Gay BrowneEnvironmental pioneer Gay Browne is the world’s first and only personal environmental therapist and is the founder of Greenopia, a company dedicated to achieving personal and community environmental health through small and large habit and behavioral adjustments. Greenopia is a comprehensive bestselling series of city by city guidebooks listing local eco-friendly resources. Greenopia Los Angeles was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.
In 1994, even before the U.S. Green Building Council established the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines for environmental building verification, Gay set out to create what she calls “an optimal personal environmental health space.” She began designing and constructing the first completely environmentally responsible home of its kind. Once completed, it was featured on the cover of the Los Angeles Times Home Section.
Gay travels the country speaking on environmental issues, sits on several boards, and holds various chair positions for environmental alliances, arts, and hospital foundations, and women’s and school groups. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her children and dogs. For more information, and tips on how you can live with a green heart, visit her website at GayBrowne.com.