Last week, I read Katie's post on green cleaning tips and I realized that I needed to make a change...or at least TRY.
I live in a pretty nice community and we have several fussy stores. Last year, my Ralphs changed into a Ralphs Fresh Fare in order to compete with the giant Whole Foods down the way and the even closer Traders and Sprouts Market. As a result, they have oodles and oodles of natural products.
My sister-in-law is a greenie, so on the way to the market on Saturday, I gave her a call. I was out of laundry detergent, so I decided to make my first attempt and buying an ecologically-friendly product. I've heard of Seventh Generation, but that's all I could name...she recommended a product called ECOVER and sure enough, Ralphs had it, so I snapped it up!
Now, I'm sure there are fabulous reasons why people buy this product... my reason, however, was that I was shamed into it, but my reason for buying it next time will be: it smells pretty and got my clothes nice and clean, plus it's made for high efficiency washers. YAY! You might roll your eyes at how non-environmental I am, but hey, it's a start, right?!
I'm curious to know what you think about the green wave. Are you militant, more casual about it, or do you still litter? AND, more importantly, if you're a greenie and have some quick and easy tips for the lazy housekeeper in me, I'd LOVE to know what else I can do to become more environmentally responsible!!!