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City Green Bag Lunch-N-Learn: Owning a Small, Sustainable Business

Presentation by Greg Howard, McCabe’s Tavern

City Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn Thursday, August 15th

The City will host its next Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn on Thursday, August 15 over the noon lunch hour, 12:11 to 12:49 p.m., at the City Administration Building (30 S. Nevada), Suite 102.  The lunch-n-learn will discuss sustainability from the small business standpoint of Greg Howard, the owner of McCabe's Tavern, a locally owned and operated family restaurant. As a small business owner, costs are a constant concern.  Making a commitment to the environment and the community can certainly be costly.  This has been the biggest hurdle for small business in the move to be more sustainable.

How can we be more sustainable?  What is sustainability?  Can small business be sustainable?  With some minor reorganization, Greg and his wife made small steps towards environmental sustainability without affecting their bottom line in a negative way.  Come learn about their plan and how they implemented sustainable practices by:

  • Realizing the need,
  • Accepting the challenge,
  • Dedicating the time,
  • Changing the mindset,
  • Reorganizing,
  • Training and convincing,
  • Developing habits,
  • Utilizing advancement, and
  • Looking ahead.

Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation. Those who come have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from reused City banners. 

Each month, the City sponsors a lunch-n-learn topic on an environmental issue. Questions? Contact Ellery Miller at 719-385-5286 or