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Earthworm: Who are We?

Earthworm: Who are We? | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it

That caustic cleaning collection under my sink really bothered me. I worried that those harsh chemicals were dangerous to the environment and more importantly, dangerous to the ones I love. It became my motivation to create Earthworm.


Earthworm Family-Safe Products use natural, enzyme-based formulas to break down organic materials. All living things contain enzymes. Enzymes are just proteins. We've harnessed these enzymes to aggressively attack food, grease, fats and almost any other organic material. And when they're done working, only harmless nutrients and water are left behind. No chemical residues.


-Ricky Greer, Founder

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The Earthworm brand is all about keeping your home clean in a safe, family-oriented way. Follow us for tips on happy, healthy family fun.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, December 12, 2013 8:55 AM

Good to see 'green' initiatives replacing some of our deeply engrained habits of simply picking up cleaning products that seem to be unavoidable. There are good alternatives! They even work better in many cases. And they don't leave a chemical 'trail', infesting our waters and health.

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Why Choosing Pet Friendly and Eco Friendly Household Cleaning Products is so Important

Why Choosing Pet Friendly and Eco Friendly Household Cleaning Products is so Important | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
Choosing eco friendly cleaning products is important for your pets, especially if they are young, old, or ill … just like us.
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Did you know that animals are more susceptible to cleaning products than humans are?

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Cleaning Dog Nose Prints Off Windows

Cleaning Dog Nose Prints Off Windows | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
Here's a trick for simplifying cleaning all those dog nose prints off your windows.

Via Rudy
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Does your pup love jumping up on your freshly cleaned windows and leaving pesky (albeit adorable) smudges?


Try letting your spray sit for a minute or two before wiping it off. Oh, and make sure what you're using is safe, just in case the little guy comes back for more.

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Jasbin's comment, July 2, 2013 2:46 AM
Wah....................
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The Magic of Enzymes | Dr. Sara Hart

Enzymes are one of nature's most amazing substances. As complex chemical structures, enzymes interact in every part of our bodies to transform substances from one product to the next. 

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Interesting Facts About Enzymes

Interesting Facts About Enzymes | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it

Enzymes are substances made of protein that help stimulate chemical reactions.

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Enzymes help make up a large part of our bodily functions. 


(They also happen to work great to digest dirt.)

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Why non-toxic cleaning is better for your health - Green Maid

Why non-toxic cleaning is better for your health - Green Maid | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
Why non-toxic cleaning is better for your health. May 09, 2013. by The Green Maid. Comments are off. If you're like many people, you already know that non-toxic cleaning is good for the environment. What you may not know is that it can also ...
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Using chemical-filled household cleaners can leave behind residue that then gets into your food as well as your skin, as well as polluting the air of your home.

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7 Reasons Why Our Moms Rock

7 Reasons Why Our Moms Rock | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it

Moms, this one's for you!

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Why does your mom rock?!

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House Cleaning Facts

House Cleaning Facts | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
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The most important takeaway from this awesome infographic:


The air inside a typical home is 200%-500% more polluted than the air outside due to toxic household cleaners, and the average person spends 69% of their time at home.



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Smartphone apps for spring cleaning

Smartphone apps for spring cleaning | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
By putting technology to work, you can get your cleaning done in less time this year.
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It's 2013, people. Your spring cleaning no longer has to be "dumb."

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Cleaning the One Room No One Wants to Clean Can Give You Peace of Mind

Cleaning the One Room No One Wants to Clean Can Give You Peace of Mind | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it


I'm going to say something a bit shocking, so you may want to sit down for this. I have a baffling obsession. I love cleaning my bathroom.

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Adriana Velez finds peace in a clean bathroom. Where do you find yours?

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Pinterest Vs. Reality: 18 Hilariously Bad Mom FAILS

Pinterest Vs. Reality: 18 Hilariously Bad Mom FAILS | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it

Pinterest is awesome -- even if it is depressing as hell sometimes. 

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Let's face it - moms aren't always perfect. Home made crafts don't always work out the way they're expected to; these examples of Pinterest fails are always good for a laugh!

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Easy Ways to Green Your Cleaning - Lean Green MP

Easy Ways to Green Your Cleaning - Lean Green MP | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
Earth Day Green cleaning Week is the perfect time to discuss green cleaning, the growing trend of using environmentally-friendly ingredients and/or packaging for your household cleaning. Why does green cleaning matter?
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What tips do you have to green your cleaning?

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Bride marries in $36 wedding dress made of upcycled bread bag clips

Bride marries in $36 wedding dress made of upcycled bread bag clips | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
How one woman saved money and found a way to recycle a huge collection of plastic bread bag clips.
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Talk about going green! This bride recycled thousands of bread tags to make her wedding dress.


What tips do you have for a green wedding?

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Samsung’s Green Touch

Samsung’s Green Touch | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
In the heart of central Seoul, the capital of Korea, stands a stunning glass-walled building with elegant curves that has emerged as the city’s newest landmark.

Via Marc Rougier
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Korea is the home to the world's largest green wall. Imagine if everything was this green!

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Marc Rougier's curator insight, September 4, 2013 5:01 PM

The world largest green wall!

Serge Meunier's comment, September 5, 2013 7:40 AM
Paradigm shift, "Old World" and "New World" : forward, fast !
Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, December 12, 2013 8:45 AM

Nice to see big corporations go green. Some of them understand that they'll have to change their 'footprint' to bring about real change.

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Sustainable Cleaning in Hotels | Green Hotelier

Sustainable Cleaning in Hotels | Green Hotelier | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
A holistic approach to greening your hotel should include everything, including sustainable cleaning. Check out our quick fire guide to how to get started.
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The questions here aren't just for hotels - they can be applied to any business or home.


Make sure your products fit the standards for eco friendly cleaning! 



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The technology that's transforming gardening

The technology that's transforming gardening | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it

With the holiday weekend coming up and the weather (hopefully?) taking a turn for the better, many of us may start feeling a bit green-fingered and turn our attentions to a spot of gardening.But one New York-based tech start-up is hoping that worrying about seasons will be a thing of the past when it comes to growing your own plants, fruit and veg.Bitponics claims to be "your personal gardening assistant". The system it sells is a cloud-based hydroponics gardening manager.


Via Mary Anne Lynch @leafport.com
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With all of these apps and futuristic technologies out there, we can only hope that one day we'll get those robots to clean our houses for us! 


Green + Technology = the future.

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Mary Anne Lynch @leafport.com's comment, May 28, 2013 10:48 PM
I'd like a robotic lawn mower that would continually trim my meandering lawn, would know when it was too wet to mow, and wouldn't "walk away"!
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Enzymes: You Are What You Digest - Fitness Goop

Enzymes: You Are What You Digest - Fitness Goop | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
Enzymes: You Are What You Digest Fitness Goop Enzymes The raw food diet is a diet of fresh, whole food that has not been refined, chemically processed, denatured, or heated above 118°F, so its nutritional content is preserved, including the living...
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"Enzymes literally make magic happen."


Check out this super comprehensive guide to why enzymes are so important to your body. They're a main ingredient in helping your insides function, and they're equally as important to keeping your home functioning correctly.

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Interesting Facts About Cleaning

Interesting Facts About Cleaning | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
Do you find cleaning to be a therapeutic activity? Or are you one of those who loathes even the thought of having to tidy up your home? We've compiled a list of random facts about cleaning that you're sure to find interesting.
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Did you know that if you clean for 2 hours you burn 200 calories?

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Cleaning 101: Basic Cleaning Info

Cleaning 101: Basic Cleaning Info | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered if you are cleaning your floors and fabrics enough? Or too much? Are there frequency guidelines for professional cleaning? If so, where do you find them? Surely you have heard “Wait as long as you can before you clean your carpet…” or “Once you’ve cleaned your carpet, it’s never the same…”.


Via Augra Villar
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Probably one of the most comprehensive guides to household cleaning out there.


Make sure you make it all the way to the bottom; you wouldn't want to miss the answer to the question "what's the best way to get stains and smells out of my carpet?" (hint: it's enzymes.)

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Here's to an organized garden

Here's to an organized garden | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it

The Garden Organizer app is a unique gardening tool to help manage the plants and their location within your garden(s).


Via Mary Anne Lynch @leafport.com
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Take a break from scrubbing inside, and get organized outside too!

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13 Quick-Change Boosts for a Spring Patio

13 Quick-Change Boosts for a Spring Patio | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
Enjoy your outdoor room more with these enhancements that are easy, impactful and kind to your budget

Via Stephanie Jo Rountree
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It's your home, why not enjoy it? 

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33 Songs to Speed Up Spring Cleaning

33 Songs to Speed Up Spring Cleaning | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it

This playlist was designed to bring a smile to your spring cleaning. Browse the latest from Vampire Weekend, The Postal Service, Chvrches, and more.

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Saturday afternoon. Time to rock out!

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6 Great Ways to Cut All the Kid Clutter!

6 Great Ways to Cut All the Kid Clutter! | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
Post by Gabrielle Blair
I think there are parts of minimalism that really appeal to me. Less stuff equals less clutter, right?
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There are many amazing changes to your home life when your children are growing up - more giggles and smiles, more hugs and kisses. 


It's no secret, though, that there are tend to be more clothes, crumbs, and toys scattered around. How do you keep it clean?

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200 Family Activities for Spring

200 Family Activities for Spring | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it
There are many great things about spring, and one of those is the ability to do some more activities outdoors and elsewhere. Check out our list of fun things to do with your family this spring!
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Although it might not seem like it in some parts of the US, spring has certainly sprung! Besides spring cleaning, there's a lot to be done this season, not the least of which is spending quality time with your family! School's almost out, and the kids will soon be home and itching to get out of the house.


What are your favorite spring family activities?

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How Can I Green My Kid’s Birthday Party?

How Can I Green My Kid’s Birthday Party? | A Clean, Green Home | Scoop.it

Got a green dilemma? Ask me! I'll be answering a new question each week. Q: Do you have any ideas for ways to green my kid’s birthday party?

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Here's a great blog addressing "green dilemmas." In this post, learn how to turn your everyday kid's birthday party into something green.

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