Starbucks Serves Up Sustainability
Starbucks recently refurbished its store on NYC's Spring Street using recycled, reused, and locally sourced materials. Aesthetically, the changes reflect the character of the SoHo neighborhood and make patrons feel more at home. Environmentally, the company's decision to use green building materials reflects its proclaimed commitment to the planet.
As part of its Green Store initiative, Starbucks plans to renovate many other locations the same way and has promised that, by the end of this year, every new outpost they construct will be built to LEED standards.