In November 2007, Green Irene joined the green home consultant industry. It was founded (and is operated by) Peter J. Stafford and Rosamaria Caballero Stafford. Rosamaria Cabalero Stafford was the original Green Irene and she is responsible for selecting the products that Green Irene uses and sells. The concept behind Green Irene is a that they offer services throughout the entire country. There are hundreds of Green Irene's throughout the United States. Green Irene focuses on helping homeowners conserve energy, create energy-efficient lighting, conserve and purify water and indoor air, reduce the use of harmful chemicals and reduce waste and promote recycling. The great thing about Green Irene is that they explain everything in detail from start to finish. A Green Home Makeover is $99, and it lasts 60-90 minutes depending on the size of the home. The client receives a Green Home Makeover Report and a 3-month membership to their Ask Green Irene Database. They also offer a Green Home Makeover Plus for $199. With this, the client will get a 60-90 minute Green Home Makeover with a Green Home Makeover Report. The difference with this service is that the client will receive a 1-year membership to Ask Green Irene along with an additional 2 hours of consultation from the Eco-Consultant, either by phone, email or in-person, to help implement any green solutions. Many green home consultants are not so up-front with their fees. But then again, Green Irene is different from any other green home consulting firm out there. They advertise themselves as friends, not as a company. They offer a variety of services. One of the most popular is the Go Green Workshop.
A Go Green Workshop allows individuals to take matters into their own hands. You can host a Go Green Workshop in your home and invite friends, family and neighbors. The whole thing is very simple! You provide a guest list and serve light refreshments while a local Green Irene Eco-Consultant comes to your home and shares tips on how to save money, conserve water and energy and turn your home into a healthier place to live. All of this takes place in about a half of an hour. The Eco-Consultant offers products at these Go Green Workshops, but there is no pressure to buy, so it's unlike other hosting parties where the goal is to sell. Green Irene's goal is to inform. The best part about the free Go Green Workshops is that as the host you will get a free mini-home makeover as part of the event. You'll also get some wonderful gifts and discounts, as well as a free three-month membership to Ask Green Irene. Ask Green Irene is an online service that allows individuals to ask questions and get a personal answer.
Green Irene also organizes green fundraisers for schools, churches and community organizations. These forward-thinking green fundraisers are internet-based fundraisers where you can sell green products through a unique website for your non-profit group. The great thing about these online fundraisers is that it doesn't cost you anything. If people buy the products, you get a portion of the sales.
If you choose to make your home more eco-friendly, Green Irene is a wonderful resource that EnviroCitizen.org highly recommends. There are Eco-Consultants all over the country that all hold the same standards that Green Irene maintains. If you want, you can even become an Eco-Consultant yourself and make a difference in your own community. With Green Irene, the possibilities are endless!