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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.

After a winter of white-outs and a March filled entirely with mud, our Vermont home is in desperate need of major renewal. So we put our game face on, grab an armload of Seventh Generation products, and jump right in.

And that's the beauty of it -- we don't have to think twice about what we're spraying, pouring, and wiping with. Whatever it takes, whatever we need, Seventh Generation is there to do the job in a way that gives us a great clean plus great peace of mind. Using green products makes me feel good in all the ways that count, which, after all, is one of the benefits of spring cleaning.

Don't get me wrong -- I'm still dreading the big clean up. It's not going to be pretty. But at least with Seventh Generation in my spray bottles, it won't get ugly.

photo: Alan Cleaver

Geoff the Inkslinger and his Dog

The Inkslinger has written about environmental issues for over 20 years and is a freelance writer for some of America's most iconoclastic companies and non-profits. His true loves include nature, music of the Americana/rock and roll variety, interior design, books, old things, good stories, pagan rituals, and his wife of 24 years, with whom he lives in an undisclosed chemical-free rural Vermont location along with his teenage daughter and two infinitely hilarious Australian shepherds!