A - The Leadership
KL Hassen co-founded Organic Home, LLC in 2006. In addition to running Organic Home, Hassen is a published poet and multimedia artist, incorporating photography, art, music, text and video for 'real' and virtual projects. In her current role as a professional organizer, speaker, owner of Organic Home, LLC and a Board Member for the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, her goal is to empower people and communities to improve their quality of living via physical, economic, environmental and emotional sustainability. Hassen lived in the Midwest and on the West Coast before moving to the Philadelphia area in 1997. Prior to forming Organic Home, she raised a son while working as a professional organizer, art framer, personal assistant, property manager, waiter and barista.
B - The Organization/Company
About Organic Home LLC: Organic Home LLC is a local, independent company interested in a triple bottom line - dedicated as much to people and planet as to profit. Co-founders KL Hassen and Heather Saker conceived of the idea in the fall of 2005. "We most wanted a consultation business that would utilize our interests and combined experience of wellness, organizing and sustainability with an emphasis on helping others become self-empowered," says Hassen.
In order to remain a viable business, they focused on a residential cleaning service as a means to introduce green living to the public, as well as provide a tangible service improving the lives of their clients. Since they began in 2006, they've seen consistent growth and, even better, are continually encouraged by clients and the public to maintain their philosophy and efforts in sustainability.
The Mission: Hassen and Saker offer a unique service providing green cleaning, organizing, design and consultation for home or office. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for their clients and the greater community.
C - The GREEN 10-Qs
- What childhood, personal, or career eco-experience inspired your current work?
Quality time in the woods, heart to heart talks with humans, and abject poverty.
- Who inspires you in our Philadelphia community?
All those active in indie, sustainable businesses, but I'm especially excited about the crafter revolution.
- What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
Staying in business despite my aversion to daily business management.
- What is one of your favorite Philly eco-activities, products, or services?
Eating at establishments serving local and/or organic food.
- What is one of the things that you regularly do to make your life more eco-friendly?
Support local sustainable businesses.
- What would you change about your home or office to make it more eco-friendly?
Update our windows - they're a hundred years old!
- What would you change about Philly to make it more eco-friendly?
Improve public transportation by increasing frequency, utilizing clean energy for the vehicles and offering incentives to customers like weekly/monthly/yearly passes at reduced rates.
- What book, movie, or TV show would you recommend people to read or watch?
Two books: Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben and The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan. Oh, and a really fun but important movie - What Would Jesus Buy? with Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, directed by Morgan Spurlock.
- In addition to your family and friends, what three people living or dead would you take to live with you for a decade on a deserted island?
Ben Franklin, Mark Twain, and Singer/Songwriter Nina Simone
- What quote or your own words of wisdom would you like to share with our readers?
"A diffusion of information is the only guardian of true liberty" - James Madison
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