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The Latest from the West Coast Design Green Scene

Check out California Home+Design's monthly roundup of what's new on the West Coast green scene.

Where to Find Eco-Friendly Clothing in San Francisco

It’s officially Earth Day today, but shouldn’t everyday be an earth day? Where your wardrobe is concerned, it’s easy to make that happen at these top eco-friendly San Francisco shops and boutiques:

Eco Citizen: Fair trade, eco-conscious fashions from such designers as EDUN, Loomstate, Linda Loudermilk and Del Forte Denim are on display at this Russian Hill boutique.

EcoLogiQue: Low impact production methods and sustainable materials are behind the clothing and organic products for men, women and children found at this Hayes Valley destination for eco-friendly labels such as Sweetgrass, Naked Cotton and Under the Canopy.

Zem Joaquin's 6 Simple Tips for Greening Your Kitchen

When I embarked upon a green remodel of my home in 2006, the kitchen took center stage. I employed such energy-saving technologies as LED lighting, Energy Star appliances and a simple fan to replace the defunct AC. To save water, I installed a high-efficiency dishwasher, a foot pedal for the faucet and an on-demand water heater. I especially love our whole-house water filter, which has helped the entire family eliminate plastic bottles. Don’t get me wrong—you certainly don’t have to engage in a major overhaul to turn your kitchen into a healthier hearth, and what’s the harm in taking a few steps in the right direction—especially if wine and chocolate are involved?

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