Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

West Coast Green 2010

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West Coast Green kicked off on Thursday in San Francisco. This year, the annual sustainable design conference is host to speakers like green jobs advocate and Green for All senior fell Van Jones, Cradle to Cradle author and architect William McDonough, Natural Capitalism Solutions founder Hunter Lovins, and more as well as a convention hall full of exhibitors. We took a stroll through the booths to find the latest in green goods.

San Francisco's Fort Mason and its Festival Pavilion is playing main stage for the three-day event, which closes…
Vetrazzo, a glass surfaces company, was recently acquired by Polycor and moved its production from the Bay Area to…
Also displaying recycled-glass surfaces was IceStone. The blue color in its line comes from recycled Skyy Vodka bottles.
In our July/August 2010 Energy Issue, we featured the Sparano-Mooney Residence and its Solatube Daylighting Systems…
Bay Area Pervious Concrete displayed its permeable surface solution a live demonstration. Pervious ground coverings not…
Also on display was the GreenCycler a new product that is just now accepting pre-orders. The countertop container holds…
Recycle Movement Corp. exhibited its 100-percent recycled-PET textiles and clothing as well as the RM Green Breeze…
Also among the mix of booths was Lyngsø Garden Materials, based in Redwood City, California. In addition to mulches,…
Representatives from the Cool Roof Rating Council were on hand sharing information about the nonprift, which rates…
Making its debut at West coast Green was Plug 'n Save Energy Products Solar Shutters. The shutters are equipped with…
The shutters are designed especially with apartment and condo dwellers--those who might not be able to add solar panels…
Two companies were on hand to speak about sheep's wool insulation, which has been increasing in popularity in the…
Bellweater Materials was the other sheep's wool company at the conference. Its product is made using waste wool--wool…
Ecohaus displayed its range of sustainable products, ranging from flooring to finishes to countertops. Among its…
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