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3/21-22 Better Homes and Gardens model green home stops in San Francisco on national tour PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Sarter   
Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Looking for ways to go green at home?

The Better Homes and Gardens Living Green Tour — using biodiesel — has hit the road for a 15-city, seven-month, tour of America to spread the green living message.

 The Tour features a 2,500 square foot Better Homes and Gardens “Living Green Home” —  filled with green products, materials and appliances to promote resourcefulness, energy efficiency and everyday environmental practices to help consumers save money, live healthier and conserve natural resources.

San Francisco is the third stop on the tour. The Better Homes and Gardens 2,500 square foot Living Green Home will be in San Francisco’s Union Square on March 21 & 22, in conjunction with the annual Macy’s Flower Show. Tours are free and open to the public. Guest speakers will be giving demonstrations on small changes can have a big “green” impact throughout the visit.

Renovation specialists Steven J. Whittle, the host of the Living Green Tour,  will be in San Francisco.

The Living Green Home features an eco-friendly kitchen, bathroom, living room and laundry room filled with green design ideas, building materials and products options and green living tips. The home’s kitchen countertops are made from recycled glass and bottles, the surfaces in resource room are made from recycled toilets; and the tiles throughout the house are made old car windshields. A sample of other ideas includes cork and bamboo floors and soy-based couches,

“The Living Green Tour is about people experiencing everyday changes they can make in their lives and design inspiration, products and materials to consider in their next home project or renovation,” according to a press release. “Better Homes and Gardens developed the Living Green Tour to give Americans the opportunity to fully experience how accessible and gorgeous being green can be. By exploring the home, touching the materials, playing with appliances, trying out green cleaners and more, Americans can learn about green options and take action.”

“Our consumers are passionate about home and keenly interested in everyday practices for living green,” said Gayle Butler, editor in chief of Better Homes and Gardens. “This exhibit extends our green coverage beyond our magazine pages and Web site, offering consumers a hands-on opportunity to learn realistic steps to save money, save energy, and minimize their impact on the environment.”

For more information, visit for more information.

Green Building Resources
Buildin Design & Construction
Common Sense Design, resource page
Environmental Building News
Frank Lloyd Wright
Get into Green, at the National Building Musem
Green Affordable Housing
Green Building Community.Com
Green Sage
International Initiative for sustainable built environment
LEED for Homes, energy certification from the USGBC
List of recycled building products from the Ca.Integratd waste management board
Marin County Green Building Program
Marin Max Reuse
National Renewable Energy Labratory Homepage
Oikos Green Building Source

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