Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Seattle's hottest sustainability blogtress

... would apparently be me. At least, according to the May issue of Seattle Metropolitan magazine:
SEATTLE’S MOST INFLUENTIAL BLOGGER just might be a tall, blonde mother of two named Deanna Duke, a hardcore sustainability advocate with a soft, entertaining online touch.

Duke’s green-living site, (“Converting people to Crunchianity since 2007”), draws 50,000 hits a month and has been touted and quoted by The Economist, The New York Times (three times since last year), and, most recently, National Enquirer.

All this while exploring such esoteric and hair-shirt-sounding topics as keeping backyard ducks, growing blackberries in pots, living refrigerator-free (an incipient trend Duke thinks is actually earth-unfriendly), and the environmental impact of depilating one's nether regions (Brazilian wax vs. disposal razors vs. homemade sugar packs).

If those topics mentioned are hair-shirt-sounding, well, I guess cloth wipes, peeing on your plants and DivaCups need more promotion as they should be topping the list.

You can read the rest of the profile in the actual article. And feel free to leave a comment. I'm still wondering why the picture they did of me looks like something out of South Park. I'm surprised I'm not shooting flames out of my ass.

I just have one thing to say, "Respect mah authoritah!"


dixiebelle said...

*snicker* It is an odd photo, but I guess your meant to be 'freezing your buns'?

Good on you!

MaddyG said...

I'm so glad that you're hardcore with a soft, entertaining touch! ; )

Farmer's Daughter said...

Is blogtress a word? I've never heard that before.

Congrats on the article, you duck raising, blackberry growing, fridge using weirdo!

Aimee said...


amanda said...

*giggle* love it :) especially the "nether regions" bit.

Greenpa said...

:-) !

Greenpa said...

Or, how about "Blogress?"


More euphonious, really.

Robj98168 said...

Oh my gawd, they killed kenny- those bastards.

THAT pic is of you visiting my house in the dead of winter, when you realize what the freeze your buns challenge does to folks

Soft, entertaining touch? Do they read your blog????

Congrats on the write up!

Anonymous said...

To me, the "hair-shirt" sounded tongue in cheek to the point that it's not so hard, is it?

Brad K. said...

Hair shirt? Is that like, "the other wool"?

Congratulations on the recognition.

Remember, they are invested in selling soap - their advertisers, not the sustainable kind. They probably think they did a good thing, promoting your site. Too bad they don't "believe" enough to promote sustainability.


The Nurturing Pirate said...

Seriously? Growing blackberries in pots is "hair-shirt" territory? I agree with you: clearly they haven't seen your Diva Cup challenge!

I think you should have a Hair Shirt Challenge! ;-)