Last week I hosted my first Healthy Home party. It was a great success.I presented the evening over a couple of hours beginning with explaining a little about Healthy Child Healthy World, specifically about how it began and why their work is so important.
While we discussed the toxic issues presented in our daily lives as a result of living a mostly urban modern life, my guests enjoyed organic wine, organic strawberries, sauteed organic tofu and some wild caught shrimp I procured from Whole Foods.
Our discussion went right into a special presentation of the film My Toxic Baby that highlights not only the toxicity that exists in everyday house hold cleaning products, but in other everyday items like plastic toys, mattresses, and flame retardants on our children’s clothing. It was an eye opening film for many of my guests that made them realize why you’re asked to remove your shoes when you enter my home (it prevents tracking pesticides indoors where the residues can rub off on my rugs lingering and exposing my children playing on the floor to chemicals you aren’t even aware of). And why I harp on about eating organic and explain how using a certain glass and window cleaner is terrible for your health, and that using an enviromentally friendly product is so much better for you and your indoor air quality.
Afterwards my good friend and certified EcoBroker, Emma Hamilton spoke about her field of work which involves a lot more than finding your next green home! Her expertise assists families wishing to green their present homes as well as clients unsure of the best and safest way to discard renovation waste or what they could possibly reuse and repurpose.
Finally, my guests enjoyed a wonderful sampling of products from brands like Kleen Kanteen, Plum Organics, LUNA, BabySoy, Earth Friendly Products, Seventh Generation & HappyBaby generously donated by Healthy Child Healthy World.
But the most rewarding part of the evening was having my friends want to share this important information with their friends and families. Two friends asked if it was possible to share this information with their schools – of course!!! I’ll be sharing it with my sons school too.
If you’d like information on how to host your own Healthy Home party, please visit: healthychild.org