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I like the thought of Earth Day being in Spring, it feels fitting to have a brand new vision for how to better our planet at the beginning of the season when things are bursting into growth and bloom. it does us all good to sit and think about how our lives impact our planet. We are not living in the caveman era when things like eating and cleaning only had a minimal impact on nature. Now everything we purchase and consume affects the globe from an economic standpoint as well as health, and destruction of our natural resources.
I love driving my car to work as much as the rest of you, but I live close enough I need to start biking some of these days to help cut gas, and exhaust etc. It's also beneficial for my health. These are things that I'm working on changing in my life. I'm working on the green cleaning, using baking soda and vinegar more than these other chemicals that pollute things. I've already been using a steam mop for my kitchen floor, although it still uses electricity, it's healthier for the air and my little doggies.
There are small changes that people can make, switching to the energy efficient light bulbs, drinking water from BPA free reusable containers and not buying bottled water, taking your own coffee container when purchasing coffee at a local coffee store, using the reusable bags when shopping, purchasing local organic foods, planting a garden to eat from etc. There are many changes that can be made, focus on one or two and make them a part of your life, and next year find some other new things to incorporate into your life.
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Go Green with Natural Cleaning SuppliesLong before going green became popular, Mary Findley dedicated her life to changing people's use of toxic chemicals. Years of cleaning homes professional and breathing toxic chemicals convinced Mary of the necessity to change our way of life. Some of the cleaners she used were not tolerated by her customers and her own throat and lungs soon showed issues after breathing the fumes for years on end. For her own health and that of her customers, Mary found healthy ways to clean, which set her on a course to change the way the world views cleaning.
Since writing her book "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Cleaning", Mary's eyes opened even wider to the various ways people could make small changes in their lifestyle that would slow the damage being done to Mother Earth. One person can make a difference especially when multiplied by even one million people - the numbers are staggering.
Mary's goal is for one million people to sign up to be a Moppins Greener Cleaner and make the suggested small changes in their life for the sake of Mother Earth and themselves. Sign up now and receive Mary's free article called "The Hit List" which states the worst toxic cleaners commonly found in our products, the health issues they cause and where you find them. In addition Mary will send you her "Totally Green Home." This is a simple step by step method to help you convert you home to green living. You will also receive Mary's monthly newsletter and be privy to special discounts.
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