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Honored by The Green Economy Post as one of ten pioneering women in green design, and named a Green Design Trailblazer by Natural Home Magazine, Carol Venolia has been a thought leader in the movement since before green building got its name.

As an architect, Carol has designed homes of straw, earth, and “good wood” and consulted on greening schools, healing centers, camps, and eco-villages.

An inspiring speaker and teacher, she has presented keynote speeches, lectures, and workshops throughout North America, and directed the EcoDwelling program at New College of California and Dominican University of California.

A compelling writer, Carol penned the “Design for Life” column in Natural Home Magazine for nine years and has written two books: Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well-Being (Tenspeed/Celestial Arts, 1988) and Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House (with Kelly Lerner, Sterling/Lark, 2006).

“Come Home to Nature” is the culmination of Carol’s decades of research and experience into practical, personal guidance that shifts people’s habits and surroundings, bringing them greater vitality and a deeper sense of belonging in the natural world.

CLIP FROM ‘WANDA URBANSKA’S SIMPLE LIVING’ TV SHOW

“Healing Environments” episode, 2007

 

STORY ANGLES

  • How to get back to nature—without leaving home: Ten things we need from our surroundings in order to thrive
  • Stressed? Mother Nature’s got your remedy: Hundreds of studies show stress-reduction from experiencing nature
  • The original “green”: How just looking at plants can improve your health, mood, and productivity
  • Ten ways to work more productively—starting with staring out the window
  • Can’t get away for the weekend? Make your backyard a paradise
  • What nature can teach us about insomnia: New angles on “lights out” time
  • Live in harmony with the seasons: Did you know your winter body isn’t the same as your summer body?

 

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

How can nature experiences lower stress and improve our health?

How can we get those kinds of experiences in cities and suburbs?

What are some low-cost ways to bring more nature into the home?

How can homeowners naturalize their homes and yards?

Is there hope for people who live in apartments?

What does nature have to do with sleep?

Are you saying we should give up the comforts of home?

What are some of your personal experiences with coming home to nature?

Isn’t this all rather self-indulgent when the world has big problems to face?

 

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Interested in hiring Carol to speak or give a workshop? Check out the Speaking page.