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Seventh Generation, Earth Mother Approved

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. ” ~ From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy
« Dans toutes nos délibérations, nous devons tenir compte des répercussions de nos décisions sur les sept prochaines générations. » ~ de la grande Loi de la Confédération iroquoise

When I was a wee lass, I made every effort to recycle paper, plastics and glass, as well as reduce and reuse whenever possible. I thought I was being very responsible when it came to being eco-conscious. As I grew older, I realized there was so much more that I could do. It wasn't until I met my husband and we had children that my outlook towards the environment changed drastically. The biggest change centred around cleaning products, namely those that had a harsh, chemical smell. I'm pretty sure my sense of smell became more heightened post-pregnancy, but I like to think it was my body's way of saying that I needed to be extra cautious when it came to exposing my children to potentially harmful products. This is why I am grateful for brands like Seventh Generation.

Seventh Generation has been on a mission to help protect the environment with naturally safe and effective household cleaning and personal care products for over two decades. For review, Seventh Generation sent me coupons redeemable towards some of these products. I opted for the new fragrance-free Automatic Dishwasher Gel, a Natural Kitchen Cleaner in wild orange and cedar spice, and the Free and Clear Liquid Fabric Softener. I've used the dishwasher gel in lemon in the past as well as their laundry detergent whenever I find them on sale. They are non toxic and chlorine free which makes me feel more at ease when using them regularly on the kids' clothes and such.

The natural kitchen cleaner is also biodegradable, an added bonus. I am glad that they have fragrance-free products, although I really like the scent of the wild orange and cedar spice kitchen cleaner. And it is also nice to see that some of their products, like their dishwasher gel, come in bottles made with 90% Postconsumer Resin. Seventh Generation also discloses their full ingredients list on their packaging along with a little break down of select active ingredients and their function.

Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher GelSeventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Gel

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Disclosure – I am participating in the Seventh Generation program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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  1. My best tip would have to be recycle as much as you can... my kids are very involved in it..And also ditch the water bottles and buy one you can reuse!!

  2. We've started composting and growing our own veg. It's amazing how much food is thrown out with kids in the family. (heathermcgrath@telus dot net)

  3. MY best tip is to walk whenever you can instead of driving

  4. My best tip is to choose products that can be reused (clothes rather than paper towels when possible) and choose products with little or less packaging.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

  5. my best tip is to recycle, compost and reuse as much as possible

  6. my tip: repurpose as much as possible! by breathing new life into something with a little creativity, it keeps it out of the landfill! if you can't use something anymore, donate it!
    penguinjo99 at gmail dot com

  7. Aside from the usual composting and reusing, I also belong to recycle groups and we look for people that could use our gently used items.


  8. Recycle everything possible.
    warnaar-2 at yahoo dot ca

  9. We recycle every possible thing that we can, paper, tin, glass and plastic.

    We also recycle old furniture/clothing etc by donating to the Salvation Army


    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  10. My best tip on how to be more environmentally conscious is to recycle

  11. We always exercise Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Simply turning off and unplugging electronics when not in use. We use Recyclable Bags when shopping and grocery. We use Environment Friendly products. We never use plastics containers :)

  12. My best tip is to teach your kids how to protect our planet so that the next generation can carry on eco-friendly living:)
    pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

  13. Using water collected in a rain barrel to water your plants makes you more environmentally conscious.
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

  14. My best tip would be to recylce all those water bottles,drink cans,juice packs,etc.,.! Also hang clothes on the line to dry whenever possible!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  15. I have invested in a good quality reusable lunch bag, containers, utensils and drink container - I have saved a lot of plastic waste!

  16. my tip is to leave your car home whenever possible and walk or take the bus instead

  17. I choose freshly grown fruit or vegetables and if I buy them do it from my local farmer

  18. Know where your food is coming from and how it gets to your table (how it's grown, where it's from, etc) plus try to buy things with the least amount of packaging!


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