In honor of Earth day we wanted to remind everyone that being green is often very simple and can mean just using what you've got on hand instead of buying something new. But when you have to make a purchase for your home, it's nice to know that there are local stores dedicated to being eco friendly (and in more than just rhetoric). Jump below to find all the green stores we know of in LA and please feel free to add ones we might have missed. And let us know how you're celebrating Earth Day:
Green Home Stores:
Livingreen in Culver City has soaps, furniture, flooring, countertops and bedding that's all sustainable and non toxic to humans and the earth.
Jill's Paint in Atwater is a great local resource for Low VOC paint.
EpoxyBox in Venice has low VOC paints and supplies for your next home improvement project.
Cisco Brothers have locations in Pasadena and Hollywood and sell beautifully made sustainable furniture. It's pricey but well made and long lasting.
The Green Life in Santa Monica stocks Mrs Meyers cleaning products, Amenity Home organic bedding and ecosource pots for the garden. They also have great workshops and green cocktail hours.
Green and Greener in Studio City bills itself as an Eco General Store and design center . We haven't been yet, have you?
California Cactus Center in Pasadena will get you stocked up on drought tolerant succulents and cacti.
Theodore Paine in Sun Valley has been around for decades educating people about native plants and grasses. Stop by for some indigenous plants and to learn about responsible gardening.
Thrift Stores are the original green resource (they're your gramma's version of sustainability, if you will. Easy on the planet, easy on the wallet). Here's our Guide to Thrift Stores in LA. Add your favorites in the comments. And check out How To Do the Rose Bowl Swap Meet.
For more on being green, check out our Simple Green Tips: easy things you can incorporate into your life that are more common sense and practical.