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Green Foundations
Wow - amazing changes at Green Foundations!

B CorporationIt's official! Green Foundations is a "B Corporation" - and only the second company in Idaho to receive this prestigious recognition of 'setting the new corporate standard for social and environmental performance.' And, we are almost a year old. So, come and celebrate with us at Green Foundations on Saturday, July 19th 10 AM to 6 PM for our First Annual Celebration Day!
Green Foundations Talk RadioGreen Foundations Talk Radio - Listen to Green Foundations Radio with Lisa Scales, MD every Saturday morning, 10 AM to 11 AM, on 630AM KFXD. A fun talk show about how to go green in your home. Answering questions like: 'What is non-VOC?' ... to... 'What does sustainability mean?' Join us every saturday morning as we discuss and interview leading experts in the Treasure Valley and nationally on Green Foundations Talk Radio!

Channel 6Join us on Today's Channel 6 KIVI-TV for 31 Days of Green- Green Foundations is partnering with Channel 6 during the Month of July. Green Living stories will be featured every 10 PM newscast for the entire month. Each story will profile Treasure Valley people and business' who are adopting, promoting, and innovating a way to accomplish a greener lifestyle. Stories will be archived and a link will be available on our

New Digital Product Book coming soon - we will be introducing you to Green Foundations new digital Product Guide book within the next few weeks. So watch future e-newsletters for details. Be one of the first to have these green products at your fingertips with the push of a computer button. Use this digital green product information to grow your business ~ from pretty pictures showcasing the different products, to detailed product data sheets, MSDS information, how to spec the product, bid the product, pricing, and ordering details. You will be able to register for this e-Green Product Guide book on our website. You will have username and password access to all of our interior green building products at your fingertips 24/7.  Learn how to incorporate these product lines into your own business soon. 

Idaho Green ExpoE-greenlinks.com coming soon- Exclusively from Green Foundations is the new e-GreenLinks.com - a new green virtual community for you to connect and network your business to other like-minded people in the Treasure Valley.  This is a fun and exciting new tool helping all of the green community in Idaho in staying connected with the latest and greatest. Watch future e-newsletters for details. We will be launching this incredibly effective networking tool within a few weeks.

Good luck Heidi! Heidi Caye is transitioning to a new adventure in her life and we have much gratitude and thankfulness for her contribution in building Green Foundations Building Center; and the depth of product knowedge she has contributed to green sustainable building in Treasure Valley. Please join us in wishing her much luck and success in all she does and support her in her life journey.

Product-of-the-Month: IceStone Countertops
IceStone® durable surfaces are made from recycled glass and concrete - an ideal choice for green kitchen countertops. They're also a great option for backsplashes, bathrooms, vanities, bathroom dividers, tabletops, interior walls, and commercial flooring applications. Beautiful shower surrounds and bathtubs could be made with IceStone durable surface material. It can be shaped, inlaid, mounted vertically or horizontally.  
Green from the Foundation UpGreen Flooring Solutions

Building or renovating? Consider green solutions to the most common eco-upgrades!

Recycled carpet and flooring – Some of the most toxic products in a home are carpets and flooring products. Billions of pounds of carpet end up in the landfills each year – not good! At Green Foundations we strive to limit this impact by finding products that are green and eco-friendly.

American Pride Paints

Paints and finishes – Many paints contain high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), potentially harmful air pollutants. Limit your exposure with healthy, alternative options from Green Foundations.
"I spent most of yesterday painting my house... the low VOC paint was so great to use. My house does not reak and I do not have a paint headache. Awesome stuff and I can't wait for you to see the house when I'm done." -Rachel C., Boise, ID

Green Tip
Composting made simple - easy to rotate, aerate, and fast!


Composting TumblersTumbler Composter — You can wheel it to a pile of organic matter for loading. Likewise, you can wheel it to the site where finished compost will be used, making it easy moving your heap around accommodating changes in your garden layout. So far, that saves a wheel barrow, an aerating tool or garden fork, and a lot of effort. Turn your heap in 10 seconds without even opening the lid - it's easy!


Learning Luncheon: Networking
June 25th, Wednesday - 12 noon to 2 PM

Green Foundations training room
5242 W. Chinden Blvd, Garden City, IDGreen Networking

Cost: Free, RSVP required (lunch will be provided)
Network with other green minded people, integrate everything everybody learned at the Idaho Green Expo, share ideas, projects, and eat good food. A perfect opportunity to bring your business cards, meet, greet, share friendship and business opportunities.
Green Networking Boise Green Scene…
Green Drinks Social Group - The Green Drinks social group will be meeting at 5:30 pm on June 26th at Bitter Creek Ale House. Come join us for a relaxed and enjoyable gathering of “green”-minded people from all walks of life! More about Green Drinks

American Clay Wall Application Class
June 27th, Friday  - 2 PM to 5:30 PM

with Bryan Whaley, Bryan's Finishes, LLC
Green Foundations training room
5242 W. Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID

American Clay ClassCost:   $65 includes material (water, tea, & snacks provided), space is limited RSVP required
Come and play in the mud! Learn about American Clay natural earth wall plaster and how to apply this unique and durable interior finish. Participants will be instructed by one of Treasure Valley's most experienced clay installers, and will have the opportunity to practice plastering techniques in our fully-equipped classroom. All required tools/materials will be available for your use, coupled with educational instruction and a good time!

Remodeling Ideas for Greening Your Home

June 28th, Saturday - 10 AM to 12 noon 
with Josh Bogle, Green Remodeling, LLC
Green Foundations training room
5242 W. Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID 

Green Remodeling
Cost: Free (coffee/tea & snacks provided)
Come learn about green remodeling ideas for your home. There will be a short presentation on hype and a long Q & A. Josh is a NARI Green Certified Professional and is a seasoned green remodelor in Treasure Valley. Josh possesses a wealth of knowledge in green remodeling - come and learn for free!
Posted by tlangford at 6/24/2008 8:25:00 PM
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