Best 5: Eco Shops
Yankee contributor Christie Matheson, author of Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style (Sourcebooks, 2008; $12.95), goes shopping for great “green” goods at these eco shops.
THE CLEAN BEDROOM
For the room where we spend the most time–and benefit most from a pure environment–find organic mattresses, sheets, and pillows, plus nontoxic bedroom furniture and air filters.
Dan’s Crossing, 5 Shapleigh Road, Kittery, ME. 866-380-5892; thecleanbedroom.com
THE GREEN EGG
Every goodie in this friendly shop, with stuff for tykes, women, and home, is seriously stylish (no easy feat in the world of sustainable products), thanks to owner Tracey Davidow’s fabulous taste.
19 Central St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. 978-525-3445; thegreeneggshop.com
Everything here, from safe and snazzy reusable water bottles and bamboo bowls to sleek composters and killer bike accessories, encourages customers to think green at home and on the go.
1764 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA. 617-395-1338; greenwardshop.com
THE CENTER FOR GREEN BUILDING
Even eco-skeptics can appreciate pragmatic green home products–air purifiers, caulk, slate roofing, energy-efficient lighting–and the local events this award-winning store sponsors.
3380 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT. 203-382-0774; centerforgreenbuilding.com
YOUR HOME YOUR WORLD
It’s easy being green when there’s a home and design resource like this for well-priced, environmentally sound paints, countertops, flooring, cabinets, rugs, and recycled glass tiles.
138 North Main St., Concord, NH. 603-223-9867; yourhomeyourworld.com
Eco Shops in New England
Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.