Friday, August 17, 2012

Go Green!


Go Green!



Over the past couple of years there has been the “green movement.” It has become fashionable to be environmentally safe and friendly, there is no exception when it comes to cleaning supplies. What is green cleaning you might ask, green cleaning is cleaning that is done with organic cleaning products. These products are toxin free and do not contain harmful chemicals that many popular commercial products do. Companies that market and product green cleaning products are even held too much higher standards than what is required by both state and federal regulations.
There are many benefits and reasons for going green when it comes to cleaning. One of the main reasons is to finally address the vast amount of illnesses that have recently appeared that are the result of constant exposure to some commercially branded cleaning products. In using these products we are not only harming ourselves, but the environment as well. As previously stated there are many benefits to green cleaning. One of the most obvious benefits is the fact that it minimizes, and ideally eliminates toxins in our environment. Using green-cleaning products also protects our health as well.
There are several other ways to go green when it comes to cleaning besides just using environmentally safe cleaning products. The following list provides a list of helpful tips to help you clean green:
1.)  Avoid poor indoor air quality
2.)  Use backing soda as an air freshener and odor remover
3.)  Clean your indoor air naturally, skip the store bought air fresheners
4.)  Throw away your previously used toxic cleaners
5.)  Avoid conventional dry cleaners
6.)  Don’t have time to clean? Hire a green house cleaning service to do it for you
7.)  Leave your shoes outside, don’t bring the filth from the outside world into your green home

Now that you are armed with the knowledge and tools necessary to go green when it comes to cleaning, you have no excuse not to! If you still aren’t sold on the idea, do a little more research, or start gradually you really will see a difference. It is important to consider the future, not only for us but also for those to come.

-Christina Hampson

Works Cited:

"How to Go Green: Cleaning." TreeHugger. Team Tree Hugger, 30 Jan. 2007. Web. 9 Aug. 2012. <http://www.treehugger.com/htgg/how-to-go-green-cleaning.html>.

"The Benefits of Organic Cleaning Products." The Benefits of Organic Cleaning Products. Global Healing Center, 2012. Web. 10 Aug. 2012. <http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/miscellaneous-health-and-wellness/organic-cleaning-products>.

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