About the Writers
This is the Greenthinkers Writers page. Complete bios are coming soon! If you want to contribute to Greenthinkers, please email write at greenthinkers dot org. We are looking for writers of all experience levels and from all parts of the world. You can write as much or as little as you want.
Scott is the creator of Greenthinkers. His day job is with Sancor Industries Ltd., manufacturer of Envirolet® Composting Toilet Systems. So don't be surprised if many of this posts are about toilets! He was born into the composting toilet industry. His father was a distributor of composting toilets in the early 70s until finally introducing his own brand, Envirolet® in 1977 when Scott was two. This paved the way for Scott's first job in the composting biz at the ripe age of
8 11... helping to unload boxes in the summer! He quickly learned the the ins-and-outs of the assembly line as a summer job until graduating from university. He first discovered the web while at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, he didn't pick up any shares of a then baby Yahoo! He created the first web site for Envirolet® in 1997 and it has grown to be one of the most important components of the booming composting toilet biz. Currently, his focus and job functions have all centered around marketing and the internet, generally creating buzz. You can visit Scott online at Rockershirt, Envirolet, Composting Toilet World or Envirolet Buzz, among others!
Daily Lounge Green Edition
GM Talking About Hybrids
And More About Planet Green
Envirolet 0.5L Flush Toilet at IDS08 in Toronto
IDS08: Interior Design Show 2008
MTV Switch Blog
A Real Eco-Toilet
Season's Greetings from Greenthinkers!
A Safer Sippy
Greenthinkers Welcomes Tabitha Long
NathanNathan is our urban affairs correspondent. Living and working in his favourite city, Toronto, Nathan loves to investigate the little things we can all do to make our city lives more green. From winterizing our homes to health to environmentally sensitive product reviews, Nathan keeps us in the loop on everything downtown.
A Mighty Wallet Review
Forever Redwoods Gets Us Ready For The Patio
Ecorattle, The New Eco Blog For Babies (And Those Who Have Them)
Philips Master LED Light Bulb
The Return To The Garden
Josh Jakus UM Shoulder Bag
There Go The Birds
An Inconvenient Proposal
CBC's Great Food Revolution
Tara D'OliveiraTara is a Realtor northeast of Toronto and is obsessive with collecting kitchen scraps for her backyard composter. She previously worked in the Envirolet® customer service department. Visit her at taradoliveira.com or Tara Talks.
Earth Day Clean-Up
Building Green For More Green
A sustainability enthusiast, raised on veggie gardens, camping, hiking and a deep respect for nature in Upstate New York. Steve is currently working full-time as a health care practitioner, part time as a writer, and looking to reverse that ratio. After spending hours on the road, watching gas prices climb, he became interested in peak-oil and wanted to reduce his impact on the earth. He now is working to re-localize his community and help others to live energy efficient and self-sufficient lives. Steve is learning about sustainable building practices as he, his wife, and his father upgrade a 1950's home to 2010 specs. He believes that taking small steps can have a big impact over a lifetime. Blogging since February 2005 at baloghblog, Steve joined Groovy Green as a contributor and editor in January of 2006, and is now doing freelance writing at Greenthinkers. Steve can be contacted at baloghblog at gmail dot com.
Quick Post - DaysAgo
Lack of Space in Hong Kong Landfills Means You Have to Clean Your Plate
Update: Gore Granted OK To Install Solar Panels
Sierra Club Looking for Your "Everyday Solutions"
Slate Green Challenge Take Two
TED Talks Now Online for General Public
Aqus Greywater Recycling System
Aqus Greywater System
Wisconsin Biodiesel Homebrewers Will Be Taxed By State
100 Things you can do for Peak Oil
Paige's background is rooted in the Bay Area where she initially worked for emerging brands within the online environment. Paige was also the Director of User Experience and part of the founding team for Groovi, a pioneer of web-based authentication services. In an effort to follow her passion of integrative health, Paige became a certified Pilates teacher and is the co-owner of Pilates360 in Austin, TX. She is the founder of Austin Feng Shui and works with clients to integrate ideas and action steps to diagnose and balance the office or home environment. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine from the University of Texas and is the founder of The Sunshine Chronicles. Paige continues to serve as a health advocate to discover the latest innovations in green health and sustainable living practices.
Low Carb vs. Low Carbon
The Live "Clean" Capital of the World
Paper or Plastic - What's a Green Girl To Do?
Whole Foods - Go Big or Go Home
Al Gore in Toronto
Lisa is a WAHM of a soon to be 3 year old daughter Kylee. She started a web-based business with her sister when she was pregnant, Kylee was the inspiration and so was her nursery. They started with a mural business called Making A Scene Murals where they did murals for peopleís homes, kidís rooms basically anywhere they wanted one. Lisa deals with the customers and her sister; Lynda Bruschini does the artwork, since she is the artist. Lisa actually got them a spot on TLC twice in the year 2005, it was pretty neat to see their own mural on TV. Then they decided to branch off into personalized artwork for kidís rooms creating original gift ideas. Eventually they kept adding unique items like personalized blankets, Wall Sticker Doodles that are removable dťcor for kids and now we have just released our Organic Childrenís clothing line called My Goodness Duds! Lisa also works part-time as a dance instructor at Broad Street Centre for Dance and has been doing that for the past 18 years. Itís challenging juggling all the different obligations in my life, but itís all worth getting to stay at home with her daughter thru her toddler years. The sisters collaborate almost every day with over their businesses as they are constantly trying to come up with new clever ideas for kids and market their business thru the internet. Donít be surprised if you see their duds appearing in a national magazine in the very near future!
Ker considered herself green long before she knew what it really meant. From a very young age, she's had a connection with nature- spending countless hours outside marvelling at its wonders. As she got older and moved out on her own, she felt the calling to live a greener life. She's become more focused on environmental issues and how she can leave a lighter footprint in this world. Ker is a very eclectic person and it shows in everything she does from the books she reads to the music she listens to. She is currently learning to play the acoustic guitar and looks forward to being able to play songs by one of her favorite artists, Neil Young. Look for her posts here (hopefully once a week, if not more) as well as her personal blog at kermo.blogspot.com.
City HippyCity Hippy writes for Greenthinkers and has a green lifestyle blog of the same name aiming to chart the struggle of simple urban folk to live a green and fair life and is run by Al "being green just ain't that black and white" Tepper. Al is an occasional poster to Greenthinkers (ideally monthly) and spends his time doing his day job, running CityHippy.net, setting up a new tech-enabled web service and paying attention to his wonderful son and soulmate. Al has a strong connection to Canada as he studied at St. Francis Xavier in Antigonish, Nova Scotia for most of the 90s. Al tells us he mostly misses the snow, the Keith's (he liked it a lot), 3am double-doubles and saying eh, eh!
Global Warming Solutions - Dell Style
RECs and carbon credits are a GOOD thing, so stop bashing them.
Amory Lovins Stepping Down at RMI plus Other Green Tidbits from Aspen
A Conversation with Ambassador Sklar on Solar in San Francisco
When it Comes to Wind - Smaller is Better?