The Quick Facts: Conventional, chemical cleaning product ingredients are virtually unregulated and can be toxic to your health and the environment. “Green” cleaning products, which are just effective when used with technologically advanced tools such as microfiber cloths, minimize health risks and environmental pollution. You can make your own green cleaners by using recipes found from reputable online sources. You can also purchase green cleaning products, but when doing so be careful of manufacturer claims of “natural,” or “environmentally friendly,” and choose products with the following attributes: containing biobased oils, no VOCs, and no dyes or fragrances; and with packaging that is reduced, made from recycled-content, or is recyclable.
Posts Tagged ‘environmentally friendly’
Special Contributor to Real Mama, Inc.
Making your child’s school environmentally friendly is a positive endeavor on many levels. The dense school population can create a high degree of post-consumer waste—from copy paper to lunch plates—that can readily be reduced. Plus, going green at school is a wonderful way to reinforce to your child the green practices you already use at home, not to mention the sense of community involvement that greening your school will help foster for students, parents, teachers and school personnel. The process doesn’t have to be arduous: general awareness of going green is now so widespread that most people are already on board with it and are willing to do their part to help. All you need to get going is the desire to go green and a simple game plan. (more…)
by Corey Burnham-Howard
So you’re contemplating your next family vacation and vowing to make it an educational, environmentally-friendly, inspiring and successful one? Well, to achieve all of those criteria on a family vacation you need not only lofty expectations and great family harmony, you need to pick the right destination.