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Greenverd /greenward/ a journey toward a greener self and planet.
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Skincare became a huge part of my life in my early teen years as my skin turned oily and acne-prone practically over night. When I started using these products, I had no idea what I was doing and for the next 7 or so years, my skin had little improvement. So I decided I wanted full control and made a career out of skincare formulation. However, when I started out, I learned to create these products with little consideration to how potentially harmful many of these ingredients actually were.
After a few years of formulating products, I attended graduate school at Yale to learn how to create safer, better products as well as increase sustainability throughout the supply chain. Now with Alta Mara, I strive to provide better access to healthier, more sustainable products. In addition to that, I want Alta Mara to successfully guide customers to finding the right products for their personal skincare routine, because one size does not fit all. Ultimately, I want to share what I’ve learned to put more power into people’s hands so they can take control of their skin.
Greenverd focuses on the journey greenward; i.e. toward a more sustainable lifestyle, one step at a time. With kindness and compassion toward ourselves and the planet but without the pressure of perfection. Life is stressful enough without the added anxiety of having to change overnight and then guilting ourselves when those expectations aren’t met. Instead, we can build awareness, make small changes and move in the right direction for our health and that of the planet. So let's take just one step greenward. Notice the arrow in the G in our logo? That's our north star.
With that mindset, Greenverd offers news, views and previews on sustainability through our newsletter, Word by Greenverd. We make suggestions, introduce you to existing and new green products, services and companies, (some of which will offer exclusive discounts to our readers) and give you the tools to make greener choices in your daily lives.
We are on a mission to stop unnecessary plastic other single-use waste in dining - what we refer to as trashy dining. We believe in the power of a lot of people, making small choices, to drive massive change in the world. We believe in the power of transparency to help people make sustainable choices. We believe in imperfect environmentalism, including everyone in our movement, and celebrating every improvement, no matter how small. Our vision is to create a world where sustainable living is just living.