The Green Makeover Team was originally founded in 2011 by Robyn Mancell. After the birth of her granddaughter Kayla, she began taking a serious look at the food and products that Kayla might come into contact with. Robyn was surprised to learn the number of toxic chemicals found in most homes. "I was pretty sure most people had no idea what was lurking in their homes."
Robyn decided to go back to school and get a degree in Environmental Studies. She felt it was important to get educated on the subject before she began promoting The Green Makeover Team. "I did a lot research and development and began networking in the green sector. Unfortunately I was accumulating student loans and not much income so I went back to work. I knew I would circle back at a later time."
One day while speaking with two friends who have sisters with breast cancer, Robyn asked if they had changed any habits like nutrition, exercise or product use. Both said they had not. Instead of judging them and saying they should know better, Robyn decided it was time to relaunch The Green Makeover Team. She began looking for the right team of people to partner with.
Although inspired by people fighting cancer, Robyn wants to empower everyone to live a healthier life. Most people are using toxic chemicals which are contained in most personal care and home cleaners. There are additives in everything including our food. Some people say if toxins were good enough for their parents then they are good enough for them. Nothing could be farther from the truth. More people are ill and in poor health than ever before. The Green Makeover Team is our contribution to making a difference. As Horace Mann says, “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” This small victory will make a big difference in the lives of many families.