About the Goin’ Green Guy blogs:
Upon his arrival to Akron from Minneapolis in Fall 2009, the Goin’ Green Guy made a commitment to try out a more green lifestyle to put into practice what he had been preaching all these many years. Although it hasn’t been easy, every step of the way, the rewards have been endless. Tom has learned that you can start with “baby steps” which soon become giant ones once you experience the true rewards of feeling better, environmentally-aware and personally accomplished!
Join Tom on his sustainability adventure–including bicycle commuting, growing local fresh food and forming a neighborhood ecovillage — as he builds his skills in “goin’ green” and at the same time building community, personal health and financial rewards!
About the Goin’ Green Guy
For decades, Tom has worked in marketing communications including green and sustainable products and services. He is a strategic copywriter who increase attention, awareness and purchasing for people, products and publications.
A former publisher and magazine editor, Tom works successfully in a multitude of work environments and project teams writing colorful and accurate copy for print or web on deadline. Tom has also coordinated community-wide events, and managed websites and e-mail campaigns for various clients. He is steeped in social media.
Tom has worked with a variety of companies and organizations, including: SD Myers, Good Place Publishing, Stark Industrial, Target Stores, RR Donnelley, Carlson Companies, Conklin Company, Minnesota Office of Tourism, HealthEast and Donaldson Corporation.
He is also a contributing writer for a variety of publications, primarily B2B, including: Minneapolis Star Tribune, Electricity Today, Franchise Times, Turf, Landscape Management, Lawn & Landscape and Eutopia Report.
He is currently serving on two boards: Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability (GAINS) and West Hill Neighborhood Organization (WHNO). He is heading up a local company’s new “Green Team,” teaching eco-living classes for Stark State College and manages community garden projects for local businesses and schools.
Executive Board Member
Board Member and Green Team Co-manager