Friday, January 28, 2011

The last days of Green Sacramento

Green Sacramento will be closing Saturday, February 5, 2011.

Until then we need your help!! We need to sell all of our inventory as well as some office furniture. Everything is on sale for 40-75% off! This maybe your last chance to save locally on the great paints, stains and finishes Green Sacramento is known for.

We are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11-4pm, you can also call us during the rest of the week to make an appointment 916-448-8109

Thanks again for your support over the last 6 years!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Closing the Doors to Green Sacramento

Happy New Year: It is Bittersweet, But We are Closing Our Doors at Green Sacramento… After almost six years in business, I regret to report that Green Sacramento will close at the end of the month. We made a great run and did our best to survive these tough economic times, but unfortunately will not be able to go any further.

A huge thank you to all of our great customers and friends who have supported us and shared our vision for sustainable and healthy products. Your relationships have made our venture much more than a business but also a community institution.

With the bad, comes the silver lining... SALES! We must sell everything, from our inventory to our displays and furniture. This may be your last opportunity to get healthy, high-quality paints, stains and finishes in our region. All of our inventory will start at 25% off, but supplies are limited and won’t last long. We also have books, sundries and a small selection of flooring in stock that will all start at 50% off so come see what is available.

Call ahead. We will reduce our hours as needed over the next few weeks and inventories will dwindle so please pick up the phone before coming down.

What is Next?

I am truly passionate about health and sustainability and will continue on in green building. For several years now I have realized that our most effective way to move toward sustainability is through energy efficiency. With that as a primary focus, Matthew Piner and I have formed EcoLogic Builders, Inc. We are a full service general contractor integrating health and sustainability into your home or building. Matthew has over 20 years experience as both an architect and general contractor. Not only is he well respected for his extensive work with historic homes, but he also has an affinity for pushing the envelope with innovative designs and technologies. We look forward to working again with many of you in the future as EcoLogic Builders, Inc.

Cheers to all of you and your commitment to your values!

Josh Daniels

Store hours will be reduced so please call to get updated hours and inventory (916)448.8109. Thank You.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Trees Make Sacramento Green in Many Ways

According to many people I speak with here, Sacramento currently has second highest number of trees per capita. We are only behind Paris France; that is pretty cool! Not only does it make our city more beautiful, but it also keeps us cooler in the summertime, warmer in the winter and it reduces smog in the region. We are fortunate that SMUD has the foresight to see the benefits of providing even more trees to shade our homes and The Sacramento Tree Foundation has the mission to help promote and facilitate the planting of trees, including the SMUD trees, in our region. They have a goal of planting another five million trees in our community. This is an incredibly economical way to reduce the energy consumption of your own home. Get a couple free trees and consulting and over time start seeing the saving in your bills.

To find out more information about getting trees, donating, volunteering or just educating yourself more, visit the Sacramento Tree Foundation’s website at


Monday, May 24, 2010

Congrats to Soil Born Farm for a great Day on the Farm!

The Green Living Center participated this last weekend at The Day on the Farm event at Soil Born Farm’s American River Ranch. Green Sacramento has been participating since the first event they had and I really must admire how much they have grown! What a beautiful site and great experience it is out there. Soil Born Farm is a non-profit farm and education center focused on local, organic food and food awareness programs to our community. This year the event was in conjunction with the Veggie Run, a 5K and assorted age variation run walk event. So many new people got exposed to this treasure and even though it was a bit chilly and windy the crowds were astounding. Thanks go out as well to the Sacramento Natural Food Co-op who has help sponsor this event since its conception several years ago.

For more information about events and ways to get involved with Soil Born Farm go to their website at

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Emerald City

For years we have had some great city employees who have been pushing for the city to establish more sustainable practices and guidelines. But most of what we have gotten out of elected officials is rhetoric. Now we have a mayor who is trying to stand up and get all our elected officials to stand behind a green banner for many of the right reasons. We need job growth and the development of a more sustainable, local economy which we can accomplish through business innovation and planning guidelines that promote green practices.

Mayor Kevin Johnson kicked off his Green Initiative this week to a packed house and a visit from the Governor and his wife. After more than six years in the green building industry it was such a relief for me to see all of the people already engaged from our community and strong support from the top reaches of our local and state government. Mayor Johnson seems to have a good approach to address this initiative. His plan is not to reinvent the wheel or to detract from the great foundation of work that others have already done, but rather to identify and support what already exists and help identify and address ways to fill in the gaps.

I plan to support and attend all of the monthly meetings that will be hosted by the mayor through the end of this year. It will connect us directly to the mayor, city council, city and county staffs and so many of the other businesses and organizations that are already working hard to build our economy. With organization and support like that we really do have a chance for a green renaissance!

If you’d like to learn more visit the mayor’s website at

Josh Daniels
Green Sacramento

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Trinity Glass Products

Handmade in Seattle, Washington and inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Trinity Glass Products present an exceptional composite surface material that’s perfect for contemporary or traditional design aesthetics.

Offering the polished look of granite with earthy, muted colors and small particulates, Trinity satisfies the desire for a natural stone appearance without the negative environmental impacts. Trinity Glass Products are made with 70% recycled glass and low carbon cement sourced from the local Seattle community.

Trinity Glass Products come in six colors and one size. Please visit Green Sacramento for samples and pricing.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Upcoming Events @ The Green Living Center

We've started teaching classes here at the GLC in our Education and Events Facility. We will be doing classes both for the industry and for the public. We also rent out the space for meeting, events and parties, so stop by and check it out. Please contact Green Sacramento at 916.448.8109 for more information.

Classes for the Industry

March 29: LEED Green Associate (GA) Exam Prep Course - The one day course will give you a complete understanding of green building principles, while our proven study methods and comprehensive study package will give you everything you need to pass the LEED GA exam the first time.
March 30 & 31: LEED® AP Building Design and Construction - The LEED® AP Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C) accreditation is the internationally recognized mark of professionals who are experts in developing high-performance green buildings. LEED BD+C focuses on LEED systems for New Construction, Core and Shell, and Schools. EIA’s two day workshop and comprehensive study package gives you everything you need to pass the LEED AP BD+C exam the first time.

The Green Living Center - Spring Saturday Series
All classes in this series are $25 each with discounts when signing up for more than one class.

Green Remodelling - Saturday, April 10th from 10am to 12pm – This class will cover some basic concepts in green building and remodelling, including materials options, energy efficiency considerations and construction practices and methods. Learn what to look for when choosing contractors as well. This class will be taught by the team at Green Sacramento and Green Sacramento Construction Services.
Energy Efficiency Programs and Rebates in the Sacramento Area – Saturday, April 17th from 10am to 12pm – Learn about the opportunities in the Sacramento area to make your home more energy efficient and identify how to get that work subsidised by the utilities and government agencies. The instructor for this class is Tommy Young from E3/Norcal
Landscape Tune-ups for Water Efficiency – Saturday, April 24th from 10am to 12pm – Warm weather has arrived, and so have water meters for many Sacramento homeowners. This course will provide an overview of strategies for reducing landscape water use, including design, plant selection, irrigation tune-ups and new technologies. Save water and money! This information-packed 2-hour class will be presented by Ed Chandler, founder and Principal Landscape Architect of Loftgardens | Landscape Architecture.
Greening Parties, Events and Wedding – Saturday, May 1st from 10am to 12pm – Do you want to take some steps to make your next event less wasteful and more environmentally conscious without compromising the style and elegance that you desire? What should you look for in a caterer to ensure that you are getting healthier foods without compromising on taste and appearance? Melissa Smith owns and operates Shades of Green Event Services and operates the Education and Events Facility at the Green Living Center.

Consider using the GLC Education and Events Facility for Your Next Event
The Green Living Center is the great location and facility for that special party or meeting. Located in the hub of mid-town Sacramento, the facility provides a relaxing and private setting perfect for community events, small weddings, social events, seminars, workshops, and business meetings. When the facility is not being used for classes, it is available for private rental. The Center is designed in a large, open layout with ample skylights for stunning natural daylight. The expansive brick walls are adorn with rotating installations provided by the 20th Street Art Gallery.

For more information please contact Green Sacramento at 916.448.8109.