If you have hard water, you know all about the buildup that happens on your fixtures. You can always tell if it has been awhile since you scrubbed your faucets or showerheads. Before you bring out the rubber gloves and heavy duty bathroom cleaners that are full of questionable ingredients grab some stuff you already have around your home. With a little bit of elbow grease, you can make those…
Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands. Examples include: paints and lacquers, paint…
Junk mail by its very definition is one of the most wasteful things that come into our homes. We work to use less energy, conserve water, use less paper, and eat healthy just to have 15 pieces of wasted mail sitting in our box when we get home.
Have any idea what the collective impact is from all the junk mail that gets pushed out every year? Here are some figures for context:
- 100 billion pieces…
Castile soap takes you back to a simpler time before harsh detergents. Raw materials to manufacture soaps became scarce during World War I and II. As a result, the alternative to soaps was invented, detergents. The detergents we use today were borne out of necessity. Over the decades those detergents have grown more concentrated and in most cases more toxic.
What many people do not realize is…
Eating more fruits and vegetables is always a good thing, right? It may not be if you are consuming pesticides or harmful bacteria. Here are some natural produce cleaners that won’t cost much money, so you can bite into that apple and enjoy its natural goodness.
Fruits and vegetables may contain any number of pesticides. Studies have shown…
The last few years has experienced tremendous growth in the manufacture and sale of eco-friendly or green detergents. As people continue to remove unnecessary chemicals from their home, detergents have come under fire. Let’s take a look at the differences between green and traditional detergents.
Traditional Laundry Detergents.
Laundry detergents, in today’s use, are a fairly new invention. They…
September 22nd is World Car Free Day. The global event encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day in support of more green modes of travel such as a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, subway, or walk.
You’ve cleaned the house and are about to wrap up. The last step is to spray your air freshener around the room and on the fabric to give your space that extra fresh smell. Sound like a familiar activity in your home? Depending on what products you use, you could be introducing deadly toxins into your air.
Chemicals in Air Fresheners.
The topic of toxins in air fresheners has been studied by…
Happy #ZeDay! The Global 24 hour Moratorium on the use of #FossilFuels
- Don’t use or burn oil or gas or coal.
- Minimize (or eliminate) your use of electricity generated by fossil fuels.
- Don’t put anyone in harm’s way: All essential and emergency services operate normally.
- Do your best, have fun, enjoy the day!
Our world is counting on us! –
Be #Eco: Join the #Green and Share the Love! 💚