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YOU are important. Parents, entrepreneurs, school teachers, daycare administrators, bloggers, nonprofit workers, planners… caring for the world and our families is the most important work there is, whatever form it takes. Whether your family is three kids and a husband, you and your dog, a really big book project, a really small business, or the whole world… everyone needs help.

You are at the right place. The Green Mama brings traditional wisdom together with modern science and lots of heart with lots of humor, to help you make the future a “greener” place for everyone.

The book, Green Mama: Giving your child a healthy start and a greener future, published by Dundurn, is here! It’s had a popular–and crazy–first few weeks of “life” but is available at bookstores—and as an e-book—throughout North America, Europe, and soon in Indonesia.

Ask the Green Mama!

Award-winning author, researcher, & Green Mama uses her expertise to answer YOUR questions.

Last Week's Question:

My family and I live in North Florida. My son has asthma and allergies and he is attending public school in the fourth grade. His teacher refuses to remove her plug in air fresheners. I sent a note to this teacher and a note from his doctor explaining my son’s asthma and offered to buy something less offending to his health. She responded saying she has been a teacher for 28 years and never had a problem, she will not teach in a musty room and did not feel complete without perfume.

Last Week's Answer:

Dear P.U. in FL: What a tough, but not unique situation. Many children are experiencing asthma and allergy flare-ups due to indoor air pollution in schools. I can read in your email that this is now impacting you and your son directly. It sounds like you are working to have open communication with your school…
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