Welcome to The Greener Spirit!
I’m so excited to have you here! I always find these introductions so hard to write; I just want to dive right into the nitty gritty and get busy DOING things! But I’ll try to give you a little background on who I am and the inspiration behind The Greener Spirit.
My name is Janine and I’m your resident Treehugger.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret, though: I wasn’t always. I used to use chemical cleaners, I’d idle my truck, I used standard fertilizer in my gardens, I’d get antibiotics whenever I was sick no matter if was a virus or not, and forget about the chemical laden beauty products that I would slather on my skin.
And then I started to wise up. I read articles and books and news reports. I started to feel ill from the chemical scent whenever I cleaned the bathroom. I noticed how much healthier my skin looked when I made my own astringent. Eventually, swapping out my standard bulbs for CFL’s wasn’t enough and I wanted to be more hands on. I found tons of sustainability tips, DIY craft websites, and many articles on making your own household cleaners and personal products. What I didn’t find was one place that had it all.
A one stop shop for green tips and tutorials for yourself, your home, your garden, and more.
I created The Greener Spirit for people like me who care about what happens to our planet and want every day, practical things they can do themselves to help preserve her. The principle of “do no harm” resonates with me especially about our Mother Earth. I hope that I will leave her a better place (isn’t that something we were taught in Girl Scouts?) and I hope I can help you do that, too!
Here at The Greener Spirit, you will find tutorials, articles, product reviews… a whole host of information to help you live a happier, healthier life in tune with our planet’s well being. I also encourage all of you to participate in the comments and by sharing your own interpretation of the projects you find here. Eventually, I hope to include a forum section of the website as well to expand the community!