With green i am, you’ll find living well doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. In fact, I thrive on saving you money, simplifying your life, and sharing the real dirt on clean….
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The mission of green i am is pure and simple - to help create healthier families and healthier homes. I do this by exposing the dirty little secrets that so many companies would prefer you not know, by empowering you as a consumer and by partnering with you on your journey in making better more informed choices for the health of you, your family and the planet.
So, whether you're just looking for information - such as homemade cleaner recipes and tips, or customized action plans, or product recommendations/purchases, or overwhelmed as to where to start, or just paralyzed by how to "go green", green i am is here to help. All you need to do is contact us! I specialize in giving you the best advice in living well, simplifying and going green. In fact, just consider me your "go to" source for all things green and good.
Founder - Penny Dietz
I am a Mom-preneur, and I am on a mission to expose the dirty little product secrets that have a direct impact on the quality of our health, for the worse. But before talking "dirty", let me tell you about me. I have always been known to be environmentally conscious, especially when it comes to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but now I am even more environmentally and health-conscious.
When my son was little, I was eager to kill every germ and bug that came into our home and was always liberal with the leading brand disinfectant spray, wipes, soap, etc... I thought I was being a great Mom, but I was inadvertently "poisoning" my son. Through my use of "common household cleaners," I was increasing the toxicity of my home and that of my family - most notably that of my children.
Keep in mind that pound for pound of body weight, children drink more water, eat more food, and breathe more air than adults. The implication of this is that children will have substantially heavier exposures than adults to any toxins that are present in water, food, or air.
The result of me doing "what my Mom did" and relying on cute, happy baby marketing campaigns precluded me from discovering the "real dirt on clean." In turn, my son Watson suffered from numerous respiratory challenges. Of course, I worked with our Pediatrician to treat his symptoms, because I still hadn't figured out that the "symptoms" would go away if the "problem" went away too. For two and a half years, he received antibiotics, daily breathing treatments, and allergy medications.
Then, one day, I heard a Mom share a similar story. The difference - her son was "recovering" based on her decisions to detoxify their home. The reality- she had discovered the "root cause" - the real dirt on clean- and made a choice not to continue to cover it up by just treating the symptoms. They made a conscious decision to switch out their ammonia based window cleaners, their toxic multi-purposes cleaners and air fresheners for green alternatives. And while I thought - could it be that simple? In the next thought, I realized there was nothing to lose but a whole lot to gain.
It's been over 40 months since making a conscious decision to give up my conventional cleaners. Cleaners that I loved so much because admittedly I was - and am - a germaphobe. Little did I know that it would be the best 40 months of my life. Because during this time, Watson has not had one breathing treatment and his respiratory challenges have improved so significantly that he has not had any antibiotics and/or allergy medications. Instead, he has enjoyed the benefits of great health naturally.
It is with that joyful outcome and my innate love of nature, that I felt compelled to leave corporate America after 13 years and pursue a greater passion - a passion to help others live well, simplify and go green. Since October 2007, I have pursued this passion with great zeal. And the outcome has been more rewarding than I could have ever imagined. The testimonials are plentiful yet the opportunities are even more abundant.
My commitment is to educate and empower you to live well, simplify, and go green. In turn, I'm confident you'll have the inspiration and know how to make a difference. I look forward to hearing from you!