Optimally Green: Allison Rogers


Recently, I've become intrigued by people who are able to integrate truly green actions into their daily lives. Allison Rogers is certainly someone who does this with style. She first gained the attention of TreeHugger when she was competing in the Miss America Contest as Miss Rhode Island. During the competition she promoted green issues extensively — in fact, I suspect she may have entered the competition just to inspire others to go green.

Now that she has finished touring the U.S. as Miss Rhode Island, she has moved to Washington, DC to work with the House of Representatives on their initiative to Green the Capitol.

During my time with her, I've discovered that Allison's green focus leads her down unusual, sometimes challenging paths. In forthcoming articles, I will be documenting her activities.