cooler doors to be propped open. We power down all unnecessary lights and equipment when not in use, and install skylights where permitted.
- Solar: In February of 2013, MOM’s installed solar panel at our Waldorf location. See Waldorf’s daily usage here!
- Car Charging Stations: We feel that electric and hybrid vehicles are wonderful choices for reducing global warming emissions. MOM’s hosts free Level II car charging at most locations. We also provide access to workplace charging at our Central Office and are a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge.
- Construction: MOM’s uses sustainable building materials and low VOC paints. We build our customer service, bread counters and shelving from Flat Grain Bamboo and Maple Veneer Plywood with no added formaldehyde. We use stained concrete floors in new stores to reduce the need for floor services and VCT tiles.
Wind Power at MOM’s
MOM’s supports renewable energy projects by purchasing Wind Power Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to offset over 100% of our company’s electrical usage. In 2015 MOM’s purchased 8,300,000 kWh of Wind Power RECs. The benefit of MOM’s purchasing wind power is equivalent to offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions from…
- 1,205 passenger vehicles driven for one year
- 2,051 tons of waste sent to the landfill
- 787 homes’ electricity use for one year
- 6,147,447 pounds of coal burned