A few weeks back, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) launched a new online cleaner guide, and all I could think was, what took them so long? Because when it comes to undisclosed toxins in everyday stuff, cleaning products win the prize. So wouldn't their guide be first? I guess not, and this points out a truism: there's a lot to look out for out there.
When I was a kid, life featured just four noteworthy pieces of high-tech wonder: the phone, a tube TV, a transistor radio and the holy hi-fi. Only the radio was portable. And whatever the family had when you were six was still there when you left for college. Now it all slips in your pocket and becomes an antique before it's out of the box.
Nelson Mandela once said that, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nowhere is that more clear than at Seventh Generation where we've adopted a team of ten budding scientists from Burlington's Sustainability Academy.
In today's fast-paced world women are being pulled in so many directions. We are working, raising families, raising grandchildren, taking care of spouses, elderly parents, sick siblings, needy neighbors. For most of us, getting through a day is a daunting balancing act.
Chances are you're very careful about the products you use to clean your home. You know all about VOCs and phosphates and a host of other ingredients. But when was the last time you inventoried the contents of your medicine cabinet?
The view out my window seems a little darker this morning, and it's not just dismal clouds crowding out the sun in a grey swollen sky or the rain they're so very close to bringing. There is a quite a bit less light in the world today, for I learned last evening that Malcolm McGregor Barnum, Jr., a man that many of us here loved, is gone.
When it comes to getting the job done, Seventh Generation cleaning products have earned their reputation for great results. Our plant-based household care products handle daily cleaning needs without harsh chemicals or synthetic scents. They even take care of most cleaning needs for the offices at Seventh Generation headquarters here in Burlington, VT.