Posts Tagged ‘eco-friendly’

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Fun Eco-Cloth Giveaway on An Island Review

March 11, 2009

I’ve been reading up on E-cloths and I have to say I am intrigued. They require water only to clean your home. The cloths are you need to clean – no sprays, no scrubbers, no sponges etc. just the cloth and some water. They are made of microfiber and the manufacturing process utilizes “technology to split and combine fibers which create millions of tiny scrapers that serve to cut through dust, dirt, grime, oils, grease, bacteria without scratching surfaces.” They are made from a “combination of two fibers, polyester and polyamide (a nylon by-product).” The Polyester is lyophilic which attracts oil and grease, while Polyamide is hydrophilic which attracts water.” They’re fascinating to me because if they work and lots of people say they do, they would cut down on items to buy, store, carry around and use while cleaning. An Island Review is doing a giveaway the Kitchen Pack.

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We’re Going Green: Part II

May 5, 2008

I totally forgot in my last post all of the things that we are doing to go green with food! We joined a local food co-op and weekly we pick up our “share” of organic locally grown fruits and vegetables. Also, we pick up our bread and anti-biotic/hormone-free meats at Tendercrop.

We’re building two large raised beds to attempt to grow our own vegetables for the summer and we plan to experiment with canning.

Oh and I plan to use only organic treatments in my lawn/garden this year. Previously, I used Scott’s Step 1-4 but I haven’t figured out yet what I can replace that with. Any suggestions???

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We Are Going Green

May 4, 2008

We’ve started the process of making our house more environmentally friendly. This is what we’ve done so far:

All organic, natural cleaning products
80% florescent lights (the rest have dimmers – need a florescent that can handle dimmers)
recycling all paper, plastic, glass, cans
composting kitchen waste
Bamboo sheets

Still To Do:

Call city recycling and buy the outdoor composter
Build boxes to collect larger yard debris to be used in the composter (50-50% green to brown ratio)
Paint the master bathroom with no VOC paint
Paint our bedroom with no VOC paint
Finish building the raised beds.