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If you have been out and about lately, you have heard the jingle of holiday music filling the shops and preparing for the kickoff of the Christmas season. While it is exciting to start decorating and planning our Christmas lists, one thing that can often go forgotten is the impact all of our holiday activity has on the environment. Tissue paper, gift wrap, carbon emissions and packaging are only some of the carbon print left behind come the new year, why not consider going green this Christmas? Here are some simple tips to help you and your family celebrate a Green Christmas! Turn Down The Heat If you are feeling frosty inside your home make sure to bundle up before cranking the heat! Put on toasty socks and a sweater and use a blanket when curled up watching TV or…

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Keeping a clean home is a marathon, not a sprint. All of the little things that you do on a daily basis (tidying up, giving a counter a once over, etc.) add up to cleanliness. During the course of all of those little micro-chores, a lot of chemicals are used, flushed down the toilet and washed down the sink. Many of those chemicals are definitely not environmentally friendly. Here are 5 eco-friendly cleaning tips for a clean home. Invest in the 4 essential cleaning solutions. You can clean pretty much anything with vinegar, salt, baking soda and lemon juice. These all natural cleaning agents do not come with noxious chemical smells, they are tough on dirt and grime, and soft on the skin, eyes, nose and environment. Glass and mirrors. Ammonia-based window cleaners are the enemy. Windows, and practically any…

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No question, many conventional household cleaning products available on the market today are very effective cleaning agents. Yet, what concerns most of us is that most of them are petroleum-based — a controversial fact that has been widely debated vis a vis health and environmental effects. It really doesn’t help that some of these products have labels that shout “caution,” “danger,” “warning,” or what can really rattle our nerves, “poison!” There are certainly many ways to have a clean house without the aid of these potentially harmful products. One sure way is to buy green cleaning products. There are many brands on the market today that are made from renewable resources (i.e., sans petroleum), and are non-toxic and biodegradable. Companies such as Seventh Generation, Greenworks, Method and Biokleen market full lines of green household cleaners, and these products are widely…

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The Internet has led to a profound change in people’s knowledge about cleaning products. Thanks to the easy access of websites like Google, many people have learned about the risks of non-green cleaning, as well as the low cost and high effectiveness of green products. The Evidence For example, more people than ever have seen the EPA summary on the importance of green cleaning products. This summary found that non-green products pose a significant risk to wildlife in area without modern sewage treatment, a small but noticeable effect on nitrate concentration even in treated sewage (causing algal blooms and choking fish), and, most importantly, real effects on the health of people who use non-green products. That last effect is increasingly a point of focus for people. Non-green products’ greatest effect is not on the environment at large, but on the…

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