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What is Green Cleaning (and Why Should You Care)?

Posted by Kaitlin on Jan 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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Why It's So Important to Green Clean

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding green cleaning in recent years, with many companies claiming they are “going green.” And let’s face it: when most people hear the words “all-natural,” “organic” and “green” they simply translate that to “better for the environment.”

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Topics: Clean Consciously, environment, everyday cleaning, Going Green, green products, Healthy Living, clean environment, green cleaning, greenliving

The Dirty Truth About Toxic Cleaning Products

Posted by Kaitlin on Dec 27, 2018 11:34:00 AM

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The 8 Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Cleaning Products

Nothing compares to the feeling of a freshly cleaned house. After hours of scrubbing, dusting and getting rid of all the dirt and germs, you look around feeling this incredible satisfaction and sense of accomplishment. Ah, yes. We know the feeling.

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Topics: Cleaning Tips, Going Green, Sustainability

Green Generation: How Millennials Are Saving the Environment

Posted by Kaitlin on Dec 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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For Millennials Environmental Sustainability Means Making a Difference Today

Millennials are known to be very outspoken about climate change, with 76% being “somewhat to extremely concerned” about the impact climate change will have on their quality of life during their lifetimes, and 82% being worried about the impact of climate change on their children’s quality of life (Earth911).

While they express significant concern, their strategies for evoking change are a bit different than that of other generations. In a recent study done by marketing firm The Shelton Group, it was determined that Millennials are actually less likely to recycle compared to other generations.  

So how exactly are Millennials lobbying for change?

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Topics: Going Green, maketheswitch, Social Responsibility, greenliving, Millennials

3 Ways to Go Green at Work (Without Putting in Too Much Extra Work)

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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How to Create Sustainable Workspaces

There’s no denying the therapeutic, healing benefits of nature. Being outdoors is scientifically proven to promote your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. However, since many of us spend our days inside an office, enjoying the outdoors isn’t always realistic.

This raises the question: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could experience the healing benefits of nature indoors? We’re thrilled to report that you can!

As it turns out, there is a growing trend among architects and developers to create office buildings with a biophilic design. By incorporating various elements of the nature in the workplace, there is not only an increase in physical health, but also in productivity, and work performance.

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Topics: workplace wellness, Going Green, Healthy Living, Sustainability, clean environment, green office, greenliving

Team Green: How Sports Stadiums are Becoming More Eco-Friendly

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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What Sports Stadiums Are Doing To Be More Eco-Friendly

When it comes to sustainability, a sports stadium is typically the last place that comes to mind. Between the high-powered lighting, cooking food to feed thousands of people, and plastic cups being tossed left and right, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of the amount of wasted energy and resources.

The good news is that there’s a growing trend among sports arenas to reduce their carbon footprint. According to a recent article in the New York Times, many sports stadiums are becoming “showcases for green design,” with leagues “wrapping themselves in eco-friendly banners to help market their sports.”

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Topics: Going Green, Sustainability, clean environment, greenliving

Top 5 Tips to Reduce Chemicals, Dust and Toxins in Your Home

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Less Toxic

Your home is a safe haven for family fun, nurturing and daily care, so the environment should be just as safe, right? Creating a healthy and less-toxic home environment is essential to feeling better and nurturing your family.

Take the necessary steps to improve your home’s environment with just five simple steps.

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Topics: Clean Consciously, Cleaning Tips, everyday cleaning, Going Green, green products, Healthy Living, maketheswitch, Sustainability, clean environment, greenliving, Millennials, safer products

5 Awesome Ways to Make Cleaning Fun For Kids

Posted by Kaitlin on Oct 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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How to Have a Clean House With Kids (Yes, it Can Be Done!)

We know, we know.

Cleaning with your kids doesn’t exactly sound, well, that relaxing. But, it IS good for little people to help out around the house once in a while, so they’re in the habit of earning their keep – which, down the road, you’ll be grateful they know how to do. Read on for ways to spiff up your space AND keep small hands occupied – definitely a win-win in our book.

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Topics: chores, cleaning routine, Cleaning Tips, everyday cleaning, Going Green, Kids, cleaning, green cleaning, Inspiration, Learn

The Top 5 Dangers of Bleach

Posted by Kaitlin on Oct 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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5 Reasons to Ditch the Bleach and Clean Green

Bleach is known as “chlorine bleach” or even “sodium hypochlorite,” can be found in nearly every household or office. When it comes to dirty jobs, whether it’s cleaning a moldy bathroom, disinfecting surfaces, or getting stains out of laundry, people often reach for bleach. As one of the oldest and most common household products, it’s tough getting people to ditch bleach.

Bleach is made when chlorine and caustic soda (also known as lye) are combined. Both are very potent. Its potency is what has made it so attractive in the cleaning market.

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Topics: Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, Cleaning Tips, everyday cleaning, Going Green, maketheswitch, cleaning, green cleaning, safer products

The Top 7 Air Purifying Indoor Plants

Posted by Kaitlin on Oct 16, 2018 10:46:00 AM

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The Best Houseplants that Reduce Allergies and Remove Toxins

Despite our best efforts and hours spent cleaning, getting “fresh air” can feel like an impossible task. With so many factors affecting indoor air quality – cleaning products, formaldehyde, chemical flame retardants, and more – it’s like fighting a losing battle.

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Topics: Going Green, Healthy Living, house plants, green home, greenliving

5 Sustainable and Budget-Friendly Alternatives to Paper Towels

Posted by Kaitlin on Oct 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Why You Should Reduce Your Dependence on Paper Towels

While paper towels are often thought of as a household staple, you can actually swap out your old standby for more Earth-friendly items. Paper towels cannot be recycled; therefore more and more waste is created with every spill you clean up.

Consider these five Earth-friendly options to minimize waste and maintain an environmentally-friendly household.

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Topics: Clean Consciously, everyday cleaning, Going Green, Healthy Living, Sustainability, clean environment, cleaning, green cleaning, greenliving

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