Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Green Products

"Great acts are made up of small deeds." - Lao Tzu

There are many ways for everyone to "go green" and an easy one is cleaning supplies! Here are a list of green products that you can use to do your part in the Green Revolution.

Simple Green

Simple Green Naturals are 100% naturally derived, with ingredients originating from nature: chicory, coconut, corn, palm, naturally occurring minerals, salt and sugar, and water. Nothing else.

From all-purpose cleaners, to steel and glass cleaners, to pet stain and odor removers, to concrete and driveway cleaners Simple Green Naturals has it all.

Where To Buy

Orange TKO

Orange TKO is a citrus cleaner/degreaser made from the peel of the orange. It is an emulsifier which contains no synthetic chemicals, petroleum distillates, or detergents. It is also 100% environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and non-toxic. Orange TKO comes as a concentrate which can be diluted with water to handle the toughest industrial cleaning problems, but is safe enough to use in the home, around children and animals.

Orange TKO can be used for grease, oil, tar, adhesives, or caulking, as well as laundry and carpets and everyday household items. Have a look in the instructions for the range of uses for TKO!

Where To Buy

Simply Clean

Simply Clean uses surfactants that are primarily vegetable-derived. Simply Clean prides ourselves on what ingredients we leave out of our products, making them safe for people and the environment.

Simply Clean offers a laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish detergent, all-purpose cleaner, stain remover, fruit and veggie wash, and more!

Where To Buy

Green Works

Green Works has a line of naturally derived cleaning products for extraordinary cleaning power without harsh chemical fumes or residue. Their natural products mean: ingredients are at least 95% natural (excluding water) in addition to appropriate manufacturing processes; no animal testing is conducted during the development process; they avoid ingredients from the NPA’s list of prohibited ingredients; and they use biodegradable ingredients with environmentally sustainable packaging whenever possible.

Green Works carries an all-purpose cleaner, a bathroom cleaner, a glass and surface cleaner, and more!

Where To Buy

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Monday, 25 July 2011

5 Ways To Go Green This Week

1. Reduce Waste - Use Reusable Bags

It's easy to purchase a reusable bag at many local stores now, some are even giving them away for free! Try to pick up at least one and keep it in the most accessible place as a reminder to use it often. If you can, get yourself two or three and keep them in your home, vehicle, or day-pack so you can use them for a variety of needs that arise throughout the day.

2. Reduce Usage - Turn Your Power Off

Turning your lights and electronics off will not only save you money but also reduce total electricity consumption. According to BC Hydro, for every 1,000 kilowatt-hours you save by turning things off you cut $55 from your utility bill.

3. Reduce Emissions - Walk, Run, Bike, Carpool, Transit

There are many ways to get from place to place without driving your own car, try to use them as often as possible to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions generated each day. Walk, run, bike, carpool, or take public transportation whenever you can. Zip Car has shown that during the past year, members in Baltimore own fewer cars, drive less, and use public transportation more.

4. Reduce Footprints - Buy Locally

More and more stores are turning towards local supplies making it easier for individuals to buy what they need from their area. Local food requires less fuel to transport, store, and refrigerate, and according to Buy Local Think Global it will be more nutritious!

5. Reduce Reuse Recycle - Bring Your Own Bottle

We all need water to survive and particularly in the summer months we need it often! Save yourself time, money, and waste by carrying your own reusable water bottle to fill at home and various clean water stations. Metro Vancouver has developed Tap Map to show you where the closest clean water refill station is to you. In addition to water, you can use reusable coffee mugs and food containers to reduce waste even more.

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