Mama Glow + EWG Launch Non-Toxic Pregnancy Guide

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9 Glow Tips for Your 9 Months

9 Glow Tips for Your 9 Months

Thursday, May 15th on a private penthouse rooftop in the trendy neighborhood of Soho, Mama Glow celebrated the launch of their new NON-TOXIC Pregnancy Guide : 9 Glow Tips for Your 9 Months in partnership with the Environmental Working Group. EWG is the nation’s leading and most effective environmental heath, research, and advocacy organization and we are so proud to have them as one of our partners. Their mission is to conduct original and game-changing research that inspires people, businesses, and governments, to take action to protect human health and the environment.

Mama Glow guest Micaela Ezra reading the guide

Mama Glow guest Micaela Ezra reading the guide

The guide explores simple and effective ways you can avoid toxins in your daily life and maintain a healthy pregnancy. The guide will be available for OBGYN offices, hospitals, and digitally through Mama Glow.

Tata Harper Skin Care- one of our partners

Tata Harper Skin Care- one of our partners who exhibited 

Upon exiting the elevator into the penthouse guests were greeted by the heavenly scent of Tata Harper Skin Care rose floral essence and could experience the line first hand.

Floral arrangements by A Red Maple Leaf- Saundra Parks

Floral arrangements by A Red Maple Leaf- Saundra Parks

Guests were in for a special treat as Environmental Working Group founder Ken Cook attended the event and addressed the crowd with a powerful address, calling all to action in making choices that are aligned with better living, voting with your dollar, and holding the government accountable, but moving towards change- not expecting it to just happen.

Ken Cook- Founder of EWG prepares to take the stage

Ken Cook- Founder of EWG prepares to take the stage

Mama Glow Founder Latham Thomas says, “It’s important for women to have access to the information that will empower them to make better choices for their health and the health of their families. We believe in EWG and wanted to make this information accessible and actionable.”

Heather White- Executive Director of EWG & Latham Thomas- Mama Glow

All smiles: Heather White- Executive Director of EWG & Latham Thomas- Mama Glow

The roof filled with incredible guests and they enjoyed food and beverage from environmentally conscious vendors including: Franchia, SOMA Water filters, Eco Love Wines, and Big T NYC.

Franchia Vegan Sushi

Franchia Vegan Sushi

SOMA Water Filters

                               SOMA Water Filters

Eco Love Wines

                                  Eco Love Wines

Artisanal Tea Blends by Big T NYC

Artisanal Tea Blends by Big T NYC

Heather White- Executive director of EWG floated gracefully around the room greeting supporters and after an introduction from Latham Thomas and Rachel Ash shared her inspirational and personal story of how she got involved in EWG.

Heather White- executive director of EWG

Heather White- executive director of EWG

Guests in attendance included: Kate Waters of Morgan Stanley, Sarina Appel, Grace Lee of Nine Naturals, Erika Rose, Peg Samuels, Angela Holton, Elena Mauer of The Bump, Rachel Goldstein of AOC, and John Marceri of Bundle Organics. Many members of the host committee were in attendance including the following: Laura Turner Seydel, Ted Turner’s daughter and EWG board member, Drena Deniro, Haley Binn, Rachel Ash, Michelle Seelinger, Randi Zinn of Beyond Mom, and Tata Harper herself.

Laura Turner Sydel- EWG Board Member

Laura Turner Seydel- EWG Board Member

Drena Deniro shares a compelling story about toxins and allergens

Drena Deniro shares a compelling story about toxins and allergens

Kate Northrup asks us to value the environment and support the work of EWG

Kate Northrup asks us to value the environment and support the work of EWG

Dessert was generously provided by Luvo Foods, Sweet Loren’s, and Kakes by Krisota.

Luvo Foods- cool desserts

                        Luvo Foods- cool desserts

Sweet Loren's Gluten Free cookies

                 Sweet Loren’s Gluten Free cookies

Kakes By Krisota mini-cupcakes

                   Kakes By Krisota mini-cupcakes

As the rain threatened to come storming down at any minute the cocktail party kept going strong.

Nine Naturals Team with Ken Cook- founder of EWG

Nine Naturals Team with Ken Cook- founder of EWG

Skyline scenery

Skyline scenery on the roof

Randi Zinn of Beyond Mom, Vanessa Coppes, and Sarina Appel

Randi Zinn of Beyond Mom, Vanessa Coppes, and Sarina Appel 

Erika Rose dives into the new guide

Erika Rose dives into the new guide

Even the bathroom was outfitted with non-toxic products from Tata Harper

Even the bathroom was outfitted with non-toxic products from Tata Harper

Tata Harper- mother of 3 and CEO of Tata Harper Skin Care

Tata Harper- mother of 3 and CEO of Tata Harper Skin Care

Randi Zinn, Drena Deniro, Latham Thomas, Rachel Ash, Haley Binn

Randi Zinn, Drena Deniro, Latham Thomas, Rachel Ash, Haley Binn- hostesses for the evening.

The guide breaks down 9 Glow Tips for the 9 months of pregnancy. The following are the 9 key sources of environmental toxins we cover in the guide:

Mercury- Found in fish and seafood

Lead- Primarily found in dust from chipping lead paint in older homes and tap water that runs through lead pipes.

Fragrance- These mystery cocktails can trigger allergic reactions and worse, some are toxic phthalates and endochrine-disrupting chemicals

The Guide revealed

The Guide revealed

BPA- Bisphenol A or BPA is an industrial chemical used to make shatter resistant plastic and high performance adhesives and coatings.

Chemicals in food- Such as pesticides and herbicides, Artificial sweeteners, Antibiotics and hormones in meat and dairy

Harmful cleaning ingredients– Household cleaners, laundry products and air fresheners contain chemical ingredients that can harm fetal development

The garden in full bloom

                    The garden in full bloom

Toxic cosmetic ingredients- When you are pregnant the products you use matter more than ever.

Water contaminants- Such as lead, arsenic, perchlorate, chlorine, chloramine, nitrates, and nitrites.

Fire retardants- Used in a wide variety of consumer products like polyurethane foam, furniture, mattresses, baby products, and personal electronics.

Gift bags that glow! A sampling of products from our partners and sponsors.

 Gift bags that glow! A sampling of products from our   partners and sponsors.

Huge thanks to our generous sponsors who helped make the evening memorable. Thank you for your support of Mama Glow and the Environmental Working Group. Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 10.06.43 PM

Thank you to Gett for providing car service for our VIPs and Experience Life Magazine for the media partnership. A special thanks to Noel Elie Productions for producing the event, and Roni Martin Photography for the gorgeous images. Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers and staff.

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