Who and Why\nThe following green living bloggers are those whom\u00a0The PlushBeds Family\u00a0considers to be the\u00a0most influential\u00a0in the green living space for the year coming year 2015. Among the factors that were taken into\u00a0consideration when choosing these individuals and groups as the most influential were the following: their merits as a blogger and the type of useful content they share that can be acted upon for the betterment of individuals and society as a whole, the interaction between themselves and their audience, the regularity of which they\u00a0post fresh new content on their blogs to\u00a0keep their readers up to date and continually inspired, the depth and breadth of their social network followings, their accomplishments and other notable pursuits offline, and the social and ethical causes and principles they promote.\n\n\nUse Them as Resources (Over and Over Again)\nWe hope that this will become your\u00a0Go-to-Green-Guide\u00a0when looking for answers to green living questions (bookmark\u00a0it for future reference), because if there\u2019s one thing we\u2019re sure of, the knowledge and wisdom of the following\u00a0top green living influencers\u00a0is deep, very deep. Use these folks\u2019 blogs as your ready reference whenever you\u2019re seeking answers to questions about the environment, lowering your carbon footprint, recycling, upcycling, and reusing, natural parenting (natural pregnancy and birthing, baby wearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapers, and breastfeeding), natural health and natural medicine, whole foods, organic products, healthy recipes, homesteading, DIY, all things homemade, eco-travel, green design and d\u00e9cor, eco-fashion, climate change, green energy, green building, gardening (out in the sticks or urban) green politics, and just generally all things eco-friendly and for more wholesome living.\n\nWith no further ado, besides putting a little plug in for a latex mattress ;-), let us introduce to you these wonderful green bloggers and what they are doing within their spheres of influence to make a difference in the world. They are all so very unique (with personalities that ooze coolness), with such fantastic contributions!\n\u00a0\nMindful Momma: Adventures in Living a Green & Healthy Life\nMindful Momma is run by Micaela Preston. Micaela is humble yet passionate about sharing her zest and zeal for not only the environment, but also healthier foods, eco crafts, and homemade and handmade items, all while finding true joy throughout the process. Micaela is a loving mother to two wonderfully imaginative boys, and has a husband who enjoys making kefir. Besides blogging, Micaela has also authored a book,\u00a0Practically Green: Your Guide to Ecofriendly Decision-Making. It can be purchased on Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble. In her book, Micaela narrows down and\u00a0simplifies\u00a0the process and journey of: making smarter and greener choices for your family, helping you to shop for healthier, more sustainable products in today\u2019s marketplace, providing you with dozens of DIY projects and ideas, and giving you lots of scrumptious healthy recipes and snack ideas! As if all of this wasn\u2019t enough, Micaela is also a fantastic brand advocate of products she believes in. She has an MBA in marketing, so if your product or service is eco-friendly, she\u2019s the woman to turn to for engaging new customers with your brand.\n\nBesides her blog, Mindful Momma, you can also follow Micaela on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0Pinterest.\n\u00a0\nThe Holistic Mama: Natural Living Made Simple\nRoxanne King is the blogger powering The Holistic Mama. Roxanne and her family follow a gluten-free and low dairy diet, and she is a fabulous cook, sharing tons of great recipes on her blog! In fact, you can also download a free recipe book in eBook format right from the homepage of The Holistic Mama website by providing your email address. It\u2019s filled with about 27 different delectable delights. It has everything from main dishes to soups and salads to healthy snacks and deserts. You can tell she keeps her family well-nourished! It is also quite evident from her blog that Roxanne is concerned with skin and body care products and making sure people are aware of what is in them and are making healthier selections when buying these types of products (or simply making them yourself). Roxanne has also published her own skin care eBook that can also be sourced from her site\u2019s homepage. A very ambitious woman, Roxanne has the credentials to back her up, receiving a Bachelor\u2019s degree from Syracuse University and then going on to earn a degree in holistic health from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. If you need health coaching or classes, Roxanne also offers these as well.\nBeyond the blogosphere, you can follow Roxanne on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0LinkedIn.\n\nGreen Living Guy: Green Living, Green Living Expert, Green Living News, Green Guru Guides\nSeth Leitman is the\u00a0Green Living Guy. In going green, Seth\u2019s motto is \u201cOne small step at a time.\u201d Seth is quite approachable, and never makes anyone feel inferior for not knowing as much as they would like to about green living. Seth is an Energy Efficiency Consultant among many other things, helping individuals, companies, and even government entities to get LEED certified and transition to alternative energies as much as possible. Oh, and another thing, Seth is a\u00a0bestselling\u00a0author! And get this \u2013 among the several books he has published, one of them is about building your own electric vehicle (Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, available on Amazon.com)! If you couldn\u2019t tell by reading Seth\u2019s blog, his primary focus is green energy. He really is an expert, and he\u2019s very down-to-earth and personable at the same time.\nYou can also find Seth on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nEco Chick: Because Mother Earth is a Woman\nStarre Vartan is the fashionista \u201cchick\u201d that heads up Eco Chick, though Starre\u2019s blog is not\u00a0just\u00a0about eco-fashion. That is only one aspect of her blog. As with many eco-friendly individuals, Starre is multi-faceted and multi-talented. Her blog also covers many important issues regarding social causes and responsibility, along with news, eco-travel, upcycling and creative arts, climate change, animals and wildlife, eco-health and beauty, and eating organic and vegan. Starre is an accomplished writer, and you can find some of her contributions in Scientific American, Eco Salon, The Huffington Post, Mother Nature Network, New York Magazine, Inhabitat, Metropolis, Audubon Magazine, Whole Living, Elle, Plenty, and E\/The Environmental Magazine. Starre has written and had published a book called\u00a0The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to be Fabulously Green. In her book she covers shopping for vintage and recycled jewelry, wearing \u201csustainable threads\u201d, using organic personal care products, and much, much more. Finally, Starre also teaches blogging as a business and building your business in a mission-based direction.\nYou can find Starre on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nGroovy Green Livin: Simple. Change. Greener. Life.\nLori Popkewitz Alper\u2019s blog Groovy Green Livin is power-packed with purpose. In it you will find meaningful ways to start (or continue) to make a dent in some of the waste that goes on in our world. Lori\u2019s blog also covers practical ways to keep healthy by carefully attending to both what goes into your body and what goes on it as well. She\u2019s a very capable teacher \u2013 her blog is brimming with lots of wonderful how-to\u2019s \u2013 giving you plenty of reason to feel comfortable that you too can accomplish your green living goals. Lori shows you how to live green and save money simultaneously! She is also a very talented speaker and presenter. Her work has been covered in many respected online publications and in print, and she has made multiple television appearances. As a former lawyer, Lori is well-versed in the power of persuasion, causing her to become a great asset to raising awareness and keeping the green movement going full steam ahead.\nLori can also be found on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nThe Pistachio Project: One Mom\u2019s Journey of Living Green and Crunchy\nBrittany Thomas is the \u201ccrunchy\u201d mother behind The Pistachio Project. As a mother to four beautiful children (a gorgeous family!), Brittany\u2019s green living journey was initially inspired by wanting the best for her firstborn and those to come. Brittany has evolved into an expert in her own right, as she\u2019s learned while she\u2019s taught and inspired others to live more conscientiously. Brittany loves to try new things and take on new projects, and she\u2019s got plenty of neat things on her blog for you to try yourself. Besides DIY and providing instruction for greener homemade items, Brittany also vets the more wholesome personal care products offered in the marketplace, with some excellent recommendations for those seeking a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, Brittany discusses many important topics relating to natural parenting (natural pregnancy, breastfeeding, even homeschooling), keeping your home clean with natural cleaning alternatives, and offers a vast assortment of healthy and delicious recipes.\nYou\u2019ll find some great shares by Brittany on the social networks\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0Instagram.\n\nBig Green Purse\nDiane MacEachern is the very driven and principled activist bringing you Big Green Purse. Big Green Purse is a blog upon which Diane\u2019s sole focus is to help you make more socially responsible consumer purchasing decisions that protect you and your family. To that end, Diane reviews green products, weeds out the greenwashed products, offers practical green living tips, and weighs in on a wide variety of public policy issues. As they say, money makes the world go \u2018round, and in recognition of this, Diane encourages all of us to make money talk by shifting our purchasing power to more sustainable alternatives that are easier on our bodies and the environment. As women are the main driver of household spending (having power of the purse \u2013 spending over 85 cents of every dollar in the marketplace), Diane focuses much of\u00a0her attention and message on\u00a0women. However, whether you have a purse or a pocketbook, Diane believes we can all make a difference. Diane is a best-selling author of four books. Her most recent,\u00a0Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World\u00a0that demonstrates how you can save over $5,000 a year by making simple shifts to go green. She\u2019s also an engaging speaker, providing speeches and workshops to organizations, companies, and institutions. Diane\u2019s work has been featured in a variety of reputable publications, and she\u2019s received many awards and recognitions.\nOther ways to follow and engage with Diane are on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nGreen Steve: Be Seen to be Green\nSteve Waller is the Londoner behind the blog Green Steve. Steve feels like he\u2019s just an average, ordinary, everyday kind of person, and that what he\u2019s doing, you can too. And what he\u2019s doing is attempting to offset all of his carbon use to achieve a zero carbon footprint. On Green Steve, he documents his efforts to do so. Steve stays abreast of current events and environmental items of interest in the news, providing his own critique of them. He\u2019s a bit of a philosopher, and uses good solid reasoning for his arguments to live greener, as well as sharing his input on what he would do if he were in charge. Steve\u2019s also an entrepreneur, and by reading his blog you can tell he is a practical person, striking the right balance between environmental extremism and doing nothing at all. Above all, Steve is a likeable guy with a cheerful countenance and a blog that shares great thought-provoking, eco-friendly ideas.\nFollow along with Steve on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nGreen Grandma\nHana Haatainen Caye is the proud grandmother who brings you the Green Grandma BlogSpot. With many years of extremely valuable experience, Hana marries the wisdom of the past with present-day common sense to help younger generations (especially young parents) navigate through the choices of modern-day living as they commit to live greener and healthier lives. Hana\u2019s blog got its start with the birth of her granddaughter, Laura, at which time she began to reflect more upon what legacy she and the rest of us could leave behind. Though in Hana\u2019s words she is not necessarily a liberal \u201ctree-hugger\u201d, she does sincerely care about the environment. On Hana\u2019s blog you will find her talented writing, her opinions, and her great sense of humor revolving mainly around issues of the environment and children\u2019s health. One of the uniquenesses of Hana\u2019s blog is her Supermom Birthing Series, where she and several other mothers share their personal natural birthing experiences. Hana is also the author of a book (Vinegar Fridays) about vinegar and its many practical applications for cleaning, for health, and for beauty. What\u2019s more, multi-talented Hana is an amazing voice-over artist!\nYou\u2019ll find Hana sharing some additional great tidbits of health-related and green information on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Pinterest.\n\nJen and Joey Go Green\nJen and Joey Go Green is a green living blog by a couple living in Ontario, Canada. Written mostly by Jennifer McLaughlin, from time to time Joey chimes in with his perspective. Though he is not as green as his wife is, Joey really does a lot more sustainable living than he gives himself credit for (and a lot more than your average Joe\u00a0\ud83d\ude42\u00a0) and he does give his wonderful wife credit where credit is due for her influence on him. Jen and Joey don\u2019t pretend to be what they\u2019re not. What they are is a couple who is keeping it real, while being conscious of their everyday decisions and what those decisions will lead to down the road for the next generation. A really neat feature of Jen and Joey Go Green is a section on their blog that is called 101 in 1001, where Jen sets realistic and attainable goals (101 of them) and gives herself a realistic time frame to accomplish them in (1,001 days). On their blog, Jen also reviews a fair number of personal care and cleaning products for their gentleness on the environment as well as their ability to get the job done.\nGet to know Jen on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nGreen Talk: Whole Body \u2022 Healthy Home \u2022 Sustainable Garden\nAnna Hackman is the editor and founder of Green Talk. While Green Talk sprouted in 2007, Anna has been living the green lifestyle since the \u201890\u2019s. She blogs about everything from green living to green business to green building to organic gardening and green technology. Anna doesn\u2019t just know a little about a lot of things, she knows a lot about a lot of things. She\u2019s a former lawyer, and she\u2019s helped build her own eco-friendly home! She does videos, podcasts, and is even a business consultant for greener business practices. Anna is an amazing organic gardener, and loves to spend time out in the garden. Another wonderful thing about Anna is that she really does interact with her readers, and considers her blog as a community of regular folks all learning together. Check out her blog, and you will see that she regularly answers questions from her engaged readers. Anna is also a co-founder of the Green Sisterhood, a group of 50\u00a0green bloggers helping green businesses extend their influence and reach in the marketplace.\nYou can further catch some of Anna\u2019s great insights on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0LinkedIn,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nNatural Papa: Natural Parenting and Fatherhood from the Perspective of a Treehugging Dirt-Worshipper\nDerek Markham is one of the few green living fathers in the blogosphere. While there are many crunchy mothers who blog, Derek\u2019s perspective on natural parenting is unique. He is a great role model for fatherhood, a much-needed asset in our society. One of Derek\u2019s really neat blog posts is titled\u00a0100 Ways to be a Better Father. Every father should check that out \u2013 these are some great tips! Another really interesting post on Derek\u2019s blog covers his Tiny House Experiment, where he and his wife, his 4 year-old, and a couple of cats moved into a 120 sq. ft. camper and lived in it for 6 years \u2013 impressive! Go see how everything worked out for them. Derek has a section on his blog about home births from several different fathers\u2019 perspectives (including his own), which is a really great read as well. And if you wondered if there were any recipes or food blog posts on Natural Papa, you won\u2019t be disappointed. Derek covers some ground in that realm as well. Besides his blog, Derek also writes for TreeHugger.com.\nYou can follow Derek in his social sphere of influence on\u00a0Facebook\u00a0and\u00a0Twitter.\n\nAccidentally Green: Making Healthy Decisions That Honor God and Happen to Help the Environment\nHilary Kimes Bernstein is the author of Accidentally Green. You may be wondering about the accidently part of Accidentally Green. It goes like this: Hilary began her journey quite by accident. The more she changed her life to be in harmony with God\u2019s ways, and to benefit her health, the more she found that living a green lifestyle came as a natural consequence. So, although she became green by \u201caccident\u201d, she does it very purposefully now, and you can tell by her blog by the way she radiates (check out the video series on her blog \u2013\u00a0The Beginner\u2019s Guide to Going Green) that it gives her great meaning. Although Hilary is pretty green, there are some things that she just\u00a0will not\u00a0do just to be seen as green. There\u2019s a very entertaining category of her blog called\u00a0I MAY BE GREEN, BUT I\u2019M NOT THAT GREEN (great read on reusable toilet paper\u00a0\ud83d\ude42\u00a0).\u00a0Hilary has written a book (Accidentally Green) detailing her journey, and divides it up into 6 different phases of her life. You\u2019ll likely be able to identify with her, and she breaks things up into doable chunks \u2013 small greener changes you can feel confident in practicing yourself. Hilary has also written\u00a0First Bites: How to Instill Healthy Eating Habits During Your Baby\u2019s First Year,\u00a0The Accidentally Green Guide to Cleaning Without Chemicals, and\u00a0Repelled: Accidentally Green\u2019s Guide to Mosquito Prevention.\nKeep up with Hilary on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Pinterest.\n\nGet Green Be Well: BE HEALTHY BY LIVING A NON-TOXIC LIFE!\nKimberly Button is the amazing woman behind Get Green Be Well, a blog chock-full of great green product reviews and recommendations. And it\u2019s such eye candy, too! Filled with vibrant, beautiful images, Kim really draws you in and makes you feel at home on her blog. With many of the products Kim reviews there is also an associated giveaway as well (so visit often and enter to win)! There\u2019s also a really neat category on Kim\u2019s blog called\u00a0Buy This, Not That\u00a0where Kim gives you the lowdown on what\u2019s in some of the products on store shelves, and steers you towards shopping for the greener, cleaner products. Kim had a childhood riddled with health problems, and is now a stellar example of living toxin-free, with the good health to prove that it\u2019s all worth it. Kim has all kinds of accolades, too. She\u2019s the real deal. This is going to take up some space, but here goes\u00a0\ud83d\ude42\u00a0: She\u2019s written a book titled\u00a0The Everything Guide to a Healthy Home\u00a0and produced a travel app called\u00a0Orlando Green Travel. Kim has also had her writings appear in places such as Martha Stewart\u2019s\u00a0Whole Living,\u00a0National Geographic Traveler, American Airlines\u2019\u00a0American Way, and\u00a0Sierra.\u00a0As well, she has been quoted by major news outlets such as\u00a0U.S. News and World Report\u00a0and\u00a0Woman\u2019s World. Kim has been on many of the major television networks as a television correspondent. She\u2019s a contributing editor to a few different green magazine publications, and she\u2019s a frequent speaker on green and healthy living topics. Wow!\nPick up more good stuff from Kim on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nMama on a Green Mission: It\u2019s Easy Being Green\nApril Gatewood is a baby-wearing, breastfeeding, cloth diapering mama. She and her husband have four wonderful children, 2 girls and 2 boys. April\u2019s blog is a mix of green living and family. You can tell by reading it that family comes first and is central to her life, but make no mistake \u2013 she is definitely green, and will point you in the right direction to becoming greener to, especially as it comes to clean, healthy products. She reviews a lot of great products on her website, those that are green and organic and those that have to do with family and children activities as well. If you\u2019ve got a new bundle of joy in your home, or are about to have a new infant come into your home, and you will be using cloth diapers, there are lots to choose from. April has reviewed several! And if you are looking for places to go, things to see, and stuff to do for family bonding, April\u2019s got that for you, too. There is lots of variety on her blog!\nCatch April on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nHappy Mothering: Inspiration to Live a Simple, Natural Lifestyle\nChrystal Johnson is the genuinely happy mother behind Happy Mothering. Chrystal discusses all kinds of green and natural living topics from baby wearing, breastfeeding, and co-sleeping all the way to natural beauty, healthy eating, and natural cleaning. Chrystal didn\u2019t find her way to living greener and healthier in just one location or one person. It was a maze of learning and some trial and error, but you can tell from her blogging ventures that she\u2019s come to a very solid foundation, and is very much an expert on green living. Chrystal definitely strikes a chord with many people, as you will see by reading her blog and following her on her social channels that she gets a ton of feedback in the form of comments, shares, and likes on the items she shares and curates. She offers lots of great giveaways on her blog, and she\u2019s got a lot of expertise in marketing too, so lots of companies seek her out to get the word out about their products (she gets to pick from some of the best out there!). In 2012, Chrystal founded Green Moms Media to help other green living bloggers connect with natural brands, getting the word out about some of the greenest and healthiest products in the marketplace today.\nCheck out what Chrystal is sharing in the social sphere on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0Instagram.\n\nAlmost All the Truth: unEARTHing the truth\nBrenna Burke is the truth seeker behind the blog Almost All the Truth. What drives Brenna is both children\u2019s health and environmental health. Brenna has an excellent section on her blog that discusses all of the naughty ingredients that are commonly put in baby products (Reading Labels and Understanding Ingredients) so you know just what you might be slathering on your precious infant if you\u2019re not careful. There is also a section on her blog that is a great resource for parents seeking healthier and more sustainable products (Eco-Friendly Products). Brenna is an activist, but recognizes that we all do our part in a little bit different way. Still, we can come together and find common ground to fight for the principles we believe in and will make the biggest difference for everyone. Brenna doesn\u2019t live in isolation, and recognizes the contributions of others. You will see a great list of people and blogs that she herself follows and learns from on her Blogroll.\nFollow along with Brenna on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nNon-Toxic Kids: Helping Your Kids Stay Safe, Healthy & Smart\nKaty Farber is a 6th\u00a0grade school teacher. She started the blog Non-Toxic Kids in 2007 with the core cause and belief in protecting children from toxins in consumer products. She has labored for many years to do just that.\u00a0 Recently her fight (joined by many other activists, concerned parents, and lawmakers) has paid off in her state of Vermont where a bill has been passed to regulate and list the toxins found in children\u2019s products. Besides blogging on Non-Toxic Kids, Katy is also an author of 3 books:\u00a0Why Great Teachers Quit and How we Might Stop the Exodus,\u00a0Change the World with Service Learning, and\u00a0Eat Non-Toxic: A Manual for Busy Parents. What\u2019s more, Katy has written for several other blogs in the past and continues to offer wonderful insights as a guest blogger on other green living blogs and magazines. Notably, she has written for CNN, Fox News Opinion, Educational Leadership, and Edutopia. Katy is even a graduate level teacher for courses in service learning.\nFollow Katy for more great green learnings on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Pinterest.\n\nWholesome Mommy: REAL family. REAL food. REAL simple.\nDenise Sawyer is the Wholesome Mommy who blogs about eating REAL food. She began her journey of eating whole foods with the birth of her son. When her husband was diagnosed with leukemia, eating whole foods became even more important, and as a result he is cancer-free today! Denise cooks (from scratch) 5 to 7 nights a week, and can usually have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. She wants to show you how you can too. Her blog is filled with wonderful meal plans and great recipes. \u00a0Although organic foods can\u00a0sometimes\u00a0cost more, they don\u2019t always have to, and Denise discusses how to stay within your budget when shopping for real foods. Because Denise is a teacher, you\u2019ll also receive a great education on her blog of the why\u2019s (why cut out processed foods and why buy organic), as well as the how\u2019s. Beyond just eating, Denise also blogs about having a wholesome family and parenting, about making stuff (DIY), and having fun! And if you ever get sick, she\u2019s got lots of great recommendations for natural remedies.\nFollow Denise for more simple steps to take to get and stay healthy on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nSmall Footprint Family: Sustainability Starts at Home\nDawn Gifford is the owner and editor of Small Footprint Family, a blog about all things green and healthy, running the gamut from real foods all the way to political activism. Dawn draws from a well of richly fortified experience. Her resume is impressive! She founded a greenroof company, and has spent 15 years developing workforce training programs for environmental jobs in tree care, low-impact development, sustainable landscaping, and urban agriculture. She\u2019s been a Master Gardener, Master Composter, certified arborist, and permaculture designer among other things. People listen to Dawn because she knows what she\u2019s talking about! Her work has been covered in major publications like the Washington Post, and her company has been sponsored by the likes of the USDA, the EPA, government bodies, the Ford Foundation, and the Aspen Institute among others. You\u2019ll love learning from Dawn as she guides you through her whole foods journey, having clawed her way back from serious illness towards thriving health. Dawn reads and responds to comments and questions on her blog, and has some great interaction with her social followers as well.\nStay up to date with Dawn on her social profiles at\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nAshley\u2019s Green Life: Living a Greener Life, One Tip at a Time\nAshley Furnell is the gluten-free, vegan, animal lover behind Ashley\u2019s Green Life. Ashley is a preschool teacher, wife, and mother of two. One of the things you\u2019ll love about Ashley\u2019s blog is it\u2019s not just a blog, it\u2019s part vlog too (video weblog). She shares some great instructional videos on it on all kinds of green living topics. It\u2019s very interesting watching and listening to the person behind the blog you always read. It adds a nice personal touch! You will find some mouth-watering dinner, smoothie, and snack recipes on Ashley\u2019s blog, and you\u2019ll be taught to be just as aware about what you are putting on your body as what you put into it. Further, Ashley does a great job of chronicling her pregnancies, the birth and development of her children, and what she did to get her body back into pre-pregnancy shape. Ashley is also another blogger who does a terrific job of listening to her readers and responding in her blog comments section.\nCheck out Ashley\u2019s pins on\u00a0Pinterest, her great family pics on\u00a0Instagram, and her wonderful collection of\u00a0YouTube\u00a0videos.\n\nThe Eco-Friendly Family: Green Living for the Modern Family\nAmanda Hearn is the mother of three fantastic children, wife to one awesome husband, and blog owner and operator of The Eco-Friendly Family. Amanda\u2019s blog covers lots of ground in the natural parenting arena, with loads of information on cloth diapers, including how to make your own cloth diaper detergent, how to wash them, and how the pre-folds go. She\u2019s also not afraid to cover natural feminine hygiene. Amanda has found a lot of fulfillment in blogging on natural parenting and green living, and enjoys interacting with her readers \u2013 so much so that she in part credits their encouragement and inspiration to her becoming a part of the team at Green Child Magazine. You\u2019ll also find some great tips for keeping a healthy home on Amanda\u2019s blog, as well as some healthy recipes and pics that look so tasty it\u2019ll make you hungry just looking at them!\nKeep up to date with more great shares from Amanda on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nEco Child\u2019s Play\nJennifer Lance is the founder and editor of Eco Child\u2019s Play. This blog began with the premise of providing information on natural toys for children, but has since expanded to cover a lot more information, including news, ideas, and opinions on natural parenting. Jennifer is so green that she lives off the grid! Her family grows their own food, and they even built their own home from their own timber off their land. They also generate electricity from a creek. You\u2019ll find that Jennifer is very well informed and forms logical opinions based on solid research. She has a great section of her blog full of interesting articles about home birthing and midwifes, pointing out the real facts about the safety of planned home births in healthy women with low risk pregnancies. Jennifer believes that children have a \u201cplay deficit\u201d, and that they need to really get out and explore nature, be more active rather than being glued to television and other electronics, and engage with more eco-friendly games as well. She has a product review section on her blog and a special section on green toys, too. As a teacher, Jennifer\u2019s purpose is to educate so we can all make more informed decisions as we choose non-toxic, healthy homes.\nYou can find Jennifer sharing socially on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nThe Crunchy Moose: Refreshing. Natural. Real.\nAshlee Mayer is The Crunchy Moose (well, actually her son is \u2013 the blog is named after him\u00a0\ud83d\ude42\u00a0). Ashlee is living proof that eating whole, organic foods is what nature intended. She came upon this lifestyle out of necessity, when she slipped a disc in her back and her health spiraled out of control as a result + all of the medications she was given to control the pain. She started a detox program and shifted her diet to organic and whole foods, and has never looked back. It has made a huge difference in her health and energy levels. Taking this knowledge further, she helped nurse an adopted son back to full health, who was originally allergic to just about everything when he came into her and her husband\u2019s home. Ashley shares her journey to thriving health with you on her blog. Because of Ashlee\u2019s experience with back pain, she has some good advice for fellow back sufferers that she shares (7 Daily Habits to End Back Pain). And, she\u2019s really great at putting together all kinds of lotions and potions to help you look and feel better (lots of DIY and homemade gems on her blog), many of which include powerful essential oils.\nFollow Ashley on her journey socially on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nOrganic Sunshine: A Mom\u2019s Blog \u2013 Natural Living, Eco-Friendly Products & Giveaways\nNicole Sanford is the blogging mother of Organic Sunshine, who through her life experiences has come to appreciate all the beautiful things that life has to offer. She is the mother of two sons and a talented step-son, and wife to a hydroponic gardener. Nicole\u2019s blog is a reflection of the beauty that she sees in everything that the sun shines on around her. Just take a look at the amazing design of her blog, and you\u2019ll definitely want to stick around for a while! Nicole likes to dig in the dirt, and shares many great gardening posts on her blog. She\u2019s also got lots of delicious recipes, and is such a great photographer that these dishes all look like they\u2019re sitting right in front of you on your dinner table all ready for you to eat. Nicole reviews lots of natural care and other eco-friendly products on her blog, and hosts lots of great giveaways, too. With the quality of content that Nicole shares, she naturally generates a lot of discussion between her and her readers.\nFollow Nicole for some fabulous shares on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nGreen Your Decor\nJennae Petersen is chief blogger of Green Your D\u00e9cor. The goal of her blog is to demonstrate that style and quality can also be sustainable. Jennae scours the marketplace looking for eco-friendly products for your home, discussing them and linking out to them when she finds a great fit. Jennae has an innate instinct and good eye for style, and her blog is filled with beautiful images of the products she reviews and discusses. There\u2019s a Green Gift Guide section on Jennae\u2019s blog that highlights green gifts for men, women, children, kids, teens \u2013 just about anyone and everyone. She\u2019s also got a section on her blog for Green Steals of the Week, deeply discounted green items for sale. You may want to check in with her to see what kind of eco-friendly and d\u00e9cor products are going to be on sale for the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this year. If anyone will know about them, she will! Lots of entries on Jennae\u2019s blog get shared, especially on Pinterest. Besides Green Your D\u00e9cor, Jennae also runs a green graphics design firm (Hibiscus Creative), blogs about fashion on the blog Green & Gorgeous, and has an organic t-shirt line, Differently Clothing.\nFollow Jennae on her social channels on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Instagram.\n\nThe Healthy Voyager: Life is a Voyage, Live it Well!\nCarolyn Scott-Hamilton is The Healthy Voyager (her blog\u2019s title is a very apt description of her). Beyond being a green living blogger, Carolyn\u2019s life is filled with so many interesting things. She truly lives life to its fullest. She one of those people that you wonder how she fits everything in to her busy schedule. She\u2019s a vegan chef, she\u2019s a world traveler, she\u2019s a business consultant, she\u2019s a best-selling cookbook author (The Healthy Voyager\u2019s Global Kitchen), and she\u2019s a frequent guest on many national media outlets. Phew, just pausing for a breath here, but there\u2019s more. Carolyn develops healthy recipes for many brands, she\u2019s received a PhD in naturopathic medicine, she runs Ineventions (a multi-service public relations, marketing and branding agency), and she\u2019s a greatly sought-after speaker. Beyond traditional blog posts, her blog also features really exciting and fun videos done by her production company. Watch some (or all) of them \u2013 she is so photogenic and has such an infectious personality, making everything such an adventure! There\u2019s so much to take in on her blog that it was probably more useful for us to explain who Carolyn Scott-Hamilton is and what she does first, which we felt would naturally cause you to want to dive into her blog with curiosity to find out how she does it all!\nGet regular social updates from Carolyn on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nA Life Sustained\nCourtney Cable is the lifelong learner behind the blog A Life Sustained. Courtney is a determined woman who even had a home water birth. Her blog shares lots of tantalizing CSA (Community Sustained Agriculture) recipes. Courtney is very well read, is a book reviewer for BlogCritics.org, and offers lots of great book reviews on A Life Sustained regarding documentaries, nature, sustainability, gardening, family, arts and crafts, and more. There is a great section on her blog with tutorials she\u2019s done that include wonderful photographs of homemade items that are for children, for the home, and for you. She\u2019s quite creative, and you can tell from the comments left on her blog that her readers love her for sharing her imaginative creations. Courtney home schools her son, and offers some great resources on her blog that she\u2019s used to draw inspiration from for teaching children.\nFollow Courtney on her social extensions on\u00a0Facebook\u00a0and\u00a0Twitter.\n\n\nReduce Footprints: Easy Ways for Each of us to Reduce our Footprint on the Earth\nCyndi Hall pens her thoughts and ideas about treading lightly on Mother Earth on her blog Reduce Footprints. One of the unique aspects of Cyndi\u2019s blog is a section called\u00a0Change the World Wednesday, the aim of which is to get as many people involved at a time to meet or exceed a specified goal that has a positive impact on the environment. Participants who share the challenge of the week on social media use the hashtag #CTWW. Cyndi gets a lot of great feedback from her readers, some of which \u201cup the ante\u201d, and get her to change the goal to be a little more ambitious. On her blog Cyndi also has another great idea she\u2019s put into action, which is a \u201cMeet and Greet\u201d designed to grow the green community, where each month one green blogger is featured and other green bloggers have a chance to get to know one another by sharing their blogs\u2019 green living posts via a link-up party. There are plenty of other things to do and see on Cyndi\u2019s blog. Check out her thorough list of recipes, and her great product reviews. Cyndi is truly loved and appreciated by her readers.\nFor more sustainable ideas from Cyndi, keep up with her on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\n\n\n\nGreen 4 U: Green Living Tips for the Average Person\nLeigh Garofalow is an environmental activist and hard working mother blogging on Green 4 U. She definitely walks the talk (Did you participate in the People\u2019s Climate March? She did.), and has a section of her website dedicated to helping you contact your representatives in government so you can make your voice be heard on environmental issues you care about. Leigh also has some great green gift guides on her blog that are segmented towards the special people in your life that you might be shopping for. As well, Leigh shares with her readers her ideas regarding natural parenting, healthy living and eating, community issues (like fracking, GMO\u2019s, and climate change), and recipes. Reading Leigh\u2019s blog, her passion for the environment and cutting down waste clearly shines through, and she\u2019s a great example to follow. Leigh had some wonderful predecessors of her own who lived green without even calling it that. Wouldn\u2019t it be nice if today \u201cgoing green\u201d was such a normal part of everyday life that we didn\u2019t even refer to it that way or consider it being anything other than the norm?\nFollow Leigh\u2019s social updates on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Pinterest.\n\nOur Daily Green: A collection of hints to help nurture a more ecological and economical household with very simple choices\nKim Urig is a talented freelance writer and author of Our Daily Green. Unlike many of us, Kim has pretty much always been green. She grew up on an organic farm, and carried the thrifty and natural living principles with her throughout her life. In her early adult life, she continued to be green mainly as a way to save money, but her reason for being green now is to protect the health of herself and her family, having seen too many cases of cancer in her friends and loved ones. \u00a0Kim\u2019s blog has a wonderful assortment of green product reviews (personal care, cleaners, food, household items, and natural health) and lots of helpful information about healthy food choices. Kim is a firm believer in the 80\/20 rule, and bases her blogging and philosophy on doing your best in 80% of the areas you set out to achieve, and not worrying yourself to insanity over the other 20%. Keeping things simple, and reading and applying what you learn from Kim\u2019s blog will help you save money!\nKeep up with Kim on her social network accounts,\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nThe Green Girls: Helping Inspire an Eco-Conscious Lifestyle\nApple Levy is the founder of The Green Girls, a hip and chic blog dedicated to living green in a fun way! Apple has put together a fantastic team of green women bloggers whose motive is to get the green word out via pop culture, social networking, and mass media. The Green Girls blog features some wonderfully talented women writing on such a variety of topics that all amazingly tie into green living. You can truly get your fill here on just about any area of life that you\u2019re interested in, from family to food to health to fashion to travel to entertainment to business to relationships. It\u2019s all here! And it\u2019s all related to being more eco-conscious, while having a blast doing it. Green Girls TV has some really fun interviews with green celebrities, and shares a boatload of great DIY, how-to, and homemade tutorials. The Green Girls is truly a colorful and vibrant blog, and is anything but mundane!\nThe Green Girls get their social groove on with\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nMy Plastic Free Life\nBeth Terry of My Plastic Free Life is an accountant, but unlike the stereotypical one, is anything but boring\u00a0\ud83d\ude42. Her life is full of interesting things! Rather than being content hidden away in an office somewhere, Beth is an activist, author, and public speaker. Beth\u2019s blog (and amazing purpose) sprang from an article regarding the plastics in our oceans and the wildlife that they harm that she read while recovering from a surgical procedure several years back. Beth came to the conclusion that she was part of the harm that was being cause to our ecosystem, and realized that the things in life that make her happy don\u2019t come packaged in plastic. Beth has a Plastic Free Guide on her blog sharing 100 ways that you can reduce plastic waste and come closer to a plastic-free life. She also issues you a challenge to tally up how much plastic you actually use during one week, and to take inventory on how you could lessen your plastic footprint. It\u2019s not to make you feel guilty, but rather to raise your awareness and help you consider changes you could make. Beth demonstrates how simply asking companies not to package their products in plastic can actually work! She and others have done this successfully (simply asked and received). Check out Beth\u2019s book,\u00a0Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and You can Too. Beth has fantastic interaction with the readers of her blog, and is an inspiration to many.\nFind Beth socializing with a plenitude of engaged fans on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nGreen & Clean Mom\nSommer Poquette is owner and editor of the blog Green & Clean Mom, but also has a handful of dynamite contributing writers for her blog as well. Sommer is practical in her green living, and acknowledges that she is imperfect, though trying to be greener all of the time. She believes we can all make an important contribution to an eco-friendly lifestyle, so there\u2019s no reason to fret if we aren\u2019t always 100% all-natural. Her blog has many of the regular types of green living posts (healthy eating, product reviews, parenting, etc.), but she also stops to reflect once in a while (Comparison is the Thief of Joy, Let it Go and Enjoy the Summer Day, Good Enough is Okay) to make sure she\u2019s not letting the hustle and bustle of life get in the way of happiness. Sommer is a former teacher and an expert marketer and consultant, and is fabulous at blogger outreach and connecting her clients with the right marketing mix. She has also written a book titled\u00a0My Mommy is a Blogger. You won\u2019t be surprised to know that her work is mentioned in the likes of Woman\u2019s World, The New York Times, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, and more!\nBecome one of Sommer\u2019s many followers on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nSimple. Green. Organic. Happy.: A Field Guide to Inspired Green Living\nRobin Strong Elton describes herself as a \u201cHoney Badger Mom\u201d\u00a0\ud83d\ude42\u00a0(she even has a separate blog named that!). Just like her middle name implies, Robin is a strong woman and tenacious as it comes to reaching her goals in life. Robin is well read, a philosopher, a very physically fit person (she is Community Manager at Fitfluential.com), and excellent at expressing her opinions. Her blog includes some really neat and thought-provoking quotes that tie in excellently with her posts. Another great thing about Robin\u2019s blog is that it is so expressive through her talented photography. Above all, Robin sticks very well to her blog\u2019s title. She keeps it simple, she\u2019s definitely a green warrior, her life and everything about it is very \u201corganic\u201d, and by reading her blog you can tell she definitely has fun with life! You\u2019ll get some awesome insights by reading Simple Green Organic Happy, and once you feel Robin\u2019s drive and determination bleeding through, we think you\u2019ll be hard-pressed not to be motivated by it.\nFollow Robin\u2019s meaningful posts on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Instagram.\n\nNature Moms Blog: A Mom\u2019s Guide to Natural Family Life\nReading Tiffany Washko\u2019s blog, Nature Mom\u2019s Blog, you get a sense that this woman has great balance in her life, and that she is very well organized. You\u2019ll love the lists that she shares on her blog; she breaks everything down into bite-sized chunks and maps things out that you can do to become much, much greener, less wasteful, and more self-sufficient. \u00a0She is a homesteader, and helps you realize that even living in the city there are lots of things that you can do to live the homesteading lifestyle. Tiffany\u2019s blog not only covers a lot of the conventional green living ideas that many green bloggers do, but she also thinks outside of the box and provides tips about things that many of us wouldn\u2019t necessarily think about, like introducing green living within the parameters of a birthday party, or green school supplies, and even burial and cremation. There are so many categories on her blog to choose from when researching a green living subject, which simply demonstrates that it isn\u2019t so much about Tiffany\u00a0doing\u00a0green things, but that it has become very much a part of who she\u00a0is. Sorta like she\u2019s arrived already\u00a0\ud83d\ude42\u00a0. Tiffany has lots of great interaction with the commenters who stop by to visit her blog. It\u2019s very apparent that what she\u2019s sharing is near and dear to her readers\u2019 hearts.\nTiffany has an ample social following on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Instagram.\n\u00a0\u00a0\nThe Green Divas: Low-Stress Ways to Live a Deeper Shade of Green\nMegan McWilliams and Lynn Hasselberger are the green and fun-loving divas of TheGreenDivas.com. Their main goal is to help you go green without the stress! Not only are you going to get a ton of helpful articles with great tips (on natural living, environmental issues, wildlife, women\u2019s health, gardening, eco-style, DIY, and renewable energy) on The Green Divas blog, but The Green Divas Radio Show and podcasts are full of interesting green topics and fabulous expert guests. These ladies have a lot of fun doing their show too (they are no stuffed shirts, and are very youthful), so expect to be entertained in addition to getting an education! The Green Divas, Meg and Lynn, have their own radio and recording studio, and offer services and consulting to others who are looking to get their voices out on the airwaves as well.\nThe Green Divas can also be followed on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nCrunchy Chicken: Putting the Mental in Environmental\nDeanna Duke is the \u201cNon-Toxic Avenger\u201d behind the blog Crunchy Chicken (and the book\u00a0The Non-Toxic Avenger: What You Don\u2019t Know can Hurt You). She is an urban homesteader, and really started to root out the toxins with a vengeance after her son was diagnosed with Asperger\u2019s and her husband was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. She realized that despite what the FDA (or any other agency) says or does, she needed to educate herself on what was in the products that she and her family were using and what kind of an effect they could have on their health. Deanna is an expert urban homesteader, writing for Mother Earth News, and was a personal care consultant for the eco-makeover show, Mission: Sustainable. She has also been interviewed as a green living expert for many major media outlets. You\u2019ll find Crunchy Chicken to be a really fun read with lots of great humor sprinkled in, while giving you a great feel for living like our pioneer ancestors.\nFollow Deanna\u2019s popular social shares on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nUrban Gardens: Unlimited Thinking for Limited Spaces\nRobin Plaskoff Horton is the insanely talented founder of Urban Gardens, a splendidly gorgeous blog where she shares all kinds of information on eco-friendly designs and styles for urban gardens and small spaces. Robin covers everything from rooftop gardens to vertical gardens to indoor gardens to hydroponics and aquaponics to container gardens to herb gardens, and more. And the scenery and visuals on her blog are breathtakingly beautiful! If there are any new designs or trends in the urban gardening world, Robin is on top of it. She\u2019s a master curator, and finds the best of the best (in products and designers). Robin will guide you through finding, creating, and experiencing all of the fabulous creations you see on her blog. Robin and her work have been mentioned in multiple notable publications and she has received several awards. Even if you live in the city, there\u2019s no reason why you can\u2019t green up your space and beautify your surroundings, and Robin\u2019s Urban Gardens is the perfect place to get you started.\nRobin has a wide and well-established base of social followers on her\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Pinterest\u00a0accounts.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nLeafyGreen.info: Green Reviews\nCourtney Cordaro is owner and chief editor of LeafyGreen.info, a blog full of reviews of great green products, many of which you have probably heard of and others that may come as a pleasant surprise to you. There are a wide range of products that have been reviewed by Courtney and her team, including natural foods and beverages, cleaning supplies, outdoor gear, clothing, personal care, and beauty items to mention a few. The reviews are honest and forthright, and offer a great place to discover something new you haven\u2019t tried before. And you won\u2019t find anything greenwashed here either. LeafyGreen.info is constantly growing in its readership and notoriety, having been covered by the likes of TreeHugger.com, major newspapers, and other great resources. Courtney frequents conferences and expos, and is always on the lookout for more great green products to try, as well as to perform her own small but meaningful part in the great green movement.\nFollow the\u00a0Tweets\u00a0and\u00a0Instagram\u00a0account of LeafyGreen.info to stay up-to-date with the new natural and healthful products available in today\u2019s marketplace.\n\nNatural Living Mamma: Living Naturally, it\u2019s All for Them\nAmanda Klenner-Labrow blogs on Natural Living Mamma, sharing the story of her journey to vitality and overcoming challenges with not being able to have children. \u00a0Now a mother to two children, Amanda also concocts her own herbal remedies and runs Natural Herbal Living Magazine (a separate blog of hers dedicated to helping you develop a profound relationship with one herb a month). Natural Living Mamma blog shares things like how to use essential oils for specific problems and conditions, how to formulate your own personal care products, healthy recipes, and even hosts a blog hop each Monday for other bloggers wishing to share their natural living posts in a centralized location. Amanda also tends to have a good amount of interaction with the loyal followers of her blog in the comments section of her blog posts.\nFollow Natural Living Mamma\u2019s social shares on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nThe Good Human: Don\u2019t Blow it, Good Planets are Hard to Find\nDavid Quilty owns and operates The Good Human, a blog covering many environmental issues that all of us should be concerned with, and do our own part to protect the health of our planet and thus ourselves. David has thousands of posts on his blog, having founded it in the year 2006. He\u2019s also been covered, interviewed, or contributed to many reputable media outlets. He takes a very no-nonsense approach to the health and well-being of the eco system, and for that he is well respected, but he also believes that whatever we can and feel we should do as individuals to protect and preserve the environment is better than nothing, and every single bit of it contributes positively to the greater whole. He rightly recognizes that guilting people into it is not an appropriate or effective motivator. The Good Human covers a lot of ground, and it\u2019s nice that David has a section of his blog (the\u00a0Start Here\u00a0section) for newbies or those visiting for the first time.\nFind David sharing socially on\u00a0Facebook\u00a0and\u00a0Twitter.\n*Update: David has sold his blog to a new owner, but look for similar content from this blog in the coming weeks, months, and hopefully years.\n\n\nEarth 911: More Ideas, Less Waste\nChase Ezell is the Managing Editor of Earth 911, a blog dedicated to helping you reduce waste, find your own shade of green, and contribute to the cause of sustainability in a way\u00a0that makes you feel you are making a difference individually. Earth 911 has been around since trees first sprang forth from the dirt (not really, but they\u00a0were\u00a0green before it was cool to be so. Twenty years is a long time to have a raised consciousness in the sustainability arena!). Chase has recruited a great group of bloggers who contribute their own ideas and opinions on Earth 911; some of these contributing bloggers\u00a0you will find already referenced above. Chase knows how to pick the right people for sharing deep personal wisdom born of rich experience\u00a0\ud83d\ude42\u00a0. One of the great features of Earth 911 is the\u00a0Recycle Search, an engine that helps you to locate where to drop off your recyclables, with an accompanying guide that helps to educate on the\u00a0types of products that are recyclable. As you wend your way around Earth 911, don\u2019t forget to check out the new You Change, a marketplace for\u00a0sustainable products. One of the goals of Earth 911 is to provide a full suite of eco-conscious products, and they are off to a good start!\nYou\u2019ll be in good company following Earth 911 on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nHip Moms Go Green\nNickie Knight is the founder and creator of Hip Moms Go Green. Nickie is a holistic nurse and wellness expert. If you love healthy beverages, you can sign up on her blog for a free eBook containing\u00a0ten juice and smoothie recipes! Read through her blog and you\u2019ll find dozens of other great recipes and methods for\u00a0keeping your children and significant other healthy with nutrient-dense foods that taste delicious, as well as natural remedies for the times that you are feeling a little under the weather. For the ladies, you\u2019ll find it particularly beneficial to learn which cosmetics are natural and organic, and the different certifications that you should watch for. You can tell from her blog that Nickie loves life and lives it to the fullest, and we fully expect you to one-size fits all\u201d), and offers a 21-Day Clean Up Your Diet program, the details of which you can learn more about on her blog.\nSee what else Nickie is sharing on her social channels,\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and her lovely\u00a0Pinterest\u00a0boards.\n\nThe Chic Ecologist: Eco Chic Sustainable Green Living\nJean-Paul LaCount heads up The Chic Ecologist, a blog with a concentration on the latest in green design, sustainable fashion, eco-friendly products, and environmental news. Jean-Paul is joined on his blog by\u00a0a talented team of writers\u00a0sharing a\u00a0variety of viewpoints and expert opinions all with the intent of helping you to turn sustainable living into a lifestyle. Ever heard of Glassphemy? Look it up on the\u00a0Release, React, Recycle\u00a0post on The Chic Ecologist, and learn about a fun way to vent your aggressions while making recycling fun! Also learn about eco-friendly driveways that are permeable, porous, and alive! And you just have to read about\u00a0North America\u2019s Largest Living Green Wall\u00a0(go see how tall it is, how many plants it\u2019s made of, and by how much it reduces temperatures). If you\u2019re looking for a great green gift for a child this holiday season, you may want to\u00a0read\u00a0Solar Car Kits for Kids.\nFollow along with Jean-Paul and his team on\u00a0Twitter.\n\nSustainable Baby Steps: Small Steps Toward Greener Living\nTara and Justin Wagner are the husband and wife team behind Sustainable Baby Steps. And they do make a great team. They are about as sustainable a couple as you\u2019ll find. They currently live in a solar-powered RV pulled by a truck that has been converted to run on vegetable oil. How cool is that?! Tara\u2019s journey towards become crunchy began at the age of 19 when she became a massage therapist. Through seeking health and wellness, making the transition to sustainability was nearly effortless for Tara. Tara\u2019s blog is organized in a way that makes it simple to find what you are looking for. She really does mean for it to help you ease into your sustainable journey one step at a time. Following the layout and presentation of her blog, you know right where to start and how to advance in your quest for living sustainably. If you need a little kickstart (or simply some direction) on how to begin a greener lifestyle, read Tara\u2019s\u00a0Your Top 16 Ways to Go Green. Continue a little further down the path by checking out the\u00a0Big Strides\u00a0and\u00a0Giant Leaps\u00a0section of Sustainable Baby Steps. Wherever you\u2019re at in your progression towards sustainability, Tara\u2019s got a place for you on her blog, all ready for you to advance. Tara has gotten some great press and notoriety for her work (The Ricki Lake Show as one example). Don\u2019t forget to download her awesome\u00a0free eBook that will help you go green and save money! As if all of this weren\u2019t enough, Tara is also a lifestyle coach, and her main gig is TheOrganicSister.com.\nKeep up with the Wagners by following their social profiles on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Pinterest.\n\nRecycled Fashion\nErica Louise is the author of the ethical fashion blog Recycled Fashion. Erica\u2019s philosophy is that \u201cFashion does not have to cost the earth, environmentally\u00a0or financially.\u201d A fabulous\u00a0resource full of recycled, vintage, upcycled, and DIY, you\u2019ll love how beautiful and ornate the true works of art she shares on her blog are.\u00a0All of the individual posts are simply gorgeous to peruse. Erica is highly acclaimed, and has received many awards and other recognitions for her work. There\u2019s an awesome section on Recycled Fashion (DIY Refashion) that is filled with some very detailed and fun tutorials of how you can refashion existing garments so that you: avoid filling up our landfills unnecessarily (just repurpose last year\u2019s trends), look stylish without being spendy, and are\u00a0truly unique in your expressions! We\u2019re certain that you\u2019ll be impressed with the\u00a0thoughtful and creative innovations Erica shares on her blog, and we hope you try some of them out on your own.\nIf you love looking your best and doing it on a budget, do keep up to date with\u00a0Erica as she shares on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0Instagram.\n\nThe Green Mama Blog\nManda Aufochs Gillespie is the owner and editor of The Green Mama Blog. Manda is quite a dynamic individual. She\u2019s considered a green guru by major media outlets, and has made appearances on HBO, ABC, and CBC. Manda has also written a book, Green Mama: Giving Your Child a Healthy Start and a Greener Future. One of the really neat sections on The Green Mama Blog is called\u00a0Ask the Green Mama,\u00a0where readers submit questions to Manda concerning green or natural health types of issues. Manda is extremely thorough in her responses. What an awesome way to interact with your readers! Manda knows the ingredients of all kinds of consumer products, too, so if you want to know which ones are\u00a0healthy and sustainable, she\u2019s your go-to-gal. Another great thing about Manda\u2019s blog is that you can get a sample of what\u2019s in her book. She provides chapter one completely free for you to read, so go check it out! Manda offers many green services,\u00a0having helped to green an urban eco village, a daycare center, a huge residential project, and a Guatamalan orphanage (that she\u2019s assisted with and been back to visit 5 times during\u00a0the past several years \u2013 check out her post discussing Project Somos, the eco village for at-risk mothers and children).\nBe part of Manda\u2019s community of followers on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, Pinterest, and\u00a0Flickr.\n\nZero Waste Home: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (and Only in That Order)\nBea Johnson is the blogger behind Zero Waste Home. Bea and her family\u2019s lives are living proof that producing less waste provides more happiness and a more serene life. Imagine how much time you could save if you followed Bea\u2019s example and got rid of all of the\u00a0stuff\u00a0that clutters up life and makes it more complicated.\u00a0Stuff\u00a0also makes us\u00a0less productive, more passive and live\u00a0less\u00a0meaningful lives\u00a0in so many ways. Bea\u2019s blog contains a section called\u00a0Tips, where she shares 10 tips in 8 different categories about how to lower your waste at home. Bea has written a book,\u00a0Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste. She has also created an app called\u00a0Bulk, which offers an ingenious way of helping you to locate where in your locale to shop for bulk foods, all in an effort to cut down on the waste of packaging and helping preserve the environment. Bea has been featured in\u00a0a variety of\u00a0notable\u00a0media outlets. Her\u00a0creativity is truly fed by finding different alternatives for zero waste. She want\u2019s everyone to feel as happy as she does living the zero waste lifestyle (and maybe actually forget the last time you took out the trash!).\nBecome part of Bea\u2019s ample following on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nThe Organic View\u2026 Educating the World, Two Ears at a Time!\nJune Stoyer heads up The Organic View, a blog and internet talk-radio show. The radio show has featured hundreds of industry leaders, scientists, and organic living experts. June is an activist and environmentalist, having grown up on an organic farm in the Catskill Mountains. She has owned an organic specialty retail foods business as well as a culinary instructional business. June covers all kinds of environmental issues on the blog as well as the radio show, including green energy and fracking, and also issues dealing with animals (pets and wild animals as well) and bees and Monarch butterflies (what is killing them off and their importance in the ecosystem). June has a lovely voice and is very engaging on her show. You can listen to her podcasts with Zune (and other major podcast providers), iTunes, and by subscribing to her blog\u2019s RSS feed. A really interesting episode is\u00a0Fear of Trees.\u00a0Check it out, and find out what that is all about\u2026 June\u2019s show has a global audience of over 3 million listeners, a definite must listen!\nFollow June on her social networks on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0YouTube.\n\nEco Baby Mama Drama: Living Life More Eco Consciously, Saving the Drama for What Really Matters.\nBri Radke takes the reins on her blog, Eco Baby Mama Drama, while also being a stay-at-home mother to a couple of rambunctious boys. Bri\u2019s blog is one in which she\u2019ll teach you how to wear your baby in style! She provides explanations and reviews of the best carriers\/wraps\/slings, and gives you the pros and cons of each type. Of course, her blog isn\u2019t just about baby-wearing; Bri is also an expert on cloth diapers. Beyond that, Bri is Queen Magnet for landing opportunities for fantastic product reviews and GIVEAWAYS, too! Part of what Bri does to help spread \u201cgreen goodwill\u201d is to host weekly her\u00a0Green Giveaways Galore Linky, which makes for an excellent opportunity for exposure of other blogs who are putting on giveaways of\u00a0eco-friendly products. It\u2019s a win-win, where everyone has an opportunity to benefit, as she curates some of the best green product giveaways, and publishes them on her blog to get more people in the know about what great products are out there, with a chance to win something that\u2019s really worth having.\nBri has a large number\u00a0of social followers on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Google+\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0and\u00a0Instagram.\nFor each of our award winners, if you wish to place the\u00a0Most Influential Green Living Blogger 2015\u00a0distinguishment upon your winning blog, you may pick it up below (all others \u2013 Cain\u2019t touch this!\u00a0\ud83d\ude42\u00a0)\n\n\n*Permission is granted to alter the size of this award if necessary to fit your blog format\u2019s space constraints.