News : Environmental roots run deep for AutoBeGreen owner

Feb 26, 2013

From Exeter News-Letter

By Jim Cavan

The old joke goes that if you remember the 60s, you weren't really there.

Glenn Johnson, owner of the Exeter-based AutoBeGreen, a company specializing in unique green automotive and small engine products, remembers them well — so well, in fact, that they continue to inspire his life, his family and his business even today.

Growing up in Wayland, Mass., Johnson recalls vividly the examples of conservation and frugality imparted by his grandfather — the near total eschewing of restaurants, the veritable basement hardware store of bolts and washers, the steadfast refusal to waste even the most seemingly trivial wares.

"My grandfather prided himself on being the cook of the family — he never wanted to eat out," recalls Johnson. "That's just how he was raised, and those values just became part of our household."

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