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THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS! Congratulations to our winners! Debrah M. from Manchester, MO Alicia W. from Clarksville, TN Gioya F. from Bronx, NY Jackie D. from Greenwood, SC Maria S. from Overland Park, KS Could you use a “green” makeover of your household cleaning products? In celebration of Earth Day, we are giving away a collection of household cleaning products to five lucky winners! This will include everything from paper towels and bath tissue to sponges, trash bags, laundry detergent and spray cleaner. Just tell us why you’re inspired to give your home a greener clean by May 10th. We’ll pick five winners at random from the comments below. Here’s the rundown on some of the products that will be featured in each gift package: 365 EVERYDAY VALUE® Our 365 Everyday Value products will clean your clothes, your dishes and your home – all without emptying your pocketbook. Plus, we’ve made some recent improvements in our line of paper products, like using 100% recycled paper and whitening without chlorine. Our household cleaning products have your home, and the environment, in mind. GREENSHIELD ORGANIC Greenshield is currently the only USDA Organic line of household cleaning and laundry products. Their product line is made with palm oil sourced from environmentally responsible farms in South America, and their primary materials supplier is a small, woman-owned and -operated business. BETTER LIFE Better Life makes a unique line of 100% plant-derived formulas that clean surfaces with more power in less time. Plus, their hypoallergenic ingredients are a safer alternative for people, pets and the planet. Better Life makes household cleaning products without solvents, silicones, VOCs, ethoxylates, petroleum-based ingredients or harsh surfactants. TWIST Twist makes a complete collection of naturally spongy, plant-based, scrubby cleaning marvels. From handmade sponges made from dye-free cellulose sourced from certified-sustainable tree farms to loofahs grown on vines and a commitment to environmentally conscious production.  Twist products clean well, respect the planet and look good doing it. ECOVER Ecover products, made with powerful plant-based and mineral ingredients, are for anyone wanting to make a shift in their cleaning habits. It takes a lot to lure you away from your tried and true conventional brand, we know, and you don’t have time for cleaners that don’t clean. Think of Ecover as a fantastic line of cleaning products that also happens to be a safer alternative to bring into your home! So tell us, what would it take for you to make the switch from conventional household cleaning products to greener choices? Add your comment by May 10th for a chance to win! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS! THE CONTEST IS NOW OVER AND WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE WINNER SHORTLY!

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Arielle says …

I think it's great that you're offering this as a prize. When I go to the grocery store, I buy these products. When my boyfriend goes, he'll buy whatever is on sale. I'm slowly trying to convert him to a greener alternative.

Catherine says …

My husband and I have made the transition over the years to eating more organic, but we have not yet made the transition into our cleaning. It has been one step at a time for us. I would love to try the products you are giving away though, to finally make the change for our cleaning routine.

Melodi says …

I would love to try these new products. I'm always looking for an alternative to the abrasive, harsh cleaners that I grew up around.

Beth says …

I would make the switch to green products if the products proved to be effective and were comparable in price to conventional products. I have looked to go green many times, but those two elements never fell into place, so the switch didn't seem to make sense. It would be my dream to have a truly clean, green household!

Susan Cindric says …

I am always looking to try new, natural products and add on to what I already do that I feel is healthier and safer for the environment, my family, and even our dog!

Johan DeWaal says …

Our resources are limited and if you are committed to living green, then a good place to start is at home. Becoming familiar with products that are environmentally friendly is worth the time and effort. Its even worth investing the extra cost for these products when you know that you are helping to keep in business a company that has a proven track record of being environmentally conscious and invest in sustainable solutions. Just knowing this is enough for me to switch over from conventional cleaning products to "greener" cleaning choices.

Kathleen says …

Well I just got back home from college, so as a thank you to my parents, I'm cleaning/decluttering the house. What better way to do so than with environmentally-conscious products?

sue says …

I really care about where we live.This earth. I have to keep it nice for all the animals(creatures) and my kids and his friends and their friends.....their kids....next generations to another.I want this earth to be here forever so I use earth friendly products all the time.I hope all the people in next generation will do the same to keep this earth beautiful.

Lacie says …

We are a family of six. Our kids are 2 4 9 and 10 and our youngest, Phoenix, was diagnosed with IGG and IGA Specific immune deficiency when she was just 6 weeks old. It was at that point that I started diving into research about organic eating and cellular health. It was not easy to make my husband and others understand why we needed to change our habits at first, but he and the rest of our family and friends finally started to get the point and see how important it is for EVERYONE! So now our eating is on track and recently we even got great news that my daughters Immunoglobins are all in a normal range, but I realized we are still cleaning with these toxic products. I am worried about spending money on products that won't work and that is not an option when footing the grocery bill for an organic only family of six! help us cross over from the dark side! ;^)

Deanna says …

Just this month I purchased some green cleaning products at Whole Foods.

Katelyn says …

I want to clean green to keep my family & the planet healthy!

Robin says …

I always try to use green cleaning products like all-purpose cleaners, detergents etc. There are some amazing green cleaning products out there by the way. I would love to take the next step and try trash bags, paper products etc!

Denis Anthony says …

It's just the right thing to do. Switch now already!

Mandy says …

I've already tried to start making the switch by making my own diluted vinegar cleaner. I even attempted to infuse it with fresh lavender but it ended up smelling kind of weird! Back to the drawing board... I'd love reliable products that I know won't go bad in a short amount of time.

Lora says …

Trying to make small steps into leading a more green lifestyle. Would love to try the green cleaning products in my home to maker it a safer place for my children.

Kristin says …

You clean green because there isn't an excuse not to. It all ties in to healthy living for you, your family, pets and friends that come to visit. It's all worth it long term and it doesn't have to break the budget either.

Patty says …

Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win! I try to make my own cleaning products at home using olive oil, vinegar, baking soda, and castile soap. It really is super easy and I usually make my products that last for weeks. But there are certain products I just have to use the store bought kinds for (for example, toilet bowl cleaner). The products I don't make myself are always "green."

Majida says …

What would it take for me to make the switch from conventional household cleaning products to greener choices? I am already using 90% greener choices like vinegar, baking soda, Mrs. Meyer's and Dr. Bronner's. But, I have yet to learn more about spot removal from clothes and carpets. So I guess it would just be for me to take the time to read about how to remove spots without using conventional cleaning products. I want to contribute my part toward allowing our planet to heal and recover and continue to provide for us and nurture us.

Kirsten says …

Cleaning is a drag, so anything that 1) gets the job done faster and 2) smells great would be wonderful. Many green cleaning products have item 2 covered (they smell great) but sometimes for the level of grime I'm cleaning up they're just a little on the wimpy side. I'd love to see more green cleaning products that have the same grime-fighting power as the traditional products.

Carole Jacobs says …

Great selection of food and health items at Whole foods, love that store.

Carole Jacobs says …

Love to visit my son and stock up on the wonderful health itmes at whole foods

Erin from Long Island says …

What would it take to make me switch? Nothing! I already use salt, vinegar, lemons, and baking soda with some good scrubbers

Kathy says …

What would make me switch is seeing that the green cleaners do an excellent job.

Janet Martin says …

Would love to try to go all green as I have major sensitivities to fragrances plus 2 small nephews and a baby niece who like to come and play with our golden. Would be nice not to worry about chemicals.

Jerri green says …

I cleaned my bath a year or so ago with regular cleaning supplies and not only did I get a headache, but my nose burned for days. That was it for me. We switched to green cleaners immediately!

Solvig says …

What would it take to switch to green products? The product has to work well and sell at a fair price.

Joyce says …

I trust you to read all the labels and ingredients to let me know what is really green these days. I'm ready to switch to green clean.

Natalie Tang says …

Green products are supposed to be eco-friendly, but may not be wallet-friendly. Well, I'd still ♥ to give them a try as I believe, one person is not enough to save the earth, but every one of us can do something to help (or at least try to) =>

Geri says …

I already use green cleaners, but have been disappointed that many of them don't clean as well as their more toxic counterparts. I'm continuing to look for green cleaners that work just as well but aren't toxic.

Angel Fisher says …

I've never been more "earth" friendly as I am now with being a first time mom. Before I refused to use paper towels, paper plates, styrofoam, and things like that. Cloth diapers are a must, but a good clean.. bigger must. Now I'm more worried about the chemicals in my laundry, things I wash my dishes with, these things matter more, and more to me. Which is not a bad thing, since hopefully he will be more earth friendly naturally (cutting off lights, quick showers), every little thing helps, including being harsh chemical free.

danielle says …

I'm due with our first child on May 22nd. I'd do this to provide her with a clean safe environment at home and the promise of a safe and sustainable world around her throughout her life time. I want her to learn the importance of this from birth rather than learn it later in life as many of us did.

jennifer sullivan says …

Love to have a healthier, cleaner home that not only is good for my children but for the enviornment as well!!

Jane says …

I suffer from a pulmonary disease, and most "popular" household cleaners cause breathing problems for me. I would love to be able to try different products to see which ones work best for me!

Carol says …

These products would be given to my friend Michele. She is expecting her first baby. It would be great to give her some gifts that would help protect her while she is pregnant, her baby before and after it s born, and make the earth a healthier place as well.

Ken Phillips says …

After a lifelong battle with asthma I have become acutely aware of the need for health consciousness, not only for me but for the planet that surrounds me. Non toxic, green, biodegradable products are a staple in our household.

Lori ColemanSchmalz says …

A home should be clean and free of harmful chemicals!

Lucynda Clearman says …

Affordable

Elizabeth says …

It would be great to win all of these great cleaners.

Vivian says …

Though I live alone, I really need to do some serious spring cleaning. I would love to "green up" with these products at Whole Foods. Thanks for offering the giveaway to 5 lucky folks.

Sean Diedel says …

There are two reasons I'm making the switch to go green. The first one has to do with my future kids. I want them to have a great place to live before we all destroy the world. And secondly, I'm tired of all the big corporations getting rich while leading the way in destroying our planet. I want to support companies who are green-oriented, not profit-oriented! So I'm making votes with my purchases for my future kids! Did I mention them already? :) The madness has to stop!

Lynda Gridley says …

I try to "go green" as much as possible. It's better for my health and the health of my family and pets, and it sets a good example for my children.

saph @ frugal wife blog says …

It's mainly the prices. I try to buy green whenever I can.

Karen says …

I pay attention to what I touch and breathe just as much as I pay attention to what I eat!

Monkeyface says …

I always buy green products to try to avoid chemicals where I can.

greenfan11 says …

I remember shopping in one of those hole in a wall natural food stores while in college and it was a fun place to go. I've tried many natural products over the years and love that laundry detergent is available without complex worrisome chemicals. Currently, I'm using seventh generation and my clothes come out clean 'n smelling good. I could lose some more worrisome compounds in my life.

CC says …

I appreciate your offer, and would love to try some new green cleaning products. Thanks for making people aware that there are healthier, safer ways to clean. It's what I would expect from Whole Foods.

kathyS says …

365 Everyday Value products are so wonderful; and the Twist range is such a good idea. Let's all stay safe.

julie says …

I would love to go green. My kids have special needs and I think this would be so helpful

Kim says …

I am going green because i want my animals to have a good healthy life without the use of harsh chemicals to clean with. I use a lot of different green methods to clean, like vinegar and water as well as using baking soda to get the smell out of my carpets,

Anne says …

I use vinegar for a bunch of things. I try to use safe cleaners since I have a toddler!

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