AltUse Features Green LA Girl

I’m Siel, an environmental writer and activist, and you’re reading green LA girl, my personal blog about eco-friendly, sustainable living in Los Angeles.
I wrote the first green LA girl post in July 2005 when I was a grad student living in west L.A. Now, I have a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California and live in Santa Monica, Calif.
New to green LA girl? Start with my guide to LA, and read the FAQ.
A Scorpio with not just one but two wishlists, I also write poems and ride my pink Townie bicycle to the beach almost every day.
What I do
I write and speak about environmental and fair trade issues. I’m a contributing editor and also blog regularly for and FilterForGood. Previously, I headed up’s environmental blog, Emerald City, and was the editor for the L.A. section of WorldChanging.
To find out more about what I’ve been writing or doing outside this blog, visit my CV-esque page or check out miscellaneous posts about what I’ve been up to.
How to find me
Email me at, meet me in person at an upcoming event, or find me on TwitterFacebookFlickrLinkedinStumbleUpon, and All Consuming (my reading list).
Still have questions? More questions? Tweet me, or email

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