eco18 Questions – Sara Snow

by Lauren Verini

Each month we will ask a new eco-maven 18 questions about his or her life, occupation and advice for other like-minded people. This month we were able to sit down with TV Host and Author, Sara Snow, to learn more about her view on green living.

What is your name (and age)?

Sara Snow

What is your occupation?

TV host (Living Fresh and Get Fresh with Sara Snow for the Discovery Networks), Author (Sara Snow’s Fresh Living, Bantam Publishing), Green Living Expert

Do you have a “green” memory growing up? 

I’ll always remember the smells and feels of being in my dad’s natural foods deli – rooting through the bulk barrels of raisins, ordering up a pita sandwich at the deli, and watching my brother man the register at age six. Those were the early days of Eden Foods and the early days of my life.

What’s your favorite meal?

Soup in the winter and salad in the summer

Who/What inspires you to be more “green” in your life?

It has always been my parents because they were some of the early pioneers in this movement. But now it’s also my daughter and my husband because I want to do better for them.

Where on the “green scale” do you fall? 

Far from the bottom but far from the top.  I, like everyone else, try to do better every day.

What are the most rewarding and most challenging parts of your job?

The most rewarding are when people tell me that I inspired them to change the way they live – buying more organic foods, recycling, etc. The most challenging is because there’s always more to do!

Where’s your “greenspot”: food, bodycare/beauty, oceans, home or neighborhood, explain:  

The place where I feel most zen, so I guess it’s what you’d call a greenspot, is my parent’s house and (small) farm.

Where do you turn for your news?

Online some time in the afternoon while my daughter naps.

What is one environmental change you vow to make in the next year? 

I think it’s a good challenge for everyone to cut down on their waste. I do pretty well already since I recycle, compost and avoid disposables (napkins, etc) whenever possible, but I know there’s always more that I can do.

If you could trade places with one person from any time in history (past or present) for one day—who would it be and why?

John the Baptist…because he paved a new road, saved lives and got to meet Jesus.

You have a meeting with the leader of every country in the world. You have 30 seconds to tell them anything you want. Go!

Let’s quit fighting, share our resources, and realize that we’re all in this together.

You have the chance to send one tweet to all the tweeps in the world. Let’s hear it in 140 characters, or less!

LOVE! Come on, tweeps, quit hating and just love each other.

If there was one industry/product that you could make more eco-friendly, what would it be?

Hospitals – there’s so much waste!!! There are probably others but this is on my mind right now.

Where in the world would you most like to be right now?

Holding orphaned babies in Kenya.

What is the best book you have read recently? 

Novel:  Fall of Giants

Non-Fiction:  Half the Sky – I’m reading it right now and feeling so inspired

What makes you cringe?

People who feel like they need to preach and soapbox about how green they are. It’s good to encourage and to educate, but not to alienate.

What do you want your legacy to be?

That I inspired…and loved.

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