We're excited to welcome several new writers to The Green Phone Booth this year. Introducing (insert drum roll here)...
By day she teaches teenagers about sustainability. But after school, this farmer’s daughter ties her cape around her waist to become Emerald Apron: super mom, wife and homesteader! Watch as she does her best to save the planet by starting on the home front, with a baby on her hip! Emerald Apron dreams of living a self-sufficient life and isn't afraid to get her hands (or cape) dirty! Learn more about Abbie at Farmer's Daughter.
She seems like your average housewife; doing laundry, cooking dinner, and doing all the other housework. It would seem her battles would be against things like soap scum and mold.
However, there is more to this Retro Housewife than meets the eye. In her backyard hides rotting food and you won't find paper napkins in her house. This housewife is a climate change fighter and C02 is her worst enemy. Her weapons include glass straws, cloth napkins, and organic food. Around her waste and pollution don't stand a chance! Learn more about Lisa at Retro Housewife Goes Green.
Jaime is your average 30-something suburban mom. When her son had some medical issues, she began learning about environmental toxins. Her green journey started with store-bought green cleaners and organic junk food, as chronicled on her now defunct blog, Green Resolutions. One green question led to another, one green book led to another. Today, she’s seeking a simple and sustainable life without all the resolutions or greenwashed “food.”
And she’s picked up a few superhero secrets along the way. When she dons her cape as SustainaMom, she effortlessly convinces a 4-year-old that he doesn’t need that plastic object of desire, and she works miracles with baking soda and vinegar. In her square-foot garden, she grows peas so sweet they must be magic. Now if someone can just teach her how to cook an eggplant her family will eat!
Jaime has guest posted for us several times in the past. Check out some of her posts here and here.
Alison is not your run of the mill mom! Not this superhero. While greening her family of three, she seeks out ways to embrace meaning instead of material, foster social consciousness and community, absorb the ins and outs of nonprofit management - all while wielding a pair of running shoes and a whisk. Alison has guest posted for us in the past here.
Stay tuned for more from these fabulous writers!