Shawna Coronado in Cabbage Photo Credit Mario SalazarHi!

I’m Shawna Coronado. I’m an author and professional photographer (here are my books – LINK). I am also an on-camera spokesperson, blogger, columnist, keynote speaker, and radio show host who decided to change her life one day and up n’ left her fancy-pants office job in sales and public relations to find health and happiness as a green lifestyle evangelist.

Now I spend my days learning about sustainable ideas and trying to inspire others to find their socially good selves. I’m a professional speaker and writer, so I get to travel all over the world meeting fun people and sharing my passion. My photos and writing appear in many magazines, books, and online media. I have published several green lifestyle books, including 3 books for Cool Springs Press that are about gardening.

I have blogged for Better Homes and Gardens, CitySearch, Chicago Tribune’s ChicagoNow blog, Jung Seed, and many other companies. I’ve been featured in HGTVGardens.com, Chicago Tribune, and many more media locations. Sometimes I get to make television appearances and speak at cool gigs like at TEDxWomen and Google discussing the benefits of green living for community. I also teach social media techniques and workshops. Other days I spend online talking about sustainable ideas; eco-travel, green-living tips, organic gardening, inexpensive cooking, and techniques for every day homeowners to save money.  I try to share all I can right here on the blog so you can be a part of the action. I’m not perfect at being green and sustainable, but I’m learning just like you — one step at a time.

If you would like to see my work bio or are considering hiring me, or if you have questions or want to talk to me, just shoot me an email at shawna at shawnacoronado dot com.

Thank you so much for sharing in all the crazy adventures, for your comments, your support, and most of all for the love you give to me – I love you and am glad you are spending time on my blog and sharing in the adventure!

Be sustainable! Be happy!


Shawna Coronado digging in her front lawn vegetable garden


A very special thank you to my friends Mario Salazar from of Mario Salazar Photography for the terrific photo of me laying in cabbage above and Karie Strangeway from K. Strangeway Photography took all the promotional boot pictures on the website.  My awesome friend Mark Fonville took the great photo at the top of the contact page. I deeply appreciate your allowing me to use the photos on my website – you are amazingly talented my friends and I am grateful for your help and support.