Environmental journalist Jennifer Grayson is founder of The Red, White and Green. She has always been a tree hugger — literally. As a child, she got stuck in the top of a pine tree on a windy day and had to be rescued. A native of bucolic Connecticut, she developed a profound love for nature early on, rock hopping across streams and growing pumpkins in her backyard.

Jennifer writes the The Huffington Post’s Innovation Earth column. Prior to that, she wrote the site’s regular green advice column (Eco Etiquette) for three years. She is regularly featured by media outlets including MSNBC, WGN, McClatchy, KPCC, PRN and Americablog. Her work has appeared in USA Today, Natural Health, American Baby, Wend Magazine and more.

The former model and opera singer also works on camera, both as a video blogger for HuffPost and as an eco-correspondent for shows like Abe’s Live (described as “Whole Foods meets HSN”). Active on the speaking circuit, Jennifer has been in demand as both moderator and panelist at sustainability conferences and related events.

Jennifer serves as a steering committee member of Climate Resolve, a high-profile organization connecting Los Angeles–area leaders and policymakers in the fight against climate change. She lives in LA with her husband and two young children.