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Eco Cleaning Guide

One way to make sure that you know what is in your cleaning products is to make them yourself. You might be surprised that many of the ingredients are already in your kitchen. Some of the most useful, natural cleaners include lemon, vinegar, and baking soda. Among others are borax, club soda, cornmeal, hydrogen peroxide, olive oil, salt, and toothpaste.

The Eco-Cleaning Guide provides less-toxic or non-toxic substitutes to commercial products for the entire home and is packed full of eco-friendly tips along the way.

Download the pdf Eco-Cleaning Guide (1.72 MB) .



Eco-Friendly Marketplace  

Part of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle is ReBuy. The Eco-Friendly Marketplace is a guide that raises awareness about the wide variety of products available to consumers made from recycled or sustainable materials that have less of an impact on the Earth’s resources.

Download the  pdf Eco-Friendly Marketplace (8.96 MB) .





Eco-Landscaping Guide

The Eco-Landscaping Guide educates citizens about alternate lawn care techniques for maintaining outdoor green spaces. This guide presents resources to assist homeowners, businesses, schools, and municipalities to use alternatives to conventional lawn care methods. Over the years, lawns and gardens have been managed in a reactive or conventional way of applying fertilizer and weed killer. Decision makers now have choices for cultivating and maintaining their property with organic or natural methods – a proactive approach to managing lawns and gardens. The benefits of a natural lawn care system include reduced exposure to chemicals for people, pets, and plants; improved ecosystems for birds, insects, and bugs; improved water quality and reduced stormwater runoff; and long-term savings compared to conventional methods.

Download the  pdf Eco-Landscaping Guide (17.57 MB) .

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