Rainbow Grocery Cooperative is a certified San Francisco Green Business and strives to exceed the stringent standards set by the San Francisco Department of the Environment. In addition to reaching the environmental goals of our Mission Statement, Rainbow Grocery's ecological ambitions are further met by workers who serve on our annually elected Ecology Committee. These workers manage our extensive Green initiatives and also serve as an educational resource for workers, buyers, and customers, as well as actively seeking out new innovative ways for Rainbow to achieve a minimal environmental impact. Next time you're in the store, look up! Those square lights in the ceiling are not fluorescent lights. You're being bathed in sunlight while you shop! Click here to learn more about our Daylight Harvesting System. Along with recycling, minimization of waste, pollution prevention, and water/energy conservation, Rainbow has also pursued the following environmentally conscious initiatives:
Installing a Skylight and Daylight Harvesting System.
Installing Energy-efficient compressors for our many coolers.
13.3 kilowatt solar panel system for electric usage and hot water heating.
Creating a Native Garden comprised of native plants from California and the Bay Area.
Offering financial incentives for customers when they reuse containers and bags to purchase bulk items.
Providing battery and compact fluorescent light recycling station for the public.
Providing “E-Cycle Day” where the community can properly dispose of old electronics containing potentially toxic materials.
Sponsorship of a family of rescued factory-farmed animals at Farm Sanctuary, an animal shelter and vegan farm in Orland, CA
Contact our Ecology Committee or more information at firstname.lastname@example.org