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9,615 Square Miles of Spring Cleaning

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Author: the Inkslinger

Everybody spring cleans. But nobody does it like Vermonters. We take that art to a whole new level and actually spring clean our entire state.

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Keeping School Cleaning Green

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Author: sheila.B

Many parents worry about whether there are harmful chemicals in the cleaning supplies used in schools. To their rescue has come Grades of Green, a group that helps parents and schools switch to safe cleaning products and other environment-friendly practices.

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April Scours

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Author: the Inkslinger

I've worked for Seventh Generation in one capacity or another for 19 years, which means that it's been about two decades since I switched exclusively to green cleaning products. I am most happy about this decision in April and May, when the annual rites of spring cleaning begin.

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Caring for Vintage Clothes

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Author: Alexandra Pecci

The dress was canary yellow and sleeveless, 1960s vintage, with an empire waist and delicate ruffles at the neck and hemline. It cost $18 at a local consignment shop, and wearing it to my senior prom helped me stand out in a sea of nearly-identical poufy princess dresses.

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The Kitchen Sponge Dilemma

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Author: the Inkslinger

Ours is a pretty enviro family whose life is painted about as green as we can get it. Yet no matter how eco we go, there will always be a roll of recycled paper towels in the cabinet over the stove. Why on sustainable Earth do we use a disposable product, you ask? Because it's the healthy thing to do.

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Vermont Government Leads Green School Legislation

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Author: Dave R

Here in the Green Mountain State, the Alliance for a Safe and Healthy Vermont, a broad coalition that includes environmental groups, health advocates, businesses, and organized labor, is advocating legislation that would require schools to use environmentally preferable cleaning products.

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A Stain Remover When You Need It

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Author: Cara.B

Monday morning at work, reminiscing about my getaway weekend, I took my first sip of my coffee. I missed, spilling it down the front of my new sweater.

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