Since her childhood in Hawaii, Melissa has been committed to caring for the earth and living a green lifestyle. For her, this has meant being a vegetarian for over 30 years, minimizing waste, and having as little impact on the planet as possible. She reuses or recycles everything she can. Her most recent endeavor is backyard chickens, which not only lay eggs, but have turned out to be a lot of fun. She has ghost-written a few blogs on green topics, and is interested in all aspects of green living.