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Getting Closer to Green

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Author: abbybrooks

When my girlfriends and I get a rare slice of time to hang out sans husbands and children, the topics of conversation remain largely the same: husbands and children.  But the last time we were together we also spent some time talking about the varying degrees of green within our circle. 

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Men Vs. Cleaning

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Author: the Inkslinger

Certain things just don't mix. Oil and water. Yankee and Red Sox fans. Men and cleaning.  Especially men and cleaning -- a source of household strife as old as the broom.  I am a man and most of us (if I may aim broadly here) simply do not possess the cleaning gene. It's nature and >>OUCH!<< Which one of you readers threw that?

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Our Dishwasher Gel Gets Even Better

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Author: daron

We are pleased to announce that our Automatic Dishwasher Gel is now a food-blasting, shine-generating, non-toxic, biodegradable, phosphate-free powerhouse. Plus, you don't have to rinse your dishes clean before they go into the dishwasher -- our gel does all the work for you.

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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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