Manda Aufochs Gillespie is the author of The Green Mama. She’s been writing, consulting, and giving advice (mostly solicited) on green living for a million years. Manda has helped green one of America’s first major environmentally conscious childcares, managed one of the world’s only urban ecovillages, and has taught hundreds of parents and small business about how to go green. She has appeared as the green living expert on the TV shows The Lazy Environmentalist, and Save My Planet. She is a columnist for EcoParent Magazine, and the Vancouver Observer.