Friday, May 21, 2010

Seventh Generation works great & is SAFER!! (Review & Giveaway)

I am all for replacing harsh chemical cleaners with safe, non-toxic cleaners....that are not only safer for my family, but safer for the environment. Seventh Generation’s products are non-toxic, environmentally friendly, safe and they work fantastic! Leading the “responsible cleaning” charge for the past twenty years, Seventh Generation has tapped into the disinfecting power of the herb thyme, to introduce an EPA registered line of disinfecting sprays and wipes that kill germs naturally! The new line of botanical disinfectant cleaners includes a multi-surface cleaning spray, bathroom cleaning spray and wipes.
Seventh Generation’s disinfectants contain thymol, a component of the herb thyme, and can be used on hard surfaces including counter tops, plastic cutting boards, highchair trays as well as children’s toys. Best of all, they kill over 99.99 percent of germs naturally and are effective against the Influenza A Virus, including H1N1.
Seventh Generation has partnered with eco-lifestyle consultant and author, Alexandra Zissu, whose new book, The Conscious Kitchen, discusses what’s good for your health, what’s good for the planet and what tastes great, to share her tips on maintaining a healthy kitchen. Her tips include:
·Change is Good
Choosing cleaning products without indoor air pollutants like volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, is a simple and effective way to reduce your indoor air pollution. If you’re not prepared to switch everything overnight, start by swapping out the one product you use the most, and moving forward from there.
·Think before you spray
Residues from cleaning products can last on a surface for longer than we we’d like to know and travel to areas that we sometimes don’t intend them to. Don’t contaminate your food by prepping it on a surface that may contain harsh chemical residues - rinse cleaning products from food preparation surfaces carefully or use botanical disinfecting cleaners that do not require a rinse step.
·Home is Where the Clean Is
Your standard cleaners are good for removing soils and dirt from kitchen surfaces, but to tackle germs you need a cleaner that is effective against microbes like bacteria and viruses. Many cleaners contain ingredients that have antimicrobial properties such as vinegar or hydrogen peroxide, but the germ killing power of these is not necessarily guaranteed. To be sure you are killing germs, use an EPA registered disinfectant. Seventh Generation tapped into the disinfecting power of the common garden herb thyme to provide a disinfecting cleaner that kills germs* naturally.
·Make the Old New Again
Think twice about the items that you’re using to clean and dry your kitchen equipment and dishes. Use rags (like old t-shirts and washcloths) instead of paper towels. If you aren’t prepared to kick your paper towel addiction just yet, use only recycled versions that are unbleached or haven’t been whitened with chemicals containing chlorine and see how long you can make a roll last.
·The Writing is on the … Sponge
Be sure to read the fine print on sponges and only purchase those that do not contain antimicrobial pesticides. Remember to store sponges in a dry place and frequently clean them by zapping plastic sponges wet in a microwave for two minutes or boiling sponges for three minutes in water.
·Mom Was Right, Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands with soap and water before and after prepping food, and always before eating. So much of what can be potentially harmful in a kitchen can be reduced by this simple act that doesn’t require any harsh chemicals whatsoever.

I was sent the new disinfectant line from Seventh Generation cleaning products, including a disinfecting multi-surface cleaner, bathroom cleaner, wipes and 100% recycled, unbleached paper towels. I love the ease of the multi-surface cleaner! I like that with a few squirts of the cleaner, a quick wipe with the paper towels, and I have a clean surface free of germs. That is something to feel great over! I never really thought of paper towels having bleach in them, and why they have that. Really? Bleach to make them white? Is that necessary? So, when we wipe our face, or our children's face with other brand paper towels, are we essentially putting bleach on their face? Something to think about. I am much happier with the 100% recycled, non-bleached towels from Seventh Generation...even though they are brown.

The bathroom cleaner is great, too. The smell of the Seventh Generation is pleasant, and after using it, my bathroom sparkles. I simply cannot express how great it is knowing the germs are being killed with this cleaner, yet it is non-toxic and safer for the environment! The disinfecting wipes are great for a quick clean up, as well!
I recommend Seventh Generation to you, and I am happy to share this product with you. Seventh Generation has offered to sponsor a generous giveaway for my readers, as well!

****ENTER TO WIN****

You can enter to win the "Disinfection Cleaning Kit," which includes the multi-surface cleaner, bathroom cleaner, a roll of unbleached paper towels, wipes, and a cleaning caddy/bag to hold it all! To enter: Comment on this post about something YOU'VE done for the environment this year? (required for initial entry). Contest ends June10th, 2010.
**For more extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter and/or become a fan on facebook, and/or visit everyday and add another friendly comment about something you found out on the Seventh Generation's website! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**
I was contacted directly from Seventh Generation to review and share information about their products. I received the “Disinfecting Cleaning Kit” for review to facilitate this review. Seventh Generation will be giving away the same kit to the winner on this post for a prize.

170 comments:

Ellen said...

I just started using Seventh Generation products recently as well and am quite pleased with the results. So far I've only found their laundry detergent and multi-surface cleaner in our local Target. I hadn't thought about bleach in paper towels... I'll have to pay more careful attention the next time we purchase paper towels.

Alaina @ Three Ladies and a Dad said...

We put a brick in our toiler tank...saves water!

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we planted some trees in our yard
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Molomatic said...

We put 2 rain barrels out in our backyard! We are saving lots of water!

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Molomatic said...

I follow you on Twitter @ molomatic too! Thanks!

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Molomatic said...

I have your button on my blog, thanks!

debbie said...

I unplug all appliances when not in use.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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Chip said...

I planted my first vegetable garden.
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Chip said...

I'm a fb fan - Jill L

deedleweedle said...

I've been recycling more things than I used to and switching to more green products this year.

mverno said...

we have rain barrels mverno@roadrunner.com

Aileen said...

You can sign up to receive coupons for Seventh Generation products on their website. arobimom at gmail dot com

Hannah said...

We have been air drying our laundry rather than using the tumble dryer!

melsywsou said...

We started changing our cleaners over to eco friendly

abfantom said...

We try to recycle, reuse and compost as much as possible. We also grow a lot of our own vegetables.

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abfantom said...

I follow via GFC.

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I'm an email subscriber.

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Molomatic said...

I went to their website and learned that they have saved 377,487 trees so far! That is so fabulous!

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April said...

I've bee buying more all natural cleaners.

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Molomatic said...

I went to their website and learned that they have saved 997,132 gallons of petroleum! Thanks

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Jackie said...

We recycle and re-use all we can. I also now only wash full loads of laundry (usually in cold water) and only run the dishwasher when full. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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Jackie said...

I subscribe via google reader

Ellen said...

We also re-use sandwich bags for our son's lunch so that fewer bags end up in the garbage.

Joannie said...

We started gardening organically and making our own compost from kitchen peelings/scraps and lawn trimmings, brush, leaves, etc. We stopped using chemicals on our lawn and garden.
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loni said...

We planted new trees and went to reusable bags...

sksweeps said...

I've added more storage capacity to my rainwater harvesting system! I can now store up to 3400 gallons at a time. And, if I use some of the water between storms, I can capture even more. I'm using it to water my fruit trees and veggie garden (think eating VERY local!).

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Ms. Autumn said...

we started recycling

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Joannie said...

For the past 20 years, it’s been Seventh Generation's mission to help us protect our world with their naturally safe and effective household products.
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Molomatic said...

They have great high value coupons on their website! Love that!

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Anonymous said...

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I RECYCLE, CANS, PAPERS AND GLASS BOTTLES

Anonymous said...

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I HAVE PLANTED SOME TOMATO PLANTS THIS YEAR

Joannie said...

I wash clothes in cold water with a mild soap containing no perfume or chemicals, and hand the clothes out to dry.
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Molomatic said...

I went to their website and learned that... Every day the average person comes in contact with 60,000 different types of germs. Yikers!

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ktgonyea said...

We put a brick in our toiler tank...saves water!

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Joannie said...

On the Q & A section of the Seventh Generation website, I learned that: A botanical disinfectant is a product that is used on hard surfaces and kills germs using plant derived ingredients. In Seventh Generation's Disinfecting Sprays & Wipes, the germ-killing ingredient is thymol - a component of thyme oil which is derived from the herb thyme.
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Anonymous said...

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I CLEAN WITH BAKING SODA

Yoga Mommy said...

Something I did for the environment. I clean with only green products and homemade concoctions like baking soda and soap and vinegar.

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Anonymous said...

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I ALSO CLEAN WITH VINEGAR

ktgonyea said...

I love seventh generation products :)

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Joannie said...

If you go to the COUPON section of the website, you can print coupons for $1.00 off on baby care items, laundry products, disinfecting sprays, and any Seventh Generation products!
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Molomatic said...

I went to their website and learned that VOC emitting materials may introduce carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive or developmental toxins, neurotoxins, endocrine disruptors and other harmful chemicals into the indoor air of your home!

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Anonymous said...

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A botanical disinfectant is a product that is used on hard surfaces and kills germs using plant derived ingredients. In Seventh Generation's Disinfecting Sprays & Wipes, the germ-killing ingredient is thymol - a component of thyme oil which is derived from the herb thyme

Anonymous said...

I recycle everything and use all natural cleaners!

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Molomatic said...

I thought this line from their website was interesting:

Palm kernel oil, which is used to make our plant-based cleaning agents, has the single biggest environmental footprint of any raw material we use in our products.

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Joannie said...

I learned on the Seventh Generation site that they are determined to inspire others through innovation, education, and interaction. Seventh Generation proudly donate 10% of our profits to support organizations that work for positive change.
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Anonymous said...

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THE LOCAL TARGET CARRIES A FEW OF THEIR PRODUCTS

Joannie said...

A copy of the "Seventh Generation Guide to a Toxin-Free Home" can be downloaded from their web site. They do not have printed copies of the guide for mailing.
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Anonymous said...

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I HANG MY LAUNDRY ON THE LINE TO DRY

Molomatic said...

I went to their website and learned that May was Pregnancy Awareness Month.

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Amy said...

I've started using safer chemicals when cleaning my home
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Cynthia said...

I use my reusable cloth totes instead of using paper/plastic bags!

Cynthia said...

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Cynthia said...

i follow you on twitter
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Cynthia said...

I'm a fan of yours on facebook

Cynthia said...

According to the seventh generation website, they have saved 377,487 trees! that is insane

Joannie said...

I learned on the Seventh Generation website that they believe that the best way to ensure that they live up to their aspirations is to be completely transparent about their business and product practices.
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Anonymous said...

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I CLEAN A LOT WITH BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR

Joannie said...

On the website, you can sign up for Seventh Generation coupons! I wish I could find more of these products in my area!!

Cynthia said...

they have saved 997,132 gallons of petroleum

Anonymous said...

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Restore the Environment
Restore is the next reduce, reuse, recycle. We are working to ensure that our products have a circular lifecycle, meaning natural resources are being used and renewed at a rate that is always below their rate of depletion

Joannie said...

Seventh Generation, according to their website, has saved closed to 400,000 trees in their endeavor to be an environmentally friendly company. My hat's off to them!
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Anonymous said...

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NEW Botanical Disinfectants
Kills 99.99% of germs* naturally. Effective against Influenza A virus.

Joannie said...

Here's what Seventh Generation says about caring for the environment:
"Restore is the next reduce, reuse, recycle. We are working to ensure that our products have a circular lifecycle, meaning natural resources are being used and renewed at a rate that is always below their rate of depletion."
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Denise said...

I've been taking more stuff to the charity center instead of just throwing it away.

Joannie said...

Here's what Seventh Generation cares about:
Restoring the environment Environment
Restore is the next reduce, reuse, recycle. We are working to ensure that our products have a circular lifecycle, meaning natural resources are being used and renewed at a rate that is always below their rate of depletion.
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Cynthia said...

The company is very open about how they operate

Karen said...

I started composting this year

Karen said...

I learned they have coupons on their site

chlorinebrain said...

I have started making my own natural cleaners!

Cynthia said...

I learned that they offer coupons on their website and promotional offers!

msrodeobrat said...

we unplugged our dryer and are only air drying clothes now

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Mindi said...

We recycle and reuse!

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chlorinebrain said...

I have started making my own natural cleaners and stopped using paper towels

Anonymous said...

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Our focus is to inspire thoughtful consideration of each purchase—from the immediate impact of the products you buy (Is it safe? Is it gentle on the earth? Does it work?), to the broader impact throughout their lifecycle

kmorghan said...

This year I'm really trying to reduce my use of my car and doing a lot more commuting and errand-running by bike. I'm also gardening and making my own organic garden sprays out of such things as vegetable oil, baking soda, cayenne pepper, etc., to fend off pests without chemicals.

Cynthia said...

I learned that Palm kernel oil, which is used to make plant-based cleaning agents, has the single biggest environmental footprint of any raw material.

Anonymous said...

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*Kills over 99.99% of household germs, specifically: Influenza A, H1N1, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli on hard, nonporous surfaces

Kimberly said...

We planted our own garden this year to stay pesticide free.
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Kimberly said...

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Cynthia said...

Seventh Generation has partnered with the Safer Chemicals, Health Families Coalition to create the Million Baby Crawl campaign. The Million Baby Crawl allows consumers to join tens of thousands of Americans calling on Congress to strengthen federal laws regulating toxic chemicals used in products ranging from household cleaners to baby bottles.

chlorinebrain said...

I have started making my own natural cleaners and stopped using paper towels.

Anonymous said...

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This is a fabric softener sheet like you've never seen before. Open the box, and you'll see the difference right away. Toss the brown paper sheet into your dryer, and out emerges soft, and oh-so-cuddly clothes...THEIR SOFTENER SHEETS ARE A DIFFERENT COLOR

Kimberly said...

I like that they offer chlorine free feminine and baby products. I never even realized that there was cholorine in traditional varities.
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annalene said...

This year I've purchased more products locally, more locally grown produce and going to the local farmers market rather than driving to the health food store in another city.

annalene said...

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annalene said...

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Cynthia said...

According to their website, baby wipes aren't just for babies! They can be used for so many other purposes - to wipe things of our own hands, off our pets, household furniture, etc.

Super Frugalette said...

I've used cloth diapers. topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I make sure to always have reuseable bags along even at the mall.

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chlorinebrain said...

I make my own natural cleaners!

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Our focus is to inspire thoughtful consideration of each purchase—from the immediate impact of the products you buy (Is it safe? Is it gentle on the earth? Does it work?), to the broader impact throughout their lifecycle

John said...

We've replaced our lightbulbs to more energy efficient ones and we recycle. Thanks.

Kimberly said...

I like the Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes. They clean, but aren't heavily scented. :)
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Mariel said...

I receycle every day

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Hotsnotty2 said...

We recycle and try to buy locally whenever we can, thanks for the chance!

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idahomom said...

We bought good bicycles for the whole family so that we can ride all over our small town instead of driving.

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We use re-usable shoppings bags and buy products with less packaging
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Barbarawr said...

The last time I was at the Food Bank, we had to package rice in ziploc bags. They were going to throw all the ziploc bag boxes away!! I took off all the boxtops for education and brought them to a school, and then I recycled all the empty boxes.

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Anonymous said...

We are recycling, growing a garden, and using more eco friendly products.
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Happi Shopr said...

We wrapped our water heater and put it on a timer - saves energy. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Louis said...

switched to online bill paying, got a water purifier opposed to bottles of water

Tylerpants said...

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Falon H. said...

I bought a new, energy-efficient furnace and started riding a bike locally.

Thanks for the chance!

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Becca Ann said...

I dont use plastic baggys, I put snacks in reusable containers

trixx said...

The best thing I've done for the environment this year is stop using paper towels and plastic cups!

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Jennifer said...

We started recycling almost everything this year. It is not required in out town, but it really should be.

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Super Frugalette said...

Seventh Generation has a great new baby gift kit which would make a great gift for a mom who is expecting a second or third child. topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jennifer R said...

We recycle our plastics and paper products.

Jennifer Neal said...

I set up recycling boxes at work!

Deb K said...

We try to recycle everything here and also have the rest of our family doing it too!


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Pamela S said...

I helped my son with his Eagle Scout project that involved reforesting a public park by planting 300 saplings. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

MAC Mom said...

This year I have recycled and I use only re-usable bags when going to the grocery store. I also replaced all bulbs with energy efficient ones.
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I'm a fan on Facebook.

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I'm a subscriber

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Valancia said...

Conserve water!
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AmyLynn said...

I started using Skoy Cloths in place of paper towels.

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I make my own natural cleaners!

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for the environment i started carpooling to save a tank of gas a week
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We bought a filter for the faucet and use reusable bottles instead of buying bottled water.




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Susan said...

I've been recycling cans and paper more this year.
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Kimberly said...

I had no idea how harmful palm kernel oil was to our environment. I'll make an effort to find cleaning products without it from now on.
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susan1215 said...

We've replaced our lightbulbs to more energy efficient, stopped buying bottled water and recycle

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I've started a compost pile!

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Gianna said...

I grow my own fruit, veggies and herbs.

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I recycle as much as possible. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Nancy S. said...

I'm using canvas grocery bags every time I shop.
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I recycle cans.
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