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Win a Year's Supply of Greener Cleaners

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, April 3, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

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!




PJ says ...
Let's make the world a better place. :-)
04/18/2012 6:37:59 PM CDT
Bernice says ...
I reuse all my plastic bags for taking out garbage. I use a refillable water bottle. I have a hybrid car and I consolidate my trips to go shopping. I recycle my children's clothes to others kids in the neighborhood. I donate books to the library and buy books from the library sales.
04/12/2012 5:51:25 AM CDT
Ben says ...
I will recycle at least one thing every day
04/12/2012 5:36:08 AM CDT
Beth says ...
I bring my own cup to Starbucks and use my own canvas coffee sleeve. Re-usable chico bags are the best for groceries and other trips to the general stores.
04/12/2012 5:50:29 AM CDT
Karen says ...
I'm using only natural cleaning products, and unplugging cords when not in use.
04/12/2012 5:36:07 AM CDT
Deborah Green says ...
I will purchase a filter water pitcherand water bottle and stop buying all that bottled water in plastic bottles. I will teach my grandsons the importance of conserving resources and saving the planet. And I will continue to tell my husband to turn off the running water when he shaves and brushes his teeth! Haha
04/12/2012 5:33:53 AM CDT
christina kane says ...
encourge my 4 roommates to recycle and bought a huge recycle bin. which saves on landful waster
04/18/2012 6:33:57 PM CDT
Rachel F says ...
We are planting a garden and adding a rain barrel
04/18/2012 6:35:19 PM CDT
Amy says ...
I am resolving to not waste water. I am going to accomplish this by doing simple, everyday things such as not turning on the shower too early to "warm it up", by not leaving the faucet running while we do dishes, and being careful about the ways in which we use water.
04/13/2012 8:25:32 AM CDT
Joanna Tousley says ...
No more plastic bags from markets or other shops
04/18/2012 6:38:16 PM CDT
mari koss says ...
I will only wsh when I can hang cloths outside to dry. I will also put my reusable gtocery bags in my car so I never forget to take them in store.
04/20/2012 9:54:15 AM CDT
Liz says ...
Turn off the water when brushing your teeth and washing your face.
04/19/2012 5:43:36 PM CDT
Joan says ...
When bringing my lunch to work, I am going to use more reusable containers to avoid using so many plastic bags
04/19/2012 5:35:46 PM CDT
karen spector says ...
I've been using reusable bags for over 40 years. I try to pass the word on to others to bring their own bags an save the trees.
04/18/2012 6:34:33 PM CDT
Stephen Majerczyk says ...
I grow my own herbs for my kids to see how they get to be.
04/18/2012 6:39:01 PM CDT
adrianne boutin says ...
reusable grocery bags at the supermarket
04/13/2012 10:31:35 AM CDT
Susan says ...
Plant an organic raised bed garden in backyard:):):)
04/13/2012 10:31:53 AM CDT
Marina Hawk says ...
I will bring my own cup for coffee, at the coffe stores.
04/19/2012 6:00:10 PM CDT
Stacey says ...
We drink a ton of water so my goal is to switch to re-usable water bottles. We always recycle but making that little switch will save a lot of plastic.
04/08/2012 7:38:13 AM CDT
riva says ...
In stead of taking my lunch to work in a plastic or paper bag, I will be taking a re-usable lunch bag. I have also started repurposing a lot of old containers and clothing items to make new, useful things such as a shopping bag made out of an old T-Shirt.
04/10/2012 3:06:56 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
I continue to clean my house with natural cleaning products like Vinegar and borax and rid my house of dangerous chemicals.
04/12/2012 5:51:33 AM CDT
Lindsay says ...
Have switched to green products for dishwashing and clothes washing as well as using many more chores using vinegar based cleaning.
04/12/2012 5:52:41 AM CDT
Erin Pfoutz says ...
We've begun our own compost bin, and are using all-natural super concentrated garlic spray around the yard to keep mosquitoes out of our yard.
04/12/2012 7:09:46 AM CDT
ERICA says ...
I am looking forward to constructing a grey water recycling system in my house.
04/13/2012 7:09:02 AM CDT
Rebecca says ...
Composting and using more sound household cleaners.
04/13/2012 7:01:17 AM CDT