Saturday, April 21, 2007

Countdown to Earthday

Again, from Stonyfield Farms

Determine whether your home poses a health risk for your children by assessing the chemicals you may have around the house. The Children’s Health Environmental Coalition pages include information on safe household cleaning products, a
healthy house quiz, and a list of chemicals commonly found around the house.
Take the
virtual tour of your house at The EPA, with its web resources on household chemicals of your house.
Keep pests out of your home garden without resorting to toxic chemicals.
organic gardening. Organic gardening requires home composting. Here are fact sheets with all the basics—one from Ohio and one from Cornell University.

Several years ago, before we had kids, Mr. Gaia and I switched to using baking soda and vinegar almost exclusively for cleaning. We do still use laundry detergent and dish detergent, but we've committed to cutting back on that too. Looking for houses without carpets have probably done the most for helping us to stay committed to no harsh chemicals.

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