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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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Mimi says …

Riding my bike to work more.

Sharon says …

I am spending that weekend volunteering at my local Marinelife Center teaching the public about sea turtles and ocean conservation.

Liana grant says …

I have change the all the incandescent bulbs in my house to energy saving light bulbs

Alyssa P says …

I will try to buy more bulk items rather than those that have unnecessary packaging.

Derek Rubright says …

We are moving away from furniture that is not sustainably made to ones that are, and include either reclaimed materials, wood from sustainable sources, and organic materials when possible.

Liz says …

I'm going to bring real plates, silverware, cups and clothe napkins to our picnics and beach cookouts. Plus I'll bring extra for my friends! and, i will learn to sleep 1 degree warmer at night. (we'll see how long it takes for me to not wake up sweating!)

Cyndy Cagle says …

Organic Gardening

Joan says …

The Condo complex where I rent doesn't offer recycling bins. I'm going to see if the county will still provide bins for me so that I can take them to a county recycling site.

Courtney May says …

Im going to plant a vegetable garden!

Theresa says …

Two things One - no more paper towels for me. Will re-purpose old towels that have holes into cleaning towels and will buy cloth napkins, (or make my own) from the local thrift store. two - no more rinse agent in my dishwasher. I VERY recently discovered that white vinegar makes the BEST rinse agent. And I have used many different ones. Who knew? :^) Make every day earth day!

Francheska says …

I will use my own grocery bags instead of getting the plastic ones.:)

Kristi Kuhlmann says …

I removed turf from my yard and will be planting an edible garden to make better use of the land. I will also be collecting water from the shower as it warms up to irrigate the garden.

Jeanne says …

I am going to start composting.

D Lee says …

Be vigilant with myself that the first step is reducing my impact is reducing consumption.

Sarah Paterson says …

We're going to attempt to grow the vast majority of our own vegetables this year - organically! We've already stopped buying paper towels and use cloth and we'll be using cloth diapers with our baby due June 14th :)

Amanda H says …

My resolution is to re-use more items instead of just recycling or throwing them away.

Kim says …

Sharing a flush...if it's yellow, let it mellow :-)

Zarah says …

i will be less selfish.

Jennifer Smietana says …

I always use my reusable water bottle but often forget my coffee mug. This year I am going to bring my coffee mug with me every time I leave the house.

Suzann H says …

I plan to bring along my own water bottles, plant a container garden and start composting!

Danielle Perrotta says …

We strive to be green. Eat vegan and local. We are commiting to eliminate plastic ware this Earth Day & conserve water by running washer less often!

Mary Tricario says …

I will grow my own veggies!

shane says …

I am so excited about my green efforts that I've started integrating them into the college classes that I teach; I've organized a whole class around 'Green Media Literacy' going into ways, big and small, to green up my students' lives. We focus on cosmetics (accessing the EWG's database to see the toxic levels of cosmetics) Cleaning supplies (I advocate making their own) and of course Food-we go through the Clean Fifteen, The Dirty Dozen and I have them watch the eye opening Food Inc, which really gets them inspired. Finally I touch on cutting down on single use plastics, replacing needless plastic water bottles with re-usable ones, reusable grocery bags and produce bags, and lunch containers. It's thrilling to see how excited some of my students are!

Amanda says …

We try to use washcloths and kitchen towels only in the kitchen. We have found that we really don't need kitchen napkins or paper towels. Even when my daughter has a runny nose, she uses a soft handkerchief.It may be a small way to help the environment but I do think if every family did the same thing it would help with waste. Another things we do at work is we use real glasses and cups and plates. We have no disposable dishes.

Jessica C says …

I went vegan this month which will reduce my footprint (and guilt) tremendously! Whole food, plant based diet = ☺

Pat says …

Need to start using a cloth napkin at work as well as a home to limit the paper trash!!

Mimi says …

Composting to recycle leaves, grass, and food scraps. Using Murphys oil soap and vinegar for everything, instead of a potentially poisonous cleaner. Coordinating a Computer & Electronics Recycling and Paper Shred Event at my work.

Vivian says …

We are getting rid of our clothes dryer and will hang up all our laundry on racks in the back yard. It will smell better and we won't be using all that energy from the dryer.

Brooke says …

Drive less and do all our shopping at the local farmer's market

Jordan says …

Buy as much produce as possible at my farmers market (sorry WF!)

Heather says …

Hopefully, I'll win, but if not, I'll probably find a recipe and make my own.

katie says …

I will take shorter showers!

Liz says …

We are going to start collecting rain water and will use it to water our organic garden that we are planting for the first time.

Michelle says …

We are going to make our own herbicide out of vinegar and salt instead of using chemicals.

ERIC MCCLELLAN says …

I plan to dump my used car oil in the culvert behind my house: _ HAD been dumping it in my backyard but I'd like to go green and I know that a good rainstorm will wash the oil away out of my sight and I won't have to kill my grass any longer. Win-win!

audra says …

Try to buy used items, such as going to consignment stores, which would also help local small business owners as well.

Liz says …

Bring a coffee mug from home!

Anissa Arnett says …

I plan to continue doing something I have done in the past but I resolve to do it more frequently this year...leave the lights off when I am taking a shower or using the bathroom...we all know where everything is right?

Betty says …

We are trying to save as much water as we can from our showers, cooking and dishwashing to use on our garden

Stacey M says …

I resolve to take shorter showers. I' ve been using them as my quiet time away from my kids but I really waste alot of water by taking long showers.

Devon says …

I'm riding my bike to work everyday. I just started a job which increased my commute, meaning a 45 minute bike ride each way. That's a 90 minute workout 5 days a week, fewer gas emissions from my car, less stress from being stuck in traffic, and more money in my pocket!

Anna says …

I carry a leather purse that opens wide into a tote and I am able to put my groceries, wine, etc in my purse/bag. I'm saving the earth from plastic bags! :)

Amy M. says …

I recycle at home and at work, have a garden, and recently started volunteering at an organic farm.

Amanda Kaiser says …

Water! I want to convince my family that it's okay to not flush every time, to maybe pee in the shower, to turn off the water while brushing teeth and doing dishes, water plants with leftover water from glasses, and, and, I would LOVE to get a rain gutter collection barrel.

Gary says …

Instill that my family follows green practices. #1 shoot the bloody automobile (with in 5 miles of home it stays in the garage/driveway (bicycle is perfered & fun) . #2 share everyone's responses provided here with family. #3 wake the neighbors up to green practices.

Aliza S says …

I will remember to unplug appliances I am not using.

Elana says …

I will teach my children the importance of re-using, re-purposing and recycling.

Tonee says …

My daughter and I will be starting our own organic herb and veggie garden on our apartment patio!

Angelina says …

starting a compost & organic garden

Marilyn Jenett says …

I will definitely not use grocery store bags anymore - I will remember to leave reusables in my car.

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