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Green Businesses

in Prince George’s County, MD

Updated January 2009

To add or change information for your business, please contact Ruthie@CommunityForklift.org or call 301-985-5180

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** Groceries & Produce ** Co-operatives **
Building Trades, Remodelers, Architects, Consulting **




RETAIL STORES


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Alyahs Alternatives

www.alyahs.com

(866) 755-7977 ext.1

PO Box 1408, Bowie, MD 20717-1408

Affordable, eco-friendly products for babies and women, including cloth diapers, alternative menstrual products, slings, books, and natural skin care.  Certified business member of Co-op America (now Green America).

 

The Community Forklift, LLC

www.CommunityForklift.org

(301) 985-5180

4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston (Hyattsville area) MD 20781

A nonprofit thrift store for home improvement.  They aim to “lift up communities” by accepting donations of surplus, reclaimed, and green construction materials and making them available to the public at very low prices.  Proceeds are used to reduce waste; to create green jobs; to educate folks about low-cost green renovations; and to make repairs more affordable for homeowners, small businesses, and community groups.  Certified member of Co-op America (now Green America).

 

Habitat for Humanity Restore, Prince George’s County
www.habitat.org

(301) 779-1912

4529 Rhode Is Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722
A nonprofit thrift store accepting building materials and home improvement items.  All materials are donated by local businesses, builders, suppliers, and individuals, and are sold at very low prices to the general public.  Proceeds are used to build safe, decent, affordable homes for families in need.

 

The Matworks,LLC

www.thematworks.com

(301) 837-1257

11900 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, MD 20705

One of the country’s largest suppliers and installers of flooring and anti-fatigue matting to retail stores.  They have a “Green Diamond Commitment” program, in which they take responsibility for their products from cradle-to-cradle.  That is, they will take back their products at the end of its useful life, grind it back into raw materials, and use 100% of it to produce the same type of floor.

 

Nature Neutral

www.NatureNeutral.com

800-656-1961 or 301-985-5180

4671 Tanglewood Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20781

Nature Neutral offers environmentally friendly products and building supplies for construction, renovation, and everyday living.  Located at the Community Forklift warehouse, products include low-odor paint, sustainably harvested lumber and bamboo flooring, formaldehyde-free cotton insulation, and non-toxic cleaners and garden products.

 

Nicaraguan Cultural Alliance

www.quixote.org/nca

(800) 746-1160 or 301-864-5218

PO Box 5051, Hyattsville, MD 20782-0051

Nonprofit agency promoting works of Nicaraguan artisans.  Pottery, art cards, business cards, calendars, T-shirts, decorator plates, balsa carvings, and original paintings.  NCA is a member of the Fair Trade Federation.

 

REI

www.rei.com

(301) 982-9681

9801 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD 20740

REI seeks to “inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship."  What began as a group of 23 mountain climbing buddies is now the nation's largest consumer cooperative, specializing in clothing and supplies for outdoor adventure.  Each year, they donate millions of dollars to support conservation efforts nationwide, and send volunteers to build trails, clean up beaches, and teach outdoor ethics to kids.

 

Treincarnation

www.treincarnation.com

(443) 831-1781

4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston (Hyattsville area) MD 20781
Marcus Sims stocks sustainably harvested rough-planed specialty lumber at Community Forklift, most of which originated in the DC area. This lumber ranges in size and shape, often with its natural bark skin still intact on its edges.

 

Urban Solar Solutions
www.urbansolarsolutions.com

(301) 209 0011

4641 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston (Hyattsville area), MD 20781
Located in the front of the Community Forklift warehouse, Urban Solar Solutions sells energy saving, green, and clean energy products, including
portable solar panels for charging cell phones and laptops, energy-efficient light bulbs in hard to find types and sizes at competitive prices, including dimmable CFL bulbs, green roofing panels for vegetative insulation on flat roofs, green tech lighting (LED and fiber optic technologies), and alternative heating sources for the home or office.

 

Washington Glass Studio

www.washglass.com

(202) 744-8222

3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

The Washington Glass Studio uses one of the least recycled materials, window glass (or float glass), to cast art pieces for architectural and design applications, including kitchen, bath, and lighting projects.

 

 

SERVICES


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EnviroRide

www.EnviroRide.net

(866) 929-4202

4202 Sugar Pine Court, Burtonsville, MD 20866

Transportation the green way! Airport transfers, business and city travel, corporate events, special occasions, tours.

 

EnviroSolutions, Inc

 www.esiwaste.com

(301) 333-8545 

9304 D'Arcy Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

A waste collection, transfer and disposal firm offering a wide range of professional waste removal solutions to commercial, construction, municipal and residential clients.

 

Green Clean LLC

www.GreenCleanUSA.org

(301) 486-7334

PO Box 1180, Greenbelt, MD 20768

"Green Clean:  Your Earth Friendly Cleaning Service.”  Residential and commercial cleaning company, serving the DC area and Baltimore.  BBB Accredited, Fully Bonded and Insured.

 

 

RESTAURANTS


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Berwyn Cafe
301-345-9898
www.berwyncafe.net

5010 Berwyn Road, College Park

All-vegetarian and all-organic fare. Wide variety of vegan meals, including baked desserts and daily specials. All meals under $10.00. Near the College Park Metro station.

 

Everlasting Life Health Complex and Organic Market
301-324-6900
www.everlastinglife.net

9185 Central Avenue, Capitol Heights

The Everlasting Life Health Complex offers three great departments under one roof: a deli and juice bar, health food store, and sit-down dining. Catering also offered. Enjoy award-winning, 100-percent vegan soul food at this Soul Vegetarian location. Priced under $15.00.

 

The Fabian House Café
301-464-6777
www.antiquesoldtownbowie.com/FabianHouseCafeMenu.htm

8519 Chestnut Avenue, Bowie

Located inside the Shops at Fabian House, this all-vegetarian café serves up a variety of dishes, many of which are or can be made vegan. Try the Asian Dream salad or the Tempeh Salad Sandwich followed by the vegan "Marry Me" Bar for dessert. Coffee drinks can be made with soy milk.

 

Island Style Ice Cream

(301)927-0066

www.islandstyleicecream.com

3829 34th Street, Mt. Rainier

Serving natural ice cream in the coolest flavors of Jamaica.  Sold at their shop, and other stores in the region.  Their ice cream is organic, sweetened with sugar cane, and made with ingredients from the GLUT grocery cooperative. 

 

A Quest for Fresh
301-887-1998

4009 34th Street, Mt. Rainier

This all-vegan eatery offers an extensive menu of fresh meals including avocado and tofu salads, nori rolls, pita pocket sandwiches, and fruit-based desserts. Be sure to ask about the special of the day. Located next to the GLUT cooperative. Call first, as hours are not regular.

 

The Wild Onion Café & Catering

301-209-0630

6504 America Boulevard. Hyattsville, MD 20782

Located at Prince George’s Plaza, this 60-seat establishment is the vision of Chef Rasheed Abdurrahman (a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America).  Wild Onion focuses on organic ingredients and features a menu of comfort foods, spicy ethnic dishes, vegetarian specialties, custom sandwiches, baked goods, and coffees.  The catering service uses biodegradable utensils.

 

Woodlands
301-434-4202

8046 New Hampshire Avenue, Hyattsville

All-vegetarian, Indian food. Lunch buffets for $6.95 on weekdays and $8.95 on weekends. Most of the curries are made with dairy products, so be sure to ask which items are vegan.

 

 

GROCERIES & PRODUCE


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American Farmers’ Market at National Harbor
Waterfront Street & Fleet Street (Across from Gaylord National Convention Center)
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. May 31 - October 18
Contact: National Harbor Management Office 301-203-4170

Mount Rainier Farmers' Market
One Municipal Place (near the traffic circle at the intersection of Rhode Island Ave & 34th Street)
Saturdays: 9am - 1pm. June 5 - November 20
More info at www.MountRainierFarmersMarket.com

Bowie Farmers' Market
15200 Annapolis Road (Adjacent to Bowie Center for the Performing Arts)
Sunday: 8 a.m. to Noon. May 18 - October 26
Contact: Matt Corley 301-809-3078
WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted

Cheverly Community Farmers’ Market
6401 Forest Rd. (at the Community Center)
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 24 - October 25
Contact: Crystal Lal 301-773-0635

Claggett Farm

www.clagettfarm.org

301-627-4662 

11904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD  20772

Clagett Farm is a working farm, owned and operated by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF).  They grow vegetables for their Community Supported Agriculture program, raise grass fed cattle and have a native tree nursery on more than 285 acres.  (Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an innovative marketing tool for farmers, which allows members of the public to pre-purchase a “share” of the harvest for the season—thus creating a mutually supportive relationship between local farmers and community members.).  You can also earn groceries through their workshare program.

 

College Park Farmers' Market
5211 Paint Branch Parkway
(On parking lot of Herbert Wells Ice Rink/Ellen Linson Swimming Pool)
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to Noon May 3 - November 22
Contact: Phil Miller 301-399-5485
WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted

 

Glut Food Co-op

www.glut.org

(301) 779-1978

4005 34th Street, Mount Rainer, MD 20712-1908

"Natural foods at the best prices in town;" grocery cooperative open to the public.  More than 40 varieties of cheeses, nuts, dried fruits, cheap spices, organic produce

Greenbelt Farmers' Market
Parking lot of Roosevelt Center, Crescent Road @ Southway
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. June 8 - November 2
Contact: Kim Kash 202-281-4789

Hyattsville Farmers' Market at Queens Chapel Town Center
Corner of Queens Chapel Road and Hamilton St. (behind shopping center)
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. June 17 - October 28
Contact: Peggy Campanella 301-627-0977
WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted

Laurel Farmers' Market
300 Block of Main Street
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. June 5- October 30
Contact: Francis Gosman 301- 854-2917
WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted

My Organic Market

www.myorganicmarket.com

(301) 220-1100

9827 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD 20740

Full service natural foods grocery store, locally owned and operated. 100% organic produce department, bodycare, supplements, and gluten-free products.

Riverdale Park Farmers' Market
MARC Rail Station Parking lot off Queensbury Rd.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. May 1 - October 30
Contact: Jim Coleman 301-332-6258
WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted

USDA (Beltsville) Farmers' Market
5601 Sunnyside Ave., Parking Lot B
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. June 19 - October 2
Contact: Carletha McGriff 301-504-1776
WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted

 

 

CO-OPERATIVES


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Anacostia Hours, Inc.

www.anacostiahours.org

(301) 927-6216

4101 29th Street, Mt. Rainier , MD 20712

A local currency that promotes local economic strength, community self-reliance, economic and social justice, and community participation.

 

GLUT – see food section

 

Green Guild Biodiesel Cooperative

www.greenguildbiodiesel.org

mailing address:

 Attn: Adam Schwartz

Green Guild Biodiesel Coop

6200 Sheridan St, Riverdale, MD 20737

The Green Guild Biodiesel Coop is a member-based, non-profit, social entrepreneurship venture that serves the community and environment through promoting and producing quality biodiesel fuel in the Washington DC metro area.  They use biodiesel as a teaching tool to educate consumers, youth and the community about climate change, the energy crisis, and community solutions.  The Coop currently signs up new members and dispenses biodiesel at the Riverdale Farmer’s Market.

 

Mt Rainier Tool Shed
www.mountrainiermd.org/community/toolshed

(240) 273-2777

3601 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
The Mount Rainier Community Tool Shed is a collection of hand and power tools that can be used at no cost by residents, businesses, and community groups of Mount Rainier, Maryland, to help improve their property. With initial funding provided by the Prince George’s County Livable Communities Initiative, the Tool Shed’s purpose is to increase the beauty of Mount Rainier through home repairs, yard improvements, and care of public spaces.

 

Mt Rainier Bike Co-op
www.mrbikecoop.com

(301) 277-2110

3601 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
MRBC is a community, volunteer-run bike shop where you can learn to work on your own bicycle! Throughout the year, we offer bike mechanics classes, an earn-a-bike program, and open shop hours for ages 6-adult.

 

REI – see retail section

 

 

BUILDING TRADES, REMODELERS, ARCHITECTS, CONSULTING


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A Breath of Fresh Air

 www.ABreathOfFreshAirInc.com

(240) 381-0899  

7102 Polly Court, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Consultants in energy efficiency and environmental (IAQ) Assessments, serving residential, commercial, and governmental clients.  A division of Wade Enterprises, Inc., and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

The Banneker Group, LLC

www.thebannekergroup.com

(301) 490-8824 

14504 Greenview Drive, Suite 302, Laurel, MD 20708

General contracting and facility maintenance.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Ben Dyer Associates, Inc

www.bendyer.com

(301) 430-2000

11721 Woodmore Road, Mitchellville, MD 20721

Surveying, planning, and civil engineering services in support of land development.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Bradley Site Design, Inc

www.bradleysitedesign.com

(240) 568-5075 

693-B Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707 (update 1-09 – moved to DC)

Landscape architectural and planning services for municipal, institutional, commercial and residential clients.  They have LEED AP status and seek to incorporate sustainable and environmentally sensitive design and construction practices into every project.

 

Capital Specs, LLC

www.capitalspecs.com

(301) 627-4865

14709 Cambridge Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD  20772

Architectural specifications and sustainable design consulting firm.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

CECA, LLC

www.cecallc.com

(301) 967-1719

9901 Business Parkway, Suite H, Lanham, MD 20706

Provides architecture & engineering, inspections, and electrical construction services, with a commitment to energy conservation and environmental design.  LEED accredited, and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Ceepco Contracting

www.ceepcocontracting.com/

(301) 931-1600

6718-B Industrial Drive, Beltsville, MD 20705

Provides engineering, environmental and construction services to commercial organizations and government agencies.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Cosmos Air Purification & Environmental Systems Inc

hvacfilter.com

(301) 925-1604

1900A Clarkson Way, Landover, MD 20785

This company supplies filters, including bacterial, chemical odor, air, and indoor air quality filters.  Also provides filter changes, lead abatement, and asbestos abatement and re-insulation.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Earth Sun Energy Systems

www.earthsunenergy.com

(301) 980-6325

3927 Madison Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781

Green design/build services in residential construction; design integrated building energy systems, incorporating elements like radiant floor heating, solar thermal systems and energy recovery ventilation; energy efficient building incorporating more sustainable heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.

 

Eco Electric

go-companies.com/

(301) 927-4900

4631 Baltimore Ave, Cottage City, MD 20722

Lighting maintenance, electrical service, energy management.  Member of the MD-DC-VA Solar Energy Industries Association. 

 

Government Services Integrated Process Team LLC

www.gsipt.net

(301) 794-8797

4221 Forbes Blvd, Suite 250, Lanham, MD  20706

Provides architecture, engineering, planning, program management, and construction management services to the federal government.  Several LEED professionals on staff.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Green Homes Blue Sky LLC

www.greenhomesbluesky.com

(301) 779-3168

4313 Tuckerman Street, University Park, MD 20782

Provides energy auditing, home analysis, weatherization, and repairs to improve energy efficiency.

 

Green Home LLC
www.GreenHomeLLC.biz

(301) 277-9660

4108 32nd Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
This home renovation company approaches projects using ecological ideas and common sense, to accomplish three main goals for the homeowner: 1) energy-efficiency; 2) improved environmental quality, especially indoor air quality, and 3) healing and protecting the earth. They install energy-efficient appliances and solar units, and use building materials that are certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). Green Home shops and donates at Community Forklift, and is also a member of the US Green Building Council and Co-op America (now Green America).

 

Green Power Living, LLC

www.greenpowerliving.com

(301) 861-0201 

938 E Swan Creek Road, Suite 228, Fort Washington, MD  20744

Energy efficiency and renewable energy consulting firm serving residential and commercial clients.  Services include home energy audits, HERS ratings, ENERGY STAR New Homes certification, LEED for Homes consulting, and solar site assessments.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Griffith Energy Services

www.griffithheatingandair.com

888-718-7309

2510 Schuster Drive, Cheverly, MD 20781  20705

We stay on the cutting edge of air conditioning service and heating service technology. From oil or gas-fired furnaces and boilers to air source and geothermal heat pumps and central air conditioners, we are the experts that will help you lower your energy costs while optimizing your indoor environment.

 

Grimm & Parker

www.gparch.com

(301) 595-1000

11720 Beltsville Dr, Suite 600, Calverton, MD  20705

Leed-certified architects.  They specialize in sustainable design and community-based architecture, with experience in the design of educational facilities, libraries, recreational facilities, performing arts facilities, public safety facilities, community master planning, and residential communities.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

HD Squared Architects, LLC

www.HDSquared.net

(202) 436-5311

3201 Belleview Avenue, Cheverly, MD 20785

This architecture firm provides creative and economical designs to customize residential additions and renovations. They have had a particular emphasis in sustainable and energy efficient design for over eight years.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Jackson-Shaw

www.jacksonshaw.com

(301) 429-1011 

4640 Forbes Blvd, Suite 150, Lanham, MD 20706

Real estate developer.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Loiederman Soltesz Associates, Inc.

www.lsassociates.net

(301) 794-7555

266 Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD 20706

Land development engineering, incorporating green design.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Mechanical Systems and Services, Inc.

(301) 498-8838

14300 Cherry Lane Court, Laurel, MD 20707

HVAC systems.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Minnicks, Inc

www.minnicks.net

(301) 953-2820

5200 Minnick Road, Laurel, MD 20707  

Specializing in mechanical HVAC designing and installing of HVAC systems.  They do geothermal and radiant heating systems, as well as energy audits.

 

Oak Tree Inc

www.oaktreeinc.com

(301) 277-0243  

6712 40th Avenue, University Park, MD 20782-1415

Custom wood, stone and tile; community-based craftspeople; green building; tree management and protection; raingardens; living roofs; custom renovations; sustainable/renewable resources.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Plus Electric Corp

pluselectriccorp.com

(301) 422-4762

3305 Gumwood Drive, University Hills, Hyattsville, MD 20783

Installer of solar panel energy systems for commercial and residential projects.  Member of the MD-DC-VA Solar Energy Industries Association. 

 

Power Services Inc

www.powerservices.net

(301) 390-0800

5800 Woodcliff Road, Suite 108, Bowie, MD 20720

Electrical contracting services and telecommunications network cabling, with experience on LEED certified projects.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Rolf Jensen & Associates

www.rjainc.com

(301) 490-3901 

14502 Greenview Drive, Suite 500, Laurel, MD 20708

Fire protection consultants.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

SEMCAS Consulting Associates

www.semcas.com

(240) 298-3107

10200 Brookhaven Lane, Suite 111, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

This consulting firm helps industrial, commercial, healthcare, educational organizations and companies, as well as federal, state and local government agencies, to develop and implement effective energy and environmental management solutions.   Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Sun Edison

www.sunedison.com

(443) 909-7200

12500 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705

Solar energy services; owns and operates power plants in North America; services include renewable power, monitoring, marketing, renewable portfolio standards, and solar tariff services; provides solar-generated energy to commercial, government, and utility customers.

 

Sunergy

(443) 763-2026

13 Lakeside Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770

Architects.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Unstoppable Solutions LLC

www.unstoppablesolution.net

(703) 930-6490 

6417 Knollbrook Dr, Hyattsville, MD 20783

Turn key construction and property management corporation dedicated to environmentally intelligent practices.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

W. E. Bowers

www.webowers.com

(301) 419-2488 

12401 Kiln Ct, Beltsville, MD 20705

Mechanical contractor, providing mechanical construction and HVAC service to general contractors, high-tech companies, property managers, government agencies, and institutional clients.  A member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

William F. Klingensmith, Inc

www.wfklingensmith.com

(301) 699-6070

7307 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 209, College Park, MD 20740

Contractors specializing in educational facilities, schools, colleges, office buildings, maintenance facilities, additions, renovations and modernizations for county, state and federal governments and commercial clients.  Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

 



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