Living ‘green’ may be newly mainstream, but it is certainly not new. In fact, it’s ancient.
In the pre-industrial world, everyone lived green – because they had to.
Today green is a lifestyle choice – and a buzzword marketers are rushing to exploit, trying to cloak their products in a mantle of green that often is just window-dressing. Making truly green choices as consumers that are not only good for our families, but good for our descendants and the planet they will inhabit, is what this blog is about.

The author, Jan Even, is an OSU master gardener, lifelong nature lover, and outdoors enthusiast. She and her husband live in a green house in Redmond, OR.