How to “Be Green” as a Busy Parent
It can be tough to “be green,” especially as a parent. Your brain isn’t always working correctly, and you have less time, shifted priorities and added expenses.
In this episode of It Takes a Village to Raise a Parent, host DJ Waldow chats with Emily Silverstein, former gDiapers Community Manager and current owner/founder of Urban Oreganics, about being green while being a parent. She also shares a few tips on how to save the planet. Have a listen.
- How and why Emily launched an organic skincare product company
- Growing up environmentally aware
- How her eco-passion grew once she had children
- Educating parents on being more green
- How simple actions and decisions can make an impact
- “Start small” and “don’t be hard on yourself” (good tips for parenting in general)
- Reusable to-go boxes and produce bags (who knew?)
- Organic is better than NOT-organic
- Watch out for the word “natural"
Below are links to a few of Emily's favorite green products and companies:
- Urban Oreganics, Emily’s company
- Marleys Monsters cloth baby wipes, nursing pads, towels and sandwich bags
- Bamboo toothbrushes
- Stainless steel straws
- Reusable coffee cups
- Reusable grocery totes
- Reusable produce bags
- Kitchen compost bin
- Stainless steel sippy cups
Check out Emily's immaculate office, below, referenced a few times during the show. It looks like an IKEA set, but in fact, it's her working office.
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Meet the host: DJ Waldow
DJ Waldow is a husband, father (of 4... including TWINS!), and a 7-year gDiapers user—his children, not him. He's an advocate, a super-fan, and an overall lover of the gDiapers brand, product, and community. DJ also happens to have his own marketing company, 3LTRZ, where he helps clients with content creation—like podcasts. DJ has launched 3 (now 4) podcasts over the years, recording over 100 episodes!