So, you’re interested in creating a healthier, greener home. But you’re getting frustrated at how much information is out there and you just want to know how green living can fit with your lifestyle. You do not want to have to go off-grid, make your own everything, and go broke doing it. You are definitely in the right place!
Healthy, green living can be simple and practical. And I’m here to show you how.
My own green living journey started over 10 years ago with organic food, natural products, and reducing waste. Fast forward to 2011 when I had my first child and learned how much stuff (crap) is marketed towards parents wanting to be green. It was hard to filter out what was actually important! So I did my best to read labels and use the healthiest products I could.
Moving along to 2014, I wanted to know how the heck I could afford our “green” lifestyle now with two kids and while on mat leave (I was a green building and corporate sustainability consultant working with one of the top engineering firms in the country). So I did a really deep dive into the research and reports to learn whether it really was important to be eating organic and using natural products.
Over the past 5 years of researching and label-reading, I grew frustrated. The environmentalists and health advocates were telling me that my shampoos and soaps are killing me. Industry and lobby groups are busy glossing over the issue with pretty packaging and marketing jargon.
I just wanted to understand the facts and it was taking up WAY too much time. To be honest, I was ready to throw in the towel and forget about trying to be green.
But I couldn’t unlearn what I’d learned. I couldn’t just go back to using products that I knew were bad for me and the environment because I thought it was easier. And I realized that there must be other people like me. Other people who wanted to embrace green living, but were finding it too hard to fit into an already hectic life.
I wanted to inspire others to make simple changes – for their health, and the health of the planet. And I wanted it to be simple.
And so, Green at Home was born – a social media and blog campaign to help others green their homes without the greenwashing, fear, and shame that are so common when reading about green living. I wanted to show that ‘green’ doesn’t have to be expensive or inconvenient. I’ve proven that just about anyone can embrace a healthier way of life and I would love to help you too.
Since 2015, I have been recruited by the David Suzuki Foundation’s Queen of Green to join her Queen of Green Coaching team, by EcoParent Magazine as their Homes Contributor and Section Editor, and Think Dirty as a Clean Beauty Champion. I am also a contributor with Green Moms Collective.
Are you ready to start making some positive changes in your home? Let’s chat!
In good health,