Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tera -- Living My Five
Most of my Five progress in the last two weeks has been eco-related. When my mom and I went shopping for new cleaning supplies--always a must during the guest-heavy holiday season--we chose the eco-friendly Clorox GreenWorks wipes and dish soap. It's such an easy (and affordable) way to change out chemical-laden cleaning products for ones with 95% natural plant and mineral-based biodegradable ingredients.
In addition to providing eco-friendly products, GreenWorks also works with Clothing Swap (an organization that brings fashionable swappers together to swap clothes and shop--their mission is "Be good. Be green. Be GLAM!") and one of my favorite environmental groups, the Sierra Club.
The Clorox Company, too, is working on going green. They have committed to reducing their electricity and water use, to disclose carbon data, and is a member of the EPA's Climate Leaders Program. Plus they own one of my favorite natural beauty products line, Burt's Bees.
In other green steps, after using up our aluminum foil on holiday baking we picked up recycled Reynolds Wrap, and when we packed up our treats to mail to family we used biodegradable, water-soluble packing peanuts from Staples.
All in all it's been a pretty green fortnight in the Childs household.
How about you guys? Are you going the extra distance to make your holidays and your household easier on the environment?