Press & Awards

I’ve been fortunate to have received local and national press over the years. Below are some of the articles and videos I have been featured in. If you are a journalist, please contact me.

Moms Miami, “Lunch Boxes and Backpacks August 2012

Rebecca Carter, founder of www.greenerMiami.com and a mom of two, follows a model called the Healthy Eating Plate, which is Harvard’s version of USDA’s MyPlate. It includes a fruit, a vegetable, a whole grain, and a protein.”My kids don’t do sandwiches, so they get a hot lunch,” Carter said. A typical lunch is whole wheat pasta with chicken, baby carrots, mango and water to drink. “I recommend sending something you know your kids will eat and leave the veggies that take more convincing to when they are home with you.”

How can I eliminate lunchtime waste?

Carter said she does away with packaging waste by sending drinking water in insulated stainless steel water bottles, and using insulated stainless steel Thermos containers for food.

(For a sandwich or other cold meal plus snacks, try the Ziploc Divided Rectangle containers, Carter says.)

“I have some inexpensive stainless steel forks and spoons that I put in, as well,” she said. “They usually come home, but if they don’t, I’m not heartbroken.”

Moms Miami, “Easing into School Mode August 2012

Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine January 2010

Hot Rich & GreenFeatured in book, “Hot, Rich & Green 2010

Moms Miami, “Going Green in the Nursery June 2009

One of 70 Eco-Achievers in Glamour Magazine April 2009Glamour Feature

NBC Miami “Going Green” feature segment, April 2009

Moms Miami, “Shop Green, Save Green March 2009

Named Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times “Best of 2008”

New Times Best of Awards, Rebecca Carter

One of EarthFirst.com’s Hottest Girls in Green, 2008

WSVN Channel 7, Miami: “Going Green, More Bang for Your Buck” segment, August 31, 2006