Healthy Green Homes

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Are you an eco- and health-conscious parent who wants to make positive changes to your home to reduce toxins and your carbon footprint? Then “The Healthy Green Home Podcast” is the podcast for you! Each episode will help you understand how to make environmentally friendly changes to your home without overwhelming you in the process.

Your host, Emma Rohmann, brings over 15 years’ experience as an accredited green building consultant and has been helping families reduce toxins in their homes for over 5 years through her business, Green at Home.

This podcast will feature expert insights, advice, and strategies to help you create a healthy home - for your family and the planet. Best of all, Emma will help you take the most important information and use it to drive change. And she will do it all without that all-or-nothing judgmental attitude that makes so many people afraid to tackle healthy and green projects at home.

Episode Date
EP#09: Green Renovations & Construction with Bettina Hoar
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Healthy Green Homes is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

This episode is generously sponsored by Eucalan: https://www.eucalan.com

Intro:
Bettina Hoar is the founder of Sage Living Toronto, a sustainable building consulting firm specialising in health and well-being in the sustainably built environment. This episode is fantastically rich with insights and information!

We talk about how to choose a team, costing, energy efficiency considerations and so much more.

Links:
https://www.sagelivingtoronto.com/
https://www.instagram.com/sagelivingto/?hl=en
https://www.facebook.com/SageLivingTO

Host Bio & Links:
Emma Rohmann is an environmental engineer and mom of 2 who brings over 15 years of experience as an accredited green building consultant. She has been helping families reduce toxins in their homes for over 5 years through her business, Green at Home.

IG: @emma_greenathome
https://greenathome.ca

About the EcoParent Podcast Network:
The EcoParent Podcast Network helps busy families live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Our host experts are imperfect, real, busy parents just like you who share ways to lower our collective carbon footprint and practical strategies that make a difference to your family’s health, the planet and to our children’s future. We offer raw, honest conversations and actionable advice across our six podcasts: pregnancy & birth, pediatric wellness, kids’ nutrition, green beauty, healthy home, and raising greener teens. Join us and get inspired to live a more sustainable, healthy life! www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

Partnerships:
Audio magic on this episode was performed by Carlay Ream-Neal.

This episode was edited by Emily Groleau.
Jul 18, 2022
EP#08: PFAS & Other Toxins in Our Clothes with Alexandra Quinn
2471
Healthy Green Homes is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

This episode is generously sponsored by Eucalan: https://www.eucalan.com

Intro:
Alexandra is a globally recognized change agent in non-toxic fashion and a leading voice in the international dialogue to turn fashion lovers into conscious consumers through education and action. To help shed light on the hidden epidemic of harmful chemicals in the clothing people wear and serve as a trusted source of content that would help close the transparency gap that exists between consumers and fashion and apparel brands, Alexandra founded Fashion FWD in 2018 and is a frequent speaker on sustainable fashion topics.

Alexandra previously served on the U.S. sustainability team, Sancroft, Chaired by the UK’s former Secretary of State for the Environment and Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Lord Deben. When not sharing ideas to move fashion forward in the boardrooms of leading brands around the world, Alexandra can be found educating students through the global business of fashion.

List of Topics Covered:
Toxins in clothes
Mobilizing change in the manufacturing of clothes
Greenwashing claims
How consumers can drive change

Links:
www.fashionfwd.org
Instagram: https://instragram.com/fashion_fwd

Host Bio & Links:
Emma Rohmann is an environmental engineer and mom of 2 who brings over 15 years of experience as an accredited green building consultant. She has been helping families reduce toxins in their homes for over 5 years through her business, Green at Home.

IG: @emma_greenathome
https://greenathome.ca

About the EcoParent Podcast Network:
The EcoParent Podcast Network helps busy families live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Our host experts are imperfect, real, busy parents just like you who share ways to lower our collective carbon footprint and practical strategies that make a difference to your family’s health, the planet and to our children’s future. We offer raw, honest conversations and actionable advice across our six podcasts: pregnancy & birth, pediatric wellness, kids’ nutrition, green beauty, healthy home, and raising greener teens. Join us and get inspired to live a more sustainable, healthy life! www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

Partnerships:
Audio magic on this episode was performed by Carlay Ream-Neal. This episode was edited by Emily Groleau.
Jun 20, 2022
EP#07: Overcoming Eco-Grief with Lindsay Coulter
2922
Healthy Green Homes is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

This episode is generously sponsored by Eucalan: https://www.eucalan.com

Intro:
Learning about and acting on toxins, environmental degradation, and other hard topics requires the capacity to do so without letting it drag you down. It can be easy to sink into fear and despair, feeling like it’s too big to handle. We are needed. And we can make a difference. So we need the capacity to tackle hard things.

I was lucky enough to start to build this capacity with support from Lindsay Coulter when I worked with her in the David Suzuki Foundation’s Queen of GreenTM Coaching Program. I invited her to chat with me to help you build capacity too.

Lindsay Coulter is a dedicated mother of two, naturalist, community catalyst, soul activist, mentor, writer and horse lover in Victoria, B.C. She seeks to inspire others to claim sane leadership and find better ways to be in this world together. She believes in creating good human society wherever we are, whenever we can with the people and resources available to us now.

Her expertise is as a green living expert for more than a decade, as former David Suzuki’s Queen of GreenTM, a leader, mentor, facilitator, community catalyst, compassion cultivator, soul activist and courageous conversation starter.

List of Topics Covered:
What it means to take sane action
Simple ways to build community and why this is essential
How we can reconnect to nature in an increasingly disconnected world
Eco-grief and building the capacity to cope
How to show up on social media
Having conversations with people who aren’t on board
Hope and fear in chaotic times

Links:
You can find Lindsay here:
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaneAction
On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saneaction
The forest and nature school, EPIC: https://epiclearningcentre.org/

Other links mentioned:
Margaret Wheatley "Beyond hope and fear": https://www.margaretwheatley.com/articles/BeyondHopeandFear.pdf

Nature & Children: https://childnature.ca/taking-care-of-the-heart-through-nature-play-and-connection-in-chaotic-times/

About the EcoParent Podcast Network:
The EcoParent Podcast Network helps busy families live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Our host experts are imperfect, real, busy parents just like you who share ways to lower our collective carbon footprint and practical strategies that make a difference to your family’s health, the planet and to our children’s future. We offer raw, honest conversations and actionable advice across our six podcasts: pregnancy & birth, pediatric wellness, kids’ nutrition, green beauty, healthy home, and raising greener teens. Join us and get inspired to live a more sustainable, healthy life! www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

Partnerships:
Audio magic on this episode was performed by Carlay Ream-Neal. This episode was edited by Emily Groleau.
May 30, 2022
EP#06: Organic Rugs & Carpets with Linda Alexanian
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Healthy Green Homes is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network.

This episode is generously sponsored by Eucalan: https://www.eucalan.com

About the Episode:

Linda Alexanian, Founder of Organic Weave, is the third generation of her family in the rug business.

Her commitment to end child labor in India’s carpet industry dates back to 1990, when no agencies existed to monitor child labor. A founding member of Rug Mark (now GoodWeave), Linda has worked tirelessly with industry, government and NGO’s to eliminate child labor in India.

Linda established Organic Weave to give sustainable income to women artisans in India.

In this episode we cover:

1. What you should know about the rug industry.
2. How household textiles are regulated.
3. How organic rugs differ from conventional rugs, and what various certifications are out there.
4. What should consumers look for and what should they avoid when selecting a rug for their home.
5. What greenwashing trends are common

Links Mentioned:
https://global-standard.org/
https://organicweaveshop.com/
Follow Organic Weave on Instagram: https://instagram.com/organicweave

Host Bio & Links

Emma Rohmann is an environmental engineer and mom of 2 who brings over 15 years of experience as an accredited green building consultant. She has been helping families reduce toxins in their homes for over 5 years through her business, Green at Home.

IG: @emma_greenathome
https://greenathome.ca

About the EcoParent Podcast Network

The EcoParent Podcast Network helps busy families live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Our host experts are imperfect, real, busy parents just like you who share ways to lower our collective carbon footprint and practical strategies that make a difference to your family’s health, the planet and to our children’s future. We offer raw, honest conversations and actionable advice across our six podcasts: pregnancy & birth, pediatric wellness, kids’ nutrition, green beauty, healthy home, and raising greener teens. Join us and get inspired to live a more sustainable, healthy life! www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

Partnerships

Audio magic on this episode was performed by Carlay Ream-Neal.

This episode was edited by Emily Groleau.
Apr 25, 2022
EP#05: How (and why) to Reduce EMFs at Home with Ashley Spanovich
2283
Healthy Green Homes is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

This episode is generously sponsored by Eucalan: https://www.eucalan.com

About the Episode:

EMFs - electromagnetic fields - and EMR - electromagnetic radiation - are topics that can be hard to dissect. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there, and knowing how embedded wireless technology is with our society it can be hard to even want to go there.

But I don’t shy away from a challenge. In this episode I’m talking with Ashley Spanovich, founder of Awakening Spaces, about how she incorporates health into her design practice and specifically her studies to be an electromagnetic radiation specialist.

We discuss:
What are EMFs and EMR
What we know about the health effects and what are the unknowns
What can homeowners do to reduce their exposure

Guest Bio & Links:

Awakening Spaces is a full service interior design and consulting firm that support health conscious individuals and those who have been impacted by mold, chemicals, and EMFs create safe nurturing spaces.
IG: @awakeningspaces
https://www.awakeningspaces.com

Headshot photograph by: Halle Madeleine (freeenergycollective.com)

Host Bio & Links:

Emma Rohmann is an environmental engineer and mom of 2 who brings over 15 years of experience as an accredited green building consultant. She has been helping families reduce toxins in their homes for over 5 years through her business, Green at Home.

IG: @emma_greenathome
https://greenathome.ca

About the EcoParent Podcast Network:

The EcoParent Podcast Network helps busy families live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Our host experts are imperfect, real, busy parents just like you who share ways to lower our collective carbon footprint and practical strategies that make a difference to your family’s health, the planet and to our children’s future. We offer raw, honest conversations and actionable advice across our six podcasts: pregnancy & birth, pediatric wellness, kids’ nutrition, green beauty, healthy home, and raising greener teens. Join us and get inspired to live a more sustainable, healthy life! www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

Partnerships:

Audio magic on this episode was performed by Carlay Ream-Neal.

This episode was edited by Emily Groleau.
Mar 21, 2022
EP#04: How to Declutter Sustainably with Stephanie Seferian
1803
Healthy Green Homes is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

This episode was generously sponsored by Eucalan. www.eucalan.com

Show Notes:
In this episode, Emma chats with Stephanie Seferian, author of the book Sustainable Minimalism, about practical ways to reduce clutter and maintain a minimalist lifestyle - even as a busy parent. We cover:

1. What sustainable minimalism means
2. The benefits of having a more minimalist lifestyle
3. How busy families can make the time to reduce clutter for a fresh start
4. Tips for maintaining a clutter-free home
5. Biggest mistakes people make and how to avoid them

Links to Learn More:
https://www.mamaminimalist.com
www.instagram.com/mommyminimalist
https://amzn.to/3fT4Oor

Partnerships:
Audio magic on this episode was performed by the incredible Kattie Laur.

This pilot episode was made possible with support from Ontario Creates.
Feb 21, 2022
EP#01: What’s in Your Water with Johnny Pujol
2204
Healthy Green Homes is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

This episode was generously sponsored by Eucalan. www.eucalan.com

Show Notes:

Emma sat down with Johnny Pujol, a water expert experienced in contaminant research, testing and treatment. He has developed several new water treatment technologies for arsenic, fluoride and heavy metal remediation as well as advised on UV LED technology for pathogen and pharmaceutical inactivation. John has a Masters in Engineering from UC Berkeley and Bachelors in Economics from Boston University.

We discuss:

Why you should test your water.
What kinds of contaminants are in our drinking water.
What contaminants should be tested for at a minimum, for urban and well water supplies
Regulatory vs health-focused detection limits and maximum concentrations
The worst advice you’ve heard someone get about filtering their water
Advice for someone looking to filter their water

Johnny’s company SimpleLab (formerly SimpleWater, Inc.) is an award-winning science and health services company founded at the University of California in Berkeley with the mission of improving your drinking water and long term health. Tap Score is a service for easy home water testing and reporting, created by SimpleLab.

Links for More Info:

http://www.mytapscore.com/

Partnerships:

Audio magic on this episode was performed by the incredible Kattie Laur.

This pilot episode was made possible with support from Ontario Creates.
Feb 14, 2022
EP#02: Green Home Reno Lessons Learned with Meghan Telpner
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Healthy Green Homes is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

This episode was generously sponsored by Eucalan. www.eucalan.com

Show Notes:

This is a guest that needs little introduction for many of you. Meghan Telpner is a Toronto-based author, speaker, nutritionist, and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. She is also passionate about healthy living, and has first-hand experience renovating with healthy home goals in mind. Emma sat down with her to find out what she learned.

We discuss:

What got Meghan interested in toxins in the beginning and what her journey was like.
What did this journey look like for you?
What her green reno journey taught her.
Recommendations for others embarking on green renos.
Meghan’s favourite healthy home hack.

Meghan has written two bestselling books: UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health and The UnDiet Cookbook. Meghan’s success in cultivating a global community of UnDiet enthusiasts and Culinary Nutrition Experts has garnered her a feature in Forbes, and ranked her as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada.

Links Mentioned:

https://www.meghantelpner.com/
https://www.instagram.com/meghantelpner/
https://www.facebook.com/meghantelpner

Partnerships:

Audio magic on this episode was performed by the incredible Kattie Laur.

This pilot episode was made possible with support from Ontario Creates.
Feb 14, 2022
EP#03: Low Waste for Real Life with Candice Batista
2205
Healthy Green Homes is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

This episode was generously sponsored by Eucalan. www.eucalan.com

Show Notes:

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show. Candice is also the editor-in-chief of theecohub.com, Canada’s #1 resource for sustainable living.

In this episode she chats with Emma about:

Myths she wants to bust about going low waste
Her take on the zero waste movement
Benefits of making low-waste swaps
Where to start a low-waste journey
Top tips for making low waste a sustainable habit

Links:

https://www.instagram.com/candicebatista/
https://theecohub.ca

Partnerships:

Audio magic on this episode was performed by the incredible Kattie Laur.

This pilot episode was made possible with support from Ontario Creates.
Feb 14, 2022
Trailer
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Trailer episode for the Healthy Green Homes podcast. Part of the EcoParent Podcast Network (EPN).
Jan 14, 2022