Mission: create a community of individuals taking eco-action on a weekly basis
It’s not easy to take action, especially for millennials who work full-time and try to live full and meaningful lives (and yes, I know how much college debt gets in the way of life, let alone making a difference!).
I started Greenie Guide so I could have the resource I was looking for to make a difference and have fun while doing it. I’ve worked in environmental education organizations for the past four years and I love seeing the joy and sense of purpose volunteers get from doing something, whether it’s joining in for a one-time beach cleanup or volunteering weekly at a community garden. I believe we can all make the planet a better and more sustainable place by taking regular eco-action in our communities.
My goals with Greenie Guide:
- Make it easy to take eco-action by creating simple guides with small and big ideas to take action often.
- Help connect individuals to meaningful ways to take eco-action. I LOVE connecting with individuals and brainstorming the best organizations, causes and ways to get started. (Contact me and I’d love to connect!)
- Create a community around taking eco-action for individuals who want to make a difference but don’t have a community to take action with. I moved to a new city and didn’t have any friends to join me on lobby days or local cleanups. Taking action is way more fun when you do it with someone, and I wanted a way to help us get connected with each other to make taking eco-action more fun.
My name is Pia and I discovered my passion for climate action four years ago when I *accidentally* ended up working at a nonprofit water conservation garden. I loved learning and connecting with eco-stewards about water conservation, native bees, food waste and more. It led me to work and volunteer with more organizations, learn other ways to make a difference and experiment doing as much as possible as an individual (without going crazy).
I’m obsessed with podcasts and I felt the podcasting world was missing a climate-related podcast that wasn’t so incredibly depressing. I love short, informational and fun podcasts, and I thought there should be a podcast focused on the amazing people and programs doing something for the environment, with an emphasis on ways we can all get involved…so I started the Greenie Guide Podcast.
I’m from San Diego, but am currently living in Minneapolis with my partner in our tiny apartment in the city. In my spare time, I love podcasts, taking eco-action and requesting books from the library. Also, I’m probably drinking coffee.