Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Green Cleaning Toolkit

Beth Anderson, Outreach Associate

Spring cleaning is just around the corner--time to get rid of winter dust and grime and start fresh! Are you looking for safe, non-toxic cleaning products to shine up your spaces?

The National Council of Churches (NCC) recently launched a set of downloadable resources for green cleaning at home and in your church buildings. Cleanliness and Godliness is designed to educate folks about the importance of choosing non-toxic, environmentally-friendly products and to give information about practical alternatives to store-bought cleaners.

The set includes two parts:

#1: Cleanliness and Godliness: A Green Cleaning Toolkit
This section contains recipes for homemade, non-toxic cleaning alternatives and a comprehensive list of ingredients to avoid when purchasing commercial cleaning products.

#2: Cleanliness and Godliness: A Guide for Planning a Green Cleaning Fellowship Event
This guide is a step-by-step resource for hosting a green cleaning activity in your church. Simply follow the suggestions to organize a fun and informative event!

You can find these and many more environmental health resources on the NCC environmental health initiative website. Also, look for opportunities to take further action on environmental health issues in the weekly Earth Ministry e-digest or on our website!

While you're at it, make sure to put the upcoming Toxic Free Legacy Coalition Lobby Day on your calendar: Thursday, March 5, 2009. Advocacy is a great way to put your faith into action--contact Beth at Earth Ministry (beth@earthministry.org) to learn more.

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