Janine started Green Wave after a trip to Costa Rica in 2006. She claims it was the energy of the Costa Rican jungle which woke her up. She started Green Wave so she could do her part in educating people about our relationship to Nature, climate change, and how it ties into a myriad of issues: social, health, human rights, animal welfare, and holistic health. Not knowing initially where to begin, Janine and her initial board and advisors partnered with a wildlife sanctuary in Costa Rica that also provided environmental education. To raise awareness about the initial work with this partner, Green Wave started throwing awareness events. The first event was an Earthdance celebration in 2008. Money was raised to support the sanctuary as well as a Scarlett McCaw project. Following Earthdance was an Eco-Yoga Day, Green Girls Holiday Party, and an Eco Salon at a sustainable high-end shoe boutique.