I founded moregreenmoms in December 2007 with a goal to seek information, spread awareness and contribute to the clean-up of American society. With a focus on improving the outlook for our environment in the small ways that I am able to effect, I hope to inspire others to participate in a collective wake-up call to better understand how our daily decisions significantly contribute to the health of our families as well as our planet.
As a mother of three young children in San Francisco, I became motivated to learn more about this topic in August of 2007, after reading This Moment on Earth:Today's New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future, by John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry. Not only did the powerful stories they told about today’s new environmentalists inspire me to understand that every individual action can indeed contribute to change, but specific reference to toxic exposures from products such as household cleaners, pesticides and beauty products ignited my curiosity and propelled me to become more informed in order to better protect my children and the future they will inherit.
Many months of dedicated study, interviews with some of the nation’s leading environmental health researchers and HOURS of reading labels have resulted in my personal commitment to expand general awareness of these important topics. And more importantly, I would like to ignite greater passion behind advocacy efforts such as those lead by the Environmental Working Group to demand a modern legislative perspective on protection for American consumers, specifically the Kid-Safe Chemicals Act (KSCA) .
My work for moregreenmoms is primarily presented in-person at schools and private or corporate venues. These audiences include parents, teachers and very significantly, students who are beginning to form lifelong habits of cosmetic use, food selection and general life management choices. You are more than welcome to contact me for further information or to inquire about booking a speaking engagement.
I hope to use this online forum to publish ideas, resources and observations to support a crucial dialogue and a burgeoning awareness around our collective responsibility to better protect ourselves, our children and our precious natural habitats.
With a background in journalism at Stanford University, followed by careers in publishing, investigative research, Internet development and now motherhood, my goal is to help connect the dots between so many factors you may have never before considered in your selection, use and disposal of countless items in your daily routine. I am certain that you will not regret the clean-up you may be inspired to undertake in many areas of your life. My little green monkeys thank you for joining me in this profoundly important effort we must make to safeguard their future.