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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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Melissa Brewer says …

My family and I are planting a garden this year, we are switching to resusable water bottles and will byob, bring our own bags to get groceries!

JennyE says …

I long for the day when I can enjoy & share many home-grown veggies & fruits and can clean my house effectively with natural, safe products. Until then, I'll buy & eat lots more greens & will clean with more "greens".

Erica Gross says …

I make my own all-purpose cleaner, using tea tree oil and lemon oil. I don't have to worry about getting it on my skin because it's non-toxic.

glewey says …

I will take a bag with me to collect garbage every night as we walk around the neighborhood.

Angela says …

My resolution is strategic. I am in the group of young people who are "educated & living at home." In Malcolm Gladwell's words, my mother is a Market Maven; an information specialist ready and willing to share her knowledge with anyone who will listen. She is the leader amongst her friends and family. Therefore, my resolution is to use environmentally friendly cleaning products so that my mother will love them, rave to everyone about how great they are, and convince all of her contacts to abandon their toxic cleaners in favor of environmentally-friendly products.

Laura Nicholson says …

I will pick up every scrap of trash I see on the ground and throw it away to make this earth a cleaner place. :)

Sharon Sajady says …

My entire family owns Kleen Kanteens. We love the number of plastic bottles we have saved!! I also love how our recycle bin is always more full than our garbage bin every week.

Jennifer Gitschier says …

For Earth day I am going to try very hard to convince my extended family to make the switch to "green" cleaning products. I did it a few years ago and my lungs have thanked me for it.

Helen says …

I will grow my own organic garden, recycle as much as I can, and use more eco friendly products.

Amy Irene Yacko says …

I make a lot of my own cleaners out of things like vinegar and lemon oil. One day I will have all of the nice green cleaning products too!! :) Also been getting out on the bike more this spring instead of driving! I got a detachable wire basket for shopping.

Emily Luker says …

For Earth Day, I resolve to use cat litter that is more eco-friendly. I know there are kinds that are actually flushable and I would like to research these. THanks for this opportunity to win!

mari says …

I am going to educate my self more on how to make our environment a "Happy Home" for all and share that information whenever possible.

Michelle says …

I sweep my wooden floors instead of running the vacuum! I also hang my laundry when the weather cooperates,

Kristen King says …

My Earth Day resolution will be to get serious about carpooling and cutting energy use in my apartment. I have a greenbag full of energy efficient goodies my fiance received at an energy efficiency information session. I need to unpack the the bag and replace the energy sucking items in my home! Happy Earth Day!

Priyal G says …

I resolve to grow my own food, and I have already started, I grow peas and basil!!I also reuse old pieces of clothing as dusters...Now all I need are some eco-friendly cleaners!!

lara polk says …

I already recycle plastic bottles, garden, compost, recycle cans - but I want to learn how to catch rain water to use instead of wasting water for the garden/plants.

Michelle says …

Buy local, compost, and decrease water consumption.

spirit_kim says …

I vow to continue to remove chemicals from the household. This includes cleaning products, makeup, shampoos and soaps.

Amy Mather says …

We recently changes some high energy use light bulbs to LED bulbs. LOVE the LED bulbs!!

Sandi M. says …

In addition to efforts like using cloth Napkins, natural cleaning products and re-using shopping bags, we spend just a little bit more when we make purchases in our house, for Eco-correctness.

Richard says …

I am going to walk to work and then run home.

Chelsea says …

Green supplies are a must too many chemicals in the traditional cleaners. Ways to go green use less energy, unplug things not in use, turn off lights, recycle more, keep using reusable shopping bags. Don't buy or use plastic bottled water, always keep my reusable with me.

P Pizzo says …

We have planted a vegetable garden and started composting so my children can understand growing our own food and returning into the earth to minimize waste and landfills.

A.J. says …

I'm fixing up a nice bike for my daughter to ride

Beth T. says …

Take the compost from our bin and make use of it in our garden--which will make composting seem more exciting and worthwhile to the rest of the family.

P. Tina Watson says …

I will reduce the amount of waste my family uses by incorporating a compost worm farm for my victory garden and educate more people on single use plastic.

Christine says …

I recently observed a stranger in a public restroom scrubbing with soap before turning the faucet on. I have always found this order of hand washing unappealing , but upon noticing her, I realized that if I could break my habit of wetting my hands first, I could save water by doing the same. Also thought about the water this could save over a lifetime or if others could change their ways as well.

Grayson Miller says …

I will return my reusable bags to the car trunk IMMEDIATTELY after unloading the groceries so I won't get caught without them when I go to Whole Foods.

Margaret Posh says …

I always pick up trash near my home and try to recycle as much of it as I can. I also re-use bags, boxes, glass containers, bubble wrap, and more every chance I get.

Stephanie K says …

I am starting more and more craft projects that repurpose items or use recyclable items. I also frequent second hand stores to find items and give them new life. I plan to do even more of that this year!

Rebekah Rivas says …

I will be more aware of what I throw away. I try my best to recycle everything, but there are those days where I don't pay as much attention. I promise to always pay attention and recycle everything that I can!

Liz says …

compost, compost, compost

Guy Swentek says …

I will continue to till the used coffee grounds into the garden every day.

Siddhant says …

I will reduce the printing of waste material in office , school and at home.

Charlotte says …

I will encourage ALL of my 5th graders to recycle!! Kids LOVE to impact their world and promise to encourage their parents and others to do the same !

Lori Wilson-Hopkins says …

I reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible. I always use a reusable water bottle, coffee mug, utensils and shopping bags. I compost all of my green waste. I'm very water conscious. I buy organic whenever possible and have my own small organic garden.

Joyce says …

I am looking forward to enriching my soil with compost as I am just beginning to compost more than coffee grounds, egg shells and banana peels.

kristie belding says …

This year we have really ramped up on all things green. 80% of our light bulbs are CFL, weekly trash is now only 1-2 bags max, the HUGE curbside recycling can is always overflowing, installed new filters on our drinking taps, put ceiling fans in every large room to cut down on A/C use, re-landscaped to take advantage of the thinned out trees and drought resistant plants/grass. But the major change is a potty trained toddler!

Kolleen L says …

In the shower get wet, turn off water, wash, and then rinse. Water is a non-renewable resource! I already practice this with hand washing and brushing my teeth, don't know why I didn't think of this sooner!

stacy h says …

Be 100% vegan because that has a HUGE impact on improving the environmen :D

Cate says …

My husband and I have replaced all the our incandescent and halogen bulbs with LED bulbs. We also have decided to cut back on plastic products.

Sheri says …

I am getting a rain barrel to collect rain water and will use the water to nourish my garden.

Sundhara says …

Inspired by my friend, Chris, this year I'm making a commitment to try to eliminate all single-serve containers. From cups of coffee, to deli take out, to Lean Cuisine meals....I'm moving to reusable cups, make my own freezer dinners, shop at places where they will let you use your own containers.

Tracy says …

I am starting a vegetable and fruit garden this year! I have also started using baking soda and vinegar to clean more often!

Laura says …

I will add lettuce, spinach, and other greens to my vegetable garden.

Jeanne says …

I will be buying more local products from farmer's markets and grocery stores and growing some of my own herbs and veggies according to season. I don't have much space for plants so I will look to garden using containers.

Patricia says …

Every day is Earth Day. I will treat Mother Nature with the same loving respect that day as I do every other day. I will recycle, shut off the faucet while brushing my teeth, eat organic foods, and buy products that contribute to her health, not her detriment.

Erica says …

This year I will reduce my consumption and not buy an item just because I like it but only because I need it. I will also try to purchase second hand items FIRST instead of brand new.

John says …

I am a runner. Likeo thers, the most productive thing I can do is switch to a reusable water bottle.

Kirk Brandt says …

Collect water from bathtub while waiting for water to get hot in a bucket and use that for my plants and garden.

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