K+BB - November 2008 - (Page 22)

When former Vice President Al Gore addressed the audience in September at West Coast Green, he solidly declared, “Take my word: Underneath the surface of conscious awareness, there are millions of people going through a personal transformation…This is a time unlike any other in all of human history.” We do take his word. Yes, Gore, who was co-winner with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change,” hit the mark with these words, bearing reference to the shift in thinking that each of us is experiencing as we consider our place on this earth, our own impact on the environment and our call to action. Think sustainable. Act responsible. Be knowledgeable. There is a growing movement to create a greener world and for individuals to embrace the ideas, technologies and products that will realize that outcome. We—both professionals and consumers—are charged with becoming what the folks at West Coast Green call “agents of change who are taking advantage of the fantastic opportunity at hand to make a drastic positive impact on the planet.” A Greener Place With this in mind, I welcome you to our special section, in which you will find a report on the aforementioned show. Senior editor Sallie Moffat traveled to San Jose, CA, to find the latest product introductions and trends. Her coverage appears on page 24. Just an FYI: Later this month, executive editor Alice Liao will be heading to Greenbuild in Boston, where she will gather information from the USGBC’s annual trade show and conference to keep you up to date on more environmental initiatives. Look for a report in an upcoming issue. But back to this issue…This section focuses on various issues that not only affect your businesses but also your choices. From debunking greenwashing, doing green on a budget, selecting wood wisely, considering indoor air quality and understanding lighting controls to picking out ecofriendly products that do not sacrifice style and seeing how your peers are putting it all together to create green kitchens and baths, K+BB is giving you the tools and techniques to do your part, so we can all do ours. Want more green? Make sure to check out our green blog and discussions at www.kbbgreen.com. s Christina Trauthwein, Editor-in-Chief ctrauthwein@kbbonline.com 22 + K BB November 2008 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of K/BIS www.kbis.com http://www.kbbgreen.com http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of K+BB - November 2008

K+BB - November 2008
Contents
Online Contents
Online News
Feedback
Products
Trends
Special Green Section
Editorial/Green Intro
California Greenin'
Buying Green
Serious About Green
Natural Selection
Q&A
Control Issues
Green on a Budget
Airing Out
Earthly Wonder
Under the Influence
Cover Story: Under the Influence: An Asian-Inspired Kitchen with Green Appeal
Green Products
Ad Index
Editorial Index
Favorites

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