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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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Audrey says …

I will make my own beauty and hair products using organic ingredients and will teach my family and friends to do the same!:)

teamplanet says …

This would be awesome! We are getting a new recycle bin!

lea-maria says …

My family and I are determined to eat less meat and less prepared foods. Instead, we will cook more from scratch!

Terry Bruns says …

I refurbish thrown out furniture so does not just get thrown away and can be reused and serviceable for many more years. I have been a recycler for many many years. Glad to know more people are following the trend.

christina says …

To use homemade cleaners and use more reusable cloths for cleaning. Also use more health conscious beauty products and be more mindful of my water usage in the home.

phil kostrzewski says …

We are not going to use plastic bags at the grocery store anymore, we have purchased reusable bags to use.

LILY says …

Use fabric bag instead of plastic ones.

kim kastenhuber says …

I will encourage (beg) my boss to recycle the pop cans and anything else like plastic that we can. We already recycle paper (lots of it!) so, let's take the next step.

Lisa says …

I already recycle, but can take shorter showers, unplug unnecessary appliances and reduce carbon footprint.

Tina Jones says …

Switching to cloth and ditching paper towels.

ah says …

buy more local produces and eat less red meat.

Lorie says …

I will plant a tree and recycle/trade in plastic bags for cloth grocery bag.

Lyndall says …

I will no longer use the clothes dryer and will dry all our laundry on the clothes line. My husband calls it the "green line". Not only will we use less electricity but the laundry will have that fresh outdoors smell and will last longer!

Burney Rochelle says …

I will build and plant a raised bed in my backyard this Spring.

ted henson says …

I will make a donation to an environmental organization. We already do a lot of green things at home.

Yen Shiau says …

I'll use more eco-friendly cleaning products and bring my own water with reusable water bottles!!

Mari says …

I already recycle, and will try to get the management at my apartment complex to recycle as well. For now, I will continue to bring my recyclables to work.

Adi says …

I'm switching to reusable sandwich bags!

S Dassbach says …

I am pretty green already, however, there is always room for improvement. We do not use paper towels, I have a large bin of "wash cloths" underneath the sink for spills, I use microfiber cloths for cleaning, we have reusable camping dishes, and even have enough regular "party dishes' to keep parties green. I used reusable water bottles and travel mugs for my water and tea. I recycle, freecycle and thrift shop. I have lots of reusable shopping bags and keep them in my purse (the small ones) and never need a plastic bag. We have a rain barrel for the garden plants. We will start a container garden this year and a compost pile, after I used all the veggie scraps for making a veggie broth ;-). And I do much more, I am sure, but I can't think of it right now.... And I have already picked up some more green tips just from reading the comments. ;)

Maggie So says …

I will definitely to recycle the stuffs, to conserve the power and gas,to bring my own bag to the store, to instill these habits to my family and friends,and to persist in these positive attitudes in my life.

Lakshmi says …

Walk as much as I can instead of driving to a nearby shopping center. Car pool instead of driving alone. Waste nothing. Use no disposable items.

Joan W says …

Begin to compost to further reduce waste being sent to landfills and share the results with neighbors!

Sonny says …

I will bring lunch from home at least 2x week, so I don't have to drive out to get some food.

Helen Wong says …

I will focus on "reduce". I will finish whatever personal care and cleaning products I have in stock at home before buying new ones, and when I do, I will only get the "green" products.

Kristen says …

I will plant a square-foot organic vegetable garden.

ml says …

I think thats wonderful!

Stephanie says …

We are switching the types of fertilizers, pest controls, etc that we use on our lawn to more natural products & methods!

vivvyanne says …

We will be more diligent with our recycling and be more watchful of the product packaging when we shop.

Michelle Terek says …

Bike more, drive less!

Nanette says …

I'm going to get my roommates to "go green" and start growing our own vegetables by starting a hydroponic garden.

Miguel says …

Pretty! This was a really wonderful post. Many thanks for providing these details.

Rosa Fernandez says …

I need to know if the store has green cleaning supplies

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@ROSA - Our products differ between locations so I would suggest reaching out to the location that you plan on shopping so they can help you!

Elizabeth McKee says …

I am saving my #5 medicine prescription bottles for recycling as part of the Gimme 5 program.

Jessica says …

I will only use reusable shopping bags.

Christina says …

I recycle now but I can do more...I can be more conservative about water usage and I can plant an herb garden!

Nancy says …

No more paper towels in the kitchen, I may do a little more laundry, but I will now only use dish cloths.

gina yaw says …

We grow our own organic salad!

ROSA says …

I commuted to work with others 5 days a week and I ride the public transportation, I recycle daily

Vena holden says …

I pledge to shop resale first when buying clothing and furniture! It makes so much sense - helps the environment, I save money, I help people make money from their gently used items, and I'm keeping more money in the local community!

Rita Hoisik says …

I plan on using Eco friendly products. I would like to purchase Better Life products. No more using products that I cannot pronounce their ingredients......

Lacy Thomas says …

As it stands weve made our own cleaners for the house and quit buying bottled water, this year im going to start using handmade natural personal care products and msking a concious effort to conserve water. Taking baby but workable steps to a greener life.

Mindy says …

Bring re-usable grocery bags so I don't have to put my produce in a plastic bag

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