From green parking spaces to grass couches

Genuine effort by power company to help the planet or media ploy to distract from dirty deeds? You decide:

This Friday, San Franciscans are invited to lounge on grass couches at several landmark spots across the city. This series of grassy, interactive installations celebrates the November 16th launch of, a community-based website that will raise local environmental consciousness and provide resources to make San Francisco the greenest city in the nation. It is co-sponsored by PG&E and Readymade, a Bay Area-based magazine and media company dedicated to do-it-yourself home design that’s inventive and environmentally friendly. Couches will be placed at the Ferry Building, Justin Herman Plaza, 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 Plaza. Passers-by will be invited to have their pictures taken on the grass couches and take home their instant photos in frames made from recycled materials. This installation is non-permanent, and will be up for one day only from 8AM through the mid-afternoon.

If you have the time and yard space, find out how to sprout your own grass couch.

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