Peggy Malecki is publisher of Natural Awakenings Chicago magazine, an independent monthly publication focused on living a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Living green is important to Peggy, who strives to incorporate sustainable habits into her everyday life and teach others to do the same. Peggy is in her fifth year as part of The Mike Nowak Show team. Although she grew up on the northwest side of Chicago, she spent countless childhood hours with her grandparents in then-small-town Antioch, IL. There she learned how to compost, grow veggies without chemicals and appreciate the outdoors.