Ha-Ra Australia is proud to announce the partnership with ChemfreeCom - your online global community to find chemical free organic or natural services and products. This is an Interview with Jillian Exton (Founder of Chemical Free Community).
1. Why did you call the company ‘Chemical Free Community’?
We know, literally, we can never be chemical free - unless we live off the grid. We are surrounded by chemicals in everything we do, touch and ingest. Your dry cleaning, your pool, your shower, your processed muesli, your lip stick, your bug spray.., it’s endless.
It’s about living in a Chemical Free ‘State of Mind’. It’s the accumulative effect of 100,000’s of chemicals we come in contact with that negatively impacts our health. So we have to ask ourselves - What are my alternatives? How can I reduce my toxic exposure?
2. What make ChemFreeCom different from other directories?
We cover Services, Information, Events and Business Opportunities as well as Food & Products– we want all those chemical free hairdressers, nail salons, cleaners, pest control, pet care, dentists, schools, dry cleaners, parks and funeral service to be let us know they exist. There are so many other ways that we can decrease our toxic exposure across other aspects of life – we need to think wider then what we eat.
We support all businesses who are trying to be more chemically free or in transition. A Supplier can nominate the percentage (%) of which they are chemically free, organic, certified and/or a number of other chemical status categories and theyupdate their percentages (%) as they grow and transition to toxic free.
ChemFreeCom’s goal is to grow the overall Chemical Free Community by providing the opportunity for Suppliers to highlight any business or employment opportunities they wish to offer or are seeking. Things like ‘franchise’, ‘affiliate programs’, selling the business, ‘positions vacant’. That means other business and even users can find chemical free business opportunities. It’s the B2B side of business!
The ChemFreeCom Library is a collection of inspirational videos, great books, and information on chemicals/toxins . It is amazing, once you 'know things' there is no going back!
We are a Global Community. The world is very small these days and we have the opportunity to connect people and businesses that are like minded. Our social media touches many countries and already we have connect people, businesses and organisations across all parts of the globe.
3. What has been the driver for you starting CFC?
There are really 2 reasons or events that have created this opportunity.
The first, like most, I’ve had a number of experiences and like a lot of people one of them was cancer. My adventure with cancer provided me with many lessons. In choosing not to devalue my experience these learning’s have prompted me to contribute to the education of prevention. Many people post cancer become active in fund raising for a cure, I seem to be more comfortable focusing my energies on prevention rather then cure.
The second, is that as expected while on the cancer adventure you tend to re-evaluate life and your purpose. I would like to leave a legacy that contributes to the health and wellness of our community, our global community.
We know there is a global movement happening where many people are wanting to minimise the toxins on their lives. We want to make it easy for them. We want to prove it is not hard to reduce your toxic exposure.