Green and Harmonious Living on St. Thomas
Barefoot Buddha - Eatery and Community Boutique - Green eating , Green living, Green Gifting
Across from Havensight Mall
EYEZA VEGAN - Plant-Based Restaurant using locally sourced products to create mouthwatering dishes, that will please everyone from meat eaters to vegetarians.
A 3-minute walk down the hill from the Humane Society Animal Shelter and across from Cost U Less
Ital Food Truck
Top notch authentic Ital all-vegan Carribean fare. A must try.
Estate Bovoni, just beside the Bridge to Nowhere.
Sion Farm Distillery - The US Virgin Islands’ Sion Farm Distillery is making full-fledged hand sanitizer out of a combination of breadfruit-distilled ethyl alcohol (70 percent ABV) and locally-sourced aloe vera gel - available at supermarkets around the island including Fruit Bowl, Moe's and The Market.
Sunscreen* and Soap
Sea Angel Organics - Hand Made in the USVI - available at Barefoot Buddha
Aluminum, Metal Recycling and more - Mendez Recycling
Bovoni Road, behind Limas Laundromat
Glass Recycling - The Glass Crusher Project at UVI Center For Marine and Environmental Studies. Drop off last Saturday of every month or thereabouts. Most up to date info will be on their Facebook page.
and on their webpage.
Plastics and Aluminum Can Recycling Drop Off - Saturday mornings 10am-12pm at Plaza Extra Tutu. Join the V.I. Green Team and drop off your plastic and aluminum for recycling. Please read ahead here for which types of plastics are accepted and be sure to remove all lids and caps (you can place them in the bag but not on the items). Volunteers are always needed, and appreciated. Read here about how you can get invloved today.
Sustainable living - Community Education - Happenings - Cleanup Initiatives - Resource Depot and Events
Island Green Living
UVI Center For Marine and Environmental Studies
Our Community Animals
Volunteering at our Shelter
The shelter is a place where dozens of animals are spending their days in crates and kennels. If they are lucky, they will get out once a day.
If you have some time to share, please consider spending time with one, or many of the incarcerated animals. Volunteers are welcomed for dog walking, socializing with, laundry angel, fostering or adopting an animal. Full list of volunteer opportunities can be found here.
Click here and scroll down to see some of their currently adoptable animals.
The shelter has a very small staff. Upon trying to call, email or visit them, you may not find someone in ideal community-relations form. Please help them help our island animals, by reading ahead on their website, Facebook page, and dog walking volunteer manual in the link below. So that you can show up informed, and ready to help the animals, and strive for the best possible experience for all.
HSSTT Dog walking Volunteer Manual
A cat house volunteering manual is in the works. In the meantime you can ask a HSSTT cat house staff member how you can help. Or consider volunteering with the on-island cats that are not living at the shelter:
and please support our
Hotel Partners that Participate in the Cat Cafe Program*
N.B. Several of the hotels are no longer funding the cafe's since 2017 (since they have closed down, etc.), those have been taken over by Lucky Paws Foundation. Please contact Lucky Paws directly to chip in for the wonderful work they are doing on a daily basis for our local stray cats, and island animals.
The animals thank you!
Dog-friendly Spots around the Island
Barefoot Buddha Eatery and Boutique
Bordeaux Hill Country Market
Box Bar - Wednesday Yappy Hour for dogs to come down and socialize with other dogs while their people have some drinks.
Northside Grind - Please be respectful to the neighborhood cats who have made their home at, and around the cafe
Yacht Haven Grande - Fun spot for walking with your dog.
VI - locally made products
Hand Sanitizer - The US Virgin Islands’ Sion Farm Distillery is making full-fledged hand sanitizer out of a combination of breadfruit-distilled ethyl alcohol (70 percent ABV) and locally-sourced aloe vera gel. Available at supermarkets on St. Thomas including Fruit Bowl, Moe's and The Market.
Soap and Sunscreen* - Sea Angel Organics - Hand Made in the USVI - available at Barefoot Buddha
Pottery - The Kilnworks Pottery - available at Barefoot Buddha
Drina's Fruit and Vegetable Stand
M-F 11:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Strand Gade - Downtown Market Square
6 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Rothschild Francis Market
Strand Gade - Downtown Market Square
4:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bordeaux Hill Country Market
Estate Bordeaux - Western most part of St. Thomas - at the old Bordeaux Tennis Courts
Orchard and garden produce, freshly baked bread, locally produced charcoal, Rastafarian “ital” food and homemade juices.
2nd and Last Sunday of every month
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Persaud Fruit and Vegetable Stand
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Maude Vegetable Stand
Downtown Market Square
M-F: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m
Saturday 5 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ferdinand and Valentina Francis Market
In between Home depot and Cost U Less
Every day except Wednesday
9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.
Charles Leonard Market
Coral Bay St. John
1st & 3rd Saturday: 4:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2nd & last Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2nd & last Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tutu Park Mall
SDA Church near Cost U Less
Every 2 and 4th Friday
Brewers Bay Beach
Sundays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
VI Locally Grown
Frenchtown under the market pavilion close to the water
Place your order from Saturday 8am to Tuesday 5pm. Pickup Wednesdays 3-5pm.
The Fruit Bowl - Locally grown and pesticide free - Microgreens - Radish, Sunflower, Fenugreek, Alfalfa Sprouts, Mung Sprouts, Edible Flowers. Organic and specialty foods, produce, meat, fish, community spirit and more. Carries DoggyBags - Organic cotton reusable produce/multipurpose mesh bags benefitting Humane Society of St. Thomas and raising awareness for our local animals.
Moe's Red Hook - Carries organic products and our own DoggyBags - Organic cotton reusable produce/multipurpose mesh bags benefitting Humane Society of St. Thomas and raising awareness for our local animals.
*More information about Sunscreen:
Info on why it is so important to stop using the toxic "3 O's": https://islandgreenliving.org/current/save-our-reefs/
Information on good brands, safe for the environment and our health: http://safesunscreencouncil.org/#resources
Discount Code: islandgreen for 10% off Badger products
For any updates, questions, or if your organization would like to be added to this list please contact us: