I’m starting this blog because I’m determined that there is a better way to live. I don’t think I should have to settle for toxic products that are carcinogenic for me, my children, my friends, or the world. The way I dress shouldn’t harm me. The make-up I wear shouldn’t load me up with chemicals proven to bring on cancer. The mattress my babies sleep on shouldn’t be coated with chemicals masquerading as life-savers that can damage their nervous system and cause disease. I shouldn’t wonder if the products I use might shorten my life. The water I drink shouldn’t be filled with harmful chemicals that I can’t see because someone else thought it was ok to dump them there or anywhere.
But hey, we live in a capitalist world. We don’t have to wait for the government to catch up with our thinking. We can demand change with our dollars. We can buy change with our purchasing power. We can change our world in the here and now by taking small acts. And yes, I’m talking about little steps like turning off the lights and turning down your thermostat as well as buying organic and local. Moreover, I want to take the guesswork out of buying and help shift-share to the companies that are not just trying to do right but are doing right.
And when I say right I mean specifically that products are produced with care for the environment, completed with humane labor practices, and that the products are actually good.
That’s my idea for Veritey. A place where good living comes to life through good ideas and good people. Join me in the Veritey movement. Let’s start a revolution.