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Kerry Diamond Is On A Mission To Make Her Coffee Shop The Greenest In The World


Going green when you’re a coffee shop is more difficult than it sounds. Just think about all the environmentally unfriendly items you encounter as a customer — iced coffee cups, hot coffee lids, single-use plastic straws, wax paper bags that your favorite pastries are placed in — and then, consider that there are even more not-so-green practices going on behind the counter. Despite the hurdles, Kerry Diamond, the owner of Smith Canteen in Brooklyn, is on a mission to transform her coffee shop into one of the greenest in the world.

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