Content starts here

Create The Good Twitter Winner is "Peachy Green."


Earlier this spring, we held a sweepstakes on Twitter and the winner won a weekend trip to DC and two tickets to the Earth Day Network Climate Rally on the National Mall. We recently followed up with our winner, Stephanie Hicks, to see how the trip went and how she continues to Create The Good.

1. What was your reaction when you won Create the Good's Go Green Twitter Sweepstakes?

When I found out I won the Create the Good's Go Green Twitter Sweepstakes, I was simply blown away! It seemed surreal. I was literally dizzy with excitement.

2. You have a blog called Peachy Green, so you are obviously passionate about the environment. How did you get into living a "greener" lifestyle and what advice would you give to newbies who see going green as difficult, limiting or too big to tackle?

Peachy Green is about to enter its third year as a blog, and its been wonderful to share the "positive side" of going green with my readers. Some of the most popular posts address easy ways to live green - small changes we can all make to live in a more sustainable manner. Because I do practice what I preach, we are even more conscious of recycling, buying things with less packaging, bringing in our reusable canvas bags to the store, washing in cold water, etc. I believe that if we each do our part and set a good example for others, we can indeed have a very big positive impact on the environment. Think of each little decision as a penny you're depositing in a jar. Over time, they add up to be something very valuable.

3. Any other closing thoughts, comments or insights to share?

From my perspective, Create the Good is similar to the foundational principals of Peachy Green. It's about empowering people to make a positive difference in the world. When we created Peachy Green, we wanted to showcase good news about the environment and to take otherwise depressing stories and show what can be done to turn things around. Often, you'll find links to sites at which people can make a donation or sign a petition. We include information on how to recycle electronics, old shoes, and where you can find cool items that have been created by upcycling discarded materials. In this way, I hope that Peachy Green readers will do their part to Create the Good for the environment!

We hope so too Stephanie!!

Search AARP Blogs

Related Posts
October 27, 2015 05:58 PM
Lexi Jadoff, 31, is a driven, ambitious Washington, D.C., consultant with a unique way of de-stressing. She volunteers with The Reading Connection (TRC), a nonprofit that promotes reading for at-risk families. Jadoff is among the Read-Aloud volunteers who read each week with children at shelters…
September 17, 2015 02:29 PM
Some people take a fitness class before heading to work. Others jog a mile or two. Jennifer Kenealy, 45, gets her morning workout by hauling boxes of children’s books to schools, recreation centers, youth-focused nonprofit organizations and other sites. These are spots where children of low-income…
September 08, 2015 11:10 AM
Men in tuxedos and women in sparkly jackets mingle in the Green Room of the Little Theater of Alexandria (LTA) in Virginia. A pianist in the far corner plays show tunes on a baby grand piano while a small group sings “Hello, Dolly.” Other guests sip wine and nibble on artistically presented hors…