About Me

Vanessa Meier, "The green girl next door", "The girl next door"

Vanessa Meier: The Green Girl Next Door

I’m the girl next door who just happens to be pretty damn green.  I am passionate about living sustainably and motivating others to do the same.  Over the years my friends have been calling me the Eco Martha Stewart.  Its not that I’m all that crafty but I do find an eco way to do just about everything, from making my own beauty products (no more plastic bottles!) to cooking up amazing plant-based meals.

My green evolution started when I was very young.  I grew up playing outdoors, camping in the mountains, and surfing the California coast.  My love of the outdoors led me to pursue a B.S. & M.S. in geology.  In graduate school I developed a more thorough understanding of climate change and the dire situation we are in.  Suddenly, the PhD was going to have to wait, I needed to be an agent of change for our planet.  I quickly learned that it’s really not science and policy that ignite change, it’s the people.  So here I am, doing my part in this grass roots green revolution.

I decided to launch The Green Girl Next Door as a way to educate & empower people in a fun way about eco-living.  I don’t believe we have to sacrifice modern life to be green, in fact I think we can have it all and more by being better stewards of this planet.  Despite being on my green journey for over a decade now, I’m still learning so much.  I aim to make The Green Girl Next Door a place where we can learn together.  (If you are interested in one-on-one consulting, check out my consulting page.)

Thank you for visiting my site.  I hope you join me on the journey to be our better greener selves.

Live simply, love life

Vanessa