Where Green = Affordable

February 19, 2009

Since 2005, Green Depot, a Brooklyn-based supplier of environmentally-friendly and sustainable building products and services, has been offering ways to make green living accessible and affordable to all. This week, they opened their flagship retail store on the Bowery in New York City, where you can find cleaning products, light fixtures, rugs, books, and an entire section for your green nursery, among many other items.

What makes products “green” according to Green Depot? Their five criteria are: improves indoor air quality, conserves resources, stimulates the local economy, saves energy, and is manufactured responsibly. Green Depot developed an icon system to give shoppers a better understanding of what they’re buying:

Don’t live near New York City? No worries. Green Depot has all of their products on their beautiful and comprehensive website, in addition to showrooms in Brooklyn, Newark, Philadelphia, Boston, Greenport, Chicago, Albany (2009) and Newark, DE (2009). They also offer services to design and building professionals, and tips for how to green the rooms in your house.

To visit the Green Depot flagship store:

222 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

Photo courtesy Apartment Therapy.