generate energy that uses up natural resources and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions
As you replace Green Star Label; www.energystar.gov
Disposable Table ware
Corn / Corn Starch
Compostable – potato starch / soy oil
treecycle – www.treecycle.com
world centric eco store – www.worldcentric.org
If just 1 in 10 households bought Energy Star heating/cooling products, the change would keep 18 BILLION lbs of greenhouse gas emissions out of the air! That would be like planting 1.7 million acres of new trees!
Energy Star = 48,000,000 metric tons CO2 out of atmos
Green it up! –
Change coils 2x/yr
Space b/t fridge & wall
trade in old for NEW! – save $70-80/yr
Efficient dishwasher 868 g 276 kh By hand, 2 basin sink 1419 g 295 kh Standard dishwasher 1563 g 344 kh Eff. d/w, rinse first 2778 g 677 kh Stan d/w, rinse first 3473 g 735 kh By hand, running water 5974 g 1243 kh
We believe home should be the safest place in the world.
FACT: Common household cleaners and appliances give off fumes, which can potentially increase the risk of children developing asthma FACT: An average of one out of every 13 school-aged children has asthma FACT: Asthma rates in children under age five have increased more than 160% from 1980-1994 FACT: Some 20 million Americans have asthma REAL DIRT ON CLEAN “ We are conducting a vast toxicologic experiment in our society, in which our children and our children’s children are the experimental subject” Dr. Herbert Needleman Pediatrician and Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
ARE YOU LIVING IN A TOXIC HOME? FACT: The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste each year FACT: The following household cleaning products are designated as household hazardous waste by the EPA, and “improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health” Oven cleaners Drain cleaners Wood and metal cleaners and polishes Toilet cleaners Tub, tile, and shower cleaners Bleach (laundry)
WHAT’S UNDER YOUR SINK? Chlorine Bleach is the chemical most frequently involved in household poisonings in the U.S. Degreasers may contain petroleum distillates, which can damage lung tissues and dissolve fatty tissue around nerve cells Glass Cleaners may contain ammonia. Ammonia fumes can irritate the skin, eyes and respiratory system Oven Cleaners can be one of the most dangerous cleaning products, which can cause severe damage to eyes, skin, mouth, and throat Toilet Bowl Cleaners can be extremely dangerous cleaning products, which can be harmful just by breathing the fumes—and fatal if swallowed
SODIUM HYDROXIDE Inhalation is immediately irritating to the respiratory tract Contact can cause severe damage to the eyes, skin, mouth, and throat Can cause liver and kidney damage May be found in: Dishwashing liquids Laundry products Oven cleaner Scouring cleansers Tub and tile cleaners
HYDROCHLORIC ACID Can cause severe damage to skin Can be harmful to health, just by breathing the fumes Can be fatal if swallowed May be found in: Odor eliminators Toilet bowl cleaners
BUTYL CELLOSOLVE Can cause irritation and tissue damage from inhalation A person who spends 15 minutes cleaning scale off shower walls could inhale three times the acute exposure limit May be found in: All-purpose cleaners Cleaning wipes Degreasers Floor polish Rug shampoos Toilet bowl cleaners Tub and tile cleaners Window cleaners
POWERFUL CLEAN We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice powerful convictions for powerful cleaners. And vice versa. Dish Wash Liquid Concentrate is twice as effective as Method ® Dish Soap and Seventh Generation ® Dishwashing Liquid on grease* Nature Bright ® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover is twice as effective than OxiClean ® on grass stains* Basic H 2 ™ Organic Super Cleaning Wipes cleans twice as much dirt than Pledge Wipes on vinyl flooring* Basic H 2 (at ¼ tsp in 16 oz. water), Method ® Go Naked Spray, and Seventh Generation ® Free and Clear Spray were tested on clean tile. Both the Method and Seventh Generation products left film and streaks . Basic H 2 left none. Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible is 33% Better at removing soil and stains than All ® Small & Mighty™* Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible Outperforms Shout ® and Spray ‘n Wash ® on spot removal* *These performance comparisons were done on March 29, April 24, 2006 and January 11, 2007 and are valid only for the named products marketed at that time. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Earth-Friendly Product Choices GREEN CLEAN We believe cleaning house shouldn’t involve dirtying the earth.
Makes 214 28-oz. bottles of ready-to-use all-purpose cleaner
Around $0.05 per bottle of Basic H 2 all-purpose cleaner (16 oz.)
Basic H 2™ Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate All Purpose = ¼ teaspoon
Add 2 drops to 16 ounces of water
Makes over 5,704 28-oz. bottles of ready-to-use window cleaner
Less than $0.01 per bottle of Basic H 2 window cleaner (16 oz.)
Equivalent cleaning power on windows and mirrors to Windex ® Original Formula*
*This performance comparison was done on April 20, 2007 and is valid only for the named products marketed at that time. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Window = 2 drops Degreasing = 1 ½ teaspoons NEW
Add 1½ teaspoons to 16 ounces of water
Makes 36 28-oz bottles of ready-to-use degreaser Around $0.33 per bottle of Basic H 2 degreaser (16 oz.)
Works better than Basic I ®
Use to clean barbecue grills, ovens, stovetops, stove pans, driveways and more!
Smart for your wallet Smart for your family Smart for the planet 100% Satisfaction Guarantee SMART CLEAN We believe in saving you money, while we go about saving the earth.