She is not your average tree-hugger.  In fact, Jennifer C. Sellers hasn’t ever hugged a tree to express her passion about sustainability and conservation. She doesn’t need to because her lifestyle does it for her.551206_501611016553598_1894555591_n

Having worked as the county public educator for recycling for almost seven years, Jennifer is now the university sustainability coordinator at her alma mater, Coastal Carolina University, where she manages environmental operations and programs on-campus.

Her passion for sustainability and recycling doesn’t stop when she leaves the office though, and she has plenty of friends who will attest to that.  Even in her personal life, she strives to make wise decisions – and as she has found out – many of those decisions can make an impact in the wallet, too, but in a good way.  As she shares here, at My Green Glasses, making the green choice doesn’t always cost you lots of green – it can actually save you green.

Always artistic, Jennifer creates repurposed art from old materials, such as painting on old windows and other materials that most people would consider junk.  But to keep them from ending up in the landfill, she collected them from family and friends to find a new life and purpose as artwork.

Jennifer earned her BA in English from Coastal Carolina University and her MAS in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. She is also a certified recycling professional with both the SC DHEC and the Carolina Recycling Association. She was awarded the 2009 Recycling Professional of the Year honor from the SC DHEC and the 2010 SC Recycling Professional of the Year from the CRA.

She has written the Living Green column in the Weekly Surge, check out the columns online here.

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