A green lifestyle resource for children and their families
Founded by Cleveland Miller, a mom of two, whose passion about health and environmental issues led her to insist on safe alternatives for her babies. When she realized that in the many instances there were only toxic laden goods available, and that the materials being used in much of today's baby and children's goods are toxic and attributed to serious medical consequences, her passion to keep children healthy lead her to found ChildEco.
ChildEco's mission is to be the source for cutting edge safety, environmental and health information as it pertains to raising children; to create chemically free and environmentally sustainable products for children, and to be a resource center for toxin-free, and green consumer goods.
The Green revolution is here, or is it? Going beyond recycling and eating organic food.
There are many many things to think about when attempting to limit exposure to dangerous chemicals in our lives and our world. People often will say that the subject completely overwhelms them. This is understandable, because if one stops and thinks about our present levels of contamination and the facts of what we have done to our planet, and also about the challenge of avoiding toxins and reversing the trend, the situation can appear insurmountable.
The question becomes how do we live toxin-free in a toxic world? How do we spare our children serious exposure to a multitude of suspected and known carcinogens that are in so many products that the majority of our lives are spent in proximity to these chemicals? How do we learn from our collective mistakes and put forth a collective decision based on principles that will bring healing to our children, our planet?
At ChildEco, we believe that the way that we do this is by reversing the consumer trends that created the demand for chemically processed, environmentally damaging consumer goods.
These en-ethically manufactured, and cheaply made products are neither good for people or the planet, but are easy to profit from. The chemical industry is one of the most profitable and also one of the most dominating forces in Washington, DC. The current model in the business world and sadly at some business schools is that profit trumps all, and that pollution of the earth and poisoning of the masses is a normal part of higher profitability and of being a competitive business. We consider this instead to be criminal behavior, and a crime upon humanity, that these acts of greed have degraded our earth and our bodies, causing harm to so many.
However, there is a glimmer of hope! After seeing so many companies vie for the green consumer by falsely labeling things "green" when they clearly did not have a clue about what this really means - or worse, make these claims knowing they are deceptive, the conclusion can be made that obviously this is a consumer class worth catering to. Worth creating new brands for, and fashioning new marketing campaigns to their passions and values. As so called "green-washing" takes it shape in the Fortune 500, we at ChildEco seek to educate the consumer, and companies as to what really constitutes a "green" or non- toxic product. Our goal as a new company is to grow into an information and product resource; to educate the consumer and to offer safe products to meet the most common household needs in one place - ChildEco.
We aim to grow the green market, and create more consumer demand for ethically and sustainably produced, and toxin free products. Welcome to our vision!
A quick calculation of exposure:
Do you know that the new car smell is made up of chemical odors from Bromine, Chlorine, formaldehyde, flame retardants, and can also leach into your body lead and other toxic metals? How much time do you spend in your car? Mattresses are no better, and foam mattresses made from polyurethane foam are like sleeping on a big wedge of chemicals! The same toxic chemicals can enter your body through your skin and lungs. Add up how much time you spend in the car, and on your bed, and it is probably half the day. Is it any wonder that cancer rates are now 1 in 3 and 1 in 2 by some newer calculations? We can not poison ourselves and not become poisoned. We must wake up and make a change, for our sake and that of our children.
Vote with your dollars
The everyday choices you make can force companies to change their products and their practices for the better. Your choices can also signal to start up companies and investors that the consumer market has a genuine demand for truly green, eco-friendly, and chemically free products.