Sustainability and Respect For the Earth
We believe that businesses have the responsibility to positively impact people, planet and profit. We respect the Earth and life in all its diversity and work to secure the Earth's bounty and beauty for present and future generations. As a community of independent and locally-owned, responsible businesses, we believe we have the power and therefore the responsibility to model positive change in our communities.
We measure our success by how well we care for our environment, by our positive interactions with all people, and by the profitability of our businesses. We educate the public and policymakers about the critical role of independent and locally-owned businesses in a sustainable economy.
We treat all living beings with respect and consideration.