My First Book Event…at Room & Board!!

Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in a really cool event at the Room & Board furniture store in Minneapolis.  The event, called Experience Soy Style:  Be in the KnOH was sponsored by Cargill, the manufacturer of a soy-based polyol called BiOH that is used in some furniture cushions which are carried by Room & Board and other furniture companies.  It was an educational event with exhibits designed by students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) that took visitors on a journey “from soybean to sofa”, showing how soybeans can reduce the use of petroleum and leave a smaller environmental footprint when used in furniture cushions. This milk jug exhibit represents the plastic saved in cushions made partially with soy foam.  (read more about soy-based foam in my Adventures in Eco Furniture Shopping post)  

Room and board BiOH milk jugs

  I was there to promote my new book, Practically Green.  The stars aligned when I met social media wiz Leslie Carothers, one of the masterminds behind the event AND my books became available earlier than expected.  Before I knew it I was on board to work the event at my all-time favorite furniture retailer Room & Board!  I even got my own ‘living room’ space to hang out in…how cool is that??  

Room and board 2

  {photographs courtesy of Room & Board}


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