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Lydia's photoECO RAMBLINGS
Lydia Corser 
You know people like me. I'm such a zealot about environmental causes that my friends and family sometimes find themselves biting their tongues or pretending they don't know me. I get a lot of eye rolling behind my back. (And you thought I didn't know!) What keeps me going is holding myself accountable to lighten my footprint on the planet and laughing at my own craziness.

I'm afraid my family members are steeling themselves again, because I'm taking our drought situation seriously and embracing water conservation with renewed passion. We have low-flow toilets, faucets and appliances in our home, so we average only 66 gallons a day for our household of four. But I am inspired to do more. I put collection vessels at the sinks and in the shower to capture extra water. I spent the last couple weeks carrying this water out to the garden. This simple activity helped me see how much water we were letting get away, and motivated me to do more. I started dreaming of rain barrels on stands below downspouts, so that we can use gravity to feed the drip system, and of activating our laundry-to-landscape set-up which would involve pumping and filtering that water.

But then, I remembered that my husband would be the one to put all the engineering and infrastructure in place for the greywater system, and he already bears much of the burden of the honey-do list in our house. My teenage daughter is happily participating in the simple set up. We will save so many gallons with this small change that I decided I'm satisfied (for now).

Oh yeah, and I've got a business to run!


Tues., April 1
Green Drinks, SC
Cafe Mare
6:30-8:00 p.m.
640 Front Street

Weds., April 2

USGBC Meeting
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Thurs., April 16
open house
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 20
Santa Cruz MAH
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.




Please join us on Thursday, April 16th, from 5:30-7 p.m., for an introduction to our new cabinet line: Bellmont! In addition to our display, the representative will be on hand to show many other door styles, as well as answer questions. Three of us traveled to the factory and attended a 2-day training session in February. We are now even more enamored with the product and have been busily designing kitchens and bathrooms since with this line. If you are looking at doing a remodeling project involving cabinetry, we hope you'll join us to learn more about and see the line. Of course, we'll have munchies and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as a small raffle which will help you with your project.  



OMI, the mattress company we carry, recently transitioned to certified organic dunlop latex for their mattresses, and we purchased new floor models. As a result we have 2 gently used twin extra-long mattresses for sale at greatly reduced prices. OMI uses wool as the flame retardent, dedicating themselves to the cleanest, purest mattress composition we have found.

We have a TwinXL Terra, which is our super-delux all-latex mattress, consisting of an 8" mattress, plus a 4" topper. New, this mattress sells for $4,295, but we are selling for $2,000. The OrganicPedic® Terra is a four-sided, 12" sculpted-surface pillow-top mattress. It starts with a 3" core of firm, supportive 100%-natural rubber latex. The core is joined with two inches of softer latex on the top and bottom, and covered with our signature OrganicPedic® quilting. A removable, two-sided pillow top (3" deep) - also made of 100%-natural rubber latex - is then placed on the mattress. The pillow top is made with two surface options: our exclusive sculpted surface on one side and a flat surface on the other. This provides sleepers with maximum comfort and flexibility. The pillow top is fully covered with our signature OrganicPedic® quilting and attached to the mattress with our exclusive "button-down" process.

We also are letting go of the Flora Nouveau, which sells for $3,095, but can be yours for $1,600.  A two-sided, 8 ½" flat-surface mattress made with three layers of 100%-natural rubber latex. The 3" firm latex inner core is sandwiched between two layers of 2" soft latex and covered with our signature OrganicPedic® knit cushion quilting.

One of our flooring companies offers a list of special buys each month. The big news this month is in strand bamboo floating floors. Three of their most popular engineered floors can be had in click-lock floating systems. These they have temporary and limited stock in, so check in with us regarding colors and patterns. Many don't resemble bamboo a whole lot, winning hearts with their unique beauty. If you haven't seen the newer colors and patterns of strand-woven flooring, and you are in the market for an easy-to-install, as-hard-as-a-tropical-hardwood floor system, come see us.

Even bigger news is that their solid strand-woven click-lock floating floors are on sale.

Come see us for more information, and fondle some flooring samples!



USGBC Monterey Bay Branch 
Monthly Meeting
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories    
8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing
Wednesday, February 5th
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening with Brent Bucknum, Founding Principal at Hyphae Design.  Brent will focus on planning for water scarcity and drought in the Monterey area, pulling examples from his work at Hyphae and his research at Urban Biofilter. Mr. Bucknum lives and works in the former Wetlands of West Oakland, California. He founded the Hyphae Design Laboratory; an ecological engineering, research and design firm, in 2008. Before founding Hyphae, Mr. Bucknum served as the design director at Rana Creek, an ecological restoration and design firm based in Carmel Valley, California.
Mr. Bucknum is trained in restoration ecology and environmental policy. He is known for innovative ecological engineering and green infrastructure. His work includes the design of institutional, municipal, commercial, and residential-scale green infrastructure projects, from ranging from rainwater and greywater systems, to urban parks, creeks, greenbelts, brownfield remediation, green streets, low impact development, and green roofs. Mr. Bucknum, has designed and overseen the construction of over 30 green roofs in California alone, ranging from remote residences, to a Los Angeles City Hall, a San Jose Police Station, the California Academy of Sciences, and West Elm Department Store in Emeryville. Mr. Bucknum has developed innovative green infrastructure and sustainable stormwater and water reuse masterplans for projects ranging from new 3000-unit residential community in Tustin, CA, and a 500-unit affordable housing project for the San Bernardino Housing Authority, to the new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco.
Reskilling Expo, Santa Cruz 
Museum of Art and History

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Sunday, April 20, 2014

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Why reskill? We reskill to rediscover hidden talents, to reclaim lost abilities, to unearth the wisdom needed to create sustenance and bounty. We reskill to restore, cherish and preserve our quality of life and our environment. 
Reskilling is a remembering, reclaiming and revivifying of skills that were known fifty to seventy-five years ago. Reskilling imbues the community with the wealth of shared local knowledge of how to do, make and tend things oneself. It is a regenerative, restorative and ecologically-based methodology. All reskilled individuals would know how to grow some food and harvest some rainwater. Reskilling suggests relocalization; it brings the production of food, water, energy and essential goods closer to home.
The object is to strengthen the reskilling movement locally by regularly teaching sustainable daily-living skills, to promote skill-sharing for a resilient common future and to enhance the development of self-reliance in Santa Cruz County.
There will now be only two Reskilling Expos yearly, in Spring and in Fall. Each Expo will be a day-long symposium of workshops designed to impart skills that increase food security, conserve water and build local resilience.

 Link here for more information and to register   

about greenspace

At greenspace, we strive to stay on the cutting edge of green interiors. Rely on us for flooring such as natural linoleum, cork, hardwood, palm and bamboo, carpet, non-toxic, zero-VOC paint, stains, sealants, recycled content tile and countertops for your remodeling projects, beds, bedding, linens, towels and more. Schedule a consultation, or just come see us!  

 719 Swift Street, 56-A
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Open Monday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 11-3
or by appointment 

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