Friday through Sunday had San Francisco hosting its seventh Green Festival, an eco-living conference that jumps from city to city in fall and spring. The organizers claim that it’s the world’s largest environmental expo, and it was indeed big. More than 400 vendors and service providers showcased their goods in hopes of catching the attention of attending consumers, retailers, and press.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be reporting in more detail about the trends and products we saw there. But to sum up in general terms, it looks as though green ways of living have branched into virtually every realm and phase of life, including childhood, higher education, buying a home, being a responsible adult (there are an inexhaustible amount of products for doing so), retirement – and even death.