By Nao Braverman
Jennifer Moss, aka “Earth Friend Gen,” arrived in Ojai Sept. 25 for a visit back to her old stomping grounds.
“I am enjoying the sunshine,” said Moss, who has traded in her G-string and pasties for a more conservative bikini, at least for today.
Moss left Ojai for Ashland, Ore., in early May, which she says is really beautiful with lots of nice people.
She drove to Ojai in a rented van and arrived today with her bicycle, and a heart-stamped globe, which she carts around on the back of it.
“What I would like to do is get a Dodge Sprinter and convert it to run on bio-diesel,” she said.
She expects to be in Ojai for a few weeks, but she’s not sure. After that Moss may go back to Ashland for a while, but her plans are up in the air.
“There are a lot of different opportunities in my life,” she said. “Once I get my van I want to be a world traveler.”
Getting a van and converting it to run on alternative fuels is part of her attempt to focus on tackling environmental issues.
“I want to work with organic farmers and eco-villages,” she said. From now on she wants her name spelled G-e-n, which also stands for Global Environmental Network.
She was recently interviewed on NBC (will play after the commercial) and the media focus has motivated her to be a more concentrated spokesperson for love, life and peace, she said.
Moss says she wants to channel the media attention she has recently received toward various, lesser-known environmental and health issues, for which she is a proponent.
“I want to keep working on sharing earth-friendly tips and sharing the naked truth,” she said. “For example, most people don’t know that canola oil is not healthy … it really isn’t good for your body.”
She says she is learning to be more peaceful, and to work with people toward positive change.
“A lot of people in this society don’t know what I am doing,” she said. “They think I want to hurt children or sell myself sexually but it’s not true. I was born this way, and I love our children.”
What she strives for is to help children, and work with them on creating a sustainable eco-friendly world, she said.
She is staying in Ojai to help a friend fix up his house and organize it for a few weeks, perhaps. After that, she’s off to wherever her world-traveling path will lead her.
By Nao Braverman