The 1st LIVINGREEN store and gallery in Santa Barbara was opened in 1999 year. LIVINGREEN’S — mission has been to tangibly improve the lives of clients by offering healthy and sustainable choices in building materials, finishes and home/workplace décor. Over the years, LIVINGREEN’s product-mix has expanded to now include cleaning products, non-toxic mattresses, pillows and bedding, baby and children’s goods, all kinds of gift items and home accents — and a host of other products for more conscious living. Ellen Strickland founder LIVINGREEN – an associate member of AIA and ASID local chapters, the Sustainable Business Council, the Santa Barbara Contractors Association, the Culver City Green Business Alliance and other local and national organizations – often speaks on professional panels and at educational workshops. She is an active designer/green consultant and a frequent contributor to LIVINGREEN’s own blog and other outlets for her writing. Most of all, however, she can be found just speaking to and sharing information with her customer online, by telephone or in person.