Guest Blogger

Janelle Sorensen

Janelle Sorensen

Janelle is a freelance communications and marketing consultant, seasoned children's environmental health advocate, and self-proclaimed social good junkie.

She was formerly the Chief Communications Officer for Healthy Child Healthy World, but has resumed her freelance career working with groups across the country ranging from progressive brands and nonprofit organizations to school districts and government offices. Her passion is developing communications strategies utilizing traditional and new media that engage and inspire people to live healthier, build community, and create a better world. She’s an adept researcher, writer, and translator of science with experience composing blogs, articles, fact sheets, brand assets, books, white papers, scripts, tweets, marketing copy, public policy, and more.

Janelle lives in San Diego with her husband, two daughters, and dog and enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, crafting, and slowly picking away at her final thesis for earning her Master’s Degree in Leadership and Social Change. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Pesticide Action Network and the Advisory Board for Healthy Child Healthy World.

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Blog Posts by Janelle Sorensen

  • 5 Ways to Clean Up Your Car for a Healthier Ride

    5 Ways to Clean Up Your Car for a Healthier Ride

    You’re careful about keeping toxins out of your home, but have you considered your car? Between running errands, commuting to work, and driving kids to appointments and extracurricular activities, we’re spending more time in our cars than ever before. Take these simple steps to keep your car clean and reduce your exposure to automotive contaminants.

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  • 8 Helpful Hints for a Healthy, Chemical-Free Lawn

    8 Helpful Hints for a Healthy, Chemical-Free Lawn

    The ingredients of lawn success – pesticides and fertilizers – were originally developed after World War II to improve farmers’ economic prospects by reducing damage to food crops caused by insects, rodents and disease. These same herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and fertilizers became popular among home gardeners. They did the job quickly and made it easier […]

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  • Fast and Natural Ways to Kill Weeds

    Fast and Natural Ways to Kill Weeds

    It’s summer time and the weeds are growing like, um, weeds. Instead of reaching for a toxic chemical that could be harmful to your family or pets, try one of these easy natural ways to kill weeds quick.

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  • What lies beneath: Toxic Turf under our toes

    What lies beneath: Toxic Turf under our toes

    My kids love the first opportunity of the season to kick off their shoes, peel off their socks, and run around outside with bare feet. I admit, my toes appreciate a little dirt in between them now and then, too, but more and more these days, I am wondering about what lies beneath. Not so […]

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  • Pollution Comes Home and Gets Personal

    Pollution Comes Home and Gets Personal

    If you would have asked me to draw a picture of pollution fifteen years ago, it would have been something along the lines of a factory with smokestacks billowing and litter strewn around the surrounding grounds. Pollution was outside, over there. I was not a part of it.

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  • Chemicals Increasingly Linked to Obesity and How You Can Fight Fat

    Chemicals Increasingly Linked to Obesity and How You Can Fight Fat

    Obesity has become a national epidemic and it is increasingly creeping into the youngest of our population. In fact, an alarming new study reports that 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese, up 300% since the 1980s, and many more are considered seriously overweight. This epidemic has compelled many to predict that our children will […]

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  • My Daughter Had Lyme Disease: Was it My Fault?

    My Daughter Had Lyme Disease: Was it My Fault?

    I spent New Year’s Eve 2007 in the emergency room with my seven year-old daughter. For several days she had been complaining of an achy knee. The day before she had been limping around the house. And by late afternoon on New Year’s Eve, she could barely stand up.

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  • Counting on You

    Do You Stand Up for Your Kids?

    Marian Wright Edelman said, “If we don’t stand up for children, we don’t stand for much.” Truly, speaking up for our kids is probably one of the most primal instincts we have, but what exactly does it mean? What is thing called child advocacy?

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