Welcome to Greenish Neighbor!

Why Greenish? To many of us, living a “green” lifestyle sounds like something only perfect people do.  Some people are so good at it, they have almost completely eliminated the trash they produce. Being far from perfect, I’m learning how to find ways to change my impact on the planet from negative to positive. I’ve made progress in some areas and will share those eperiences here. I don’t quite feel “green” yet but I am getting pretty good at being “Greenish”. 

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Have Questions?

Want to join me on the journey of being  “greenish” but feel overwhelmed with questions? Neighbors and friends can learn together, share ideas, celebrate success stories and vent about the things that don’t seem to be working.  Start here with FAQs.

Get Involved!

Are you creating new habits in your household that are improving your impact on the planet? Helping the bee population with a backyard pollinator garden? Composting and gardening? Made your home more energy efficient, or installed rooftop solar panels? Share your successes here.


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ABOUT ME: I am Patty Cervenka and I am Greenish Neighbor. 

Over the past 10 years, I have participated in projects in my town as a community volunteer, service project organizer, block leader and Cary Green Neighborhood Project Team Leader. I have recently been selected to serve on the Town of Cary's Environmental Advisory Board. I enjoy sharing what I have learned and have found that it isn't always easy to find a simple solution to complicated issues. Sometimes the "greenish" solution to a situation will be the best one at the time.