“Tell me why.”
That’s exactly what my husband J.P. said to me when I told him “That’s it. From here on in, we have to buy organic.”
His question stumped me at first.
I didn't know why.
All I knew was that eating organic was supposed to be “better.”
Along with refusing plastic straws, composting, carrying your own cloth bags, and all the other things you’re “supposed to do” when adulting.
Little did I know that those three small words would send me down a rabbit hole of research into green living, or become the catalyst for what ultimately became this site, Good Girl Gone Green.
If you’re reading this now, you may have been asking yourself similar kinds of questions:
- Why are organic products better for me?
- Is there such a thing as a non-toxic deodorant that actually does the job?
- How do I know if the clothes I buy for myself and my family are sustainable and ethical?
- Should I really quit eating meat?
- How do I keep my home clean without using chemicals that could harm my family?
Believe me, I get it! The list is endless!
It can take hours — days even — to find answers to questions like these. And the truth is, when information is hard to find, most people put their blinders on.
But the thing is, you're not most people. You're ready to…
- Learn about how your family’s consumption habits impact people and the planet.
- Set an example for your kids about green living and values-driven consumption.
- Make small, incremental changes that slowly turn your family’s lifestyle a deep shade of green.
- Heck! You might even be ready to throw in the towel at your current job and work for a business that's purpose-driven and champions nature.
Wherever you’re at on your green journey, I’m in your corner.
I’ve been down the research rabbit hole and I have answers to some of the most obscure green living questions you can think of.
And don’t worry… I’m not about to pressure you into becoming vegan, encourage you to throw out all your cosmetics, or insist you buy only sustainable fashion, and shame you into taking all your non-organic clothing to goodwill.
Not unless you want to, that is.
I jumped in with both feet and did all those things (and more!) right off the bat, while others prefer to make small, incremental changes and build new green habits over time.
My goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to take the first — or next — step on your green journey.