About

September 21st, 2007

Thanks for stopping by OrganicMania!™ This blog, started in secret in 2007, has changed my life. Who could have imagined that putting my ideas about organics and green living out on the web would lead to so many amazing things? New friendships, the launch of The Green Moms Carnival aka @GreenMoms, all kinds of media opportunities, and the re-launch of my marketing firm, this time with a sustainable focus: 4GreenPs.

But best of all, I find blogging and tweeting FUN!

The press is hungry for stories about real people with real passions. If there is something you’re passionate about, start blogging, start doing, and go for it! But don’t just blog, DO. Too much blogging about life can get in the way of real life, which is why you’ll find that at times here are gaps in this blog. (My twitter stream is much more active!)

Thanks for your time here at OrganicMania! I hope you find something worth your time. Please leave a comment and share!

Lynn

Want to learn about the Green Moms Carnival aka @GreenMoms? Go here to our home page.



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30 Responses to “About”

  1. Erica on October 30, 2007 5:35 pm

    Lynn,
    Just saw your post on DCUrbanmoms and decided to check out your blog. I love it. My dd is only 6 months old, but I know we’ll be fighting cheap plastic crap, goodie bags, etc. before too long. Right now I’m trying not to get too depressed about the ubiquity of all things for baby made anywhere but the USA.

    I’m doing the organic thing for her food, and moving that way along for our purchases as well. Thanks for the Safeway tip. I’ll check it out this week.

    Erica

    Erica, thanks so much for writing! You are wise to start thinking about these things now while your DD is so young. I remember thinking the big issue from an environmental perspective was diapers. HA! That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Perhaps you can get a group of like-minded friends together and pledge not to go the goody bag route. Good luck fighting popular parenting conventions! — Lynn

  2. M.a. on January 20, 2008 8:19 am

    I just saw your post on the NYT — re Michael Pollan’s new book

    We have a 4 year old who has been raised without any [ok, without much] junky food. Now as we enter the mainstream I am worried about how to maintain our standards. Would like to start a dialog about this.

    Hi M.A., thanks for stopping by and commenting on OrganicMania! I think one of the best ways to maintain standards is to talk to people upfront. Ie, talk to your child care providers, talk to your friends and your child’s friends parents and see if you can agree to certain standards. That said, there is A LOT to discuss about this, so a dialog is a great idea. I’ll plan a post about this – please check back and share your thoughts! Best, Lynn

  3. Brad Metcalf on January 22, 2008 7:38 am

    Great information, good idea I’ll let all the newly branded mothers know. Now keep up the good research.

    Thanks, Brad! — Lynn

  4. Sharon Greenspan on January 24, 2008 5:45 pm

    I love this site! What folks need to know, though, is that “organic” doesn’t mean what it used to. And there’s really nothing healthy about Organic Twinkies–that’s mostly marketing (no, I haven’t actually seen this, but I wouldn’t be surprised). Please check my article “Organic: What Does It Mean?” at http://www.wildsuccess.us/organic_what_does_it_mean.htm to learn the differences between Organic, 100% Organic, Made with Organic Indgredients.

    Be aware that terms like “All Natural” and “Raw” are COMPLETELY marketing and unregulated. I know several “raw” snack bars that are NOT raw. Neither are the nuts that come from the bin marked “raw almonds” and “raw cashews”…..pasteurized and heated. But FDA rules allow them to be marketed as “raw.”

    50 is the new 40
    Biodynamic is the new Organic

    knowledge is power

    I’m glad you like the site, Sharon! Yes, I agree with what you say…I have so much more to write about on this blog…a zillion ideas for much content to come! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! — Lynn

  5. marguerite manteau-rao on February 6, 2008 9:07 am

    Thanks Lynn for the great comment you left on my blog. I am just discovering you blog. What a great idea! People are hungry for information about what they eat.

    marguerite
    http://lamarguerite.wordpress.com

    You’re welcome, Marguerite! Thanks so much for stopping by! — Lynn

  6. Marcia on February 28, 2008 8:24 pm

    Hi Lynn … I, too, saw your comments on the Michael Pollan interview, and it led me to Organic Mania. I’m so glsd to see another blogger out there in this brave (and hopefully growing) world of all things organic and eco-friendly. Keep up the good work … er, blog!

    Thanks so much, Marcia! And good luck with your new blog – healthandwellness.net! — Lynn

  7. Christine on March 3, 2008 9:52 pm

    Thanks for being motivated enough to do this. I do so much research on healthy options (food, clothes, toys, home products, etc, etc, etc) and I try to send out the relevant bits to friends and family that might be interested (okay, okay…I send it to everyone whether they’re interested or not), but it’s really nice to have this wealth of information all in one place. Saving me a few steps…gotta love that! And less time on the computer is better for the environment. ;-)

    You’re welcome, and thanks for the nice compliment, Christine! — Lynn

  8. Emily Fano on March 15, 2008 3:08 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    I found your site and just wanted to let you know about an organization you might be interested in. The Holistic Moms Network is a national non-profit connecting parents who are passionate about holistic health and green living. We’ve just released a neat cookbook called “Growing Healthy Families: Cooking With Holistic Moms” which contains 300 recipes based on different nutritional philosophies (vegetarian, vegan, raw food, gluten-free, ethnic and meat-based). But the best part of the book is the last part which contains recipes for homemade baby food and formula, non-toxic household cleaners, wipes, play doh, and holistic remedies for everything from allergies to flu symptoms and insect stings. The book is reasonably priced at $15 and can be ordered from the HMN website: http://www.holisticmoms.org. Please take a look! Thanks!

    Hi Emily, thanks for all the info! — Lynn

  9. Diane MacEachern on March 16, 2008 4:10 am

    Hi, Lynn,

    I just saw your post about green Bethesda. I live in Takoma Park, so I’m definitely going to check this out! Also, I love your overall message. We’re definitely on the same path about sharing information. I also focus on urging women to use their consumer clout to protect the environment. Let’s stay in touch! Diane MacEachern, http://www.biggreenpurse.com

    Folks – check out Diane’s website…she just wrote a book about how women can use their economic clout to force marketers to clean up the planet! Diane, thanks for stopping by! — Lynn

  10. Alana on March 22, 2008 4:55 pm

    I live about an hour north of Bethesda (and lived in the DC area for several years) – I am looking forward to learning more about their Green Initiatives – thanks for the information. Our community is similar in size and could benefit from what Bethesda’s doing. I’ve been spending time lately trying to put an end to the rumors that our recycling program is bogus . . . it’s exhausting.

    Alana, would love to catch up with you about this once you recover from the birth… Thanks for stopping by! — Lynn

  11. Susan on April 10, 2008 7:44 am

    Dear Organic Mania,

    We were glad to see the friendliness of your site as well as the valuable advice and solutions you have for everyday decisions. For the upcoming Mother’s Day we thought your site may be interested in sharing in our efforts to promote awareness in our communities. The idea behind Changing the Present is to make charitable giving rewarding and transparent for its donors. The site features specific “gifts,” so you can choose exactly how your donation will make a difference. Perhaps this Mother’s Day you may refrain from buying the traditional gift or add onto it by opting to buy a unique donation in a friend’s name and sending a personalized card.

    Here are some gift ideas for Mother’s Day:
    • Educate an Orphan $10
    • Nourish Creativity with the MacDowell Colony $10
    • Reduce Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere $20

    And feel free to visit our site at
    http://www.changingthepresent.org

    ChangingThePresent.org works alongside a talented group of Advisors, including leaders of 125 stellar nonprofits including: Teach for America, Amnesty International, Sierra Club, Sesame Workshop, United States Fund for UNICEF, and more. The organization is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and all donations made on the site are tax-deductible.

    We hope to be of help and can be contacted by email:
    spark@wellgoodllc.com.

    Thank you,
    Susan Park

  12. organicsyes on November 26, 2008 6:15 pm

    I will bookmark your site for ideas on purchasing organic. You are so right…so much research! thanks for you work. I look forward to reading more…
    Susan

  13. suzanne miller on February 4, 2009 10:43 am

    I just wanted to share a great way we have stumbled upon to reuse those plastic bags that come in cold cereal boxes. My husband originally started saving them to use for when he epoxies boat parts that he wants to keep from sticking to certain other parts. Then he took what turned out to be a lengthy hiatus–from boatmaking, not saving those darn bags; they were everywhere & seemed to be multiplying!

    Long story short, now we use them mostly in place of produce bags at the grocery store. I just keep about a dozen in my larger grocery bags in the back seat of the truck, so I don’t forget them at home. They are wonderfully durable and easy to clean & dry for reuse. If I’m packing a lunch, one or two bags & a binder clip & I’m good to go.

    I haven’t tried this yet, but I am wondering if–once they get a few holes or have reached the end of their container life, they could be shredded (in the home shredder) & used for packing material…What do YOU all use them for?

    suzanne.

  14. christine on February 14, 2009 11:43 am

    Great site!! I’m so glad I found it. I just decided to start sharing ideas for greener healthier living myself and was thrilled to find a great site that does the same. A big Pollan and Bittman fan, my family is trying to eat local, organic, and fresh as much as possible. It’s not easy living this way, but sometimes I like the challenge, and feel there’s just, ‘opportunity’ to change the way we and others live.

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  16. Dawn Sandomeno on May 18, 2009 6:35 am

    Sharing with you so that you will share too. 3.5 Billion wire hangers end up in landfills each year. Big problem with a simple solution that will save money for consumers, businesses and at the same time help to save our Planet!!!

    http://www.recyclehangerbags.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=31

    Thanks for all you!
    Dawn

  17. Sarah @ Different Dog on June 5, 2009 8:47 am

    Love your blog, found you through EWGs. So excited to read all your info. I’m putting your link on my blog so others can read you too.
    Take care and keep up the good work!!!!

  18. Ed on October 24, 2009 7:02 am

    Hi Lynn,

    great post on 350 today. Why don’t you interconnect it with WWF Climate page. It will be visible there and on all other blogs publishing this network.

    WWF page : http://blogs.panda.org/climate/2009/10/22/what-are-you-doing-on-24-october/ .

    How to clip your content on the WWF International Climate page ?
    Simple :
    1. Click on the “connected” badge at the end of the post and discover the WWF Climate sidebar.
    2. On the sidebar, click on “embed & connect”,
    3. Embed the little code into your blog post or site (better to paste it directly at the end of your post as it will automatically grab part of its content and network it around…)

    That’s it !
    You’ll be part of the sites shown on WWF sidebar and visible on all other sites that are connected there…

    We’re a small team in Switzerland (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). And we’ve just started it. Need your feedback.

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  20. Aleisha on January 30, 2010 1:02 pm

    I loooove your site. I, too am a mom who has a passion for organic living and all that goes with it, but I struggle with credibility because of my life-long weight problem. I call it my “Wedding Planner Syndrome” (citing the line Jennifer Lopez says on the movie…”those who can’t do, teach…those who can’t wed, plan!”) Although, in order to really get the message across to my children, I have to get in order before they become fully aware of the dichotomy that is me:) Thanks for contributing to this movement! I’m a regular reader, now!

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  22. Eco Tam on June 30, 2010 11:19 am

    I came across your blog today. I love that you share your green blogs to the public. We do the same at EcoBold.com via video reviews of green products and manufacturer’s please check us out.

    Here’s our latest video review –> http://www.ecobold.com/natural-eco-friendly-and-green-baby-products/

    Please support our One Million Trees Project!!!

    Thanks,
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  23. Amy @ Eco Yoga Mats on July 2, 2010 10:27 pm

    Great site Lynn!! Really enjoyed reading your “About me” page! You offer a LOT of great ‘green’ information on your site!

    I’ve been interested in natural, organic, holistic living since the ’70′s. Although I haven’t converted over completely, I try to do my part and it’s blogs like yours that motivate and inspire!

    I’m putting your link on my blog as I think my readers will also enjoy and benefit from all the great ‘eco-friendly information’ you have on your site!

    Thanks!!
    Amy

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    I found your blog by accident but was pleased with all the GREAT information you have! I run an organic carpet cleaning business in Sacramento, CA and find that many people don’t realize how much of a difference “green” lifestyle choices can make.

    Congrats on your success and I hope more people make the commitment to the practice of healthy choices for themselves and their families.

    Cheers!

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  27. PA Amplifier : on October 31, 2010 2:17 am

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