Jennifer Taggart, The Smart Mama, would love to speak at your next event. Jennifer speaks regularly to a wide variety of audiences, from conventions and conferences to mom groups.
FAVORITE SPEAKING TOPICS:
Every day green living. Jennifer provides practical hints and tips for everyday green living and reducing our impact.
Reducing toxic chemical exposure. Jennifer talks about the health effects of common chemicals, and how to reduce exposure to those chemicals. Wondering about bisphenol A (BPA) in polycarbonate plastic and canned goods and how to avoid it? Mercury in fish? VOCs and other potential toxic chemicals in cleaning products? Jennifer can cover all of these and more.
Going green and non toxic for baby. Jennifer addresses how to green the nursery and more, from baby food to bath products, Jennifer will cover it all and provide solutions.
Greening the cleaning. Jennifer will demonstrate how to make green cleaning products from common household ingredients.
Consumer product testing. Jennifer will provide testing of consumer products with her XRF analyzer.
- Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Wondering about how the CPSIA affects you and your business? Jennifer will explain the CPSIA in easy to understand language.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 2009
The Pump Station (Los Angeles): Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reducing Your Baby’s Toxic Chemical Exposure
BlogTalkRadio with DivaTalk: Is the CPSIA going to affect your business?
BlogTalkRadion with Mamapreuners: CPSIA and What It Means For Your Business (1/27/09)
The Pump Station (Hollywood): Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reducing Your Baby’s Toxic Chemical Exposure
Mom2B Conference: CPSIA and Manufacturers
Mom2B Conference: CPSIA and Protecting Yourself as a Buyer
See Jane Do talk radio
April 22, 2009 – Gindi Maimonides Academy: 10 Simple Steps to Green Your Life.
May 2, 2009 – Little Dolphins, Santa Monica: Raising Healthy Kids in a Toxic World. Part of Pregnancy Awareness Month and the Motherhood Begins Now kick-off event.
May 15, 2009 – The Pump Station, Santa Monica: Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reducing Your Baby’s Toxic Chemical Exposure. RSVP with The Pump Station for the class.
May 29, 2009 – The Pump Station, Hollywood: Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reduce Your Baby’s Toxic Chemical Exposure. RSVP with The Pump Station for the class.
June 13, 2009 – The New Mom Expo, Anaheim, California – Reducing Your Child’s Toxic Chemical Exposure.
Green Blogger & Science Panel, BlogHer 2009, Chicago, Illinois
SELECTED PAST ENGAGEMENTS AND APPEARANCES:
Going Green for Good Health, Go Green Radio with host Jill Buck, July, 2008
Toxic Toy Box, Santa Monica / Venice Moms Club, August, 2008
Greening Your Home for Parents, City of Santa Monica, September 24, 2008. Part of Sustainable Santa Monica.
Moms Inspiring Moms to Advocate for a Greener Future for Our Kids, Go Green Radio with host Jill Buck, November, 2008
Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reduce Your Baby’s Toxic Chemical Exposure, The Pump Station, Santa Monica and Hollywood, 2002 – 2008
True Genius Magazine, Smart Profile: One Smart Mama, September, 2008
Grandparents.com, How to choose safe toys for your grandchildren, November 13, 2008
Los Angeles Times, Tough Times for the Apparel Industry, January 16, 2009
Bloomberg.com, Mattel, Wal-mart test toys as small firms struggle, January 22, 2009
Sydney Morning Herald, Chinese toy story bad for business, January 23, 2009
Publishers Weekly, CPSIA Update: Book Community Calmer and Compliant, But Still Confused, March 19, 2009
NY Press, Going Green to Prevent Autism, April 8, 2009
See Jane Do blog, Blogging for Change – See Jane Do Interviews Members of Green Moms Carnival, April 22, 2009
Philadelphia News, Jar No More, May 14, 2009
Pasadena Star News, Warding Off Dangers of Household Chemicals, May 15, 2009
Examiner.Com, Homemade Play Dough: Cheap and Easy Play Dough Recipes, May 19, 2009
Baby Boomer Knowledge Center, How to choose safe toys for your grandchildren, May 23, 2009
518Moms, Green Cleaning Solutions, May 27, 2009
COMMENTS FROM SUPPORTERS:
The Canary Report, Susie Collins, The Smart Mama is a Great Resource, “I’ve learned a lot from Jennifer about the chemistry behind toxic products that make MCSers ill, and have implemented many of her suggestions for safe products. She even helped me choose the right type of pipe for my new bathroom sink: copper. She’s a fierce critic about the presence of phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), and lead in consumer goods. I greatly admire Jennifer for the work she is doing on behalf of children in educating parents about how to keep their kids safe from toxic chemical exposure.”