Eco-Friendly Shopping for Buildings, Babies, and Beyond in Scarsdale

Green Design Expo in Scarsdale

Just in time for spring and all that’s green, there’s a new space in Scarsdale that’s a one-stop shop for eco-friendly construction, design and lifestyle products, as well as an educational venue for professionals and the community. Green Design Expo (GDE) quietly opened on February 21, but it will hold its grand opening at 4 p.m. April 28, with a colorful rainbow theme and lots of student involvement.

GDE offers a wide variety of green products for home, school and office, like non-toxic, 100-percent recycled toys, BPA-free lunch boxes and water bottles, 100-percent recycled and recyclable folders and binders, biodegradable kitchenware, LED flame-less candles, and energy-efficient light bulbs. Building projects can be “greened” with Solatubes, PV solar systems, cork, Marmoleum, bamboo and responsibly harvested floors, as well as eco-friendly carpets, rugs and furniture, wall coverings, tiles, hardware, ceilings, plumbing and fixtures, and even a green roof or garden.

GDE’s owner and founder, Eva Finkelstein, is promoting community involvement by offering work/study programs with area schools. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will involve students from several school districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties, including Scarsdale, Greenburgh, Ardsley, Yonkers, Bronxville, Bedford, Brewster, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle and Mamaroneck. “It’s a call to action-based, hands-on learning for all ages,” Finkelstein says.

Green Design Expo, located at 640 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale, NY, is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Contact the store at 914.902.5305, or visit it online at

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