As you know, all of us Angelites are uber-liberal green do-gooders. Except me. I’m getting there, but am not very green yet. Pale sage maybe. I still drive a gasoline powered vehicle (though I work at home), I fly a lot for work and life (flying is like a big carpool, right?) and there is no compost heap in the backyard (leaves that need raking don’t count). But, I have been using my own bags at the grocery and other stores. And now we are repainting some rooms in our house and we decided on eco-friendly paint.
Culver City has an excellent store for many things green and it is called Livingreen, funnily enough. We went to find eco-friendly paint (and we needed it to actually be green) and they had many brands and tons of colors to choose from and all non-VOC. (From their site: VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds are unhealthy or toxic airborne particles off-gassed by many conventional materials, including paints and sealing finishes. The lower the VOC content, the healthier the product.) And let me tell you, painting without that strong smell makes a huge difference.
Livinggreen has many products, not just paint. Furniture, bedding, books, cleaning products, flooring and tile options (did you know linoleum is a green product?). And the staff are smart and nice and bend over backwards to help. We have many more rooms to paint, so we’ll be going back. I get a little greener every day.
10000 Culver Boulevard
Tel: (310) 838-8442