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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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Mary says …

We are going to begin to use a Rain Barrel.

Carolina says …

I will continue to advocate a plant-based vegan lifestyle to others as well as continue this lifestyle myself. I will also turn off lights around the house that I'm not using and use less plastic.

Christina says …

I have stopped buying plastic sandwich bags and instead invesvted in cute, reuseable and washable snack pouches with velcro closures.

sara says …

I have taught my children to all recycle as much as possible and then we also started a small garden!

Tiffany says …

We are a green family! From cloth diapering to local produce picking, we try to eliminate waste when we can - this month, we will work on making sure all lights are out whenever we're not using a room, power conservation is our main concern at the moment!

Julie says …

My goal is to stop buying disposable plastic water bottles in favor of refillable bottles.

Vicki says …

To raise my son to understand how all of our actions and consumption impact our earth and how to minimize that impact whenever possible.

Diana D says …

I'm biking to work and planting my own herbs on the balcony. not too much space, but enough to make a difference!

Randi Hacker says …

I plan to start making my own laundry soap. Even though I buy, you know, Seventh Gen and other eco-friendly products, I want to eliminate the plastic container element.

Maggie says …

When I don't finish a glass of water or company does not drink all of theirs, I will use it to water plants!

Lana Tran says …

I will bring a water filter to work so people can drink filtered tap water instead of buying plastic water bottles : )

Heather Pauli says …

I got a free reusable insulated bag in return for a charitable donation, and am making a concerted effort to use it to take lunch to work every day.

Mary says …

In addition to bringing a big bag to the grocery store, which I've been much better at, I will bring some little bags for produce, to avoid using the provided plastic bags.

Ava says …

I will use as much baking soda as seems reasonable to clean things, unplug drains, etc.

anna huff says …

I recycle and reuse, but will make a conscious effort to reduce more...by trying to buy less packaging.

Neel G. says …

I am going to put a bucket in the shower to catch stray clean water, and then use that water to water my plants.

Anne says …

I turn out lights and other electricity using devices when they're not in use. This year, I also want to ride my bike for errands more.

Mary says …

We use Whole Foods paper bags as trash/recycling bags. It's cut down massively on using the plastic ones, and we're giving them more use than just to carry groceries in.

Beth says …

I just signed up for a CSA! Also starting a container garden to grow my own veggies this summer.

lauren says …

turning off more lights when i leave the room!

Amber Saxby says …

Instead of buying containers for things I need around the house, I am reusing food containers after I am done with them!

Daphne A. says …

I have all but stopped using disposable paper towels. I recycle old undershirts, and T- shirts by cutting them up in different size squares and using them for small and big wiping jobs. I keep stacks of them in different parts of the house so they're readily available. My mop is an old medium size towel that I wrap around the bottom of my broom.

Don Fisher says …

It's hard, but everytime you recycle or reuse is a step in the right direction. Trying to do more everyday.

Sarah M says …

Walk, walk, walk. Recycle, reuse, share. Make selective purchases with the earth in mind.

Sarah W. says …

I live in a complex with a home owners assoc. I'm going to do everything I can to convince them that we need recycling dumpsters in our community.I was told they tried it in the past but it failed. I see way too much going to the landfill. Something has to be done!

Tiffany S says …

I'd like to get a rain barrel to water my lawn. I also pledge to stop using disposable zip lock baggies.

Elisabeth says …

Begin a vegetable garden and expand my wildflower/butterfly garden. Get my son involved so he has a good idea of what goes into the food we eat and he has a better appreciation for it.

Lauren G says …

We will compost more at home.

Linda says …

My resolutions: composting, recycling for myself and helping other households to recyle, reducing plastic for paper bags, eliminate all toxic cleaners, use less water in sinks/tubs, and walk more instead of driving.

GretchenP says …

i've figured out where i can take the plastics that my city does not take.. i feel so much better about actually getting to recycle them instead of throwing them out!

Susan says …

I will use reuse shopping bag every time for shopping.

FS says …

I am switching to glass containers instead of plastic, both at home when I'm preparing or sorting food, and when I buy juice or water.

Lauren says …

I will expand my backyard garden to grow more of my own organic food, and have my 4 year old help me so he can appreciate what our Mother earth can give us!

Donna Brydon says …

Clean up the outdoors the old-fashion way with a rake and broom, and avoid blowers!

Annette Power Forga says …

My Children and I will continue to conserve our electricity by leaving lights off during the day and keeping our A/C at 80 everyday. Also, we will continue to recycle paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, metals, and more. We will continue to use organic cleaning supplies and continue eating organic foods. In addition, we will continue to shop at Whole Foods and keep reusing our Whole Foods bags when we go grocery shopping. Lastly, we will continue to communicate the importance of our environment to our friends and family members as well as reuse all of our crafts materials to make and design newer projects that we have in mind; through sewing and arts and crafts. Thank you for your time.

Laura says …

I will bring plastic bags with me on my walks around the neighborhood to pick up litter.

Kathy Peters says …

Explore more vegan cooking

Laura Operhall says …

I gave a presentation to all 40+ of my coworkers on Earth Day facts, events in our area (including the electronic recycling event put on by Whole Foods) and dozens of tips on water conservation, reducing, reusing and recycling and air pollution control.

Janet says …

To cherish all that still remains pure and untouched on this earth; to help restore what humans have changed through various negative influences; and to eat and live in ways that honor the earth and its animal life.

Cassie Musick says …

Use reusable shopping bags, and reusable water bottles.

Dale Falini says …

Cut down the amount of water we use significantly. Just xeriscaped over 1/2 of backyard. Turn water off while brushing teeth and shampooing/shaving. Scrape dishes rather than rinsing before they go in dishwasher. Full loads of laundry only. Any other great tips I find to save water!

Marina Gaetano says …

I started growing my own garden in my apartment balcony.I have basil, cilantro, red lettuce, and soon strawberries. I haven't used a plastic bag in 4 years. I attend as many Earth Day festivals to better educate myself and meet local vendors. Every year I volunteer to clean beaches and parks also known as Baynanza.

Katy says …

Will plant a veggie garden!

Deanna says …

I will continue to give friendly reminders to my children to turn off lights when not in use and to turn off the water when brushing their teeth. We will be planting the seed collection that my little ones have compiled and experience the joy of reaping our own fresh produce.

Colleen Salguero says …

I use reuseable bags at the grocery store, recycle all possible items in my house instead of putting them in the trash!! I always drink out of a water bottle, instead of plastic bottles!!!

Marice Bock says …

I always reuse paper as scrap for notes for recycling and give away all of the freebies I get to the shelters

Laura says …

I currently reuse and recycle as many household items as I can. For three people, our usual trash is one small bag and our recycling bin is always to the max. I also compost food scraps and use CFL lightbulbs in my home. As my Earth Day resolution, I am going to start using more eco-friendly cleaning products in my home. Go Green!!!

Mrs Helen Burton says …

We recycle and have done so for many years. We are conservative with water usage and electrical usage. We use our own bags for shopping, and choose products that are not harmful. We shop locally and choose organic whenever we can. We have lived for many years by the motto - "Earth Day Every Day".

Janet says …

Continue to reduce, reuse, and recycle as often as possible. Every little bit my family does helps.

Shelley Herman-Sonnenberg says …

The next " green" project on my to do list is to start composting. Not only is it good for the earth, but it will greatly and positively impact my garden! Win-win!

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