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Win a Gift Basket of Cleaning Products

By Rebecca Joerres, April 22, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Rebecca Joerres
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS! Congratulations to our winners! Debrah M. from Manchester, MO Alicia W. from Clarksville, TN Gioya F. from Bronx, NY Jackie D. from Greenwood, SC Maria S. from Overland Park, KS Could you use a “green” makeover of your household cleaning products? In celebration of Earth Day, we are giving away a collection of household cleaning products to five lucky winners! This will include everything from paper towels and bath tissue to sponges, trash bags, laundry detergent and spray cleaner. Just tell us why you’re inspired to give your home a greener clean by May 10th. We’ll pick five winners at random from the comments below. Here’s the rundown on some of the products that will be featured in each gift package: 365 EVERYDAY VALUE® Our 365 Everyday Value products will clean your clothes, your dishes and your home – all without emptying your pocketbook. Plus, we’ve made some recent improvements in our line of paper products, like using 100% recycled paper and whitening without chlorine. Our household cleaning products have your home, and the environment, in mind. GREENSHIELD ORGANIC Greenshield is currently the only USDA Organic line of household cleaning and laundry products. Their product line is made with palm oil sourced from environmentally responsible farms in South America, and their primary materials supplier is a small, woman-owned and -operated business. BETTER LIFE Better Life makes a unique line of 100% plant-derived formulas that clean surfaces with more power in less time. Plus, their hypoallergenic ingredients are a safer alternative for people, pets and the planet. Better Life makes household cleaning products without solvents, silicones, VOCs, ethoxylates, petroleum-based ingredients or harsh surfactants. TWIST Twist makes a complete collection of naturally spongy, plant-based, scrubby cleaning marvels. From handmade sponges made from dye-free cellulose sourced from certified-sustainable tree farms to loofahs grown on vines and a commitment to environmentally conscious production.  Twist products clean well, respect the planet and look good doing it. ECOVER Ecover products, made with powerful plant-based and mineral ingredients, are for anyone wanting to make a shift in their cleaning habits. It takes a lot to lure you away from your tried and true conventional brand, we know, and you don’t have time for cleaners that don’t clean. Think of Ecover as a fantastic line of cleaning products that also happens to be a safer alternative to bring into your home! So tell us, what would it take for you to make the switch from conventional household cleaning products to greener choices? Add your comment by May 10th for a chance to win! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS! THE CONTEST IS NOW OVER AND WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE WINNER SHORTLY!

 

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Nancy says ...
Comparable prices would definitely help us switch over to greener products. Also knowing the difference in the chemical make-up!
04/23/2011 7:19:14 PM CDT
Valaina Maher says ...
Thank you for offering this great prize. I have tried to be "green" since the 70s. I use eco-friendly cleaners and have shared with family and friends reasons and ways to take care of our planet, our home.
04/22/2011 7:42:38 AM CDT
Joan says ...
It's time for my family to take the plunge! Our kids already think that we have the "Nazi" household where food is concerned, now we need to come full circle by living in a chemical free breathing zone! They may complain, but the proof is in the pudding--our kids never get sick (I attribute this to the way we eat) and now I hope that they won't develop allergies either, as a result of incorporating green cleaning products in our home. Thanks!
05/01/2011 10:52:20 AM CDT
Barb says ...
The time is right to change our habits.
04/30/2011 8:31:53 AM CDT
Kyla says ...
My biggest concern, after making sure a product is "green," is to make sure that it is safe to use around my dog. She is part of the family and it is important to me that she is safe and that is more important than having my house clean.
04/30/2011 8:44:07 AM CDT
Sheila B says ...
I'm trying to use natural or "green products" however, I would love to see more everyday products compared (traditional nationally known brand products with the "green" products) in print ads or even "tagged" in stores as .... compared to (blank) product, this Green Product is just as Effective yet, it's so much better for you, your family, and the environment!
05/10/2011 2:58:31 AM CDT
Mellie says ...
I already made the switch with most products, but I need find a greener way to clean my oven!
04/24/2011 10:29:18 PM CDT
Heather Speaks says ...
i've been looking to switch to greener household products...my daughter and i have allergies and a change from conventional cleaning products would be most welcome in our household.
04/25/2011 8:01:59 AM CDT
Paula says ...
I love using green cleaners. I appreciate no chemicals in my cleaning products and I will pay more to support those businesses that use organic, plant-based, renewable products!
04/28/2011 10:26:18 PM CDT
Lydia says ...
In addition to being green I am also changing over to products that are vegan and cruelty free!
04/30/2011 2:44:20 AM CDT
Jen Anderson says ...
great producs!
04/30/2011 7:34:50 AM CDT
Robyne says ...
Yes please!
04/30/2011 4:00:04 AM CDT
Weiwei says ...
Knowing that greener products are pro-health and pro-environment definitely is the incentive that spurs me to buy green cleaning products. I sincerely believe that what we put out into the environment will eventually affect all our future, both the good and the bad. I want to have a healthy home on Earth!
04/30/2011 10:37:14 PM CDT
Lea Anderson says ...
We just started the Feingold diet and I am so excited to switch to greener products and organic foods. I am planning to throw EVERYTHING out and start new!
05/01/2011 6:43:40 PM CDT
Amanda :) says ...
I'm always trying to find new ways to go greener and to find the best products for the job. I love not having noxious chemicals surrounding me all the time...so does my kitty pal!
05/01/2011 7:00:05 PM CDT
Heda B says ...
Its easy being GREEN!)
04/29/2011 5:59:01 AM CDT
melissa says ...
I have been inspired going on six years. I have doing my best to stay green. I am a single mom and my closest whole foods is an hour and forty five minutes away so being able to afford the drive each time makes it very difficult. Trying to teach my children to go green and being able to afford it and don't have any products to purchase down here us a struggle. Getting away from all those chemicals has made a healthier lifestyle. I clean with any natural product i can find and afford.
04/23/2011 7:07:01 AM CDT
Samantha says ...
I love it when the eco-friendly cleaners work as well or better than conventional!
05/07/2011 11:40:56 AM CDT
JW says ...
I would switch to green if I won the prize and liked the pruducts.
04/23/2011 4:35:03 AM CDT
Maureen says ...
I try to use green cleaning products. One of my favorite cleaning products is boiling water. I use cast iron skillets instead of teflon pans. Food will occasionally get stuck to the bottom of a pan. To remove it, I just put some water in the pan and boil it for a couple of minutes. I remove the pan and the stuck on food just wipes off under running water.
04/23/2011 6:39:52 AM CDT
Anne says ...
I have to believe the company's are really committed to protecting the environment, not just using it as a market gimmick.
04/23/2011 6:17:44 AM CDT
Carole Jacobs says ...
Would be thrilled to win this fantastic offer
04/24/2011 2:36:45 AM CDT
Beth Elder says ...
I believe in going green therefore this is one of those shoulds.
04/24/2011 4:26:40 PM CDT
Kandye Morgan says ...
I want a natural product without the strong smell of chemicals. I think this would work wonderfully.
04/24/2011 9:06:34 PM CDT
Heidi says ...
We need a toxic free cleaning makeover. We are slowly transitioning to greener cleaners but have a tight budget.
04/28/2011 9:11:30 AM CDT

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