After perusing many green layouts, pictures, and bios, our first annual Groovy Green Goddess has been selected. Meet Christina and learn about her adventure in "Going Green"and how she is making a difference in her community and every day life. And now without further adieu...
Meet Christina Ouellette
Groovy Green Goddess
My name’s Christina and I love scrapbooking! However, I have yet to figure out how to make a career out of it, so I work full time as a clinical pharmacist in the Hepatology department at MCV. My “green” journey started a little over a year ago. I have always been a huge recycler and convinced many others to do the same, but I decided to take it a few steps further... I first started looking into taking the bus to work when gas prices hit almost $4 a gallon. I discovered an express park-n-ride less than two miles away and was so excited to tell my husband about it. Imagine my shock, when he asked me to just “shut up”! He had much better news-our social worker had called and we had been matched with a beautiful baby boy in Korea. Our long adoption journey was about to come to an amazing end. With our new addition came added expenses, which were not improved when my husband’s company went under in February. We quickly needed to find ways to cut back. We realized with all of our recycling that we were accumulating very little trash. We cancelled our service and now split a service with our neighbors. Early spring we planted our first garden and can now enjoy fresh produce every day. To keep the garden looking rich, we started composting, which further cut down our trash. My next “green” venture will be to get my son out of Pull-ups and on to big boy underwear, making my trash almost non-existent. We also have a fall garden plan to keep the vegetables coming until winter. I just discovered today that I can purchase my bus passes pre-tax, making “go green, ride purple” even more affordable! I would love to hear the many ways everyone else is “going green” :)
Look for further info to come from Christina as she travels down the green path and shares that with all of us! Thanks to all of the ladies who tried for this position! It is so nice to know that so many are Earth-friendly!