GreenLearner GreenThoughts by Amanda

SPRING CLEANING

Spring is finally upon us, and that can mean plenty of different things to everyone.  For kids, that can only mean two things—summer is almost here and school is almost out.  For us responsible grown-ups, it’s a time to remove those winter blues and freshen up our homes for the warmer months ahead.  Spring is practically synonymous with cleaning.  Even fair-weather cleaners get an inexplicable urge to vacuum window seals, rearrange furniture, and tackle those clogged gutters.

I am in the process of making my home look and feel crisp this spring, and I am using all environmentally responsible products to accomplish just that.  Why go green?  The Consumers Guide to Effective Environmental Choices states that cleaning products and services are the leading source of toxic air pollution in our homes.  According to Seventh Generation, green household product distributor, “If every household in the United States replaced just one bottle of 100 oz. ultra petroleum-based liquid laundry detergent with our 100 oz. vegetable based product, we could save 460,000 barrels of oil—enough to heat and cool 27,000 U.S. homes for a year.”

Go green this spring by using baking soda, lemon juice, or synthetic-free cleaning products.  There are plenty of options available that won’t empty your pockets and will allow you to clean responsibly.

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