Category Archives: Going Green

“Air Quality Evangelist” Award

air_quality_blog_awardI am so excited!  The other day I got an email from someone at a company called Sylvane.  Sylvane is a company that specializes in improving indoor air quality.  A few months ago they started a monthly award program for outstanding bloggers in the allergy and air quality space.  For the month of February, one of the blog posts I wrote for was selected for this award!

Here’s a link for more information on the award and it also contains a link to my article:

If you’d rather just read the article and learn simple ways to improve your indoor air quality, here’s the link to my article:

And if you’d like a personal consultation with me on how you can cut back on the amount of toxins in your home, contact me at

– Michelle

Researching Personal Care Products

EWG imageDid you know there is a website that you can go to where you can research the toxicity of your personal care products?

Check out  They have over 79,000 products listed and they rate them from 0 – 10 based on the toxicity of the products’  ingredients.

I love this website and use it to research the products I am currently using, as well as look up new products that are less toxic.

Enjoy it!


– Michelle

Column on The DC Ladies

My column on The DC Ladies is live!

Check out Simple, Cost-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality:




– Michelle

New Green Column

I am starting to write a twice monthly column on The DC Ladies website,

My first column should be published this week.  I am very excited to be writing with such a great group of ladies!

Check them out 🙂


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What Does “Going Green” Mean?

1412834_riverThe term “Going Green” can mean different things to different people.   I wanted to talk a little about what this term means to me and I welcome your comments on what it means to you!
If you asked me several years ago (before I had kids) I would have probably said going green had to do with saving the environment by recycling, saving electricity and saving water.  Now my answer still includes those aspects, but it also includes so much more!
Now I consider Going Green being aware of what I am putting in and on my family’s bodies; being aware of what products I am using and how they affecting the environment around me; being aware of what companies I am buying from and how they stand on environmental factors; being aware of how the food we eat is made and grown as well as all the other aspects I used to believe.  There probably also is a lot more that I am not thinking about right now!
Now I’m not trying to say that I am a perfect specimen – I do eat McDonald’s now and then.  🙂 But I try to be better and to be aware.  There are many different shades of green, and we can all pick one that fits with our lifestyle and our beliefs.  So if you are just starting out, start small and add bigger steps later if you feel you can!
Feel free to let me know what Going Green means to you!