Meet our Green Business partner: Lenka Hair Salon
Please welcome our newest Sarasota County Green Business Partner: Lenka Hair Salon, in Venice.
About the Partner
From the moment you walk through the door at Lenka Hair Salon, you will see and feel the difference. Experience the chic, elegant, relaxed atmosphere designed to make you feel great. Conveniently located on East Venice Avenue, Lenka Hair Salon has 30-plus years of combined experience designing hairstyles.
Mission statement: As a team, our passion and dedication focuses on continual growing service in all areas with awareness of our precious environment substantially.
As a Green Business Partner, the salon is working to implement new environmental initiatives for their staff and clients. The first order of business was to create a recycling program that encourages participation. This was accomplished by setting up a recycling system that includes organizing plastics (by number), cans, paper and cardboard. Additionally, the salon is looking at working with TerraCycle to set up programs to collect color tubes and foils and other products unique to the salon industry.
Lenka Hair Salon works with its vendors to select products with the least amount of packaging, to purchase materials in bulk or refillable containers, and to develop an overall environmentally preferable purchasing policy.
From an energy perspective, the salon utilizes more efficient T-6 electric ballasts, takes advantage of natural storefront lighting, and has replaced older equipment with energy-saving featured products.
About the Program
The Green Business Partnership is open to all businesses in Sarasota County. Certified Green Business partners operate in an environmentally responsible manner. More than 250 businesses have earned certification, which includes an on-site verification of reduction, reuse and conservation practices in:
- Business operations;
- Solid waste management;
- Recycling; and
- Energy and water consumption.