Wright Scoop Launches Eco Home & Garden Column
Richmond VA based The Wright Scoop – consultant, lecturer, & wordsmith, Sylvia Hoehns Wright, nationally recognized contributing writer and eco-specialist, launches home and garden column based on her book, From Eco-weak to Eco-chic: landscape green.
From Eco-weak to Eco-chic, green America’s landscape.
As the recipient of the "Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic" award sponsored by Project Evergreen, Hines Horticulture and Today's Garden Center magazine, Wright encourages all to create landscapes from a sustainable point of view, seeking to reduce their carbon footprint as well as feed their families pesticide free produce. For, any style landscape should not simply illustrate traditional design concepts but be a result of the right plant, installed in the right place at the right (optimal) planting season - creating a legacy of green, healthier urban/suburban communities.
“The challenge,” says Wright, “for present-day communities is to create landscapes from an eco-chic point of view, a ‘waste not, and want not’ ecological commitment: become caretakers for the environmental community.” Aware her family legacy, Quaker, not only initiated an eco-caretaker perspective but influences all aspects of her life experience, Wright resides on 7th generation property located in Glen Allen, Virginia. In her book – A Path Worn Smooth, she shares the story of this legacy inviting readers to walk on a path worn smooth by generational expectation. Challenging all to celebrate heritage because heritage is more than a possession, it is a gift: the birthright of our children.
Wright’s Eco Difference –
Historically, earth-friendly strategies are defined in terms of reduce, reuse and recycle but eco-chic takes this definition a step further. “Eco-chic spaces,” says Wright, “are not just a result of lifestyle choices but reflect how we feel about the environment. While keeping it simple (as in simple living) is the name of the game, there is a more important underlying factor – a commitment to ultimate greening: providing for the present without sacrificing the future.” As a result, Wright encourages consumers to take the concept of sustainability a step further, not simply use of plants and/or products that works-well in their region but those that contribute to regional economic sustainability: developed and distributed within their community.
Washington Gardener magazine says “Sylvia Hoehns Wright’s book From Eco-weak to Eco-chic: landscape green offers readers guidelines for joining the green revolution in their own yards. Becoming eco-chic, Wright explains, is primarily a matter of “working with instead of against an area’s natural environment” to create sustainable, eco-friendly landscapes.
Career History –
Featured by Virginia Home Grown WCVE Richmond PBS TV, State by State Gardening magazines and Birds & Blooms magazine for her hands-on eco-activities, Wright is a contributing writer for Industry magazines and newspapers and blogs on Build Green TV. She is recognized by the Press Women of Virginia as a "role model green writer." For details of her business, communication or environmental activities, visit web site www.TheWrightScoop.com or contact Sylvia@TheWrightScoop.com. Wright challenges all to
Move from eco-weak to eco-chic – "green" life’s garden, one scoop at a time.
Sylvia Hoehns Wright