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This is the story of girl meets boy…and then decides to make him more eco-friendly.

Who are we?

Janie (the girl) is a writer and budding environmentalist.  A bit OCD, a bit hippie, she wants to travel the world in search of hiking trails, a good story, and delicious food.  Oh, and writing for National Geographic wouldn’t be so bad either.

Austin (the boy) is training to be a Marine officer and hopes to climb Everest someday.  More American than Sarah Lee Apple Pie, he enjoys lifting weights, eating a good steak, and watching goofy videos on youtube.

They are the classic example of opposites attracting.

What is this blog about?

This blog is one girl’s quest to show that anyone, no matter what background or beliefs, can live harmoniously with our environment.

Together, Austin and I will be considering a different topic each week.  Can I get him to eat vegetarian for a day and why is that even important?  What do organic products really do for the environment and our health?  Why should we be environmentally friendly in the first place?

More information about the blog can be found here.

Any ideas or suggestions for weekly projects?  Leave a comment!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2009 12:33 pm

    Thanks for your visit to my blog, Janie! My husband and I are both really interested in the environment too, particularly in humanely raised animals when it comes to food, so I really love the idea of your blog. I’ll be keeping up with it!

  2. Dan Casper permalink
    September 21, 2009 9:53 pm

    My very best friend in the whole world told me to come here read, learn and leave a message. might I say very informative, and I may be one of those compulsive people you talk about. Each and every time I shope for tennis shoes, since I like only one kind because they are walkers, and a wide size, I buy 6 to 8 pairs, and recycle the old shows regardless of their age. As I am older it is very important to be pain free, mainly in the back, legs and feet, therefore maintaining proper sizing and a good base is very important. If I have never told Cathy that, now she knows…lol Also my son-in-laws father has a shirt store, and maybe everyone doesn’t know, almost every shirt can be bought for next to nothing, knowing where to buy, is the secret. I probably have close to 60 T’s in various colors, its hot here in the desert, so comfort is a must. hope you keep up the faith work, must be rewarding, thanks for the opportunity to let you know what you are doing is appreciated..

    • janiec52 permalink
      September 22, 2009 9:48 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the blog! Please tell your best friend “thank you” from me for referring my blog.

      My dad always said that shoes were one of those things that you couldn’t skimp on because a good pair of shoes is so important for maintaining a healthy back, posture, and feet. It’s so great that you recycle the shoes that you don’t wear anymore. Recycling doesn’t always have to be about aluminum cans and glass.

      Thanks again for stopping by “Green Girl Meets All-American Boy”!

  3. October 2, 2009 10:26 am

    I find this really funny because I am a lot like you and your man is a lot like mine (he’d just eat meat and mashed potatoes every day if he could)!

    We went through a lot of culinary stress when I went vegetarian a few years ago. Finally figured out that he didn’t object to all vegetarian meals if I didn’t make a big deal about them being veg. So now I have a list of meals I can make that we’ll both eat, and not complain about 🙂 Eggplant + grits, eggplant parmesan, bean burgers, burritos, mac+cheese (good stuff though, not what comes in a box), etc. I think he’s down going through 1 package of meat/week at home. (Although, he’s a teacher and eats the school lunch meat. Eww.)

    If he’s so opposed to Meatless Mondays, figure out what he doesn’t mind missing the meat from. We started with Mexican food, substituting sauteed onions + black beans for the meat. And go from there.

    Good luck!

  4. November 23, 2009 4:05 pm

    I want to contact you, how i can do this *

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