"I'm going back home to the West Coast"

March 7, 2012

This morning as I perused my various emails, I came across a new sustainable and healthy product, NewWood, which is a newly created panel product that is a 100% recycled content, no formaldehyde, healthy alternative to gypsum and wood products. How exciting! Yes, how exciting until I realize, like so many other products, it's manufactured on the West Coast with current distribution – on the West Coast. This is not the first time that I've read about a new "green" product only to find I can't have it out here on the East Coast. When will we catch up to the innovation and motivation of our coastal counterparts?

As I write this, I'm singing Coconut Records, "West Coast" and though I'm not actually a native West Coastian I do envy the greater opportunties they seem to have when it comes to product availability to create healthy, sustainable buildings.

Coconut Records, Nighttiming, West Coast