What’s the story of the blog? When and why did you start the blog?
I started Green With Renvy when I was involved with real estate development. At the time, I was trying to learn about renovating homes in the most eco-friendly ways; it was a real education. As the real estate market softened and I was winding down the business, I wanted to share what I had learned by bringing together sources for designers as well as home owners who wanted to find environmentally friendly vendors. One thing led to another and two years ago I decided to narrow the focus of Green With Renvy to travel and lifestyle. Renovating your life in sustainable shades of green.
What’s the best thing you’ve accomplished so far in your career? What’s your goal in the near future?
I’ve noticed that there was a change in your career, a change made you dedicate yourself to green lifestyle. Can you share your story with us?
I am actually in stage three of my career. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit, starting with my earliest jobs in my teens. My circumstances and a bit of serendipity led me to the fashion and design company I established in 1978 and built for 20 years. Fast forward to the present and I am honestly just another citizen concerned about the state of the environment and the world we leave our children. I can pinpoint when I stopped eating meat however-after watching Food, Inc. I went cold turkey (so to speak) the next day. It should be required watching to know where your food comes from.
What was the hardest obstacle you’ve had? How did you overcome it?
Last, what value do you believe in? What makes you who you are now?
There is so much negativity in the world right now, I’d like to shine a positive light. I recently worked with PBS on a series they were premiering EARTH-A New Wild. I was thrilled to be a part of it because it presented the struggle of climate change in a positive light. It is not all doom and gloom. Small actions can make a difference and it is my hope that readers visiting Green With Renvy will be inspired to perhaps visit a place that was not on their radar screen and help a struggling economy, eat and buy local at home and abroad, or take their own small steps to renovate their lifestyle in some way to make a difference.