Green is the new black
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 22:50
Whether or not we realize it, we are experiencing a social revolution. From organic products lining the shelves of local Wal-Marts, to trendy reusable shopping bags available at almost every check-out counter, "Code Green" is infiltrating our markets. The only thing missing is an entirely environmental shopping center ... until now.
"The Camp Site," located in Costa Mesa, California, is an eco-friendly marketplace filled with progressive shops, restaurants, galleries and activity centers. From vegan fashion stores like Humanitaire, restaurants like Native Foods, biking supply stores, yoga centers and gallery spaces rented out only to environmentally progressive artists and businesses, "The Camp," as it is affectionately called, is every Southern California Hipster teenager's idea of perfect capitalism.
Undoubtedly, "The Camp" is a clever and admirable utilization of the market to advance the eco-friendly agenda in a subtle, yet rewarding way. Known as a "cool" place to be by Orange County teens, "The Camp" is able to support environmentally progressive businesses, while instilling the importance of environmental preservation into the minds of future voters and active citizens.
Green has never looked so cool!
Photos: Nahal Jalali
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