Dockside Cannabis is committed to the environment at every level. Even though it isn’t easy at times, we strive to make every decision one that benefits the Earth. Dockside Co-op, our sister medical dispensary in Fremont, has been operating sustainably for over 4 years now. Offering jar return deposits to consistently reuse packaging and existing as a food box pick up location for the local CSA, Growing Washington, are just a couple ways the Co-op gives back to Mother Earth.
Dockside Cannabis is not permitted to re-use jars due to regulations, but we’re using paper packaging whenever possible, buying our office furniture second hand, and always using green cleaners to take those small steps to a sustainable future. We have been setting up donation jars for different charities since the first day we’ve been open and love giving back in every way we can. In April & May we raised $1,520 for the Orca Conservancy to help startup their OrcaStars program. OrcaStars will be a yearly effort starting in June educating businesses around the Puget Sound on environmental issues and the detrimental effects that every day cleaning products, oil, brake dust, cigarettes, etc. damage the Puget Sound and our endangered southern resident killer whales.
Now that we’re moving into June, we’ve started a new fundraiser for OUT for Sustainability for Pride month! We offer donation jars at each register for our customers to donate their change at the end of each transaction, and in the first 10 days, our awesome customers have already donated $200. We’re also going to attend OUT for Sustainability’s Earth Gay on June 7th to help restore Cheasty Greenspace. Living Dockside is all about enjoying the natural playground the Pacific Northwest has blessed us with, and taking care of it at the same time.