The Association to Preserve Cape Cod announced that it has exceeded its goal of engaging 50 new Cape Cod businesses to become members of the nonprofit environmental organization.
APCC’s business member program, an initiative timed in conjunction with APCC’s 50th anniversary year, was launched with the aim of recruiting 50 charter member businesses that are among the Cape’s most iconic.
“The Cape’s economy is dependent upon the abundant environmental resources that make Cape Cod such an attractive place to live and to visit,” said Andrew Gottlieb, APCC’s executive director. “A healthy Cape Cod environment keeps our regional economy healthy, and Cape businesses understand and appreciate that connection.”
Formed by a group of concerned citizens in 1968 in response to threats to dredge Nauset Marsh for a deep-water port, APCC has established itself as a regional environmental advocacy and education organization that routinely works with community groups, municipalities, regional government and state and federal elected officials and agencies.
“We have also forged effective collaborations with many of the Cape’s business leaders on a number of environmental issues over the years, most recently and perhaps most importantly on the issue of water quality and wastewater,” said Gottlieb. “It was a natural extension of that effort that we decided to initiate our business membership program to recruit environmentally conscientious businesses as more visible participants in our efforts.”
APCC’s business members include A3 Architects Inc., Agway of Cape Cod, A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay, Allium, The Beach Club at New Seabury, Bennett Environmental Associates, Inc., Birdwatcher's General Store, BizChecks Payroll, Blossoms Of Cape Cod, BlueFlax Design, LLC, Bookstore & Restaurant, Botanica, Bradford's Ace Hardware, Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines, Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance, Cape Cod Healthcare, Cape Save, The Casual Gourmet, Catania Hospitality Group, CDM Smith, Chatham Wayside Inn, The Daily Brew, Dune Jewelry, Earth House, Edible Cape Cod, Elburne Eco Home Décor, Eugene R. Curry Law Offices, Global Gifts, Governor Bradford Restaurant, Hot Chocolate Sparrow, Housing Assistance Corporation, Hyannis Country Garden, J. Miller Picture Framer & Gallery, J.M. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., Jack's Outback II, Kate's Seafood, Lambert's Rainbow Fruit Co., Lawrence-Lynch Corp., Maison Villatte, Mashpee Commons LP, Mass Bay Co., Inc., Nancy's Candy Etc., National Development, Nauset Disposal, New England Stoneworks, Notus Clean Energy, LLC, Pavilion Indian Restaurant & Bar, Peter McIntire & Sons Excavating, Puritan Cape Cod, Quick's Hole Tavern, red fish blue fish, Rockland Trust, Royall II Restaurant & Grille, Science Wares, Inc., Shepley Wood Products, Simply Divine Pizza Co., Snow's Home & Garden, Solar Rising, Sunpower by E2 Solar, Talbot Ecological Land Care, Turtle Sisters, Utility Contractor's Association of New England, Inc., Water Resources Associates, Wilkinson Ecological Design, Inc., Wired Puppy, Wood Lumber Company, and Woodard & Curran.