Celebrate Green Lynn
My daughter and I co-wrote the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family. We also founded the community initiative, Green Halloween, and are passionate about changing the world one celebration at at time.
Because we celebrate so much in this country--Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Mother's and Father's Day, Valentines, to name a few, add special events like weddings, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, office parties and more, and the extent of the problem is clear. Millions of people celebrating a dozen or more times a year create have an enormously negative impact on the environment including the planet, people and communities.
Our goal is to change this by educating people about simple, easy, no or low-cost ways to keep all the fun in celebrations, up the meaning and support the environment.
Response to the book and to our website and blog has been phenomenal and we're totally excited to be on our way to bulding a sustainable not-for-profit business.
I've been married for 40 years to my one and only love. We're the parents of three grown children and Abba and Poppi to four grandchildren.
We joke that my daughter is green from the tips to her toes to the top of her head. I'm about up to my knees.
I spend six years traveling around the world with the musical/educational program, Up With People, which is where I met my husband. We had our son and traveled on the road with him for the first year of his life. He slept in dresser drawers around the U.S. Didn't seem to do him any harm. He's grown into a fine man.
We live near Seattle. I'm addicted to crafting which was a big help with the book as I designed and made all of the projects we feature. I tell people, "Don't get too close to me or I may decoupage you!" I'm an optimist, and try to surround myself only with positive people. I love the outdoors, especially walking in new places (as long as it's flat), cycling on our tandem bike or my single three-wheeler, and having fun. I'm the kind of person who can turn a piece of string, an old hat and a banana into a game.
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