Pizza comes in all shapes, sizes and colors, but how about sustainable "green"? I was recently reading the December 2008 issue of Bicycling Magazine and stumbled across a really cool, West Coast pizza company, Hot Lips Pizza.
It’s a family-owned operation "leading the pack" for sustainable small business. Based in Portland, Oregon, they "currently have 120 people helping us run 4 restaurants, a commissary kitchen, a soda brewing operation, a bunch of farmers markets and festivals, plus all the business thinking and doing that it takes to keep it all afloat. Plus all the sustainability learning and preaching that we feel is part of our mission. We love what we do."
What a great concept! They make every effort to buy locally grown food for the pizza. Tomatoes might come from Deep Roots, a farm in Albany, Oregon. Or if you want some beets on your pizza, those might come from certified organic Persephone Farm in Sweet Home, Oregon.
As for the bike? If you live within one mile of any of their four locations, you can expect your delivery to be pedal powered. If you live further out, you can expect a trendy electric car to drop off your large Veggie Nirvana.
Shout out if you know of a cool small business like this where you live.