Comment and Win $100 of Green Products!

And ACE is the place to do it! Does anyone even remember that old ACE hardware ad from way back in the 1980s when cassette tapes and pegged jeans were in? And speaking of pegged jeans, note to all you tweens and twenties out there: Don’t do it! Don’t get sucked in to thinking that the pegged jeans in the Gap ads are a good look. Retro is not always Green and not always good.

But I digress. ACE is the place with the helpful hardware man, as the ad used to say, and they are helping you out this week with a $100 gift card to the winner of our Greennii/ACE drawing.

Greennii and Palo Alto ACE hardware are partnering to bring you more Green products in four select ACE hardware stores in the greater San Francisco Bay Area: Palo Alto, San Mateo, Half Moon Bay and San Jose, and we’d like to hear from you about just what those products should be.

To enter yourself in the drawing, leave a comment on this helpful hardware blog telling us the Green product you would most like to see in an ACE store.

And not to worry if you don’t live right down the street from one of the ACE stores mentioned above, the gift card can be redeemed online at

-Jocelyn Broyles


10 responses to “Comment and Win $100 of Green Products!

  1. I would love to see some solar ivy in stores soon. This is an interesting project from SMIT a spin out from Pratt Design School. They are making solar cells that look like Ivy. They also have versions that generate some additional energy with Piezoelectric chips when the leaves blow in the wind it generates additional electric power or powers a small light. A future product, but very interesting. Perhaps, ACE could help them get to market with an order. Part of ACE becoming realized as a sustainable brand will be in how they help, facilitate and realize the needs of the marketplace and define their philosophy.

  2. Connie Benjamin

    A fabulous green bathroom cleaner with no toxins and fumes is what eveyone should be using.

  3. I love what’s going on in sustainable hotels! Can ACE make available the motion sensitive lights that automatically come on when someone enters a room, and cut off based on a timer of inactivity? A brief Google search seems to indicate that their are currently outdoor lighting systems and very small-scale lightening systems available for the consumer market. I’m hoping for something adaptable, from lighting a small bedroom, to a large kitchen if that’s what the customer needed.

  4. Phoebe Shackeroff

    Zero-VOC paints, epoxies, and varnishes. Indoor & outdoor.

  5. BioBags please (! They make great biodegradable dog waste bags. Unfortunately biobags kitchen bags arent’s so sturdy, so maybe consider stocking another brand for the 13-gallon size? Perhaps Green Genius (

  6. I’m a big fan of portable device solar chargers, like Solio and Hy-Mini’s, but saw this and thought it would be good for everyone in these days of climate change and unpredictable events:the solar-powered radio w/a cell-phone charger added:

  7. although i am not near that ACE hardware, i would like to see the flourescent eco bulbs for chandeliers and dimmer switches for those bulbs. smaller bulbs, and less wattage for things other than the kitchen or bright lit places. i need them for the bathroom, too but i wish they came in non-coiled bulbs which are just unattractive. ooh, maybe you also need the fixtures that go with it for the bathrooms?? cause you do not need as many bulbs then as current set up. just a thought.

  8. You should stock as many green items as possible.

    Ace parent co probably has lists like these:

  9. Reducing residential energy consumption is a huge step in being green. I would like to see weather stripping products and signage about how these inexpensive items can help insulate a house and reduce electric bills for homeowners.

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