Green Thumb

18 February 2009

Rehabbing your space into eco-friendly quarters just became easier for Manhattanites with last Thursday’s launch of the environmental homeware retailer Green Depot’s first New York outpost. The Bowery location offers green products perfect for those ready to revamp their new pad or thinking of retooling their household habits in an eco-conscious way. Those prepping to relocate can pick up a range of eco moving supplies like the plastic-free bubblewrap substitute Greenwrap or packing peanuts made of cornstarch and potato starch that disintegrate once you add water—makes for a biodegradable way to get rid of unwanted clutter post-move. For a more permanent touch, there are floor to ceiling options like EcoTimber flooring, bamboo countertops, and a no-VOC paint bar where you can custom match your wall shades. Those not willing to make the dive can start out with their biodegradable household cleaners, compost pails, and soy wax candles to ease themselves into greener living.

Once you have re-painted, re-tiled and re-modeled in an eco-friendly manner, why stop there? There are may places that supply you with the right item to furnish your new green pad with even greener items. Target is not only less expensive than many “green” homegood stores, but they have solutions for everything.

Energy Efficiency: CFL Lightbulbs, Home Lighting, water filters, Power Strips, Thermostats, Low-flow Shower Heads, Energy Star Appliances, & Rechargeable Batteries. You can also find varieties of LED lighting and solar powered goodies for the home. You can also get some of the berkey water filter coupon here

Re-usables & Recycled Goods: Paper Products, Accessories, Home Decor, Dinnerware, Toys, Recycling, Shopping Bags, Cups + Thermos, Food Storage, Pre-owned Electronics. One of the coolest items from this category that every New Yorker could make use of; “I am Not a Paper Cup Reusable Mug” which is porcelain, dishwasher safe and only $18.99.

Home Decor & Furnishings:Target also offers a great selections of home decor & furnishing made from renewable resources such as bamboo.

Bamboo Roman Shade form Target Contemporary Home Bamboo Comforter Set


Green Depot
222 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

Target- There are no Target’s in the city at the moment. The closest one is in Jersey, but must we really cross the river if we can order online?



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Posted by Wendy at 01:49 AM
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