Whether you’re an Albuquerque native or a recent transplant, almost everyone will agree that there is something truly “enchanting” about the Land of Enchantment. From the nearly perfect weather to the gorgeous sunsets, the amazing local food or the rich history, New Mexico is a special place to live. Of course, it would be naive to think our amazing city is without faults. Not only is Albuquerque economically poor, but it has a reputation for being “bad” – and not just because of how most people came to learn about us via Breaking Bad.
And while the numbers and statistics that get shared by the news and online don’t lie, they often overlook just how committed Albuquerque’s residents are to helping the city thrive and achieve green clean homes. Anyone who has traveled extensively throughout the United States, or has spent significant time outside of New Mexico, will tell you: Albuquerque is filled with some of the nicest, most down-to-earth, most neighborly people you will meet.
Because of this, many of the local businesses around town also go above and beyond to extend a helping hand, starting initiatives that give back to the Albuquerque community and help improve the lives of everyone who calls it home.
Want to support local? Consider these three local businesses the next time you’re looking for a cold beer, a clean home, or a great gift for a friend (or for yourself).
1. Marble Brewery. A staple in Albuquerque’s beer scene, Marble Brewery doesn’t just have great beer and hard seltzers – it’s also seriously committed to giving back to the local community. Through its Community Engagement program, Marble opens its doors and uses its presence as a business to help bring people together, sometimes raising money for a great cause. In the past, Marble has partnered with groups like the ID Ride Club to raise money for CLNKids, helped fund scholarships for the New Mexico Academy of Rock & Blues (NMARB), and hosted annual “Love Beer, Hate Cancer” benefits to raise funds for Camp Enchantment.
2. Sandia Green Clean. Not only does Sandia Green Clean use only eco-friendly, green products in each home they clean, but the company goes above and beyond to support the Albuquerque community. One of the reasons why Sandia Green Clean has seen so much success over the past two years they’ve been in business is that they are committed to paying all of their employees a living wage with bonuses (no other cleaning company in the state offers this and they are one of the top paying cleaning companies in the whole country. By taking care of its employees, Sandia Green Clean has created a thriving work environment that translates into amazing service for its customers across the city and in Rio Rancho. Sandia Green Clean is also a partner with UNMH, providing dozens of free cleans for cancer patients each month. Patients at UNMH who are undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments are given the opportunity to win three months worth of free home cleaning. And, because no chemicals are used by Sandia Green Clean, the cleans are safe for patients and their families.
3. Kei & Molly Textiles. Having opened in 2010, Kei & Molly Textiles has done a lot for Albuquerque through its commitment to social entrepreneurship. Regularly mentioned in “Best of Albuquerque” lists, including a recent article in the New York Times, Kei & Molly Textiles creates beautiful goods for your home, including popular printed dish towels made from flour sacks. Dedicated to sustainability and simply “doing good”, owners of the business, Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethi, give back to the community by donating products, time, and funds to groups and organizations in New Mexico. Since they’ve been in business, Kei and Molly have made significant contributions to groups that support education, immigrants, refugees, environmental activism, LGBTQ rights, and women’s issues and reproductive health.
Sandia Green Clean is dedicated to providing other families in the Albuquerque area with professional, dedicated and eco-friendly cleaning that is affordable and trustworthy. Learn more information about Sandia Green Clean at https://sandiagreenclean.com
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