Seventh Generation

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Laundry and diapers.  These two things fill my days, every day.  These are two products that I consume so much, that it’s hard not to feel a twinge of guilt every time I throw away that diaper, or add another cap-full of detergent to the washer.  “What are the environmental effects of all this consumption?”, “How are these products good for my family?” “Can I feel safe using them?”  All questions I ask myself regularly while I do my weekly shopping.

Ever since having kids, I truly think more about the things I bring into my home.  Healthier food choices over sugary snacks, laundry products that are scent free, to avoid any irritation, products that are biodegradeable to help ensure a healthier world for my kids to grow up in.

So those two products that I consume so much of, are the ones I truly worry the most about.  Thankfully, we as consumers do have options.  Recently I have been introduced to the new Seventh Generation Free & Clear line, and as a family we’re trying them out.

As I write this I have a giant pile of laundry on the go.  Lets refer to it as my laundry monster.  No matter how much laundry I seem to do, it just keeps growing and growing.  And today I’m using the new Seventh Generation Free & Clear laundry detergent to wash it all.  I’m three loads in and so far, I’m happy with the results.

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Laundry Detergent is designed for both standard and HE machines and is biodegradable.  It is free of any dyes and synthetic fragrances, and is not irritating to skin.  It uses enzymes to lift out everyday stains, and supports sustainable palm oil.

Click for more information on Seventh Generation Free & Clear Laundry Detergent.

Diapers, my nemisis, are always driving me crazy.  Now that William is getting older, most days we’re down to 3, maybe 4 diapers.  I wish I could say we’re close to potty training, but at not even two years old, were not there yet.  Since cloth diapers and I would not get along (see above with my laundry monster) I do use disposables.  Disposable diapers are not biodegradable, and can be harsh on babies skin.  This is the case with all disposable diapers.  Knowing this, I do try to support companies like Seventh Generation that are working hard to reduce the size of packaging, and bulk of the diaper, therefore reducing the impact amount of waste going to our landfills. Seventh Generation’s new  Free & Clear diaper uses less wood pulp but still offers premium absorbancy, that along with less packaging.

Have you joined the 7th Gen Nation yet?  Earn points and products when you take actions that help keep your home safe and healthy.  Coupons and Special offers are available to members!

Enter for a chance to win a 100% organic cotton Seventh Gen Eco lunch bag as well as coupons for a FREE package of Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers, Free & Clear Baby Wipes and dish washing products so you can try it out on your own.

To enter:  In a comment below tell me your BEST TIP on how to be more environmentally consious.

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Details – Contest is open to residents of Canada and closes on December 18th, 2011 at 11:59pm.  Winner will be selected at random and contacted via email. Prizes will be delivered within 6 to 8 weeks.

Disclosure – I am participating in the Seventh Generation program by Mom Central Canada.  I received compensation as a thank you for my participation.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

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  1. My best tip is to recycle ,compost and reuse as much as possible

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  7. Karla Sceviour says:

    My best tip is to recycle all those water bottles,drink cans,juice packs,etc.!
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    I try to reduce my driving by combining errands.

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  17. I try to recycle as much as possible, including food leftovers. We also bring our own lunches using reusable container and bring our own water bottle. When we go shopping, we bring our own bags.

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  21. My best tip is to use as many re usable products as you can!

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  32. Best tip? Think twice before you buy anything.

    We’re so addicted to buying things, we don’t think about the long term effect (on our wallet as well as the environment). If we buy only what we need and less of what we want — our landfills would thank us.

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    My best tip is to recycle everything you can – hats what we try to do
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