Hello all, and welcome to pretty green girl!
A little about me, and why I decided to start this site. My name is Janet, I’m 28, and I live in San Francisco, one of the best places on Earth! I have a super fun, albeit somewhat frivolous, job (I write, among other things, celebrity gossip trivia games and Horoscopes for Facebook). I moved back here two years ago after living in Southern California for 8 years, and have really become passionate about sustainable living, particularly local and organic food, humanely treated meat, natural foods and products, and reducing waste, through things like composting, recycling and simply buying less. While I always cared about the environment to some extent, there was so much I didn’t know – not because I didn’t care, but simply because I didn’t think to know. I never really thought about where my food came from (berries are expensive in the winter for a reason!), how animals are raised, or buying “green” products. When I first moved back, I would call my sister every time I was at the store to remind me if I should buy “cage free” or “free range” eggs. I’ve learned a lot over the past few years, but there is still so much out there. I’m hoping this site can be a resource for those (including me!) who are looking for more information on sustainable and healthy living, both personally and on a larger, environmental scale. Basically, my philosophy is that if you make it easy, fun and cute to be green, more people will do it. I strive to talk about green issues in a fun, non-pushy, and non-judgmental way!