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Win a Year's Supply of Greener Cleaners

Congratulations to our winner Katherine R., from Illinois! Thanks to everyone who entered! Happy Earth Month from Whole Foods Market! While Earth Day is officially on April 22nd, we’re celebrating throughout the month of April ‘cause we think our planet is worth celebrating . . . and saving. Thankfully, small eco-friendly steps add up, especially when we’re all in it together.

In celebration of Earth Month one lucky reader will win a year’s supply of Eco-Scale™ rated cleaning supplies from Better Life. Read on to find out how to enter.

What can you do? It doesn’t have to be overwhelming and it doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing, just take a small step every day. From using reusable shopping bags, water bottles and coffee mugs when you’re on-the-go, to recycling, composting and using cleaners with eco-conscious ingredients when you’re at home, your green opportunities are endless.

So let’s each make an Earth Day resolution! No, we don’t need to break out the guitars and sing (though I’m always game) but we can start by sharing our green resolutions.

Here’s my resolution: Plant a container garden so my daughter can witness firsthand where food comes from and appreciate the incredible taste of produce moments after it’s picked.

What’s Whole Foods Market doing? Like so many of our passionate customers, we too certainly believe in doing our part — from Team Members’ grassroots Green Mission initiatives to in-store “green” efforts to developing company-wide standards. Standards like our Eco-Scale™ Rating System – an industry-first set of tiered standards for household cleaners. Eco-Scale rated products have their ingredients listed on the label (did you know that’s not common practice for household cleaners?).

They’re also third-party verified to meet Whole Food Market's Eco-Scale ingredient standards, which were crafted after consideration of environmental impact, safety, efficacy, source, labeling and animal testing. From this product evaluation, they get a red, orange, yellow or green rating on our Eco-Scale. If it’s rated red then we won’t sell it in our stores.

Not only does this rating system allow our shoppers to make informed choices but it also encourages producers to create better products.

Now it's your turn: Share one simple change you’re planning to make for Earth Day. Everyone who enters a comment on this post between now and April 22nd (Earth Day) will be entered to win a year’s supply of Eco-Scale rated cleaners from Better Life.

Valued at $350, the year’s supply of cleaning products includes: what-EVER! all-purpose cleaners; I Can See Clearly, Wow! window cleaners; Even The Kitchen Sink cleansing scrubbers; Simply Floored! ready-to-use floor cleaners; Oak-Y-Dokey wood cleaners and polish; Dish It Out liquid dish soaps; Automatic Magic dishwasher gels; No Regrets liquid hand soaps in Citrus Mint; Go Forth and Conquer hand soaps in Clary Sage & Citrus and a six-compartment cleaning caddy.

And even if you don’t win the prize, your green resolution efforts will be rewarded with a cleaner, greener, healthier planet for many Earth Days to come.

What simple change can you make? Add your comment by April 22nd for a chance to win!

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Cheryl says …

I am going to stop using notepads for grocery list, notes, etc and begin using the back of scrap paper.

Pat says …

I already use a reusable water bottle, reusable containers at the hot bar, reusable bags at the bulk bin, and my reusable bags at checkout. I resolve to encourage others to do as much as they can as well. I would like to use more bagged beans instead of canned beans as bagged use fewer resources and there's no risk of BPA.

Lenka Svobodova says …

I already use reusable shopping bags, but I'm not always great at remembering my reusable water bottle and tea cup...so I will make sure to do so and completely cut out my use of plastic water bottles. Earth Day is also my birthday...I was born to be eco-conscious! :)

sue ann richter says …

I have my groceries sacked in the paper sacks with handles, and them use them for the garbage bags in the different rooms,easy to carry to the dumster. This year i would like to focus on more friendly earth cleaners. But my budget is what holds me back. Sue Ann

amanda says …

I plan to stop buying bottled home/personal care items. I want to try to buy highly concentrated soaps/ cleansers to refill the bottles I already have.

Judith says …

Bring a cloth port-a-torta with me when shopping for pies, cakes, etc. to avoid the large plastic bag Whole Foods provides. It will work even on my bike. I just have to remember to bring it!!! So, that is my resolution.

alli says …

Use less water and buy local every chance I get!

liz says …

bring my reusable mug to my fave coffee house. the baristas never turn them down.

Chantal says …

This year I'm going to eat more vegetarian meals and walk instead of drive to close stores!

Tori says …

I am going to have a window of herbs, so that I can have fresh herbs in my food more often

Judy says …

I am hanging the majority of my laundry outside to dry, I'm getting better at remembering to take my cloth bags into the store and this year I'm planting an herb garden in my planter box.

Margaret Sharp says …

I am going to try and take care of myself better because if this is something you do, it will effect not only the planet but everyone on it. Starting with number 1.

Jeanne says …

I will use mass transportation when traveling to work and to DC. This will be my part to decrease the use of fossil fuels which contributes to many forms of pollution. This will my part to as decrease congestion on the roads and our reliance on foreign suppliers of fuel. If we all did this what a difference this would make!

Suzy says …

When I walk my dog I will continue to bring an extra bag to pick up trash along the way as we walk and recycle the cans and bottles we pick up.

Carly Tedeski says …

I will learn about eco friendly household products and start using those. Our house is very green, we recycle, we re-use containers and plastic and paper bags, we use led lighting, etc.. but now I must make the change in our products too.

Shauna says …

I am going to ride my bike to work twice a week rather than drive.

Michelle Palmer says …

I'm making major changes, not just for Earth Day but for my family. We are riding our bikes as many places as possible, using more and more natural products and we too are planting a garden, our second one! My kids love watching the seeds grow in the bags then planting them in their containers getting ready for the garden!

Louisa Jones says …

Bike more and drive less. Abstain from meat two days a week.

Kristyn Litchfield says …

I am slowly becoming more vegan as the months go by... This is causing me to strive for a more organic, humane way of living. Go Earth!

Jenni says …

I'm a vegan, eat organic, wear organic... but recently I've been noticing how my garbage can-sized recycle bin is almost overflowing every week. Recycling is good, but I'm still producing too much waste. I want to find ways to reduce my waste, (even if it is recyclable) by buying more fresh foods, buying items in bulk and using reusable bulk food bags, and remembering my reusable grocery bags EVERY time!

Jennifer says …

I really want to start composting my food scraps! I've been meaning to but I'm not sure how to start. Time to figure it out and just do it!

Dana says …

My daughter is trying to get me to eat less meat. I've found I enjoy many of the Boca products. She's also helped me make some swaps to organic, natural foods.

Yvonne says …

My family and I will further reduce our meat consumption, including fish. We enjoy meat, but will limit it to flavoring soups, casseroles, etc., rather than it being the centerpiece of the meal. We will only buy meat from animals that were humanely raised, i.e. category Step 4.

Lisa Crocetta says …

recycle all food waste to composting and feeding the chickens. In turn I will have a lush garden and a bountiful harvest.

Loretta says …

I plan on planting an organic vegetable garden not using any pesticides nor insectides. I will use certain plants that will repel garden pests. I will learn to compost and hopefully if my garden is successful learn to can and freeze my harvest :)

Karen Thompson says …

I will reduce the waste of my infant's diapers by using cradle to cradle certified gDiapers, which are compostable and flushable. Flushing these diapers allows usable waste to be recaptured as fertilizer for future use!

Lucille Lareau says …

i am going to put the shopping bags in between the seat and the console, instead of the trunk, so i do not forget them anymore!

Clifford says …

I will continue to recycle/reuse and will buy more organic produce when I can !

Kim Pienkowski says …

I spredding the word of awarness to friends & family on how to keep your home, cloths & hands clean with out using harmful chemicles to are environment. I also help with great alternatives on how to be more eco-friendly.

Steph says …

We put a bin near the kitchen trash can for recyclables. This not only helped us to not be lazy and drop the appropriate trash in the bin but it showed us how much recycling we actually have....A LOT! We are now working on pre cycling- trying to lower the amount of recycling we have.

Catrina says …

I'm trying to limit our paper towel use & do away with our paper plate use. It's not often, but it makes me cringe when we do.

Amy Semel says …

I just gave birth to 3 beautiful babies on April 1st. I am making all my own baby bath products for my triplets, including shampoos, body washes and massage lotions. A friend of mine made beautiful cloths for us to use instead of baby wipes, which I am using with a homemade wipes solution. Once they are eating "solids," I will be creating all my own baby food with wholesome organic veggies!

Jessica Kardos says …

I would like to resolve to clean my house with earth-friendly products. I haven't yet because they are pricey, but if I win a year's supply, then I won't have to worry about that! :)

Blayne says …

Growing my own veggies, composting, recycling, reusable bags!

becky says …

i resolve to eliminate all synthetic chemicals (fertilizers, weed removers, etc.) from my yard!

Michelle says …

As an artist, I am going to use more recycled materials to construct my art and thus cut down on un-usable waste.

Kris Green says …

I am always looking for ways to live a greener life...making my own cleaning products, learning new greener bodycare products, trying to shop local, educating and leading by example when it comes to recycling, using recylable bags and things that are easily compostable when possible. I am not the perfect "green" person but I am giving it a try....

Thuc says …

I plan to learn how to ride a bike so that I can get to short distance places without having to drive my car.

Kastonya McKenna says …

We have made dozens of handmade sandwich and snack baggies. 3 different sizes and now we will completely stop using plastic baggies. With 3 kids... Ths is ALOT of plastic staying out of our landfills :)

Lauren Brunner says …

I plan on driving slower and biking more and faster!

Jenn says …

only use my own bags when shopping. no more plastic bags.

Jennifer says …

I want to grow my own veggies, and decrease the amount of landfill like waterbottles, etc.

Kate K. says …

I am decreasing water consumption. Showers, laundry, and dishes are all getting a water limit!

Kimberly says …

I just ordered a Aquabelle Water Filtration system for our condo through our veggie co-op. It's better on the environment than buying bottled water and it's also better for us, removing all the floride and harmful toxins from our drinking water.

Bethany B says …

We try very hard in our house to live greener. We use reusable bags, organic products, have a wonderful garden, recycle, ect. My neatest new trick is I take the envelopes we get in our junk mail and use them to write shopping lists on.

Nina says …

I will use more recycled products and use a water filter instead of bottled water.

Christine says …

I'm going to keep my reusable grocery bags in my car so I won't realize I forgot them again when I'm standing in the grocery line! Also talking my daughter into using cloth diapers for her new baby.

Melissa says …

I'm starting to check out library books online and download books from Amazon instead of making many trips to the library.

ken smith says …

I will use re-usable bags for shopping trips and take my own to-go food containers when i go to restaurants. Yes!

Mary says …

Use reusable cloth towels and napkins instead of paper towels and napkins.

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