I am very proud to be a Chicagoan and love my city for a million reasons (winter aside) and since I started my green business & blog I am constantly finding even more reasons to be proud of the place I live and the people that reside in it. Yes, we have a lot of work to do and a way to go to get Chicago to be a truly green and sustainable city, but I am meeting people all of the time who are working hard to get this accomplished! Ginger Zee is one of these people, and I am both excited and flattered to be on her Green is Universal segment this Saturday (5/22) on Chicago's NBC Channel 5.
Chicago Green Girl on Green is Universal with Ginger Zee this Saturday!
It was a natural progression for her to become Chicago's Green is Universal reporter shortly after she became a meteorologist for NBC Chicago. Ginger grew up in a household that emphasized sustainability and learned early on the ways in which she could have a smaller footprint on the planet. I am a big fan of her weather and broadcasts, but also admire Ginger for taking the time and interest to support eco-friendly people and establishments in Chicago while showing genuine interest in their stories. She also makes time in her crazy schedule (she wakes at 1:30am to go to work!) to participate in her community and support the causes close to her heart.
Ginger is also currently in the running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year. She has worked tirelessly to raise money and awareness for this campaign, from guest bartending to serving breakfast at a local diner, she has participated in event after event to raise money for this wonderful cause. If you would like to donate to Ginger's campaign you can do so here.
I will be on Ginger's Green is Universal broadcast this Saturday, May 22nd at 9:15am CST on NBC Channel 5. I will be discussing Ecominders, ways you can easily go green (at your home office & schools) and save green while also showing some of my favorite eco-friendly alternatives to everyday products. Please tune in!
UPDATE: See Chicago Green Girl on NBC 5 with Ginger Zee here -