About Green Living Ideas

Green Living Ideas, part of the Important Media Network, provides ideas, tips, and information to help you ‘green’ every aspect of your life: home energy, green building and remodeling, cars, food, waste recycling—and everything in between.

Green Living Ideas is the most comprehensive green living website ever assembled, with information on how to live greener in over 200 different areas of life!  We’ve worked with the world’s top green living authors and experts to bring you the latest information and great insights for green and sustainable living. Discover the critical issues facing the global environment today, as well as the technologies, products and practices you can employ to go green in every area of your life.

Editor / Site Director: Andrea Devon Bertoli

Andrea is a vegetarian chef and educator based in Honolulu. In addition to working with both Vibrant Wellness Journal and Green Living Ideas, and works at the Sales Manager for Important Media. She’s most passionate about yogacooking, sustainable living… and kale! Andrea has worked on farms, in cafes, in offices, and in kitchens, learning about food politics and the importance of natural wellness along the way, and her goal is to educate people about the importance of plant-based health and wellness, and inspire people to live clean, green lives. She’s the author of Gettin’ Saucy: 38 Recipes to Make your Meals Sassier and Saucer


Writers and Guests


Scott Cooney

Scott Cooney (twitter: scottcooney) is an adjunct professor Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawai’i, green business startup coach, author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill), and developer of the sustainability board game GBO Hawai’i. As a serial eco-entrepreneur who has started, grown and sold multiple green businesses, Scott believes that capitalism, true capitalism, can be a powerful force for change, but that our current version of capitalism is severely hampered by perverse subsidies and negative externalities that make unsustainable products less expensive than healthier alternatives. Scott is a vegetarian, an avid cyclist, and an organic gardener. Find Scott on Google Plus.


Vivian Nelson Melle

Vivian Nelson Melle is a former educator and community counselor who decided to follow her dream of writing. She balances work to home school her daughter and enjoy crafting, photography, gardening, natural healing, cooking and anything that helps heal the earth and its inhabitants. She also writes for Green Living Ideas, Ecolocalizer, Mamita’s Creations and Phoenix Neighborhood Blogger. She is a writer for hire with a soft spot in her heart for non-profits and indie businesses. Read Vivian’s Articles


Sara Stroman

Sara Stroman, also known as S2, has over 10 years of experience in the fields of writing, communication, design, and social media. She has worked for several non-profit organizations, one large global corporation, and as a volunteer (on projects that light her fire) in New York and Washington, DC. Her interest in environmental issues started back in 2003 when she asked her landlady in Alexandria, Virginia to start a recycling program for her apartment complex. Since then, she has focused on educating individuals, small business owners, and co-workers through writing about recycling and environmental opportunities in local neighborhoods and across the United States. She owns a stationery and design business that focuses on providing unique, eco-friendly, and love inspired missives for her clients. She likes recycling paper and textiles, traveling, sincerity, and lasting impressions.


Mathias Aarre Mæhlum

Mathias studies Energy and Environmental Engineering. In his spare time he writes about solar panels and other renewable energy technologies at Energy Informative. Connect with Mathias on Google+ or send him an email. Read Mathias’s Articles


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