DENVER, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, an all-new 2011 Chinook Book hits the Denver/Boulder metro area, providing Front Range residents with the opportunity to save money while patronizing businesses that support healthy, sustainable living. Launched in 2010 as the EcoMetro Guide, the new 2011 Chinook Book celebrates its 2nd year of publication with a new name and more than 300 money-saving coupons. The largest book yet, it includes over 100 new participating merchants. In fact, readers can save up to $3,000 – all by patronizing local businesses that support green lifestyle choices.
About Chinook Book
Chinook Book is an annual resource guide and coupon book that promotes healthy, sustainable living in the Denver/Boulder community. From large, well-known establishments like Sunflower Farmers Markets, Mad Greens and Tony's Market to neighborhood businesses Summerhill Market, The Organic Dish, and Ellie's Eco Home Store, Chinook Book is filled with more than 300 coupons redeemable at local grocery stores, restaurants, bike shops, home and garden stores, theaters and museums, outdoor stores, and much more. The 2011 edition even includes three free RTD Transit passes for LightRail or buses!
Not just any company can be included in Chinook Book
Chinook Book criteria were carefully developed to ensure that all companies featured in the book support healthy, sustainable living.
All products and services appearing in Chinook Book must meet specific environmental and community criteria that examine the environmental impacts of a product's creation, use and disposal. Generally, a product or service can meet Chinook Book criteria in one of four ways: 1) third-party certification such as USDA Organic, Energy Star, etc., 2) self-certification, like rBST-free or Low-VOC, 3) custom Chinook Book surveys, or 4) reducing environmental impact through substitution, i.e. using public transportation instead of a personal vehicle.
For a complete overview of Chinook Book criteria, visit http://den.chinookbook.net/criteria
Chinook Book retails for $20 and is widely available at Sunflower Farmers Markets, Tony's Markets, Guiry's, Pharmaca and other metro area locations or online at ChinookBook.net. Additionally, every year hundreds of schools and community organizations sell Chinook Book as a fundraising opportunity, providing much-needed funds non-profits across the Denver/Boulder metro area.
More information about Chinook Book is available online at http://den.chinookbook.net
SOURCE Chinook Book