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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!




Samantha says ...
I want to thank Christopher; He came to the aid of a perfect stranger. I have MS and was sitting on a non functioning electric scooter. And Chris offered to be my extra legs and run up and down various isles and get the things I needed so I didn't have to do much more walking. I always believe in angels and Chris is one. I hope this gets to the store and you. Thank you so much for all your help you are a wonderful person. I hope the store gives you a Chris day. I won't forget you! Always grateful Samantha
04/03/2012 5:23:57 AM CDT
Cara says ...
Use more natural cleaners to de-bug...ie apple cider vinegar.
04/03/2012 6:31:32 AM CDT
Nancy Little says ...
We're planting a garden this year!
04/03/2012 7:11:59 AM CDT
Sarah Kalbfleisch says ...
No more buying chemical cleaners - use baking soda, vinegar and tea tree oil.
04/03/2012 7:20:53 AM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
I will recycle everything that I can recycle! Not just at my house, but I will involve neighbors and by coworkers! we all have to do more to help our earth!
04/03/2012 7:25:39 AM CDT
Tracy T Hall says ...
I use vinegar, washing soda and borax....as well as lemon oil and lemon to try and use less chemicals!! I also use cloth diapers to reduce waste and resources usage!
04/03/2012 7:27:29 AM CDT
Kate says ...
We're starting a container spice garden!
04/03/2012 8:04:16 AM CDT
Kristin says ...
Get rid of the plastic wrap and baggies and use reusable containers and sandwich skins for the lunch boxes!
04/03/2012 8:19:48 AM CDT
Shawn says ...
Using a rain barrel to water our garden.
04/03/2012 8:20:59 AM CDT
susan says ...
I will bikeor walk instead of driving whenever possible
04/03/2012 8:29:09 AM CDT
kris says ...
I will take public transportation more often.
04/03/2012 8:29:47 AM CDT
AD says ...
I will use natural cleaners.
04/03/2012 8:31:49 AM CDT
Crystal says ...
I've changed my personal care products to all natural ones!
04/03/2012 9:07:17 AM CDT
Kaitlin says ...
I will pack food in reuseable containers instead of plastic/foil.
04/03/2012 9:11:14 AM CDT
Dustin says ...
Starting to compost this season!
04/03/2012 9:23:15 AM CDT
Di says ...
Allow and encourage insects,lizards and birds to control insects in porch garden without having to use chemicals.
04/03/2012 9:23:34 AM CDT
B says ...
I'll plant an organic vegetable garden.
04/03/2012 9:25:49 AM CDT
Vanessa says ...
I will bring my glass straws with me when I go out. No point in throwing away all those plastic straws!
04/03/2012 9:30:28 AM CDT
Cindy Lou says ...
I will walk or bike more places.
04/03/2012 9:30:43 AM CDT
Courtney Frerichs says ...
I will be using Vinegar and Baking Soda for cleaning.
04/03/2012 9:30:44 AM CDT
Katie says ...
We're moving, and I'm excited to be able to walk to a lot more places. Also, with a very different living situation, I'm excited to be able to make my own choices about how I clean/disinfect!
04/03/2012 9:30:45 AM CDT
Eve says ...
I will use natural cleaners, no more chemicals. Take my reusable bags with me every time I go shopping.
04/03/2012 9:31:22 AM CDT
Dawn richling says ...
We just moved in to a house with a yard. We have big plans! Rain barrels Compost Vegetable garden Catching the cold water while we wait for hot water The list goes on
04/03/2012 9:31:51 AM CDT
Megan says ...
Instead of using harsh cleaners to clean the bathtub, I'll just use vinegar and baking soda.
04/03/2012 9:32:09 AM CDT
Kelsey Webster says ...
Planning to make my own natural cleaning products, plant a garden, and recycle more!!
04/03/2012 9:32:26 AM CDT