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Featherboard Studios exclusively creates sustainable, eco-friendly, wood products from 100% recycled, local material.

Repurposes locally collected urban trees to design a mulch that is environmentally preferable and ecologically friendly

A store providing natural local bee products and beekeeping supplies, classes, and tours. There is also a store located in the San Francisco Ferry Building.

Food preservation and canning products and information.

They sell two eco-friendly products, alternatives to tampons and pads: "The Keeper" which is a small, internally worn, reusable, menstrual cup made from natural gum rubber. "The Moon Cup" which serves the same purpose but is made from medical grade silicone. Each can be ordered online or by phone. The products are FDA approved and can be shipped worldwide.

Online boutique for cloth diapers, diaper covers and other diapering supplies.

Lotus Cleaning Services is a family run business that, since 2006, has provided "Certified Green" house and office cleaning services to the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Piedmont, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito, and Richmond.

Place to buy and sell used appliances.

Online vendor of various eco-friendly journals and tree free papers. Carries stationary paper & other paper products made with fiber from ag-industrial waste, such as banana, coffee and tobacco, with recycled content.

Eco Chique Hair Salon is a green hair salon offering clients non-toxic hair coloring, shampoos, and conditioners. All of their products are organic, and they use only certified organic hair color and organic perms that are currently available. These products are non-toxic alternatives which are not only gentle to our clients, but also to the environment.

Manufactures and sells natural beeswax candles and body products.

Cal Ben Soap Company makes facial, laundry, and dish soap as well as shampoo. Soaps contain white tallow and cocoa butter oils. Packaging is biodegradable and there was no animal testing. Can order from web site.

Cytoculture manufactures biodiesel. They will answer biodiesel-related questions. Also does bioremediation projects using methyl-esthers from vegetable oil to clean up petroleum spills. Go to wepage to contact them.

Wholesale distributor of recycled content office/copy paper: white: 30-100%; color: 30%; stationary paper: 30-100%; printing papers: 30-100%. Minimum order: $500.

Recycled paper in bulk, including Reincarnation, Encore, and Everest. Wholesale only.

Certified as a Green Business by Alameda County. The style of our food is simple and contemporary. Our ingredients are mostly organic and all natural, including the finest meats and seafood available. We can provide simply elegant disposable plates, cutlery, napkins and cups which are made from paper or corn. You throw all the trash in green bags we provide, we pick it up and it All gets composted! In our kitchen, we compost all our food scraps, we recycle all of our plastic, cans and cardboard, we use low flow water sprayers etc. The vegetable oil we use for frying our chicken is given to friends who use it in their biodiesel vehicles! The take-out containers we use for leftovers are made from bamboo and are biodegradable and compostable.

Heather Itzla and Nicole Kozlowski started Wisdom Supply Co. in 2016 with a shared passion and dedication to environmental sustainability. “We're a Benefit Corporation on a mission to prevent forever-lasting plastics from ever entering the waste stream. We address plastic within school systems because traditional back-to-school supplies are designed to be thrown ‘away’ and repurchased every year. The products we source are high-quality, comparable in price, and benefit the environment by replacing landfill-bound supplies. ” -Heather + Nicole

Cloth diaper service. Serves most of the greater Bay Area.

Irrigation systems and supplies, landscape lighting, solar and other pumps, pond liners tools and books. Sells rain barrels and tanks for rain water harvesting. Also offers some classes.

An online store for natural baby products, including cribs, bedding, toys, and more.

Online retailer of men's, women's, and children's clothing made from organic hemp, flax, and bamboo. They also sell accessories and kitchen/bath items.

An organic and natural mattress store dedicated to providing competitively priced, superior quality bedding products which are made of certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO cotton, latex, and wool.

Carries a variety of recycled paper (white & color) products, including bagasse (sugar cane) and bamboo with recycled content.

Local company whose mission is to help save the planet from harmful plastic starting by providing eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastic.

Vendor of rain barrel parts (all catchment parts) and a source of information.

This vendor handles: Dirt / Clean Fill Dirt with Gravel & Rock (will take dirt with brick as well) They use the dirt as landfill cover. No longer accepting concrete or asphalt material.

An eclectic range of books offered at very low prices. Proceeds go to the Berkeley Public Library. Accepts donations of resellable books, CDs, and DVDs. No LPs and no magazines, please, except for National Geographic or Architectural Digest. All items should be in good condition. The bookstores are staffed by more than one hundred volunteers. Two- and three-hour shifts are available and additional volunteers are always welcome.Training is provided. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm

Online retailer of organic cotton and fair trade t-shirts, aprons, tote bags, and other items for adults and children. Also has a wholesale website.

Online vendor of all natural latex mattresses, pillows, and toppers.

Regular business that manufactures low and no VOC paints.

Organic Farm Garden and Animal Supply Store.

The ReUse People salvages building materials and distributes them for reuse. They also operate a store called The ReUse Bazaar which is the East Bay Habitat for Humanity's warehouse with appliances, windows. lighting, etc. located at the same location. They have used building materials, including lumber, fixtures, and cabinets. They also do building demolition and collection services (depending on time availability). They accept a wide variety of used items/materials in good condition that are all for sale at greatly reduced prices.

BioMass Packaging® was the brainchild of Allen King and Steve Levine, who earned the mantle of “pioneers" in green foodservice packaging and supplies. For over 14 years the company, Excellent Packaging, has pushed the envelope to bring these products to market and create public awareness around sustainability.

Unique, affordable, environmentally friendly and easy to set up, a Pacific Yurt is an offers choices for a vast range of personal and business uses.

An environmentally friendly printing and graphic communications company.

A local, family-owned hardware store.

Online vendor and brick-and-mortar general store with many "old-fashioned" household implements. Features a refrigerator which runs on LP gas and uses ammonia, and a waterless composting toilet. Carries many non-electric, off the grid equipment. Sells rain barrels. Products include: wooden toys, natural cleaners, washboards, weather gauges, farming and building tools, compost bins, live traps, water filters, DIY books, composting toilets, food preserving supplies, stoneware crocks, stainless steel and cast iron cookware, food mills and grinders, rain barrels. Website also features many how-to articles.

A Canadian mattress manufacturer and online retailer offering the only natural memory foam mattresses in the world at their Berkeley store. They use natural latex, and replace the petroleum products commonly used in memory foam with natural ingredients such as essential oils, plant extracts and water.

Wholesale distributor of household products made from durable and recyclable or biodegradable materials such as glass, cast iron, wood and stainless steel.

Performs dry cleaning services using a non-PERC petrochemical method.

They sell organic herbal products, such as herbs and spices, teas, aromatherapy and essential oils, bath and body care, and bulk ingredients.

Manufactures compost tumblers and rain barrels.

A fair trade and eco-friendly shop in the heart of San Francisco, offering fair trade gifts, wedding invitations, party favors, wedding journals, etc., using recycled and tree-free paper.

The Re-Up Refill Shop offers a range of ecological bath, body, kitchen, and cleaning products in refillable containers, reducing waste from single-use plastics.

Baby and children's apparel, diapers, accessories and toys made from 100% certified organic Egyptian cotton. Produced in an environmentally friendly manner that's easy on the earth. Has a baby registry feature.

SCI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with headquarters in Sacramento, California, USA and an office in Nairobi, Kenya. They promote the world-wide awareness and benefits of solar cookers and solar ovens. Their website offers info on cooking with sunlight. Along with other solar cooking tools, they sell a lightweight solar cooker made of cardboard and foil called the Cookit. Cost $20. Has a newsletter.

Herb store, medicinal, cooking and books. Also have a store at 1938 Shattuck in Berkeley.

Lots of links for renewable energy, activism, products, news, and more.

Founded in 1925 by H. Clay Kellogg, a surveyor and orange farmer, Kellogg Garden Products continues their illustrious 85+ year history of perfecting organic soils, mulches, amendments, potting soils, and fertilizers.

Building Resources sells quality reused building materials and architectural salvage: doors, windows, garden, lighting, hardware, lumber, stone & tile, sinks & tubs, trim & detail. Open 9am-4:30pm every day. Donations closes at 4 pm. They frequently offer workshops designed especially for schools with subjects ranging from garden and hardscape design to interior lighting and lamp making. They also sell locally produced, 100% recycled tumbled glass and ceramics, suitable for landscape applications.

thredUP is reinventing resale with a mission to inspire a new generation of shoppers to think secondhand first. The magic happens behind-the-scenes in thredUP’s automated Upcycle Centers, which have redistributed 65 million garments to date. With cutting-edge technology and fancy logistics, we’re shattering stigmas and converting skeptics.

Online vendor of plastic-free household products, such as: child and baby products; food storage; tableware; water storage; bags; toys; home and body care; kitchen items; glassware; school and office supplies; travel and take-out; pet care; and more.

A sustainable biodiesel filling station with 24/7 card lock with PIN or Fleet Card access. San Francisco’s first and only public, retail biodiesel-only filling station, carrying B100 biodiesel from local and recycled sources. Their biodiesel is made from 100% recycled waste vegetable oils, and meets all ASTM standards.

Manufactures cellulose insulation.

They produce a self-contained biological toilet system requiring no water, no chemicals, and no septic tank. Made in the USA.

Using salvaged materials Halocline Studio has created a variety of artworks, furniture, and lighting that demonstrate the value of what we so easily discard; in a radical re-appraisal of our attitude to consumption and waste the art itself becomes its own eloquent proponent. Together with this community spirit, Randy and Julian are strong believers in conservation, community building, and global environmental awareness. Much of our recent work explores the tension between consumption, corporations, conservation, and more sustainable living. We believe that there are progressive solutions happening right here in our community that can utilize salvaged materials and creative thinking.

Offers quality building materials that have been donated or salvaged from area homes and businesses. Also conducts house salvage sales at homes that are slated for demolition. Works with East Palo Alto non-profits allowing for all donations to be tax-deductible. Warehouse Hours: Winter - Mon-Sat 8am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. Summer(Daylight Savings) - Mon-Fri 9-6pm Sat. 8am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

Since 1993 Artha Hemp Soaps have been made by hand in small batches with the finest whole ingredients. The proprietary recipe evolved from recipes that are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years old. The soap is made with food grade coconut oil, California olive oil, California rainwater, and alkali (from sea salt). I superfat the soap with nourishing hemp seed oil, and then add a unique combination of ingredients: aromatherapy-grade plant oils called essential oils (never synthetic fragrances) whole grain flours, ground nuts, herbs, spices, and plant roots, gums & resins. These are ingredients which have proven to be safe over the millennia. Glycerin, a natural by-product of soapmaking, is left in the soap. It hydrates the skin by drawing moisture from the air.

Bookstore selling garden books, plants, and garden accessories. They also host in-store events.

Free compost (for Berkeley residents only). Location: Berkeley Marina, Marina Boulevard, across from the Doubletree Hotel. Dates: The last Saturday of each month, February through October (Except for July which is usually on the 3rd Saturday due to the Kite Festival). Weather permitting. Time: Starting at 6:30am and lasting until the compost is gone. Pick-ups may load no higher than the lip of their bed & must tarp their loads. Self-Serve -- please bring your shovels, containers, and safety gear. First come, first served. For more information or rain cancellations call the Berkeley Marina Office.

Sells reclaimed wood. Does building demolition oriented around wood. Provides high quality, old growth products not available at commercial lumber yards and "big box" home improvement centers. They harvest their products from our rich urban landscape carefully, by hand. Prior to sale, the harvest is cleaned and either sold as-is or re-surfaced and custom-milled into flooring, siding, decking, casing, trim, ceilings, doors and beams, etc., depending on the specific needs of the client. Has storage yards in Pescadero and Petaluma, California

Sells hemp and organic cotton, natural body care, safe non-toxic cleaners, yoga gear and more.

An employee-owned company started by a few farmers from Vermont. Online retailer carries organic garden supplies and least toxic pest control products, tumbler or rotary composters. Carries a wide-variety of compost pails / buckets and carbon filters and bins, compost sifters, and red wiggler worms. Also carries rain barrels.

The Biofuel Oasis Cooperative was founded in 2003 to provide greater access to biodiesel: a renewable, locally sourced fuel that reduces harmful tailpipe emissions. Since then they have grown into a vibrant urban farm store that sells beekeeping supplies, chicks, chicken feed, and more, and teaches urban farming classes. They are a worker-owned & operated cooperative that values sustainability, local production, and community. Accepts used vegetable oil donations.

Rent, repair and sell typewriters, faxes, word processors, calculators. Sell rebuilt ink cartridges.

AVOCURL was created out of a dorm room by Founder, Jasmine Curtis, who was tired of products that left her hair dry and contained harmful ingredients. Her handmade creations quickly replaced her other products as she started to see the results of using natural ingredients in her hair like avocado, coconut, banana, and aloe vera. The products are handmade in small batches, never tested on animals, and contain certified organic ingredients.

An eclectic range of books offered at very low prices. Proceeds go to the Berkeley Public Library. Accepts donations of books, tapes, videos, CDs, and DVDs. No LPs and no magazines, please, except for National Geographic or Architectural Digest. All items should be in good condition. The bookstores are staffed by more than one hundred volunteers. Two- and three-hour shifts are available and additional volunteers are always welcome. Call (510)841-5604 for volunteer info. Hours: Mon-12pm-4pm Tues-Sat 10am-4pm Sun2pm-4pm

Designs and Manufactures office cubicles and furniture utilizing low-energy manufacturing process, recycled and reused materials.

Berkeley's only hemp clothing store. 100% hemp, recycled cotton, bembergs and tencel. A variety of fashion. (Doesn't sell shower curtains.)

Cleaning and repair of back packs, sleeping bags, tents, etc. Sells and repairs zippers, buckles, etc.

Sells Hardi Plank/Hardie Panel fiber-cement siding and roofing.

Enviro-Tote™, Inc. manufactures a product in the USA that is a successor from the Industrial Revolution to the Environmental Revolution. Time tested products like our American made tote bags adapt to a global market and change with economic times.

Today, Aardvark® paper straws can be found at retailers and distributors that offer made in the USA and Eco-Friendly products. Aardvark® paper straws are the only paper straws on the market that are made in the USA, use only FDA compliant, food-grade materials, and are marine degradable and compostable.

Long distance service telephone company where 100% of profits go to environmental advocacy and organizing. Also supports Earth Resources for Living Green, Campaign to Save the Environment, Toxics Action Center, Recycle Action Campaign, Free the Planet.

US manufacturer, offering ready-made and specializing in custom design netting barriers, from deer fencing, to bird netting (for fruit trees and berry bushes), to caging, to mosquito netting, to agricultural shade cloth, to truck & trailer cargo nets, to sports netting, etc. Also offering rope in multiple diameters including kevlar rope, natural and promanila rope, nylon rope, and even military grade paracord, plus industrial sewing services (up to 1.5" thickness), and netting or netted barrier repair.

Online retailer sells hemp and cotton cloth diapers, as well as clothing, toys, and more.

Carries recycled content office/copy paper for copying and sale by the ream: white 30% (paper) -100% (baggase [sugarcane]); stationary/resume paper: 30-100%.

Manufacturer and vendor of products made by hand in Sonoma County from 100% pure Pozzi Wool. Items include: Dryer Balls, Dog Toys, Dish Drying Mats, Ironing Board Pads, Shoe & Boot Insoles, and Pure Wool Batting.

The key to making great compost fast is to have your organic materials contained so that a heat core can be built quickly. The dimensions of the ComposTumbler, in all sizes, have been calculated for maximum efficiency in building a heat core. As the drum of the ComposTumbler is turned, the materials inside mix and the core is stable. Air and moisture are the other two essential ingredients. The ComposTumbler is designed with air vents on the sides of the drum and on the door so air flow is unimpeded during composting. Drainage units on the door allow for any excess moisture to escape so materials won't get soggy. This company manufactures four different models.

Carries recycled office/copy paper.

Sells Z-Best Organic Compost produced from 100 percent recycled yard trimmings, and certified organic by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) so it may be used in organic farming applications.

Eco-friendly advertising, including graphic and web design, photography, marketing strategy, and copy writing. Call or email for project estimates.

Carries some recycled paper and office products and supplies: sketch books, 8 1/2 x 11, and paper rolls.

Grocery store featuring organic products and bulk foods. Nine SF Bay Area locations.

An online retailer of fair trade housing goods, jewelry, fashion accessories, gifts, toys and lots more. All goods are handmade by more than 80 artisan groups in over 20 countries throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia. They provide artisans with viable and sustainable economic opportunities while offering a fantastic variety of unique ethnic products. Items are sold on the website through PayPal.

Oakland's own farmstore offers bee keeping equipment, heirloom seeds, food crop starts, ornamentals, small fruit trees, exotics, terrariums, tools, indoor gardening and vertical gardening supplies, animal feed, soil amendments, natural body products, fermented foods, classes and seminars. Located at: 1740 San Pablo Ave Oakland, California

Irrigation systems and supplies, landscape lighting, solar and other pumps, pond liners tools and books. Sells rain barrels and tanks for rain water harvesting, and instructions/information re greywater systems. Also offers some classes. Richmond Annex and Mill Valley stores in addition to SF location.

The Food Mill carries natural products, supplements and health foods. Offers many products in bulk.

Save what matters with this endlessly reusable, radically functional platinum silicone storage bag that's better for you and the planet.

Featuring tools from Japan, Hida Tool is a source for woodworking tools and kitchen knives that continue the metalworking traditions of the samurai sword makers, plus a wide variety of garden tools and bamboo tools.

Their mission is to Innovate design solutions in new categories of materials, processes, and service: establishing TerraPax as a trusted, service oriented company dedicated to sustainable economic enterprise. They design and build functional, durable packs and bags, using a minimum of 90% natural materials. TerraPax promotes sustainable development and sensible use of resources through the acquisition of our materials. And they educate themselves, dealers, vendors, customers, and the business community about organic resource.

Carries recycled content office/copy paper: white 50-100%.

Recycled Materials, Unique Styles, Various Sizes -- For Your Backyard Chickens. Based in Carolina

Urban Ore's mission is to "End the Age of Waste." What started as a bare scavenger organization has now evolved into a large warehouse that sells used everything, from building materials and furniture to jewelry and electronics. Their drop-off/buyback program operates daily starting at 8:30am Monday – Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sunday. Plan to arrive before 4:30pm for large loads as they close promptly at 5pm.

Irrigation systems and supplies, landscape lighting, solar and other pumps, pond liners tools and books. Sells rain barrels and tanks for rain water harvesting. Also offers some classes.

Samudra Skin & Sea creates pure skincare harnessing the regenerative qualities of wild seaweed. Its plant-based formulas brighten and balance for healthy, glowing skin. Vegan, cruelty-free, & plastic-free.

Natracare organic cotton tampons and organic and natural pads were developed as a direct response to health and environmental concerns about dioxin pollution caused by chlorine bleaching, the extensive use of pesticide spraying on conventionally grown cotton, and the use of rayon and other synthetics in feminine hygiene. Website includes a Where to Buy store finder feature.

National online directory of organic food locations, eco-friendly businesses & services, environmental organizations, and community events.

Fillgood is a local refill store based in Albany. We provide eco-friendly home and body products and eliminate single use plastic packaging at the same time. Dishwasher powder, laundry detergent, dish soap, liquid shampoo and conditioner, body lotion and much more: bring your containers and bottles to our store to refill them or order online and your products will be delivered to your door, in containers that we take back when empty. They are cleaned, refilled and used again.

Green certified toy store. They have locations in Albany, Burlingame, Novato and Walnut Creek

The Green Business Program verifies that businesses meet higher standards of environmental performance. More than 400 Alameda County businesses and public agencies have been certified as green businesses. For a complete directory of green businesses, visit

Human-powered messenger / package delivery service providing a courier alternative for East Bay Businesses. Competitive prices, fast bikes, friendly and reliable riders. Waterproof cargo capacity -12 sq. ft. / 200 lb.

Organic Food Mail Order. Sells brown rice, beans, macrobiotic items, and a wide variety of goods (over 1000 items).

Carries traditional milk paints, egg tempura paints, water-based silk screening, and block printing inks.

Provides a cotton diaper service and a compostable diaper service. Cotton diaper service includes home delivery, pick-up, and laundering of reusable cotton diapers. Compost diaper service includes home delivery, pick-up, and composting of compostable, single-use diapers. Can also combine cloth and compostable services. Provides service in the following California counties: Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Store Hours M-S 9am-5pm Diaper Service Contact hours: M-F 9am - 3pm e-mail:

EWG a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment through breakthrough research and education. They are a deeply trusted source whose reports and research inform consumer choice and drive civic action.

They aim to provide a renewable product that will minimize carbon footprint and plastic pollution while creating a sustainable product for everyday use. Their products are 100% plastic free. They are created with sugar cane fiber and minimal processing.

Urban Boutique specializes in new and recycled clothing and accessories of all kinds. This includes contemporary, vintage and designer items for men, women and children. All proceeds go to the benefit of low-income individuals, especially single parents.

Based in the Sierra Nevada of CA, Simple Fuels will collect used oils from restaurants, then process them and deliver biodiesel fuel to various outlets in Northern CA. They supply biodiesel fuel to outlets in the East Bay.

Ideas, advice and resources for having a green wedding and being a green bride. They have an online store.

Carries a wide-array of environmentally sensitive products. Air & water purification, organic bedding, home furnishing, recycled items, rotating compost tumblers and other compost systems, can-o-worms and worm-a-way worm compost bins, rain barrels, and more. Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm, Pacific Time

Providing certification to business of social and environmental ethics. Website provides free information for businesses wishing to be socially, environmentally, and fiscally responsible. B Lab in San Francisco Suite 205, 901 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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