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Homemade cleaners

Homemade cleaners

There is a popular misconception that green cleaners are expensive, ineffective, or hard to get. However, the truth is, a lot of our best cleaners can be made right in our own homes for a fraction of what many cleaners cost. These cleaners use many things that are commonly found in most homes. The best part about these cleaners in addition to being cheap and eco-friendly is that they are non-toxic, so homes with pets and children can benefit from …

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Denim and Wool Insulation

Denim and Wool Insulation

Insulation is a well known way to improve energy use in a home. Fiberglass has been the traditional material that has been used for insulation. There have been new ways to insulate a home since then that are a bit safer than using fiberglass because they use natural materials, so natural, that they could have once come from your closet. Cotton, used from recycled denim is becoming a great building material. One brand, UltraTouch, is a company that has had …

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Eco-friendly Baby Food Utensils

Eco-friendly Baby Food Utensils

When it comes to meal time, it’s easy to see why plastic has been the common choice because it is easy to clean and reuse.  However, substances such as bisphenol A (BPA) used in polycarbonate plastic products, Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and melamine (a hard, colorful plastic common in baby dishware containing formaldehyde) have all been linked to serious environmental and health problems.  Non-toxic dishes and utensils, such as PVC-free and BPA-free plastics, bamboo utensils, stainless steel products and glass dishes, …

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Brush Your Teeth to a Better Earth

Brush Your Teeth to a Better Earth

Toothpaste is a perfect example of the kind of thing that you can change easily, quickly and cost-effectively. There are a lot of problems with conventional toothpaste, such as the long list of dangerous chemicals found in the ingredients—diethylene glycol (an ingredient also found in anti-freeze), Triclosan (a registered pesticide), etc. As if the toxic chemicals weren’t enough to make you think twice about conventional toothpaste, there’s also the issue of the containers, which are made from plastic. Unfortunately, billions …

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Natural Pest Control

Natural Pest Control

We have always wanted to be a part of nature, but some things of course do not belong in our own homes such as ants, roaches, and gophers. Getting rid of these critters with poison was one way to keep them under control, but research has shown that those same chemicals are harmful to our pets and humans as well. Also, typical pesticides simply treat the symptoms of pests, but not the causes. There are a few tips to keep …

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Nontoxic Cleaning Basics

Nontoxic Cleaning Basics

It’s important to read warning labels on cleaning products. When these products are misused they can release toxins into our environment. There is a misconception that being clean and being eco-friendly are mutually exclusive. That isn’t true at all. There are many ways to keep a clean, safe environment and be toxin-free. Environmentally friendly cleaners can be purchased at the local store, and some can even be made with existing household items! Home produced cleaners can be made very inexpensively. Baking sodas, washing soda, …

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Fertilizers: Chemical Vs Natural

Fertilizers: Chemical Vs Natural

With our movement toward an eco-friendly environment, the use of chemical fertilizers is being questioned. Chemical fertilizers can not only be hard on your garden, your animals, and the environment in general, but they can also be hard on you. Chemical fertilizers can leave residues on the foods you eat, the lawn you play on, and can leak into the water you drink. Among many other reasons, these few are enough to realize that natural fertilizers are a better and …

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Earth's Best Baby Food

Earth’s Best Baby Food

Earth’s Best is a great company. Hands down, their baby food is some of the best that EnviroCitizen.org has found. They strive to create the highest quality products and are meticulous when it comes to only using organic ingredients. They have a wide variety of foods available and they are passionate about protecting the environment. Earth’s Best also offers Organic Infant Formula which was developed to simulate breast milk, made without the use of growth hormones, steroids, antibiotics or pesticides/chemical …

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Green Office Supplies

Green Office Supplies

It is a common misconception that buying green office supplies can be expensive. Actually, it’s easier to buy green office products than ever before. The three largest office supply retailers, Staples, Office Depot and Office Max each carry thousands of reasonably priced products with recycled content and other great eco-friendly options, such as Office Depot’s Business Solutions Division (BSD) website. “Your Greener Office” is your portal to 6,500 green items, from paper to furniture to cleaning products. You can search …

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Ecofriendly Soaps

Eco-Friendly Soaps: Green Soap

Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows how wonderful animals can be. EnviroCitizen.org has found that the desire to avoid animal testing has made many consumers choose companies that practice less wastefulness as well as maintain cruelty-free practices. Finding cruelty-free skin care products is now easy, thanks to the hundreds of companies who want their products to be recognized as humanely tested and therefore more likely to be purchased. Companies committed to staying cruelty-free have all assured PETA in …

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