With a track record in sustainability spanning decades, Laura has combined her expertise as an environmental engineer with the down-to-earth approach that comes from motherhood to guide thousands towards a greener life.
As one of Australia’s leading home sustainability experts, Laura has won numerous regional and national awards for her fresh and inspiring take on living an ‘ecoceptional’ life. With a regular segment on ABC Radio and with her work featured in publications like Nurture Parenting, Australian Natural Health Magazine, 1 Quit Sugar and 1 Million Women, Laura is an eco thought leader who’s not afraid to challenge the status quo.
Laura has made it her life mission to guide as many people as she can towards a more sustainable lifestyle, without skimping on fun along the way. A passionate believer in addressing the small things to achieve big change, and protecting the planet in practical ways, Laura lives with her husband and two sons in outback South Australia.
So, whether you’re just getting started on your no/low toxic journey or you’ve been traveling the green brick road for some time, you will enjoy meeting Laura Trotta, who is making green mainstream.
Q1. What do you do?
I educate and inspire others to create a sustainable home that improves the health and wellbeing of their families and reduces their impact on the environment through my Eco Chat Podcast, lauratrotta.com and my online programs, Home Detox Boot Camp and Self-Sufficiency in the Suburbs.
Q2. What got you started in the chemical free industry?
In short it was a deep love and connection to nature and a desire to do everything I can to protect our environment.
I left my country town 22 years ago at the young age of 17 years to study environmental engineering in Melbourne and I’ve worked in the field of sustainability ever since.
After the birth of my first son in 2009 I turned my back on my environmental role in industry to focus on my family and guiding new parents to make more sustainable choices. I established one of Australia’s first online eco-parenting stores and managed this business for six years prior to passing the baton to a new owner late last year.
Along the way I started blogging and creating home sustainability programs to help my customers break up with toxins in their home and lead a healthier, more self-sufficient lifestyle and that’s how my Home Detox Boot Camp and Self-Sufficiency in the Suburbs were born!
These days I’m proud to have guided thousands of people to create a healthy, sustainable home.
Q3. What makes your product different?
Due to the online nature of my work, my programs make it possible for anyone, anywhere to get started creating a cleaner, greener lifestyle. My award-winning Home Detox Boot Camp, now three years old, was the first online program of its kind….a fact I’m incredibly proud of.
My Self Sufficiency in the Suburbs is an online club that provides the support and the tools for participants to create a more sustainable and self-sufficiency home, without turning their back on the modern world!
Q4. What has been your biggest obstacle?
Too many ideas, too much passion and not enough time to action everything!
Seriously, just managing my workload around parenting my young boys and running my household…. all from my home in a small, remote town in Outback South Australia without any family close-by!
Q5.What is your most interesting/best TIP to help families reduce their chemical exposure?
Avoiding processed foods and becoming really mindful of the types of products you place on your skin, hair and nails. To take it a step further choose organic food wherever possible and have a go at growing some of your own produce! It’s easier than you think!
Q6. Is there another non-toxic business that you think is great & would recommend?