The Meaning Behind My Blog’s Name

Throughout the summer, I am participating in a Summer Blog Challenge hosted by Going Green with the Grizls.  The idea is to blog once a day.  I have no hope of keeping up with that!  But from time to time I will be blogging along.

So, The Greening Of Westford…..  A few years ago, I started going green.  What I found was that, for the most part, it was easier than I thought and often saved me money.  What I found difficult was doing all the research to figure out what to do, how to do it and why!  I loved finding out about a “hard to recycle center” in Boulder, Colorado, but that didn’t help me here in Massachusetts.  So I started researching and amassing a list of how to recycle this or that, recipes for homemade cleaners, lists of companies to contact to get off their mailing lists, etc.

Time went by and I really wanted to let people in on the secrets I had found.  In March 2010, I took the plunge and started a Facebook page.  I am not an outgoing person, so this was a big step for me.  But what to name it…  I had been talking to friend of mine about all of the greening I had been doing and she mentioned a film called “The Greening of Southie.”  I really liked the name.  So, The Greening of Westford was born.

Originally I wanted people in and around Westford, Massachusetts know where they could recycle plastic bags or that aluminum foil can be thrown into our recycling bins.  It has since expanded to include the greater area and be just a more practical guide to getting the information we all need.  I still do the extra research to find out where to do or get something in this area and alert people to things going on in this area.  But I hope that others can get enough information to find out how to do things around them.

Now, I admit I could have done some sort of play on my last name (it’s Greene).  How funny right?  Guess I married the right guy, for more than just that reason. 😉  But that would have been too personal 🙂



4 Responses to The Meaning Behind My Blog’s Name

  1. Pat @ Green Living Thrifty Frog June 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    I’m a new follower here. I recently decided to better my green efforts and try to make a difference. It is definitley a learning process, but I am enjoying it.
    Huge green hugs,

  2. Kristina (The Greening Of Westford) June 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    Thank you so much for stopping by Pat! So many things to learn. Can get overwhelming at times. So glad to have you along!

  3. Kassie Groll June 7, 2012 at 4:28 am #

    I love that you saw a need in your community and you worked to fill it, how awesome!

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