The Environment is Changing (and so are we)

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not.” Yes, I am quoting the Lorax – one of my favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Maybe I love the Lorax so much because he is an environmentalist at heart, or maybe it is because he cares a whole awful lot about everything. Whatever the reason, this beloved character has inspired this post. The Going Green Couple is evolving, and we need your help! Continue reading “The Environment is Changing (and so are we)”

DIY Green Shower Cleaner

DIY Green Shower Cleaner Easy & Green

We’ve got another DIY cleaner for you this week. This time we are tackling the shower/bathtub. If you are at all like me, you probably hate cleaning the shower. First, there’s the scrubbing. Then, there’s the smell, its awful. And finally, there’s the harsh chemicals. This DIY shower cleaner takes care of all three of those issues, well…you might need a little elbow grease still. Continue reading “DIY Green Shower Cleaner”

Spring Cleaning: a green cleaning routine

Ah, Saturday morning. This might be my favorite time of day, on my favorite day of the week. Mrs. GGC here – writing this post from my preferred lunch spot, noshing on a delicious vegetarian burger and sweet potato fries. YUM. But, that’s not why I’m writing this post. Every Saturday morning, I take an hour or two to do a deep clean of our house. You know how it is. A busy work week leaves little time for laundry, vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, disinfecting, etc. I am a self-proclaimed neat freak (good luck to my future children) and I like for our house to look like it could be featured in Home and Garden magazine. It must be clean, organized, and welcoming at all times.Therefore, I am LOVING this month’s challenge because it has inspired us to find innovative ways to clean our home the “green way”. It also coincides with the start of spring, which means SPRING CLEANING! So without further ado, welcome to our home! Continue reading “Spring Cleaning: a green cleaning routine”

How to keep ourselves & our children safe from toxic chemicals?

Allergenic preservative methylisothiazolinone. Sodium borate (borax). Isothiazolinone preservatives. Fancy words for toxic chemicals that can disrupt our hormones and damage our reproductive organs. We are exposed to these toxins from household products on a daily basis. So what does this mean for our health, and for the health of future generations (i.e. our children)? Continue reading “How to keep ourselves & our children safe from toxic chemicals?”

Decoding Your Product Labels: 7 Green Product Label Meanings

What green product labels really mean.

Greetings greenies! How’s your green living journey going so far? We hope that you are enjoying the recent posts and that you are trying out some of our DIY tips and tricks, recipes, and sustainable product substitutions. Today we are revealing the truth behind the labels we read on the products we buy, specifically those found on household cleaning products. Why does this matter? Well, it turns out that not all of the labels and logos that you see are 100% truthful or accurate. I mean, what makes a product “green”, “safe” and “environmentally friendly” anyway? Let’s find out… Continue reading “Decoding Your Product Labels: 7 Green Product Label Meanings”

DIY Easy Green Glass Cleaner

DIY Green Window Cleaner

It’s Monday, and that sucks. But, this post does not! Mr. GGC and I are here to save the day. This weekend, I spent some time cleaning the house – an activity that many people despise. Not me. I LOVE cleaning (I get it from my mama). I find it to be therapeutic and so satisfying when I can step back and instantly see the results of my labor. I went through my usual routine of vacuuming, washing dishes, doing laundry, dusting etc. However, I did do ONE thing a little differently — I decided to use an eco-friendly window cleaner in place of my name brand go-to cleaner. The best part? We made it ourselves! Continue reading “DIY Easy Green Glass Cleaner”

9 Common Household Cleaners & Their Dangerous Chemicals

9 Common Household Cleaners and Their Dangerous Chemicals

Chemicals – those complex, unrecognizable ingredients  that we learned about in high school science class. They are present in long lists on just about every household product that we use – but, no one ever really bothers to read them. Am I right? I do it all the time. Sure Ammonium Hydroxide  sounds scary – but it is in so many products. How bad could it really be? Who cares? Well – we do, and we are here today to tell you that the chemicals found in our every day cleaning products can be detrimental to the environment and our personal health.  Continue reading “9 Common Household Cleaners & Their Dangerous Chemicals”

March Challenge: Green Cleaning

Going Green With Green Cleaning

We’re heading into our third challenge and we are feeling pretty strong. We had a minor set back with last month’s challenge but we are resetting and ready to go for this month’s challenge.

This month we are ridding our house of toxic chemical cleaners and going with all natural and green alternatives. Along the way we’ll show you some DIY cleaning, highlight brands and products going green, and looking into how the chemicals in your cleaning products can harm the environment and you. Continue reading “March Challenge: Green Cleaning”

February: Another Going Green Couple Challenge Down

1 Month Going Meatless - What we learned

How this challenge impacted me (Mrs. GGC)

The February challenge has been interesting to say the least. It has certainly had its ups and downs! Let me start off by saying that going meatless was actually quite easy. I have not experienced any cravings and I have enjoyed experimenting with different vegetarian meals. Tempeh is one of my new favorite ingredients – I cook it up and add it to salads and rice bowls. Chia seeds have also been great because they are an easy way to up the protein and fiber quality of any dish. Continue reading “February: Another Going Green Couple Challenge Down”