Green, frugal, sustainable, simple, healthy, happy... No matter what we each call it, we come together here to support and learn from each other.

We are preserving our planet with our lifestyles. We are creating sustainable communities for our children. We are living the lives we want to live. Please join us!


All articles here are written by Melinda Briana Epler (that's me!) unless otherwise noted. I'm a documentary filmmaker, writer, and brand experience designer - I've dedicated my life to living a sustainable lifestyle and helping others do the same. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or thoughts for articles. Welcome!

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We Are One Green Generation: United Across the Divides of Age, Class, Race, Creed, Country, Religion, and Political Ideology.

We must all come together to create a sustainable planet.

Now is the time.


Matt & Melinda Dancing in the Woods

Matt and I (Melinda) are working hard to live locally and sustainably. It has been a long road, though, and we’re still winding our way through it. So please join us here to discuss food gardening, cooking, community building, reading, making things, transportation, and pretty much everything having to do with living locally, sustainably, and happily.

We think of this as a Meeting of Great Everyday Minds – please become part of the conversation!


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