Real change happens at the local level. Why wait for it to come to you?
Plan your event as part of an evening with friends, baby shower or a lunch n' learn at the office. Invite your family, neighbours, friends, co-workers, the parents at your kids' school, or the book club.
Make these three green cleaning recipes
1. Borax-free liquid laundry soap
2. All-purpose cleaner spray
3. All-purpose cleaner scour
Download a copy of my green cleaning recipes for each participant.
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- Stainless steel bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Ask each guest to bring three empty containers to reuse (glass pickle jars or plastic yogurt containers); have extras on hand
- Baking soda (buy in bulk)
- Salt (buy in bulk)
- A box of borax (check your laundry aisle)
- 1 – 2 L of liquid castile soap (scented or unscented)
- White vinegar
- Warm tap water
Divide people into groups of three or four to make a big batch of each recipe they can split up to take home. Or, each individual can mix a small amount directly into a reusable jar. (For example, to make the laundry soap, add one scoop of salt and two scoops of baking soda to a 500 ml jar ¾ full of warm water, then stir. Once the solution is dissolved, top it up with liquid castile soap and voila!)
Will you host a green cleaning workshop?
If you commit to one, comment on this blog before June 25th and I'll send you a sheet of green cleaning recipe stickers for each participant to label his or her homemade products.
Lindsay Coulter, Queen of Green