We all have a sense that green living is somehow better for us, better for our family, better for our Earth. But faced with the stress of modern life — the constant demands on our time — it’s easy to put off doing some of the things that will make a difference. We think green, but we don’t always act green.
Greenrightnow.com is dedicated to helping you start living a green life — right now. We’ll examine simple things you can do, or take bigger projects and break them down into easy-to-do steps that can be accomplished by anyone with just a bit of willpower.
We all are learning this new lifestyle together, so please share with us your tips and success stories. We can all be green and start to make a difference in the world — not at some future point when it’s convenient — but right now.
Barbara Kessler, has been editing and writing for Green Right Now since 2007. This gig follows a journalism career that started in TV, but mostly was spent in newspapers, mainly at the Dallas Morning News, where she covered a bucket list of things and specialized for a time in children’s welfare. She’s been purging her home environment of chemicals since having her own kids, who are now environmentalists in their own right. She grew up in the woods in northern Minnesota, riding horses, listening to barn owls and yes, at times, eating smelt. She helped her parents on their hobby farm. Business people by day, at home they gardened aggressively, composted and raised backyard chickens. (Funny how good ideas keep coming back.) Barbara has a BS in journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago.