Over the years I have become increasingly interested in how to live a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle. Along my journey I have had the pleasure of meeting owners of many individuals and businesses who are also trying to make a difference, changing habits in small and large ways, that collectively have a major impact on our region's environment.
What I also found was that many times these individuals and businesses were unaware of resources in the area who may be able to help them. I tried introducing people by supplying business cards, phone numbers or suggesting the two parties connect via social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not. I'd like to help people connect on a larger scale and give even small businesses or home-operated green businesses a place to tell their story and attract customers.
I'd also like to give eco-conscious consumers a place to share their local favorites and help uncover blatant attempts at "green washing." I don't claim to be the poster child for green living, but I am trying every day to be more intentional about my choices.
Everyone is welcome here, from the person who has just begun to recycle to the business who operates from a LEED certified building. I acknowledge that green comes in many shades and a little bit is better than none at all. Let's play nicely and create a respectful atmosphere!
Kathy Sipple Founder
219 GreenConnect Contact
2005 Valparaiso St.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
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