You probably noticed the new look and feel to both Green Options and Eco Child’s Play; it’s a merger we hope is mutually beneficial. For those of you who are daily reader of Eco Child’s Play but new to Green Options, or new to either site, I’m Kelli Best-Oliver. I’ve been writing about sustainability and education for Green Options since its launch in February. I’m a high school teacher in St Louis, MO, and I teach an entire course (soon to be two!) on environmental sustainability. I’m also a doctoral student at the University of St. Thomas in the Twin Cities, where I’m studying educational leadership from a critical perspective. I live a striving-to-be-green life in St Louis with my husband and our dog and cat, but I was born and raised in Iowa.
I’m excited about joining what Jennifer has built here at Eco Child’s Play. I hope I can add my perspective on sustainability issues facing families, particularly those with older children. My experiences teaching teens about how their actions impact the world around them has been rich and rewarding, and I hope what I learn with my students can be passed on to readers of Eco Child’s Play.
Here’s my dirty secret: other than the 340 teens I care for during the average school day, I don’t have kids of my own…yet. So please, if you hear of something great in the green family world, drop Jennifer or I an e-mail. I hope you embrace our new changes and the expanded content that will be happening at Eco Child’s Play, along with the fantastic content Jennifer has been producing since she started ECP.
[This post was written by Kelli Best-Oliver]