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Green Your Routine with Seventh Generation

Monday, August 27, 2012

For several years, I have always been on the lookout for cleaning products that were non-toxic and did not smell of harsh chemicals. It became much more important once I became a mother and began to worry about the dangers of allowing my children to come into contact with potentially harmful cleaning products. One of the first brands I had ever tried was Seventh Generation. Since many of their products cost more than conventional products, I would often restrict their use to washing baby bottles, dishes, baby clothes and the like. Over the last year or so, I have not been nearly so diligent, even though it's always been in the back of my mind that I should work more towards living like the Lorax and being greener. This is why I agreed to work with Seventh Generation and participate in their Green Your Routine challenge.


Seventh Generation Green Your RoutineOver the next few weeks, I will be making a more conscientious effort to live a healthier and more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Seventh Generation has sent over a kit of cleaning products to help me green my routine along with the following four recommendations:

  • Tip #1 - Pack a Litterless Lunch
  • Tip #2 - Watch How You Wash
  • Tip #3 - Choose a Sustainable Route to School
  • Tip #4 - Teach Environmental Stewardship

Seventh Generation hasn't forgot about my readers. They have offered up a chance to win your own Seventh Generation Starter Kit composed of coupons for a complimentary package of Seventh Generation Free & Clear Dish Soap, Free & Clear Kitchen Spray and 4X Laundry Detergent so you can try these products, too. Canadian residents can enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I am participating in the Seventh Generation Green Your Routine Challenge. I was sent product to help facilitate this post. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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31 COMMENTS

  1. I buy only natural cleaning products, as well as chlorine-free and 100% post-consumer recycled paper products. We're also trying to greatly reduce our garbage and buy items that have little or ideally no packaging.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

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  2. I am very particular about purchasing products that come in recyclable packaging in an effort to reduce the garbage we produce. We also shop in thrift stores when possible.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  3. I recycle EVERYTHING possible - at home in my blue box, taking items I can't recycle at home to places I can, repurposing old items rather than tossing out and reusing whatever possibl.

    I routinely buy 'green' cleaning products & have purchased fabric grocery/produce/ziploc type bags to avoid the disposible ones!

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  4. We are avid recyclers and re-users (when possible). We use only cloth grocery bags and produce bags. We are great at turning lights off when not in use, we use only cold water to wash clothes in. We do all we can do really.

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    Anne Taylor

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  5. We have stopped buying food items in one time use containers such as small yogurts, juice boxes, etc. Doesn't take much time to scoop/pour from a large container into a reusable container.
    Jan

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  6. We recycle,and I only wash clothes in cold water and hang on the line to dry whenever possible!

    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

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  7. I always wash my clothes in cold water, we recycle and reuse everything we can!
    dalleykt at live dot ca

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  8. We wash in cold water,and have taught the kids about recycling, reducing, and reusing. we also use reusable containers for lunch.

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  9. We recycle and compost. Wash in cold water and use natural cleaners, lotions whenever possible!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  10. Composting and using rain barrels helps us stay green!

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  11. We recycle, compost, use cold water for our laundry.
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. We recycle a lot!
    gael727 at gmail dot com

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  13. lots of recycling, washing on cold water only and using products with natural ingredients!

    penguinjo99 at gmail dot com

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  14. I use reusable shopping bags everywhere and recycle everything I am able to!

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  15. Waste free lunches! Reusable containers and bags for everything that I take to work for my lunch

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  16. Recycling and composting, and packing lunches in reusable containers and lunch bags

    victoriaess at hotmail dot com

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  17. Buying more local and/or organic food, using fewer chemicals in cleaning, laundry, personal hygiene, reusing kitchen water for trees, composting, etc.

    Adina H.

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  18. I recycle cans and glass and plastic bottles;
    I have produce bags and shopping bags for purchases

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  19. I plan to continue to recycle and ensure kids do as well.

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  20. Since moving to a smaller flat a few months ago, I stopped buying cleaners for the home. I found recipes that were easy to make at home. Vinegar and Baking Soda are my heros!

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  21. We have started using SLS and Paraben free shampoo and toothpaste and have stopped using plastic bags and we are planning on using reusable diapers when our next child is born this November.

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  22. I use reusable shopping bags and lunch containers!

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  23. I am going to green my routine by using reusable bags every time I shop for groceries.

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  24. We have been trying to be less dependant on our car. It helps both the environment and our health

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  25. I have just recently started using homemade cleaners and detergents. I am very hapy with the results so far!!!

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  26. I always recycle everything and compost! We barely throw anything in the garbage any more!

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  27. We recycle and compost. Also, try to make most of my son's school lunches litterless.
    Cheers.

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  28. Use containers for lunches, recycle, turn lights off!

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  29. we recycle as much as possible and we are planning to start composting

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  30. I often clean with items like vinegar, baking soda and lemon.

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