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Jess the Mess says ...
All it took for me was educating myself on the dangers of common household cleaners. As a pet-owner and a new aunt (that hopes to babysit often!), I am not willing to take any chances with my little loved ones. Plus the damage to the environment and the economy---there are so many reasons ALREADY out there to switch from conventional cleaning products to greener choices. It's a choice...but it's also a neccessity for a healthy life, environment, and economy.
04/22/2011 9:57:33 AM CDT
Sarah L. says ...
Because I am determined to never have cancer again!
04/22/2011 9:57:33 AM CDT
Karin says ...
I've pretty much made the switch because we're exposed to so many chemicals in our everyday lives that I wanted my home to be somewhat of a safe zone; chemical cleaners used to bother me with headaches and allergy symptoms. Since I've started using all natural, chemical free products, I don't get those reactions (though they are even stronger now when I get accidentally exposed to fumes at work or in public). Anyway, I feel better that I am making less polluting choices. I would love to try out some brands and products I haven't tried before!!
04/22/2011 9:57:36 AM CDT
Sarah says ...
I've already started to incorporate some green cleaning products and I love them! I started doing alot of research and realized how many toxins and chemicals are in those type of products and how unhealthy they are for us and the environment. And you can get things just as clean using green!
04/22/2011 9:57:48 AM CDT
Amy warrick says ...
My 83yr young mother lives with me. She has kidney disease and must be on dialysis. On top of that, she's a 3 time cancer survivor. So, with her numerous health issues, harsh chemicals is something we avoid. Even a little carpet freshener is enough to start her coughing. Would love a green package to get converted over!
04/22/2011 9:57:50 AM CDT
sharon cerasoli says ...
I am actually really contemplating converting everything I have, cleaning wise, to green products. It is expensive though to start, so winning this contest would be completely awesome...thanks for having this opportunity to provide a greener house for my family!
04/22/2011 9:57:55 AM CDT
Jennifer Latham says ...
With a new baby on the way it is more important than ever to use green cleaners. I am going to make an effort to pass these practices on to him so that he can be part of the change and shift we need to make as humans for a greener planet and environment.
04/22/2011 9:58:00 AM CDT
Sandy Boomgaarden says ...
Hi Whole Foods: I am doing a make over with all my cleaning products as I know form research that these chemicals are KILLING people and animals! So with two grandbabies in my home and two dogs and 3 humans I want them all to be as safe and healthy as possible. So please help me do a complete home make over with the gift basket of green cleaning products. Besides green is my favorite color!!!!
04/22/2011 9:58:00 AM CDT
Heather Jaynes says ...
I like to green up a little at a time and staring with some cleaning products seems like a great next step. Maybe there will be some extras for my office too.
04/22/2011 9:58:15 AM CDT
angela says ...
I would love to win the products. We try to use more green products. We have two dogs and do not want to harm them with the chemical fumes.
04/22/2011 9:58:36 AM CDT
Karen says ...
We clean with mostly homemade solutions (vinegar, castile soap, water) but I've yet to find sponges and trash bags that I'm happy with.
04/22/2011 9:58:38 AM CDT
katie says ...
My biggest hurdle is my husband being skeptical about green cleaners. Even though he's been using some for a while, he's still got it in his mind that he has to chlorox and ammonia everything.
04/22/2011 9:58:43 AM CDT
Katherine says ...
I live in a city with no Whole Foods Store. It is very hard to find Green products where I live. I would love the opportunity to try these products.
04/22/2011 9:58:45 AM CDT
Celia zamora says ...
I want to make my home cleaner, greener, and safer for my family... Since I've seen the positive effects of being a vegetarian and eating organic has done for my body!
04/22/2011 9:58:47 AM CDT
Marnie Nemcoff says ...
I would love to win this gift basket for my son. He has had asthma since he was 10 months old and I am constantly cleaning my house, and trying to use eco-friendly products. I already use your laundry detergent and was planning to make the switch for other products, so this is perfect! In the past year, my family has made great strides in becoming healthier eaters, exercising regularly, and now I am focusing on a healthier home environment, for us, and for our furry family members (2 cats and a big sweet dog). :) Thank you for your consideration!
04/22/2011 9:58:48 AM CDT
Aaron Hatmaker says ...
I not only use greener products for myself and my planet, but for my pets sake and the sake of Mother Nature. We need to leave everything better than we found it!
04/22/2011 9:58:55 AM CDT
cjbestwick says ...
Six years ago my lungs were destroyed by something unknown. I was a teacher for 14 years and had to go on disability last year because of how severe my lung disease became. I have used green products ever since my diagnosis and also eat whole foods. I will never again risk my household environment with chemicals in our foods or any other products we use. I drive 73 miles every four weeks to grocery shop at Whole Foods (since our town offers minimal healthy foods).
04/22/2011 9:58:57 AM CDT
Karen says ...
I buy green cleaning products whenever possible. If I have to venture into the non-green cleaning product aisle at a conventional supermarket, more often than not, I emerge with a headache and nausea. I've heard that this is called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. At Whole Foods, I can spend the whole day in the cleaning product aisle and not feel any adverse effects. So for that, I thank you! I've already donated my conventional cleaning products to needy families and focus solely on green alternatives. I do have a hard time explaining the extra cost to the breadwinner of the family. I wish he could see that my health is more important than a few extra dollars.
04/22/2011 9:59:10 AM CDT
Amber says ...
With three dogs and two young children my house requires some serious deep cleaning fairly often. When using green products I am confident my family is safe and I am doing my best for the environment.
04/22/2011 9:59:15 AM CDT
Eden Lackey says ...
I would love to win. I am 33 and I just finished my battle against breast cancer. I am now cancer free and want to do as much as I can to stay that way forever. I feel there is so many horrible chemicals out there in so many things. It makes my heart dance to know there are better, healthier, safer things out there for us to use. Lately things have been difficult financially. So that would be a nice gift to have. Thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to possibly win such awesome things that are good for us.
04/22/2011 9:59:15 AM CDT
Kristine Allcroft says ...
I encourage all my clients to eliminate toxins in their homes by using all natural cleaning products. This helps to reduce allergy symptoms by controlling indoor air quality! We're lucky to have Whole Foods in our area so I can refer them to one stop shopping!
04/22/2011 9:59:19 AM CDT
jen says ...
I am working on making the switch to greener products all through my life. With greener cleaners I truly don't have to worry about what chemicals my boys are touching when they are doing their chores. Thanks Whole Foods!
04/22/2011 9:59:28 AM CDT
dahlia gold says ...
Being a Personal Chef in Montreal Canada,we dont's have a Whole Food stores would love you to come here,when I visit the US. it's always my first stop,I am very green when it comes to produce and cleaning detergents,most of my products are eco friendly.
04/22/2011 9:59:33 AM CDT
Tori Morrill says ...
Thank you Whole foods. Generous offer. I always use green products. I am a musician on a small budget but money never deters me from doing what's right by our planet. Maybe this is better for someone who needs more convincing, or a family with children but it sure would help me greatly. Thanks and keep up the good work.
04/22/2011 9:59:35 AM CDT
Carrie says ...
We are trying to have a "green" household for many reasons - primarily because our 3 year old son, Eli, has EXCEPTIONALLY sensitive skin. [He's got Uriticaria Pigmentosa which leaves him with hives all over his body all of the time (so if you see a cute little man with brown spots - don't run the other way! They aren't contageous!).] So, we try to find products that are not only good to the earth, but good to his skin, too!
04/22/2011 9:59:46 AM CDT

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