Healthy, green living can be simple and practical. And I’m here to show you how.
Hi! My name is Emma Rohmann, founder of Green at Home.
You’re probably here to learn a little bit about me, with the question “does she really know what she’s talking about?” I’ll do my best to help you come up with your answer!
I am an environmental engineer, mom, and environmental health consultant. What does this mean? I have an analytical and scientific background, I’m passionate, and I know how busy life is. With me, you know you’re getting honest, practical, and judgment free information and advice.
Why am I so passionate about green and healthy living?
Before 2016, I was a green building and corporate sustainability consultant working at one of the top engineering firms in the country. 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.
On my second maternity leave in 2015, I wanted to know how the heck I could afford our “green” lifestyle with two kids while on mat leave. 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 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. In working with clients across North America, I’ve proven that just about anyone can embrace a healthier way of life and I would love to help you too.
Still Not Sure if I’m Legit?
I get it. The eco-space is crowded and there are a lot of people with a lot of opinions. I have had the honour to collaborate with and learn from some incredible people. Here are some examples:
- In 2015 I was recruited by the David Suzuki Foundation’s Queen of Green to join her Queen of Green Coaching team.
- EcoParent Magazine invited me to be Section Editor, and I am now a regular writer.
- Think Dirty recruited me to be a Clean Beauty Champion.
- CertClean asked me to be a judge for their 2017 Clean Beauty Awards.
- I am a contributor for Green Moms Collective.
- I am a guest lecturer at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine on Reproductive Health and your environment.
- I completed the Green Building Research Institute’s Roots of a Greener Home certificates.
- I launched the Eco Baby Certification Course for doulas with Bebo Mia.
- I was interviewed alongside industry experts like Adria Vasil as part of the Wear the Change Movement.
I’ve also had the pleasure to speak on various green and environmental health topics for:
- Toyota Canada
- The Big Carrot Lecture Series
- The Bump to Baby Show
Are you ready to start making positive changes in your home? Take a look at my services, or drop me a line below.
In good health,