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Jan 26, 2009

If the Go Green Expo in Los Angeles is any indication, “green” is as popular as ever in ’09 – just don’t expect to make a lot of money on it.

 

I spent yesterday at the expo, talking to exhibitors and speaking on a panel.    The floor was packed with visitors perusing booths offering everything from solar panels, hemp clothing, reusable bags,  nutritional supplements, electric cars, greener cleaning and skin care products to more energy efficient windows and insulation services.  Most of the companies were local, and it was great to see so much green entrepreneurship in the LA area.

 

Unfortunately for many vendors, anecdotal evidence was that, despite the crowds, relatively few people were buying this year.  That said, many of the offerings were rather large ticket items which naturally have a longer sales cycle.http://www.greenrootsinc.com/

 

One of my favorite items were the “living walls” offered by GreenRoots.    It’s basically an egg-crate like product you can fill with dirt and grow plants on your walls.  Provides great insulation, and looks very cool.  I want my whole house covered with these!

 

It was also great to see Wendy Strgar there from Good Clean Love.  I’ve known Wendy for several years, and she’s an incredibly nice person… and she’s also the only mother of four (married for over 24 years) that I know who sells a line of organic love oils – so you can imagine she’s a hoot to hang out with at these events.

 

Thanks to those of you who watched our panel on Energy and Conservation. It got pretty lively toward the end, despite the perhaps less than inspiring title.  And, of course, I always like to brag about how Care2 members are making a difference – in this case learning how to reduce their energy consumption while at the same time flexing their collective muscle to  get congress to adopt more sustainable energy solutions.

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