Friday, March 26, 2010

The Benefits of Green Cleaning

You can find cleaning products everywhere in the home and the office. Most of the conventional cleaning products we all grew up with are petroleum-based products. Petroleum based chemicals are known to cause significant attritional effects to the nervous system and immune system after prolonged exposure. Not only are these chemicals hazardous to our health but our environment as well.

Green cleaning is not only a refreshing alternative to toxic cleaning products, but it also saves you money. Instead of buying toxic chemicals from the store you can have spotless floors, countertops, porcelain and more the old-fashioned way, with vinegar, baking soda, borax and a little elbow grease. Not only will you breathe in clean air but you avoid poisoning your children and/or pets. Make the change and clean Green!

Sources: The Daily Green

Friday, March 5, 2010

More Green Tips

Want to make the office more Green and don't know how?

If you have read our previous entry then you’ll learn that plants are not only visually attracted but will increase air quality in the office. It’s important to be aware that the major energy users and greenhouse gas emitters both at home and in your office are lights and computers?

Cell phone chargers, TVs, DVD players, stereos, microwaves and other electronics with transformers continue to draw power, even when they’re off or not charging anything, as long as they’re plugged in. In the U.S., such “phantom electricity” emits about 12 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere a year.

Computers in sleep mode usually use less than 10% of the energy they do when they're sitting around waiting for you or hard at work. Switching them off when they’re not needed will save more than all your other actions put together.

Sources: The Los Angeles Times, and Conservation International