We are always growing, learning and open to any suggestions or thoughts you, our customer, may have in the ways in which we can be even greener. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments.
It’s up to you, the customer, to require environmental responsibility from companies you patronize. How can you know? Its simple…Just ask and buy from those that take steps to preserve the world we live in!
100 PERCENT of our energy consumption is provided for by the CT Clean Energy Options program.
Where possible, the use of FSC certified wood and wood from other sustainable sources.
We use Energy Star rated lighting, office equipment, appliances and tools where possible.
Upton Bass purchases materials from suppliers that believe in our vision of caring for the earth and share our outlook on environmental preservation.
The use of Recycled paper and office products. Recycling packaging, paper and any other applicable waste paper products.
Environmentally Responsible Double Basses
Many of us feel our instruments are an extension of our bodies and have just as much a soul as any other living being. Instruments must be made with passion, care and love! How sad it is to imagine your instrument may have been made with complete disregard for the environment or just as bad if not worse, complete disregard for the people crafting the instrument.
When purchasing and playing an Upton Bass you can feel good about your decision on every level including the environmental impact of the manufacturing techniques used to craft your instrument. You can be assured that the instrument you make your music with was made and constructed by happy employees working in good working conditions and by a company that understands its position as a manufacturer and minimizing its impact on the environment. Our shop was built on the footprint of an historic mill, built post-and-beam with local timber. We even heat with our wood scraps over the winter!