Workshops 23-26: Clean Beauty 101 | The Industry Disrupter – 10 Steps to Sustainable Wellness In Your Home | Being a Budget Activist: How to Make Change with Limited Time and Resources | Healthy Tips to Reclaim Your Kitchen: Plant based foods and Beyond
Clean Beauty 101 (Sponsored by BeautyCounter)
Lindsay Dahl, Erika Wilhelm, Michaela Preston
In the ever growing skincare market, clean beauty is trending, but what does clean mean and why do we need clean beauty brands? Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals—whether it’s in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home. We will break down what clean beauty means, common misconceptions, the science behind it. We will also teach you how to navigate the growing world of certifications and product labels, as well as helpful tips when shopping.
The Industry Disrupter – 10 Steps to Sustainable Wellness In Your Home
Buckhead Ballroom 1
Did you know that recent scientific evidence indicates that air quality in homes tends to be significantly more polluted and harmful than outdoor air? Do you know what is in your water? When water comes into our homes, most of us aren’t aware of the pollution, chemicals and contaminates it has collected along the way. So how healthy is your home…Really? This session will discuss some of the toxins and chemicals found in your everyday living spaces and what you can do to prevent and control them. Jillian Pritchard Cooke, founder of Wellness Within Your Walls (WWYW) will be sharing tips and product trends from her practical educational series featuring The Healthy Living System™, a 10-step approach to building and designing healthier living environments, resulting in lower toxin levels and better health for homeowners. Enjoy giveaways and the chance to demo new healthy living products.
Being a Budget Activist: How to Make Change with Limited Time and Resources
Buckhead Ballroom 2
Don’t know whether to strap on your marching boots or hide under the covers? Do you feel like you can barely fix your coffeemaker, let alone all the problems in the world? In this rapidly changing political, environmental, and social climate, how can we make meaningful change without millions to spend and unlimited time?
The amazing truth is that there are so many ways we can do just that! This panel will share examples of individuals and small groups who started successful letter campaigns, petitions, and even smaller and simpler acts that made a difference – from making change at national companies to hyperlocal advocacy wins. There are thousands of people who have affected big and small changes in their own communities. Whether it’s saving an historic building, changing a corporate policy, stopping an oil pipeline, or getting graffiti cleaned up, these success stories will offer concrete tips for being an effective changemaker!
Healthy Tips to Reclaim Your Kitchen: Plant based foods and Beyond
In this workshop participants will learn how to include healthier plant-based meals into their diet. They will learn what that can use as substitutes and how to transition from a processed diet to whole foods.