In our newest series, The Local Spotlight, I will be highlighting my favorite San Diego resources and businesses for new moms and dads. We are so lucky in San Diego to have brilliant local businesses/blogs that offer products and support that enhance our lives as parents or soon-to-be parents. Also, I can’t think of a better way to improve our local community than to shop locally.
For our first Local Spotlight, I would like to introduce Jennifer Cooper, and her business, Green Your Air. I first met Jennifer about a year and a half ago when she was breastfeeding her oldest child. We immediately clicked, as she is quite a cool chick! When she launched her business, Green Your Air, I couldn’t help but outfit my entire house with her gorgeous plants. And let me tell you, I have a horrible track record for keeping plants alive, and these sturdy plants have survived 8 months in my house and are still going strong. They have also been the perfect Baby Shower gift, as well as holiday gift for my family members.
Green Your Air
Jennifer, what inspired you to start Green Your Air?
Green Your Air was inspired by a collaboration between me and my business partner, Maryam Fortuna. In a quest to share our knowledge of air-filtering plants this business has allowed me to spend more time with my children. We are both mothers and have a soft spot in our hearts for other moms out there.
Tell us about your business?
Green Your Air has taken NASA-based research on air-filtering plants and turned it into a gift that is perfect for a new baby, any home, or office. We have paired our plants with biodegradable pots and a fun variety of colors that allow people to customize their plants to match any decor. We are all about creating a nurturing and healthy space to live and grow within.
How do you choose your plants?
Green Your Air chooses our plants based on a selection of plants that filter specific chemicals such as: benzene, ammonia, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene. These can be found in paints, detergents, printers, carpets, floor coverings, particle board, and wall coverings. We have also chosen plants that are easy for anyone to care for.
How can we order some of your plants?
If you would like to purchase a plant from Green Your Air you may find us online at www.greenyourair.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: Jennifer 619-206-2203. Deliveries within San Diego have no delivery charge! And all orders include a free optional gift card.
A little about Jennifer
I am 34, married- with a wonderful step daughter 13, son 19 months, and daughter 8 weeks. I am originally from Colorado, but have lived in San Diego for almost 10 years now. I am passionate about supporting other mothers, green businesses and products, art and design, children and family. I am partner and co-founder of Green Your Air - a business that my partner and I created literally from paper to reality. So I am also really passionate about dreams and believe that anything is possible!