Squeaky Clean and Super Green

May 20, 2010 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

On Tuesday, we hosted a Spring Green Cleaning event here at the EnAct Test Kitchen (also known as Madison Environmental Group’s conference table made from recycled materials). It was the first time we’ve tried this, and we’ll definitely do it again!

Several enthusiastic EnAct members showed up to learn how to make eco-friendly and non-toxic cleaning supplies. Download the recipes here (.pdf). We were also joined by veteran broadcast journalists and local media celebrities Katy Sai and Jay Olsen, who filmed our event for later broadcast on Madison Gas & Electric’s Green View web channel. We’ll post a link as soon as the piece is available online.

We spent only a small amount of money to buy products like baking soda, vinegar, and eco-friendly dish detergent…plus a few things that were new to me, like vegetable glycerin, washing soda, and tea tree oil. Armed with these plus spray bottles and glass jars, we made 6 different cleaning products to tackle just about every problem.

I am particularly fond of the mold killer (which I’ve already used with great success in my shower) and the furniture polish(which we used to clean up the conference table after our event)!

At EnAct, we always say that it is easier, and a heck of a lot more fun, when we work together to make positive changes. This event proved our point one more time!

So check out the recipes, consider hosting your own green cleaning event, and keep your eyes on the EnAct website for announcements about future events like this.

Be green. Have fun.

Maria

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Entry filed under: conservation, other, sustainability, tips, water.

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