Chicly Green is about my journey of learning to walk the talk.
I first declared myself an environmentalist at the wise age of 9, after seeing “Ferngully: The Last Rainforest.” I immediately began bugging my parents about recycling. I followed them around the house turning off lights as they left rooms. I even timed showers and insisted they be 5 minutes or less. When I was assigned a project in school on ecosystems. I became obsessed with not only everything above, but now also with saving the animals and the trees. I started donating my allowance to the Humane Society.
While I held to the basic ideals, eventually other things became more important. Music, make up, boys, school, fashion. All of these things were given higher priority. As I grew up I found myself doing less and less to “be green.” I still recycled, but outside of that I did very little to live up to all my big green talk.
The truth is, I love being a girl. I love make up, fashion, nice restaurants, and shiny baubles. I also still feel responsible for taking care of the world around me. So I have issued a challenge for myself: to find a way to green my life without having to give up other things I love so much.
Chicly Green is meant to be a record of this self-issued challenge. I know I’m excited to see what new adventures and life skills this challenge will make me face. I hope you enjoy hearing about it. Welcome!