Get Green Be Well is founded by Kimberly Button, a certified WELL AP, green living and healthy home expert, professional journalist, author, TV correspondent, speaker, editor and award-winning photographer.
Kimberly Button is the author of The Ultimate Home Detox Guide, The Everything Guide to a Healthy Home (Adams Media), green living columnist for Vibrant Life magazine, and creator of the Orlando Green Travel app (Sutro Media).
Button’s passion for creating a healthy home results from her own childhood of mysterious medical conditions that continued as a young adult, including:
- Wilm’s Tumor (a childhood kidney cancer)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS)
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
After more than a decade of battles with conventional medical doctors to find out the cause and cure for her ailments, she started trying to find the answers herself. Once she began cleaning up the products in her home, detoxing her house, and really looking at the ingredients of anything brought into her life (other than just food), her symptoms started to clear up.
Today, Kimberly Button has a new mission to show others how to protect their health at home by being mindful of the materials brought into your house. A healthy home means a healthy life. After all, if you exercise and eat right but surround yourself with toxic materials, you will still struggle to live healthy.
Kimberly Button’s Articles and Media Appearances
Kimberly Button’s articles on healthy living, eco-travel and sustainability practices have appeared in national publications such as:
- Martha Stewart’s Whole Living
- National Geographic Traveler
- American Airlines’ American Way
She is often quoted as a green living expert and wellness expert in the media, including major outlets such as:
- U.S. News and World Report
- The Washington Post
- Reader’s Digest
- Woman’s Day
- Woman’s World
- Apartment Therapy
- See her most recent media mentions
As a television correspondent for national and regional news programs and syndicated lifestyle programs, Kimberly Button shares quick and practical tips on living a greener, non-toxic life. As well as wellness travel ideas and destinations. She has appeared on networks including:
- My Family Channel
Button is the author of The Ultimate Home Detox Guide, The Everything Guide to a Healthy Home, as well as the Orlando Green Travel app.
She has authored additional books and apps on Walt Disney World. For more information on Button’s writing, visit www.kimbutton.com.
Kimberly Button has worked in the green living field for over a decade. Her past experience has included:
- Contributing Editor for Organic Buzz Magazine, a publication for the natural health industry trade
- Contributing Editor for Canada’s Good Life Living Green magazine
- Editor of The Central Florida Green Guide
- Columnist for www.BlessedEarth.org, a faith-based movement on going green.
Button is a frequent speaker on green and healthy living topics for organizations such as MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), the City of Orlando and the Girl Scouts of America.
Kimberly Button was awarded the prestigious honor of a 2009 Heart of Green Local Hero Award by Hearst Media’s website The Daily Green.
Sustainable and Eco Friendly Brands Partnerships
Kimberly Button has partnered with a variety of companies and brands that are making smart changes to the products that you buy for your home. Some of the companies that she has partnered with include:
- General Electric (GE)
- P. Allen Smith
- Nature’s Path
- PACT Organic
- NOW Foods
- Klean Kanteen
- Sleep On Latex
- Latex for Less
- ECOS Paints
- AFM Safecoat
WELL AP Consultant
As a WELL AP and healthy home expert, I focus on the materials and items that are used to construct, renovate or are brought into a living and working space.
*Due to overwhelming demand, I am not taking on new projects as of November 2020.
Never heard of WELL AP? It is a new program through the U.S. Green Building Council just like their LEED certification, although this certification focuses on health and wellness of buildings rather than solely eco-friendly materials.
Every item and material that makes up your home or commercial building can possibly have health affects. I’m here to guide your through the process of creating a space that promotes your health, not detracts from it.
I’m passionate about healthy buildings and healthy homes that focus on wellness because I am a childhood cancer survivor (Wilm’s Tumor). I also overcame Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities in my early adulthood primarily from cleaning up my home.
Doctors tried every prescription on me with these illnesses and then said there was just nothing that could be done.
I proved them wrong.
I never, ever want anyone to have to deal with the physical illnesses that I’ve encountered. My passion as a healthy home consultant is to help YOU prevent any toxic exposures in your home or at work by making easy, smart swaps of materials or products that you use every day.
A wellness environment can be beautiful, modern and fit in with your lifestyle.
Be sure to sign up for my Ultimate Home Detox Guide, which will give you the step-by-step instructions of how I detoxed my home for wellness.