Getting Ready for a Green Christmas

The holidays are a very important time for me. So is leading a green lifestyle. That is why I wrote I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas.

A few weeks ago I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas (my first book, with Chronicle Books), officially launched. It all started off in San Francisco at Parc 55 at a party hosted by my dear friend Zem Joaquin (who wrote the foreword to the book) and Ecofabulous. The event was well attended.

This week Rachel Sarnoff and Ecostiletto with Ecobash Events put together the LA launch at Environment Furniture (my favorite sustainable furniture company). The Border Grill truck provided food and Christmas music played in the back ground.

In between, I have signed books for women in Orange County, Teens for Greens in Marin County, have done TV interviews and segments (for the internet too) and have been Facebooking and Tweeting like it’s going out of style. Not too mention there have been months of phone interviews leading up till now. It’s all been a blur. Then I started the radio interviews that will be airing across the country….And now I am ramping up for the release of my upcoming organic cook book in April.

In I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas I talk about getting out of the frenzy, getting back to basics if you will. Recently as I took a lovely Fall walk in the Descanso Gardens and watched my daughter running between the trees I was reminded how much I love reconnecting with nature and simplicity. My friend and I strolled with our babies in baby carriers peering out at the falling leaves. I had a lot of gratitude. So I remind you again, yes be green this holiday season, make small sustainable changes but also see if you can slow down, take a walk in the great outdoors and connect with gratitude. Over the next few days I will focus on a few of the key green tips in the book around the traditions — the green traditions — of the holidays in which I believe and practice. Have a Happy Sustainable Season!

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Published on: December 07, 2009
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Anna Getty is a mother of two, chef, environmental advocate, green living educator and the founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month. She has penned two books including I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas and Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic.

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