By Holly Burns
When you hear the words green nightclub you might picture a club in the throes of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. But the green nightclub to which I am referring, Greenhouse, is New York’s first club exclusively dedicated to eco-friendly operations. Greenhouse is LEED certified with green features such as walls made of sustainable bamboo that are adorned with real leaves, electricity that is 100 percent wind-powered, waterless urinals and low-flow toilets (yes, they are sanitary), and LED light bulbs that use one-thirtieth the energy of regular light bulbs. In addition to being environmentally responsible, Greenhouse also hosts a number of events every night of the week in its 6,000 square foot space, aimed towards chic eco-activists and trendy New Yorkers alike. In line with their branding, Greenhouse features organic Vodka 360, a luxury spirit made at a green distillery, packaged in recycled material, and served in a reusable, recycled bottle.
Last year, just before Greenhouse opened, GustOrganics opened its doors as the first bar to be 100% certified organic by the USDA. However, Greenhouse is not aiming to be completely organic.
The question is would you cater to an establishment based solely on its commitment to being eco-friendly? Also, will Greenhouse be able to maintain its green status?
To check out Greenhouse for yourself, visit it at 150 Varick Street in SoHo.
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