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Having a Green Conscience

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - "Going green" has become the cool new thing in recent years, with rising concerns over environmental conservation and preventing further harm. Many businesses are now offering "green" options in their services and advertising their environmentally-safe products.

plant with grean leavesGreen Conscience Home & Garden takes this a leap further. The business, located in Saratoga Springs, NY, offers a wide array of low-impact products for home and garden.

These include sustainable building materials like bamboo flooring, wool carpeting, counter tops made from recycled glass, toxin-and-VOC-free paint, biodegradable planters, and other safe, recyclable, and otherwise un-harmful products.

Nor is Green Conscience content to rest with these laurels. The store offers periodic classes and workshops to raise awareness and practices.

Owner Karen Totino is very active in the community, often speaking and lecturing about methods of reducing negative impact on the environment. She keeps a blog on, Sustainable Living, which is frequently updated with new ideas and how-to's for living with a "green conscience".

The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm, and has a convenient and easily accessible location near downtown Saratoga Springs.

Though this business is still relatively "green" - new- itself, Green Conscience Home & Garden has been making an enormous difference in the community and is breaking ground for more like ventures to take root and grow!