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Cody says ...
I have bad allergies and sensitivities, so a lot of standard cleaners irritate me and/or make me lightheaded!
04/22/2011 9:50:27 AM CDT
Jennifer Kezele says ...
Greening my home's cleaning products is very important to me. I feel that using harsh chemicals is bad for us in so many different ways. Not only are you breathing them in as you clean with them, but you also are touching them when you come back to use that room (i.e. the bathroom or kitchen), and then possible touching your skin or hands. I do not have any children yet, but one day, when I do, I will want to know all the tricks of cleaning green to protect them from harsh chemicals. I do have a dog right now, and I feel she even benefits. I don't have to worry about her when she sneaks a drink from the toilet, I only use green products!!!! :)
04/22/2011 9:50:50 AM CDT
Elisa says ...
I've always wondered how all the chemicals in regular cleaning products truly affects the environment around us especially having two young children and four pets. The basket of green cleaning products would be a great way to "kick start" our household in living green.
04/22/2011 9:50:57 AM CDT
Tina says ...
We've already made the switch. I'm continually amazed at the smell that I used to think was clean, was simply a chemical smell. Real clean is nothing at all!
04/22/2011 9:51:18 AM CDT
Lauren W says ...
I want to be able to keep my house clean without having that harsh smell lingering, especially around the kids. I recently tried Green Works and Method products and I am slowly switching my cleaners and laundry detergents over. I am always looking for new eco-friendly products and ideas!
04/22/2011 9:51:21 AM CDT
Jennifer says ...
I am inspired to give my home a green makeover, because I just had a my first baby. Now I see everything in a new light, and I want only the best, cleanest, safest products around her. I also want to teach her that we share this planet, and we need to be responsible and take care of it. That's why I recently switched from disposables to cloth diapers. I want her to inherit a beautiful, clean earth, so she, her children, and her children's children can enjoy the oceans, the shade of an old tree, hiking, rainy days, the snow, summer picnics and all the beauty and joy nature has to offer! (Maybe a little cheesy, but you get that way when you have a baby!)
04/22/2011 9:51:31 AM CDT
SophiaM. says ...
I want to switch to greener cleaner products for the saftey of my family and pets. Cleaning can be effecient without all the harsh chemicals. You get what you pay for. Choosing smart now will help in the long run, this goes with food, cosmetics, as well as cleaning supplies!
04/22/2011 9:51:33 AM CDT
Sharlene says ...
Living greener is an important part of everyone's life. Teaching greener living is an important lesson to teach the children. Hopefully enough people will pick up the reins so we have something left to pass on to the future generations.
04/22/2011 9:51:33 AM CDT
Jen B says ...
I'd love to give my house a green makeover. In order to switch, I'd have to know that they are green and will actually clean as well, if not better, than other cleaners. With kids and pets, I'd like to switch over to greener products for them, but I have to know that the green products work well
04/22/2011 9:51:38 AM CDT
tammie says ...
i would love to have the knowledge to know what to look for and how to pick it out. i've made a point to get my rain barrels, compost bin and recycle whatever i can, but household cleaners/items can be a bit of a mystery. i would LOVE a starter basket!! it would do the guess work for me and i could keep it going from there!!
04/22/2011 9:51:50 AM CDT
Sue Rao says ...
Good for earth and me.. Win-win
04/22/2011 9:51:54 AM CDT
kristopher says ...
I am currently going back to school for marine ecology and dont have much money to drive to more populated areas that have a greater environmental awareness. In the town i live in Walmart is the one show pony, and i try my best to avoid them. My selection here is very limited. I do entertain a lot of guests from school and think that i could raise aweraness by example, also i could stand to learn a great deal by being introduced to better cleaning alternatives. Thanks~ Happy Earth Day
04/22/2011 9:52:09 AM CDT
Cecelia says ...
i'm trying to causally go green for my allergies and my cats health and most importantly for the enviorment
04/22/2011 9:52:11 AM CDT
Jessica P. says ...
I've recently made the switch...ever since I had my daughter and was cleaning our Bathroom one day and reliazed the odor of bleach was making a haze throughtout our house...I opened all the windows and decided enough of this poison! I follow a site called safemama.com and they have changed my world to GREEN. They did a article on Better Life cleaning products and I decided to give them a try...I AM HOOKED!! Best thing since sliced bread. My daughter loves to help me clean and I feel 100% comfortable w/ her doing so...I will also only use Twist sponges since BetterLife sells them too. I would love, love to win a Green Basket...right in time for Spring Cleaning!
04/22/2011 9:52:15 AM CDT
Laurie says ...
I use cut lemons on the sink/cutting boards. White vineagar and baking soda in the drain and sink. Leftover cola cleans my toilets and I have shined up appliances/fixtures with a banana peel. Love the Earth, it's only on loan to us!
04/22/2011 9:52:15 AM CDT
Michele Kaplan says ...
I am a huge fan of going green, one of course because of my environment and two because of it being beneficial to my health, opposed to the rather toxic "non-green" cleaning products. Unfortunately, I live in an area where not only is going green considerably more expensive (I live on a fixed income due to illness) but it's just not made available in my area. Recently, I've seen some sorta semi-green products but then I read an article saying they really aren't green as they claim to be. I would love nothing more then to win the gift basket, as not only would I keep some of it for myself so I could really give my apartment a clean green makeover (which makes me giddy because these products tend to smell nice and yet I don't have problems breathing while using them) but I would also see if my local disability center could use some of it as well. I am a big fan "going green" as they say and I always recycle, buy organic when I can afford to do and when it is made available in my local market (which isn't always the case.) as well as activism (of all kinds) but that certainly includes environmental activism. To win this gift basket would be quite awesome and allow me to make my apartment a healthier place (while helping the earth). be well.
04/22/2011 9:52:16 AM CDT
Beata Petro says ...
By now I changed most of my cleaning stuff for green (mostly Ecover) which I love. I have birdies (cockatiels) at home. They make a big mess everyday, they also poop a lot! I really think the best what I can do for them and for my family is using totally green cleaning products. Unfortunatley we don't have Whole Food Market in Hungary yet but I would be happy to try out and use some other brands which are not available here.
04/22/2011 9:52:23 AM CDT
Adrienne says ...
I'd love there to be more coupons for 'green' cleaners. Regular cleaners can be so cheap with coupons that it can be hard to pass up a good deal. Plus, I have a hard time getting passed the mentality that bleach = clean.
04/22/2011 9:52:26 AM CDT
Libby says ...
I've spent the last few years dealing with chronic fatigue and chronic pain. One of the things that's helped is eliminating as many unnecessary chemicals from my life as I can. Since switching up household products, eating more organic foods, filtering all my water, etc, etc, I can see some definite improvements in my health!
04/22/2011 9:52:30 AM CDT
kimberly Masseau says ...
First of all, thank you for such a wonderful opportunity. I have actually already began to replace household cleaners with more environmentally friendly products. I have a grandchild, as well as pets and I hate the thought of them getting into, or being around toxic cleaners. I use vinegar and soda alot in my cleaning routine as well as citrus and essential oils making "homemade" cleaning products. I also make my own laundry soap. I would love to try these products!! Thank you again for the opportunity!!
04/22/2011 9:52:30 AM CDT
Holly says ...
I am inspired to have a greener life--and kitchen--to take care of the planet and my family. I am trying to phase everything into greener cleaners as I run out. I do not want the toxins in my house and would love a green makeover!
04/22/2011 9:52:32 AM CDT
Natalia says ...
My husband and I made a concious decision to watch what we put into our bodies. We recycle everything we can and make sure we do our part to even re-use some items we purchase. But just recently I noticed that some of the household cleaners we use may not be safe for our health or our cat's health. These products could help us take another step towards bettering our health as well as our environment.
04/22/2011 9:52:38 AM CDT
Nancy says ...
I am definitely scared about my family being awash in chemicals - and feeling pretty helpless about controlling the flood of poisons into our house and the effect on my family. There is so much information to absorb. Trying to make changes and feeling good about every baby step I take. Thanks for helping me in this process.
04/22/2011 9:52:40 AM CDT
Jess says ...
I'm inspired to make my home cleaning products green, because of our recent addition to our family! From our bath tub where we bathe our daughter, to the floors she crawls on I would love to know that it is safe!
04/22/2011 9:52:44 AM CDT
Melanie Merriken says ...
I have been caught up in the web of the 'bleach smell' my whole life, whenever I smell bleach, my mind thinks, "totally clean and antibacterial". I have to get out of that mindset, realize that clean doesnt' have to burn my lungs or irritate my eyes to sanitize. That some germs are even ok! I've been working with my family to compost, turn off lights, we let our grass grow a little longer to cut less, drive less and so on and an overhaul with our cleaning products will fit in with our new 'greener ' lifestyle we're trying to achieve. I want a world for my children that is not polluted from people of my generation. I want eco friendliness to be a natural thing for my children to live by. Thank you!
04/22/2011 9:52:46 AM CDT

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