news from greenspace April 2019

Brian Corser

Eco-Rambling On

I’ve lived in Santa Cruz for some 30 years now. As with so many things in life, I was accidentally fortunate in landing here. At the time, my mind was set more on finding employment than on sandy beaches. I enjoy living here – great weather, there’s a cool new vibe happening on the Westside and there is always the chance of greeting a friend or neighbor when I’m out pedaling on West Cliff Drive.

I also see our beach town as a community concerned with the environment. Santa Cruz has been at forefront in reducing the use of plastic bags, styrofoam to-go containers and plastic straws. We are also committed recyclers. Whether through curbside pick-up, drop-offs at Greybears or Habitat for Humanity, we seem to be a pretty dedicated group.

Recycling often comes to my mind when I travel, especially if it involves multiple time zones. I’ll be at my new destination with my empty glass bottle, yogurt container or empty toilet paper tube and I end up hunting around airport terminals, my Air BnB rental or the local tourist attraction in the hopes of finding that familiar blue bin with the white recycling triangle on it. Many times having no luck. Ah, the guilt of throwing it in the trash! At that moment it makes me long for home. Now if I can just get rid of all those single use coffee cups in Santa Cruz, I’ll be a truly happy man!

– Brian Corser, owner

good times

Best Green Retailer 2019!

Thanks for voting us Best Green Retailer in the Good Times poll once again. We couldn’t do it without you, our wonderful customers and community. Here’s to another year of working together to make our homes and our planet a little cleaner and greener!

New Product: Micodur

Waterproof PVC-Free Flooring

Micodur’s ground-breaking technology delivers a floor that combines the durability and stability of ceramic tiles with the simple click-down installation of a floating floor and no grout. This natural, mineral-based, vinyl-free floor is the perfect combination of cement, minerals and natural bonding fibers which provides extreme density and dimensional stability.

Advanced digital printing technology and HotCoating surface technology combine for a beautiful yet durable flooring product that works perfectly in both residential and commercial areas. Micodur’s stability is possible due to its durable mineral core board and is an excellent alternative to plastic or wood-based flooring.

  • No expansion or separation
  • Waterproof
  • Anti-slip and anti-static
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Multiple designs available

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teragren studio

Teragren Bamboo Flooring Sale

10% off Teragren floors

April 1 – 30

Teragren has redesigned its entire line of bamboo flooring, adding beautiful new colors and styles. Bamboo flooring is durable, elegant, and sustainable.

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Coyuchi towels

Coyuchi Sale

20% off towels & robes

April 1 – 30

20% off Coyuchi’s certified organic bath towels, mats, and robes for the month of April.

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OMI Terra

OMI Earth Day Sale

20% off latex mattresses & accessories

April 19 – 27

20% off OMI’s solid organic latex mattress, pillows, mattress covers, pads, and other accessories. This amazing sale includes the Flora, the Flora Nouveau, and the popular Terra mattresses.

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squeegeeIt’s time for spring cleaning! All of us at greenspace avoid bringing toxic chemicals into our homes whenever possible. Luckily, you can clean your home using products that you probably already own.Here is Cathy’s glass cleaning recipe. We’ve tried a few different homemade formulas over the last year and she swears this one is the best:

Homemade Glass Cleaner

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Combine in a reusable spray bottle and shake well each time you use it. Enjoy your sparkling clean mirrors and windows!

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