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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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Michelle says …

I will bring my own bags with me when I do all shopping. Plant an herb garden with my kids. Drink more water from the faucet and not bottles.

Jillalex says …

Tie a knot in the top of our "green"ish dry cleaning bags, turn them upside down, and use as trash bags. Also, rain barrel. Going to look for information on that right now.

Ute says …

I plan on using fewer plastic water bottles. Reusable is the way to go.

Kathleen says …

I have to submit orignial expense reciepts taped to paper for job to be reimbursed for travel expenses. I will use old back side of old documents, old boarding passes, or that extra page that prints out instead of clean paper to tape them to.

Rosa Varela says …

I always have my reclycled shopping bags in my trunk of my car and on a weekly basis go to Wholefoods to get my organic produce and fresh meats. I stopped using chemicals in cleaning products. Started an herb garden and cooking with more herbs.

Lynn says …

When I order in, I will request restaurants not to include plastic utensils. And I will bring a reusable coffee mug when I go to buy my coffee.

Marti Karlin says …

Set up the rain barrel I won last year!

Pam Kirk says …

My husband and I do many things to help the planet. We recycle, composte, use reusable bags, and we plant a garden every year. I have recently decided to go one day a week without driving anywhere.

Dana Burris says …

We've always recycled and conserved power with power strips and CFL bulbs and monitoring vampire energy. But this year we want our methods of transportation to be more earth friendly. My husband and I decided we didn't need 2 cars. So we kept the one that gets better mileage for our longer trips. We also bought bus passes and right now we are fixing our bicycles so we can use them to get around town and not just for recreation.

geniene pernotto says …

I will compile my unused prescription drugs and take them to our local police department instead of throwing them away or putting them down the drain.

amanda says …

i have phased out all non biodegradable plastic in my house and my trash bags and such are all now biodegradable. plus, i am going to try harder at last earth day's resolution to unplug ALL appliances, etc. that i am not using.

Xuan says …

I will turn off all electrical appliances, including those on standby, when not in use.

Diane Mason says …

I use plastic shopping bags as trash can liners. This gives them a 2nd usage and I'm not buying/using trash can liners.

Tanya says …

For Earth Day, I vow to continue to use less chemical cleaners in the home, and try to use everyday items. Also, I will continue to use reusable bags and recycle what I can. As well as, when available, make conscious decisions on less packaging.

Peggy Jo Schulte says …

Im going to wrap this years presents with reuseable products. Like reusable shopping bags or beach, bath or kitchen towels for larger or fragile gifts

EddieT says …

i pledge to recycle used cooking oil from here on, even though the closest recycling center that accepts it is 20 miles away. :)

GINA STEVENS says …

I will remember to take my re-usable shopping bags into the grocery store when I go shopping!!!!!

Charles V says …

I recycle and carpool.

Ruby G. says …

I'm going to have a local company Aplus evaluated my home for leaks in air or heating so I can take steps to save on gas and electricity and money!

Cheryl Salisbury says …

I'll use more reusable shopping bags and try to recycle more items that now go into my garbage.

Briana Wagner says …

I started riding my bike today.

Susan S says …

Use my reusable water bottle that I fill with filtered water from home. Save waste as well as money.

Tiffany Hernandez says …

using earth friendly cleansers, and reusable water bottles and trash bags

thanh says …

Our family does as much to live eco-consiously from using reusable cups and grocery bags to recycling to using chemical free alternatives and we keep trying to find other alternatives to help save our world. I keep telling my husband that every little bit counts and that we need to help save the planet for our kids and their kids and so on....

Dan says …

I will continue w/ the 3 R's. I will also be biking to work when I can, planting a garden, and reducing water usage.

Diane says …

Instead of using disposables for an upcoming party, I just purchased some re-usable light-weight plates, bowls and cups. Well worth the extra effort of washing and didn't cost much more than the disposables would have.

Miss Jenny H says …

Using biodegradable detergent for laundry!

Christy Lube says …

Every bulb that blows out in the house gets replaced with LED :D

Frances Cox says …

I joined a CSA this year. CSA's provide locally grown foods from usually small farms, they reduce the amount of travel time for those farmers in the area and consumers and provide fresh fruits, vegetables, sometimes eggs, meat and cheeses in season. I joined the E.L. food coop last year and have benefited from it in savings and just access to some really good local produce. Whole Foods is not close enough for me to shop there every week but their emails and Deal coupons make the 3-4 trips I make a year worthwhile, I can stock up on laundry, personal care, cleaning and canned goods that are good quality & ecofriendly.

Sandi M says …

I already recycle everything that can be recycled and use re-usable coffee mugs when I get my coffee in the morning before work. I also use re-usable bags for my groceries but sometimes I forget to put them back and I don't think to use them at non-grocery stores like Target or Walmart; so, this year, I vow to change that. I will start taking the bags wherever I go and use them at all the stores. Also, if something doesn't need a bag (e.g. cat or dog food or soda containers, etc.) it doesn't get them.

J Fan says …

Every time I'm about to throw something into the garbage, I'll picture an image of the landfill. I'll pause and ask myself, "Can this be reused, recycled, or composted?" Taking an extra couple of seconds to re-evaluate can make a huge difference to our Mother Earth in the long run. This is a vow that I commit to and will pass on to my family and friends.

dan y says …

I reuse, recycle as much as possible. I'm also teaching our daughter to turn lights off - she's 18 months and says "opffff" when we leave a room.

Melissa says …

Choosing greener cleaners.

R. Lassiter says …

I am teaching children and young adults how to be "earth friendly" while staying healthy. I will teach them to plant trees at schools and in various places, plant veggies, teach them the difference in healthy snacks and junk food, how and why they should carry their snacks in earth friendly containers including water bottles, how to save water at home and to share and remind their family and friends of this important, fun information. How to make it a lifestyle that they can effortlessly do. The future is in their hands.

Jillian T says …

I will try to waste less paper products.

Gayethri Devi says …

We have started using stainless steel water bottles. We recycle the plastic and we carry reusable bags for grocery . We use earth friendly laundry detergent and dishwashing detergent.

Sarah E says …

Education is key to helping others realize little things they can do to help the environment. I try to throw in a lesson weekly, if not daily, to my students about how they can be more Eco-friendly.

Ivy says …

Great time to remind us small things we do can all make a difference!

natalie says …

I will bring my own bag every time I shop at whole foods market

David W says …

I will SAVE and REUSE (or DONATE/Recycle) plastic refuse such as shopping bags and packages.

Emily says …

This earth day I plan on planting some apple trees with the children in my classroom from seeds I collected from apples we recently cut. We are also planning on planting some other garden treats that we will try growing in cups in our classroom.

Julie L says …

I would like to start composting again.

Ronald Smith says …

phase out our cfl bulbs with led replacement bulbs, as the cfls burn out (and the led prices drop)

eco annie says …

I always try to help the environment every day in some way...but on Earth Day no matter what is going on personally or weatherwise I always go out and clean up the garbage on the edges of the streets in my rural neighborhood. I live on country roads with lots of trees so garbage gets caught everywhere. It looks disgusting and I'm always amazed and what is out there. I know some people don't care and throw it out and sometimes it blows off garbarge trucks because they don't close their back end or cover their top. Either way - carelessness on their parts so I try to take care of it.

Caroline D. says …

We're reducing household water usage & using a rain 'barrel' to collect water for plants :o)

michele says …

I made a herb garden with 7 different herbs. Planted 4 tomato, 2 eggplant and 2 squash plants. I have been teaching my nephew about organic produce and have been taking him to farmers markets. Now he can watch plants grow and help me harvest them.

Lynn H says …

I have made a commitment to ride my bike every day in the month of April. With limited time, the only way to accomplish this is to use if for tasks like runs to the grocery store. So smaller shopping, but much more ecofriendly!

stew says …

bike daily,to friends all week rather than drive commit to shorter cooler showers

Kamila says …

I'm going to show animals and mother earth some major love this Earth day and beyond by sticking to a plant based diet and educating those around me about the health benefits on giving up or limiting meat instate. In addition I plan to spread the word on the importance of recycling and using less water when taking showers.

Meghan says …

I am going to prevent stormwater pollution by disposing of my trash and recyclables properly.

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