Hi, I'm Tanya Maidment! Founder of Green Life Organics!
I have always had a fascination for our environment. As a girl, I remember collecting fossils and rocks, keen to understand when and how they formed. I went on to study geology at university, then worked as an exploration geologist for a few years, before studying hydrogeology. Previously, I had never really thought much about where our drinking water came from, or where it went to, or how vulnerable our water supplies were to pollution.
I discovered that pollutants from everyday household rubbish could very easily (and quickly) end up in our drinking water, and many of these pollutants could readily be bought off the shelf in our local supermarkets. It made me really start thinking about what and how much I was throwing away.
After the birth of my son, I became more interested in how our environment, and the products that we use, could affect our health. I discovered that we were surrounded by an increasing range of toxins, carcinogens, and irritants in common use around the home, garden and workplace. Products we ate, breathed or put on our skin every day! I was horrified and decided that something had to change.
I believe that our health and our environment are interlinked in ways that we will never fully understand, but if we strive to improve our environment, then there is a good chance that our health will benefit. And if we all make small changes towards leading a healthier and more sustainable life, then there is a good chance that our environment will benefit.
Green Life Organics aims to bring together products and ideas to improve our health, our environment and our planet for those of us who really want change and are prepared to start taking action now!
If we all continue to make even small changes in the right direction, then we will be able to create a healthier and more sustainable environment for ourselves and for future generations to enjoy.
Tanya Maidment, BSc., Msc.
Green Life Organics