If you happened to be in San Francisco this Friday, November 17th, you might have noticed the grass couches which sneakily popped up around the Ferry Building and Justin Herman Plaza. The couches were part of a series of interactive green installations celebrating the launch of a new website, www.letsgreenthiscity.com. You may remember this sod grass couch from a Readymade How-To that was published back in 2005. Well, we couldn’t get enough of it then, so we stopped by to test those couches out for ourselves. Apparently we weren’t the only ones – mayor Gavin Newsom was spotted relaxing on one in front of city hall. To see our pics, click here >

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Geared to raise environmental consciousness and provide resources to San Franciscans, Letsgreenthiscity.com is a small piece of a larger campaign demonstrating individual and collective efforts to make San Francisco the “greenest city in the nation.”

Sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and of course, ReadyMade Magazine, we were happy to find out that the materials used for the installation will be donated immediately following deconstruction to local non-profit organizations.

If you’re not able to make it to the four-couch cluster, check out additional couches in Alamo Square, in front of City Hall, 77 Beale Street, on Market Street in the heart of the Castro, and at the 16th Street Mission BART.


+ Pacific Gas and Electric Company