Wendy Gabriel is a freelance eco-writer now based in Fresno, California. Gabriel and her work have been featured in numerous publications and websites including the Chicago Sun-Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fox Business News and Mashable.com. For nearly six years, she was a weekly contributor on a popular radio talk show in the Upper Midwest with a segment titled "Simple Tips for Green Living." Gabriel is an avid recycler, rainwater harvester, composter, thrifter and was instrumental in coordinating the planning and creation of a large mural made with recycled materials at a local elementary school in Fargo, North Dakota. Gabriel was the driving force behind starting a school garden program implemented at several Fargo schools.

The founder of MyGreenSide.org and tweeting under @MyGreenSide, Gabriel has gone from the freezer (Fargo) to the furnace (Fresno) and could not be happier exploring California with the loves of her life, her husband and two daughters.

  • Recycling Water Bottles in Flint, Michigan

    April 20, 2017

    Since it’s essential that the residents of Flint use water filters and bottled water, there is a lot of plastic waste being generated due to this crisis.

    • Music City Making Plans to be the Greenest City

      April 13, 2017

      Nashville, Tennessee, nicknamed Music City USA, has big plans to be the greenest city – at least the “greenest city in the Southeast” – according to the mayor.

      • There’s a Vending Machine for That

        April 6, 2017

        Did you know there’s a vending machine that can take your bottles, give you a refund and sort them for recycling?

        • 5 Recycling Stories You Haven’t Heard

          March 30, 2017

          There is always something new happening in the recycling world but some of it doesn’t get much attention. Here are 5 recycling stories you may not have heard about.

          • 5 Fun Ways to Encourage Your Kiddos to Recycle

            March 23, 2017

            Teaching your children early in their lives that they can make decisions that will help the planet gives them a sense of pride in accomplishing important tasks.

            • Looking at Your 2016 GameDay Recycling Challenge Winners

              March 16, 2017

              The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a national competition that pits universities against each other with a goal to reduce and recycle at the highest level.

              • Precious Plastic: Changing the Way We Look at Plastic Waste

                March 9, 2017

                I think at this point we all are at least slightly aware of the problems with plastic waste. Part of the problem stems from the fact that plastic was designed to last forever but every day we use plastic items that have been made to be used once and then tossed. Some of these items […]

                • An Unintended Consequence of Single-Stream Recycling

                  March 2, 2017

                  As the U.S. tries to find ways to expand recycling and invigorate our stalled recycling rates, cities around the country are buying into single-stream recycling as a way to make it easier for people to recycle and reduce recycling costs. It seems like single-stream recycling is our panacea to make recycling so easy that it’s […]

                  • Smart Minds Reimagining Paper

                    February 23, 2017

                    The U.S. has a waste problem. Together, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we generate over 250 million tons of waste every year. And our average national recycling rates have been stagnant at about 34 percent. What we don’t recycle ends up in our ever-growing landfills.To put that into even more imaginable terms, the […]

                    • Some Disturbing Facts about the Great Lakes

                      February 16, 2017

                      There is something magical about the Great Lakes. I was born in Ohio, grew up in Minnesota and have lived in most of the states that border them so it is probably inevitable that I would feel a connection to the Great Lakes. In school we learned the secret trick for remembering them, H-O-M-E-S: Lakes […]