One person who helped educate Julia is friend and green guru Sophie Uliano, author of Gorgeously Green . Everyone can become environmentally conscious just by taking small steps, Sophie says. "For me, green isn't extreme," she says. "There's shades of green. … You pick your shade."
Sophie says you can take your first step in the grocery store by purchasing organic foods. "Organic means that it's grown without the use of herbicides, pesticides. It's not genetically modified; it's not irradiated," Sophie says. "Organic farming protects the planet, so it's a win-win. It's healthier for us, and it's healthier for the planet."