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Apr 23

Plaza Palooza!!

As you may have heard, EcoClean will be expanding in Austin and opening up two more cleaners in the coming weeks! This is great news as your favorite eco-friendly dry cleaners will be more accessible to those in the north and south parts of our great city.

One of our new Austin locations will be at the ever expanding shopping hub of West Anderson Plaza. And wouldn’t you know it, they are throwing a little party to introduce y’all to the stores, restaurants, and service providers there.

Plaza Palooza!

Although, we aren’t quite ready to start handling your dry cleaning needs at this location jussst yet, we are excited to be able to team up with our new neighbors to bring you this family-friendly event that lasts the whole weekend. We’ll be teaming up with the premier camera shop in town, Precision Camera, to bring you the official photo booth of Plaza Palooza! There will also be a chance for the kids to decorate our brand new storefront using their own artistic talents. With all the participating businesses, there’s something for everyone!

Plaza Palooza runs Friday from 5-9 and Saturday & Sunday from 12-6. For more on the schedule of events, click the image. We’ll see you this weekend!

Apr 19

Give 5 on Earth Day

EcoClean, your favorite eco-friendly dry cleaners, is proud to participate in Austin Gives 5 as a Friend of the Campaign. 

Give 5 to Mother Earth

Our customers help us to give weekly through our PROPS program simply by bringing in their clothes to be cleaned. This Monday, Earth Day, everyone has a chance to give back around Austin, and to ‘Keep Austin Green’! To learn more about Give 5, give the picture a click.

Apr 3

April 2013 PROPS Partner: Sustainable Food Center

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Spring is here and what better time of year to celebrate gardening and locally grown food!  We are delighted to have the Sustainable Food Center as our PROPS partner-of-the-month for April 2013.  SFC has been serving central Texas for almost 40 years. Their innovative and award winning programs promote community health and prevent diet-related disease by breaking down barriers to fresh, nutritious, affordable food and supporting local family farms.

SFC Programs:

GROW LOCAL

Demonstrating the importance of local food production for the health and well-being of individuals, families, community, and the environment, SFC empowers people to grow their own food through citizen, school, and community garden projects.

Be a Citizen Gardener

FARM DIRECT

Weekly Farmer’s Markets, farm-to-school and farm-to-work projects bring the farm to the city. By facilitating farmer – urban resident contact, FARM DIRECT strengthens the local economy and creates easy access to fresh local and healthy food

THE HAPPY KITCHEN

By teaching skills and self-sufficiency in preparing healthy, economical meals with emphasis on local, seasonal foods, THE HAPPY KITCHEN program affects positive changes in shopping, cooking, eating habits and nutrition for adults and the children they care for.  The curriculum is designed to reduce diet-related diseases (diabetes, overweight, obesity, heart-disease, cancer, etc.) and introduce integrated food systems concepts like growing ones own food and shopping at farmer’s markets.

View about upcoming classes here!

SPROUTING HEALTHY KIDS

SFC’s farm-to-school and food systems education project. Sprouting Healthy Kids includes three main components: locally-grown fruits and vegetables served in school cafeterias, classroom lessons designed to introduce students to healthy food and food systems, and a hands-on afterschool gardening and cooking program.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN 

It’s a great time to get involved.  SFC has raised 80% of their 4.5 million goal to build a new facility in East Austin.  The new building will feature classrooms, kitchens, outdoor education spaces and a 2.3 acre community garden. Visit this page to make a donation now, and don’t forget to bring your cleaning into EcoClean on Wednesdays… 5% of what you spend will go directly to SFC.

PROPS to you SFC, for creating a healthy food community!