Blog exerpt from TreeHugger

“Standing on the pillars of Safe, Powerful, Green & Smart, Shaklee’s Get Clean household cleaning products offer concentrated, nontoxic, biodegradable cleaning that use less packaging and less product than other conventional cleaners. Eschewing nasties like chlorine, ammonia, phosphates and formaldehyde, Get Clean is instead powered by natural enzymes and sustainably-derived ingredients, and are never tested on animals. While we can’t back up some of their claims, like buying the Starter Kit can save you $3,400 on equivalent cleaners, will eliminate 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills and will keep 248 pounds of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere, we do like to see that you won’t need much to get the job done: the product instructions recommends using just 1-2 drops of their Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate per 16 oz. of water to clean windows and mirrors, or just a 1/4 teaspoon per 16 oz. for general cleaning duties, so a little goes a long way. Their product selection includes everyday household cleaner, laundry & dishwashing detergents, scouring paste and more, and they also offer spray bottles, pumps and dispensers for easy diluting and cleaning.”

        shaklee household cleaners

These products have been featured on The Oprah Show many times!  They are also great products to use if you have ASTHMA or ALLERGIES.  Products are available fragrance free, for fume free cleaning for your home environment. 



Kids are the future of Our Planet!

Kids are the future of our Planet! That may sound redundant, however this generation is growing up to be the first environmentally conscience generation. Ok, we had the “hippie” generation ~very organic, but how many of those people can say they are still doing that bit! Some, but not all. 

Now we have kids in preschool, grade school, high school and college being made aware of the crisis at hand thru the media and hopefully their school, if not by parents.  So it is our duty to keep on with this without burning them out in the process.

I have found some great links to check out, each labeled with various age levels:

High School/  and

Grade School and up: , and

Preschool and up: ,and (games)


staying up LATE!

Winter?Winter?Winter?The kids have high school midterms starting…  Its the middle of January and there is no snow on the ground across the Northeast of the United States.  Not that I mind, I’m originally a California Girl, I don’t miss not having four seasons.  However it makes you wonder, with all the weird storms we have been having as of late, is this really the big change in weather “they” have been talking about?  I don’t do research, or follow the news hype regarding all the Global Warming, aka Climate Change, however I don’t know about you, but all this is making me take notice on a more regular basis.

I’ve always believed in conservation, and taking care of our planet.  Being an avid outdoors person, I have always made sure I left the places I went just as I had found them (or cleaner if someone else “forgot” their garbage). 

Its our responsibility as parents, to teach our kids to not only pick up that tossed soda can on a day hike, but to also gather up the containers that ended up blowing thru the neighborhood on a windy recycling/garbage pickup day!  We all have to take a little responsibility…if we do that, we plant a seed!tree