We are never going back to store bought antibacterial cleaner after trying this DIY antibacterial cleaner. It’s affordable, great smelling, non-toxic, and best of all environmentally friendly. But don’t just take our word for it, whip up a batch for yourself. Your will not be disappointed!
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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?”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Hey, hey, hey greenies! We are so excited to share this post with you today because today, we are talking about drinking. That’s right — booze in all of its glory. So here’s a question for you: as an environmentalist and/or vegetarian and/or green living ambassador, are you still allowed to drink your favorite adult beverages? Is alcohol in fact vegetarian and vegan-friendly? Continue reading “Can I still drink alcohol as a vegetarian?”
If your a newbie vegetarian like us you are probably lacking a bit of protein in your diet and are probably wondering where you can get it. We are here to help you! We’ve compiled a list of 25 sources of protein for you to incorporate into your diet. Share, and enjoy going meatless!! Continue reading “25 Sources of Vegetarian Protein”
What does it really mean to be an environmentalist?
We didn’t really think about it when we started this blog, but a Twitter follower @thegalonthego posed an interesting question to us: “I read on your blog that you are ‘not environmentalists’ and wonder what’s the distinction?” For such a simple question, we stammered for an answer. What is an environmentalist, really? What does it mean to be an environmentalist? Are we in fact environmentalists? These were the questions we were left asking ourselves. Continue reading “Environmentalist Is Not A Dirty Word”