The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green: Saving the Earth Begins at Home
With the multitude of green choices available, how can moms determine what will be best for their families—and the environment? Terra Wellington has the answers.
This user-friendly and invaluable resource is packed with hundreds of easy green how-tos including:
• Shopping: Get the most bang for your buck by purchasing organic foods that would otherwise have high pesticide residue, like apples, grapes, green peppers, peaches, and pears.
• Kitchen: Save money and water by scraping—not rinsing— dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Today’s models are so efficient that rinsing is not necessary.
• Home office: Screensavers don’t save energy. Instead have the computer switch to sleep mode when idle.
Terra Wellington is an actress and author and has been a popular television guest due to her advocacy of healthy living and environmental topics.
An active supporter of ocean conservation and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, Terra is the author of the book The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green: Saving the Earth Begins at Home (St. Martin’s Press), a comprehensive real-person’s guide on how to help the planet and protect your family.
Terra recently starred on CBS’ “Criminal Minds,” has been a series regular on the television pilot “Rx,” and also appeared as the General Caffarelli’s wife in the award-winning period film “The Last Days of Toussaint L’Ouverture.” The Toussaint film was dedicated to the victims of Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake. See more at IMDb.com.
A champion of healthy lifestyle and eco-friendly choices, she has had the unique opportunity to be a major-brand spokeswoman for over 100 companies’ healthy living and planet-loving brands. Terra has also had the pleasure of appearing on hundreds of television and radio programs over the years to get out important public messages, including The Montel Williams Show, WCBS’ This Morning, Chicago’s WGN, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and The Daily Buzz.
Terra regularly contributes articles to several publications on family, healthy living, and eco issues, including Los Angeles Family Magazine and ThriftyandGreen.com. She is the former wellness editor of Fit Body and Real national women magazines, previously contributed at ClubMom.com and Aisle7 syndicated health content, and wrote the syndicated column Terra Wellington’s Balanced Living.