Design Sponge — I love this site, to get excited about all things related to design. They feature DIY “before and after” design projects, print artists, beautiful rooms, and interior products. The attitude is youthful and fun.
Tree Hugger — Tree Hugger is a great source for news and the latest information. Although not politically unbiased, I find the reporting to be very good and complete.
Build it Green — Build It Green is a professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy and resource-efficient buildings in California. They offer training programs for building professionals, education for the general public, and assistance to municipalities as they work to integrate green building programs into their building codes.
EcoHaus — This is a retail site and it is one of the most informative about “green” products. They are located in Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR. Check out the Learn tab on their site.
USGBC — This is a national organization that promotes green bulding for commercial and residential structures. They initiated the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building standard, which has had a dramatic effect on the acceptance of green building
Green Home Guide — This is a very informative web site, with an “Ask A Pro” feature with answers to green building questions, a listing of professionals, and much more.
If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area it might be worth visiting my favorite green shops:
Reclaim Home — in Menlo Park carries the green materials you might want to use when you are remodeling your home. But they are so much more that a green building materials store. They also have a charming collection of vintage home goods, healthy furniture free of formaldehyde or chemical fire retardants, and other things that make a green lifestyle glamorous.
Greenspace — in Santa Cruz carries Green building materials for your remodeling project and also some carefully selected furnishings, interesting books, green cleaning products, and organic bedding. The staff and owner are friedly and helpful, and they also sponsor educational events.
Eco Home Improvemen — in Berkeley is a similar resource in the East part of the Bay Area, they focus less on furnishings, but have all of the green paints, tiles, countertops, etc. Their web site is actually pretty informative even if you cannot visit.
In San Francisco, I like the Green Home Center. — They also are super nice, and carry everything you might need for your green remodel.
And finally, although I hate to admit it, there are so many things in the Green world other than design and remodeling Many of these can be found at Spring — in San Francisco. Want a chic organic napkin? How about organic perfume? How about adorable, non toxic wooden baby toys? All of these can be found at Spring.