About Girl Meets Green
If you find yourself wanting to make more positive changes in your home and lifestyle to create a healthier and more eco-friendly environment, but it seems daunting and you don’t know where to start, I feel ya. This is exactly how I feel/felt. Which is why I started Girl Meets Green.
This blog is a very open and honest chronicle of the steps my husband and I are taking to make eco- and human-friendly changes in our home and our lives in the most practical and sustainable way. Along the journey, we’ll get information, advice, tips, tricks, and recipes from herbalists, nutritionists, gardeners, health and wellness experts and lots more. (Don’t worry, you’ll get all the good stuff too.)
Above anything, I understand the need to make changes at your own pace. This is a judgement-free zone. No preaching. No finger-wagging. Just honesty and encouragement. Any step forward is a good one.
This will be a process. It won’t be perfect. But it will be real. And I hope that it can be as helpful to you as I know it will be for us.
Whether you are taking the journey along with us, or you are already well into your own, I encourage you to share your story with us, comment, ask questions, or even just say hi.
Hi! I’m Sarah.
A married, 30-something, freelance art director/designer/artist living in Chicago.
I grew up in Northwest Missouri in hand-me-downs. My mom saved every scrap of usable paper, cardboard, fabric, etc.. We always ate leftovers from the restaurant my mom and grandmother owned. I spent weekends dumpster-diving and garage-saling with my mom or going to auctions with my dad. We shopped at Wal-Mart, ALDI, Goodwill, and garage sales and spent as little as possible on clothes, food, toiletries, you name it. We didn’t have much money, but we were happy.
Now I’m an adult. And though I’m slightly better off now than when I was a kid, I still make the majority of my purchasing decisions based on price. And with less of the resourceful, creative methods my parents used when I was young. Because now, I live in a big city with a busy lifestyle. So my husband, Kris, and I also make a lot of decisions based on convenience as well. I mean, don’t we all?
Unfortunately for us all, the cheap, convenient items available are often-times the most harmful. And though we are (at some level) aware of this, the threat doesn’t seem strong enough to most of us to really change our patterns.
At least it wasn’t for me and my husband. Until now. Until I learned too much to ignore.
I’m not a scientist. Or an environmental expert. I’m not even a parent (but I will be soon!).
I’m a concerned citizen.
Sick of living a life plagued by the toxins in my home and environment.
Sure something can be done.
And certain that, as humans, our survival skills of ingenuity and creativity can solve the myriad environmental problems we’re facing.