Help us help the world.
We all inhabit the same space rock called earth. We all must evaluate our impact on the world both as individuals and as corporations. At Luke & Company, we understand that and we take it seriously. Here are some of the ways we help reverse climate change.
We hate plastic bags.
Plastic bags kill thousands of marine animals and birds every year. We use paper bags made from recycled (post consumer), non-bleached, paper. Those bags are also recyclable. We make sure the bags are made with care and quality so that you can re-use them for weeks and months after your purchase. #recycle. #hipstercred
over 80% of each Luke & Company store is made with materials that can be recycled or have been recycled (or reclaimed). Our timbered shelves look great but they are also made from quick growing Fir trees. We refuse to use "first growth" wood from old forests. In fact, much of the lumber used, is from the recent Beetle Kill epidemic or already dead & drought constricted trees. All our shelving, counter-tops and cabinets can be recycled. Additionally over 97% of the light bulbs in every store are LED (which use 60%-70% less energy over conventional flood lights).
We use specially designed software to route our daily deliveries for maximized efficiency and minimized carbon footprint. Typical delivery companies take orders as they become available which creates "back and forth" trips all day long. By making one trip daily we save thousands of pounds of CO2 annually. We also outfitted our delivery vehicles with small displacement 4 and 6-cylinder engines, instead of a gas guzzling 8-cylinder.
Family owned and operated in Denver, Colorado