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Are you a Greenista? If you love all things fashionista but have a green conscience, this is the place for you. Greenista is the brand-new, go-to green site for all things eco-licious in style, mama, home, news, and food.

Every day we’ll send you a green tidbit of eco-fabulous info that’s good for you and the planet. Don’t worry, we’re not going to get all preachy on you or make you feel guilty, our goal is to provide eco-friendly — and stylish — alternatives to things you already covet.

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Announcing a NEW Section:

Greenista’s Party ideas

Hi!  Welcome to Greenista’s Party Ideas!

Greenista.com was founded by Shivani and Neha Gupta to share green living tidbits, ideas, products, and thoughts.

As we have changed, so has the site.  Shivani has a baby now, so the Mama section is a major focus of hers.  Neha has gotten even further into cooking and loves her foodie finds that she seeks out at food shows and farmers markets.

In the last few years, Shivani and Neha have also hosted some fabulous parties and have become known for their crafty, creative, colorful parties.  Greenista.com’s Party section is a place to share ideas, photos, and inspiration for every hostess out there.

Whether it’s a baby shower, child’s birthday party, wedding, or girl’s night out, why not get inspired and add some beautiful details?  Whether it’s your first time throwing a party or you’re a seasoned pro.

Now some of you might ask, how is throwing parties green?  Especially since you have to buy so much stuff, use so many tools and products, etc.  Greenista is here to show you how to throw fabulous eco-chic parties!  We are also a green event planning company, so contact us anytime for a consultation.

Meet the Team

Neha Gupta, Co-Founder, Managing Editor Neha is a passionate individual with a creative spirit. She has studied art in Italy, France, India, and the USA.  A painter at heart, Neha brings her artistic inclination and her past experience working on the product development at Coach Handbags in NYC and to create unique collections for her other successful company, Sama Baby.  She absolutely believes that you can enjoy the luxuries of fashion without polluting the planet! Thanks to her fashionista background, Neha will be covering Style and News for Greenista.
Shivani Gupta, Co-Founder, Managing Editor Shivani was destined to become an entrepreneur in organics. She possessed a deep appreciation for holistic health and environmentally conscious living by the time she graduated high school. Later she studied social entrepreneurship – an activist approach to business. Shivani is obsessed with organic and healthy living – through exercise, food, detox, fasting, yoga, ayurveda, acupuncture, and anything else she can get her hands on. She already has a successful business called Sama Baby and will be writing about all things eco-mama related as she’s expecting her first baby.
Brianne DiSylvester, Senior Editor Once Brianne started writing about green living, it was all downhill from there … in a good way. She realized how important incorporating eco-friendly products and food into her life was for her body and the planet. Prior to assisting with the launch of Greenista, Brianne was the NY City Editor for the now defunct Ideal Bite, which was a goddess in the green world with a ton of readers. She learned so much over the past few years and can’t wait to share it all with our Greenistas! Aside from writing about green living, Brianne also has her own local and organic food blog called Get Fork’d and her own line of organic dog treats – Get Lick’d. She will be using her domestic goddess skills to cover Dwell and News.
Shubhra Ramineni, Contributing Writer Shubhra Ramineni is a cookbook author, culinary teacher, and new mother of a beautiful baby girl. Her interests are of course her baby and all things baby related, cooking, volunteering for animal welfare, gardening, tennis, and traveling the world. Shubhra also loves nature and does her part to be environmentally friendly. She has an Indian coobook, Entice with Spice - Easy Indian Recipes for Busy People, which is her collection of quick and easy basic Indian recipes using easy to find ingredients, and she teaches Indian cooking classes at Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma and Whole Foods. Details about her book, events and cooking classes are at www.enticewithspice.com. Shubhra will be lending her culinary expertise to cover the Bite section.
Tatyanna Wright, Contributing WriterTatyanna Wright is a writer, maternity lifestyle expert and founder of Haute Mama Online, a lifestyle destination for the stylish green urban mother. She offers pregnant women and new mothers advice on baby products, toys, parenting consultants, holistic wellness, doulas, greening and keeping ones own personal style while pregnant. She blogs and writes for various online publications and websites. Wright also plans events bringing together speakers, and shopping experiences catering to mothers and on trend topics. Wright recently launched a new online store featuring many hard to find eco-friendly baby products as well as her own line of holistic body care for pregnancy, postpartum and babies.
Bridget Boggess, Contributing WriterBridget grew up in a family who believed in green since the 70’s! Her dad got a masters in environmental science and her mom sold one of Greenista’s favorite cleaning products (Shaklee) for over 20 years! Bridget loves dancing, traveling, fashion, and her dog Jackson. Out of her love for fashion, Bridget owns a company called Dress Marie that helps men and women express their inner-selves through their wardrobe. Her work as a wardrobe stylist has appeared in OK Magazine and www.mystyle.com. Bridget has shared her expertise by lecturing to such groups as the Women’s Energy Network and Hotel ZaZa. She has been picked as a “style arbiter” on www.pinkmemo.com and written articles for Dallas’ La Mode Magazine. Bridget is a guest blogger for Greenista Style section.
Sasha Fedulow, Contributing WriterSasha is a Senior Account Executive in the sustainability practice of an international public relations firm. Her work ranges from putting together corporate social responsibility campaigns for Fortune 500 companies to helping non-profits make a positive difference. Previously a contributing writer for MTV.com, Angeleno magazine, and Gayot.com, Sasha currently pens the green blog “A Project Called Life” and enjoys writing about the mini eco-adventures in her hometown of San Francisco. Her eco passions include following the local food movement, “greening” the cosmetics industry, and trying her hand at basic homesteading projects. She begins her Masters of Business Administration graduate degree in Sustainable Enterprise in Fall 2010. Sasha will be contributing to the Style, News, and Bite sections on Greenista.
Latham Thomas, Contributing WriterA graduate of Columbia University & The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Latham Thomas developed her keen interest in plant physiology and herbs while studying with a master herbalist at age 7. She is the founder of Tender Shoots Wellness, a boutique holistic lifestyle practice that serves women during the childbearing years, offering green culinary services, nutritional counseling, yoga, and birth doula services. Latham has been featured on the Dr.Oz Show, ABC Eyewitness News, Inside Edition, NY Daily News, Vital Juice, Essence, Body + Soul and more. She is currently writing her first book on pregnancy and wellness, helping to green the planet one belly at a time. Visit my blog and follow me on Twitter at @TenderShoots!

Tasha Shangvi, Contributing Writer Tasha is a graduate of the University of Florida, with a Master’s of Arts in international communication, and a blogger whose passion for food, culture, language and fashion have taken her all over the world. After many years spent as a student, a greenista at heart but on a budget, Tasha has a keen eye for upcoming trends that reduce cost and carbon footprints. Tasha has developed a great personal interest in green living, a lifestyle centered on holistic wellness and activism. Some of Tasha’s other projects include writing, editing and translation work for the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, a nonprofit grant-giving organization dedicated to youth-led HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness.
Aysha Soomro, Greenista Fashionista Twintern Aysha is a fashionista with a green twist. She’s new to the world of green living but already loves it and is now devoted to spreading the word about the eco lifestyle. Being a foodie at heart, she loves organic food and the power it has on her body and the environment…not to mention the fresh yummy flavors. Aysha is also a communications major on a budget and loves that going green saves her green — she lives for the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Aysha will be covering everything from holistic remedies to organic fashion and dabbling in some Facebook and Twitter social networking.