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10 Eco-Friendly Businesses in Downtown York

Mar 12, 2024 | Blog

Welcome to the heart of sustainability in Downtown York! As we gear up for the annual eco-friendly extravaganza, Go Green in the City, it’s the perfect time to shine a spotlight on 10 businesses that are making a positive impact on our planet right here in our community. From zero-waste practices to renewable energy initiatives, these Earth-friendly businesses are setting the standard for sustainable living. Join us in celebrating their efforts and learn how you can make a difference too!

  1. Boho Bella: (57 N. Beaver St.) A fun and vibrant boutique store featuring the best in vintage and new goods for your home, fashion, art, jewelry, and boho styles.
  2. Gusa by Victoria: (46 S. Duke St.) Gusa embodies the essence of their design philosophy – to create ready-to-wear women’s fashion that resonates on a personal level, blending quality with accessibility. Gusa by Victoria also sells wall art pieces that are made from upcylced scraps of material.
  3. House of Flowers: (15 N. Beaver St.) York’s most unique plant shop with unusual houseplants, bouquets, air plants, bonsai, flowers, succulents, cacti, accessories and supplies! Custom options always available!
  4. Mad Radish Farm: (34 W. Philadelphia St.) Offering local milk, eggs, pastured chicken, fresh cheeses and hand-picked produce from their Dover farm to Central Market.
  5. Prince Street Cafe: (2 W. Market St.) Certified B Corporation, demonstrating their leadership in the global movement for inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. This certification also recognizes their social and environmental impact.
  6. Refillism: (38 S. Beaver St.) Earth-loving refills and eco-friendly goods at York’s very own refill shop! Shop online or visit in-store and BYOB- bring your own bottle. Many of the products are all natural, plant based, 100% biodegradable, non-toxic to people and pets, cruelty free, made in America, and have no harsh chemicals, vapors, or residue.
  7. Steph Holmes Artist Studio: (336 W. Market St.) At the heart of her art and business, you’ll find a commitment to fostering environmental consciousness. Recycled, secondhand, and biodegradable packaging are just the start. Steph’s art is inspired by the Earth and its creatures.
  8. Timeline Arcade: (54 W. Market St.) Have a blast from the past! Timeline Arcade has 300+ games and counting and is the largest retro arcade in South Central Pennsylvania and beyond. All games and furniture are retro and repurposed.
  9. The Watchmaker’s Daughter: (22 N. Beaver St.) Buy and sell vintage and estate jewelry and even repair broken jewelry and watches instead of discarding and purchasing new.
  10. York Emporium: (343 W. Market St.) York’s used book and curiosity shop with thousands of books in all genres for all age ranges.

As we come together to celebrate Go Green in the City 2024, let’s recognize and support the local businesses that are to lead the charge toward a more sustainable future. These 10 Earth-friendly establishments in Downtown York are proving that making environmentally conscious choices can be both practical and enjoyable. So, join the movement, patronize these businesses, and let’s collectively contribute to a greener, healthier city. Together, we can make a difference on our planet while also supporting small businesses.

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