Guest Blogger

Christopher Gavigan

Christopher Gavigan

Christopher Gavigan is Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Child Healthy World. For more than a decade, he has dedicated himself to improving the lives of children and families. He holds degrees in environmental science and geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has extensive graduate training in child psychology and education. He has worked as an ecology and sciences teacher in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area, and as a children and family specialist. He is the founder of Pinnacle Expeditions, an outdoor leadership program for teenagers.

Since joining Healthy Child Healthy World, Gavigan has launched public awareness campaigns and educational programs that have educated millions about daily choices and actions that impact our children’s health and our planet’s future.

To learn more about Healthy Child Healthy World, or to buy Christopher’s new book: Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home, go to www.healthychild.org.

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Blog Posts by Christopher Gavigan

  • The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet

    The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet

    Dressing newborn babies is a fine art. Getting tiny flailing limbs to shimmy down a long sleeve. Easing a floppy little head through a neck hole. Keeping their infinitesimal socks from falling off their feet. Just when you get it figured out, new tests begin; including the mastery of stain removal and the miraculous feat […]

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  • Eco-Conscious Conception

    Eco-Conscious Conception

    By now it should be quite clear that what’s best for the planet is also what’s best for our health. Polluted air, water, and soil eventually lead to polluted people because, like every other creature on this big blue globe, we depend on air, water, and soil for survival. Unfortunately, we’ve hit a point of […]

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  • 5 Easy Steps to Prevent Disease and Illness

    5 Easy Steps to Prevent Disease and Illness

    We live in a world vastly different from the one our grandparents grew up in, and I’m not referring to cell phones and air travel. The world we live in, especially our homes, is filled with industrial chemicals, most of which did not exist fifty years ago. Over 80,000 are registered for use in commercial […]

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  • Recipe for a Green Kitchen

    Recipe for a Green Kitchen

    You may be buying healthy foods like whole grains, organic veggies and milk, and even local honey, but now it’s time to consider the “health” of your kitchen. Your cabinets and refrigerator can be just as safe, green, and nontoxic as the food and products you put in them. And in addition to being better […]

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  • The ABC's of a Healthy and Green Baby Shower

    The ABC’s of a Healthy and Green Baby Shower

    Especially during pregnancy, it’s usually best to keep it simple, healthy, and pure. Here’s our simple approach – with help from the ABC’s – to plan a baby shower that celebrates the life and health of the baby, as well as the Earth she’ll be living on.

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  • Healthy Child Healthy World

    Healthy Child Healthy World

    At a recent speaking engagement, a mother ran up to me.  Excited and nearly tackling me, she announced, “I just have to tell you, I read Healthy Child’s new book, and honestly, your advice helped me save my son’s life!”  Her son, only 18-months-old, had constantly battled asthma. Simple tips from Healthy Child Healthy World […]

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  • Healthy Spoonfuls: 3 Ways to Feed Your Baby the Best

    Healthy Spoonfuls: 3 Ways to Feed Your Baby the Best

    A baby’s first bites of solid foods are thoroughly entertaining to watch. New flavors and textures provoke faces that are both adorable and incredibly funny. What’s not so funny is that in some instances, there are invisible contaminants, fillers, and unhealthy ingredients hiding in those tiny spoonfuls of food. And if your baby is eating […]

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  • The 5 Most Important Things We Can Do to Protect the Planet

    The 5 Most Important Things We Can Do to Protect the Planet

    I recently spoke with Julia Wasson of Blue Planet Green Living and she asked me what I think are the five most important things we can do to save the planet. Saving the planet – let’s just say, protecting the planet. I’d like to frame this whole thing as protecting the planet instead of saving […]

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  • Safe Outdoor Play

    Safe Outdoor Play

    After a long, cold winter, parents everywhere throw open the windows, soaking in the sunshine and spring temperatures, and utter the most thrilling four words in the parent lexicon: “Go outside and play!”

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  • The ABCs of Healthy Indoor Air

    The ABCs of Healthy Indoor Air

    People spend about 90% of their time indoors where air quality can be 2-5 times worse than outside. If your home is like most, the indoor air is polluted with dust mites, allergens, formaldehyde, volatile organic chemicals, phthalates, and a large number of other chemicals from the pesticides, cleaners, personal care products, electronics, and furniture […]

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