|Green Passport Spotlight - Open City|
|Written by Eric Vermeiren|
|Monday, 23 April 2012 16:48|
This week's Green Passport Destination spotlight is Open City, Woodley Park's perennially popular (and particularly yummy) coffeehouse, diner, and bar.
Open City is one of forty-eight participating locations in Green Passport DC , a game that Clean Currents is hosting through the month of April that encourages anyone and everyone to visit some of DC's best wind-powered businesses. There's no cost to play Green Passport - all you need is a mobile phone and the Facebook application. Simply register for Green Passport DC by clicking THIS LINK and then visit any of the 48 locations throughout the city, check in, and earn CASH!
Clean Currents staff member, Nicole Dvorak had a chance to sit with Heather K. (manager of Open City), and here's what the two covered over a cup of organic coffee:
Nicole: We love Open City (so much) - other than having absolutely amazing food and being an all around feast for the senses, what is one of your favorite things about Open City?
Heather: Hands down my favorite thing about Open City is the staff. What an interesting, caring, hard working bunch of individuals. The care they show for great service should be able to be seen for miles. We really do want people to have a great time. We admit that we are not perfect, but darn it, the effort is genuine. I am really amazed at how I've seen this place REALLY turn into a "neighborhood joint," a hangout that people who live around here visit EVERY day. That's completely amazing and I feel so lucky. And it even extends to the travelers. I feel very sure that people who visit Woodley Park and dine at OC are getting an eagle eye view into what folks that live in DC are really like.
Nicole: What inspired Open City’s set of “eco” and social ethics? Can you talk more about that and the things that you do?
Nicole: What is coming up in the future for Open City? Anything that we should look out for or pay attention to?
Nicole: What do you like about Clean Currents?
Nicole: I’d just like to extend my personal thanks, my sister and I have the best time whenever we are there (eating, chatting, you know). It’s always nice to be there.
I'm like many mothers I know, concerned about the planet our kids will inherit and overwhelmed by daily life. Clean Currents made it simple and affordable to switch to 100% wind power, without breaking my back or the bank.
- Residential Customer Michelle Culp