Kia ora! I’m Rach, the writer behind The Green Lips. This blog is part of my wider mission in life to create a more sustainable and more equitable world. Hailing from Aotearoa New Zealand, I’m a born and bred Aucklander, and I love this city more every year. I enjoy learning, music, and hanging out with family, and I get inordinately excited when I walk into a room full of old books. In my spare time I work as a sustainable transport consultant.
The origin of The Green Lips is a story in two parts… I first started a blog to talk about sustainability when I realised that environmental degradation was going to cause civilisation to get a lot less civilised in the coming decades.
After struggling through the final stages of a PhD, I came to the conclusion that modern western life is just as unhealthy at a mental and emotional level as it is at a physical and environmental level. I decided to revive my blog to talk about improving the world at personal, societal and global scales.
The more detailed story of my blog’s emergence can be found in posts here and here. And of course The Green Lips will keep evolving as I continue to grow and learn about this fascinating, complex world we live in.
Header image by Richard Giddins from London, UK (Green Lipped Mussel) (CC-BY-2.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), via Wikimedia Commons