Welcome to The Manly Green!
A holistic men’s lifestyle, health, and wellness resource with an eye towards the environment.
My name is Tyler Lloyd and I’m pleased that you’ve taken the time to stop by and visit.
The Manly Green is a joint men’s lifestyle and green living blog. There are numerous separate men’s lifestyle and green living blogs on the web that are producing excellent content but I feel that I have something additional to offer.
I wanted to see a green living resource that spoke more directly to men. On The Manly Green, I’m going to tackle green living from the viewpoint of a man and focus on topics more central to or of interest to men.
“But, is this site only for men?”
No, The Manly Green doesn’t have only content that is exclusively for men. In my own search for green living resources online, however, I found one very strong trend: most of the existing resources are written by women. These sites have some great content, yet they are many times directed towards women or written in a more feminine tone.
I hope to provide a complementary voice- hopefully to be joined by many others.
I’ve seen a lot of fellow men turned off by the idea of green living, sometimes by an unfounded idea that you must be a vegan or become a flower-child in order embrace green living. Sometimes, they just don’t understand what green living is exactly. I believe you can eat meat, be a masculine man, and wear a suit in the corporate world while also being conscious of your impact on the environment. There are many different ways each of us can be an environmentalist.
In living an eco-friendly lifestyle, I’ve found several benefits that I want to give others the opportunity to enjoy:
- Better health through a diet based off real food
- Increased well being by removing toxic chemicals from my life
- Greater connection to my community by shopping locally
- Closer friendships due to valuing sincere human interaction
- And much more…
However, by no means do I consider myself an expert in either green living or men’s lifestyle. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a lot to learn and a lot of room to grow. I am, nonetheless, passionate about these two topics and I am constantly seeking to improve myself.
I want to be open and transparent with you though when I talk about what I discover about myself as a man and environmentalist. I’m not going to deny it when some of best environmental choices are too expensive for me, taste like a sponge, or just plain suck.
This is a blog for living and doing, not for dreaming up a fairytale lifestyle.
At TheManlyGreen.com, I want to carve out a place for men to gather, voice experiences, share concerns, and grow. I’d love to see a community develop where each of us can work together to better ourselves.
Thank you for taking the time to visit The Manly Green and I hope you’ll stick around to help this blog grow and to further the discussion of green living for men.