by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom I pitied the solicitor who knocked on my door selling a “green cleaner.” Me: What’s it made out of? Him: All-natural ingredients! Me: Like what? Him: Completely biodegradable surfactants! Me: Made from what? Him: I’m not sure, but they’re all-natural! See […]
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8 Myths about Household Cleaners, Busted!
Maria’s Five Favorites: Spring-Cleaning
I cannot wait to say good riddance to winter! This has been such a dark, snowy season, and I’m afraid it’s not quite over yet. But that doesn’t mean I can’t have spring fever…which I do. Even more so, I have the itch for some serious spring-cleaning. Being stuck inside for months has left my […]
Green Cleaning Myths
by guest blogger Deirdre Imus. It can be difficult—almost impossible—for the average person to make sense of the various labels on green cleaning products, and to decipher what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s truly awful. After all, the terms “all-natural” and “organic” can easily refer to substances that are indeed both natural and organic—and also bad for your health.
The Cleaning Games
by guest blogger Maya Rodale. I don’t have children, but I do have an abhorrence of mess, two younger sisters, and a husband who is not a neat freak. I also have this weird thing about not wanting to clean up after everyone all the time. So, taking a cue from Mary Poppins, I invented The Cleaning Game. Here’s my step-by-step guide to getting things clean…with help!
8 Easy Steps for an Organized Pantry
Is your pantry a disorganized mess? Here are my 8 steps to help you clean it out, reorganize, and label everything so you know what you have and what you need.
8 Ways to Avoid Harmful Chemicals
by guest blogger Robin Dodson ,ScD. At the Silent Spring Institute, we recently did a study, called the Household Exposure Study, and the number of chemicals we are exposed to every day is astounding. While it’s difficult to avoid all of the potentially harmful chemicals in everyday products, there are steps you can take to choose safer products and reduce your exposure.
Spring Cleaning 101
by guest blogger Maya Rodale. I love cleaning. Weird, I know. I especially love a fresh, clean, organized, and clutter-free home. Please note, I have that approximately two to three hours per year, and spring is one of those times. Here are some tips that make cleaning a breeze…
Green Cleaning Parties
By guest blogger Cassidy Randall. Cassidy coordinates efforts to mobilize and engage women at Women’s Voices for the Earth. She developed the Green Cleaning Action Kit, Disinfectants Horror Show, and other engagement tools, and organizes WVE’s Green Cleaning Party campaign. There’s a new wave of incredibly effective activism sweeping the nation. Maybe you’ve heard of […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now
Drawing on findings from leading health researchers as well as conversations with both chemical and organic farmers from coast to coast, Maria Rodale irrefutably outlines the unacceptably high cost of chemical farming on our health and our environment.Order Now