There are so many Queens of Green out there it wasn't hard to hand pick four amazing women to coach 20 more Canadian families! Each will recruit five families from their networks and shepherd them (with my support) through four modules of green living: waste, toxics, food, and community action.
Meet my first team of Queen of Green coaches:
Melanie, St. Albert Alberta
It's official. Melanie Smith is ready to pay it forward. A lifetime ago she was in urban planning. Today she's the fearless captain of a team of four busy kids—the inspiration for greening their family life. Melanie hasn't looked back since winning me in a Canadian Living contest. Continuously striving to do more, she's thrilled to give this opportunity to other families.
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Jennifer, Waterloo Ontario
A mother and owner of Olivier Soaps, Jennifer was recently featured in Waterloo's Top 40 over 40. A mover and shaker in her community, she co-founded the Local Wellness Lifestyle Movement—a network of individuals and businesses sharing a common holistic outlook.
Tovah, North Vancouver B.C.
Tovah and I met on Twitter. She's a freelance communications expert (past development executive for CTV) and the family editor for Thrifty & Green Magazine where she hosts a blog called Growing Up Green about her adventures raising a sustainable family with three young children and a busy urban life.
Norma, Vancouver B.C.
Norma is studying International Relations at UBC with a focus on environmental history, law, and policy. A faithful David Suzuki Foundation volunteer, she caught my eye (and ear) with her work at A Little More Good — a Vancouver-based enterprise making it easy for people to create positive social change.
Over the next two weeks, 20 families will tackle Module 1: WASTE.
What's the first action you'd suggest to reduce their waste?
Lindsay Coulter, Queen of Green