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Why going green is the hottest trend

Despite what you may have heard from Kermit, the benefits of going green are substantial, and it’s getting easier all the time — in all aspects of life. If you’re patting yourself on the back because you tote that recycling bin to the curb each week or you’ve purchased reusable cloth bags to take with you to the grocery store, know that those are important ways to demonstrate your commitment to the cause.

But you can extend your "green-ness" to many other aspects of your life. Let’s count some of the ways:

  • Give up buying water. Instead, use a filtered pitcher or your refrigerator’s filtered tap to fill reusable, personalized water bottles for the entire family. You’ll save money and be in style as you stay hydrated.
  • Return to the past. Rather than buying specialized cleaning products for specific uses, check out "Grandma’s recipes" for homemade, non-toxic cleaning solutions and pest-control products. You will soon believe that vinegar, baking soda and select garden plantings are "miracle" products.
  • Walk for the Planet. Going green can mean getting fit and staying in shape, too. On a daily walk with your dog or your children, you can pick up trash, get needed sun and exercise, take advantage of "teachable" moments, learn to love nature and the outdoors, and save money all at the same time. What a great idea. In the same vein, when you go to the mall, head for the remote parking row, then walk between stores.  It’ll make you feel better about yourself and the environment.
  • Take a vacation. Eco-vacations are the latest trend. With low-impact tourism, you can visit remote areas of beach, mountains and pristine parkland, enjoy a wealth of sights and wildlife, eat well, learn a lot, and leave knowing you haven’t affected nature. It’s a far cry from traveling along crowded highways and stopping at fast-food outlets. Check it out!

And for cleaning your home in the best way possible, let Mopfrog of Danbury help you out. We’re green at what we do!

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What celebrities are going green and how can you join

“I’m going green!”

That’s a fun thing to say, isn’t it?  Most times people really believe in what they are saying when they pledge to “go green” but they don’t really know what that means.  If trying not to litter or recycling paper goods and bottles top your list of green ideas, you aren’t wrong – whew! – but there is more to it than that.  A lot more.  Don’t worry – you’re not alone.  Many people don’t know about green initiatives.  But after reading this article you’ll know and you can tell others about it as well.  Are you ready to fight the good fight with people like Julia Roberts and Brooke Shields?

Oh yes, celebrities go green too!  They call them eco-celebs.

In fact there are a lot of celebrities that have adopted a green lifestyle.  People like Cameron Diaz, Ed Norton, Orlando Bloom, Brad Pitt, Hillary Duff, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison, Ford, and Tom Hank contribute to saving the earth by driving hybrid cars, using solar power, using rainwater systems, and contributing to conservation efforts.  Their examples lead the way toward a green movement that is picking up steam.

If you are interested in a green lifestyle, there are some changes that you can make in your life that will benefit the world’s resources.  Here are some things you can do to make a change in the environment:

  • Make efficiency upgrades to your home.  Even changing out your light bulbs to the eco-friendly version will help.
  • Learn about alternative fuel methods like ethanol and biodiesel.  Removing the dependence on fossil fuels will help the environment.  Better yet, use your bike instead!
  • Check out electric cars – there are more charging stations across America every year.
  • Consider solar panels to power your home.
  • Clean with green products.

Mopfrog’s professional cleaning services center around using products that are safe for the environment.  They create a safe, toxin-free environment for employees and families by using products that are environmentally conscious. 

Green living is doable.  It means making changes in the way that you do things today, but it doesn’t compromise your life or make you miss out on anything you enjoyed before.  Light is still light when it’s coming from an eco-friendly light bulb. 

Going green is a bandwagon that everyone should strive to jump on.  Mopfrog has dedicated its business to preserving the world’s resources while maintaining integrity in their work.  If you are interested in professional cleaning services that use green products, take a look at what Mopfrog can do for you.  Join the celebrities you love watching on TV and in movies in making green choices.  The planet will be glad you did.

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How going green at home can make for a safer environment

Don’t you just love how your house smells after you’ve cleaned? Most people clean with the intent of creating a welcoming environment and reducing dirt, germs, allergens and pollutants.

Unfortunately, many of the cleaning products used every day in homes can harm the quality of air and water. Exactly how do these products harm the environment, and how can you help lessen the impact by switching to green cleaning products?

What lurks in your cleaning products?

Thousands of chemicals in a variety of products — many of which have never been tested for safety — pollute rivers and streams, and they can take years or decades to degrade to the point of harmlessness. Some never break down, instead hanging around in the environment indefinitely.

These chemicals often are eaten by water-dwelling creatures, thus entering the food chain that eventually can reach humans. Unsafe chemical substances can be toxic and can cause birth defects and contribute to illnesses like cancer.

The problem with packaging

In addition to the often-toxic chemical ingredients in commonly used household cleaners, their packaging can be problematic as well. Cleaning products come in a range of packaging types. Aerosol cans are large, bulky and difficult to recycle. Products often come in plastic containers that are strong and light, but not all locales offer recycling for them. When they’re simply thrown in the trash and end up in landfills, these containers biodegrade extremely slowly.

Harm to water

Local waste treatment plants remove most pollutants from water before it’s returned to waterways, but the process does not remove ammonia, phosphorous or nitrogen. In large amounts, these three chemicals pose significant contamination threats to water supplies.

Once in rivers, lakes and streams, the chemicals — also used as agricultural fertilizers — build up and cause faster growth of some plants. While chemical levels are controlled in agricultural environments, in water supplies, levels are not controlled. As a result, the excess nutrients lead to dense plant life that can choke marine animals and other plants. When these quickly growing plants die en masse, they begin to decay and reduce oxygen content of water, causing algae overgrowth. Animals then also die, and those deaths cause even more decay. Soon, the water is too polluted for human use.

Harm to air

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are chemicals found in household cleaners that can pose health risks by becoming concentrated in indoor air. When you raise a window to air out your home after cleaning, those chemicals move outdoors, where they contribute to smog.

What can you do to help?

To do your part in helping clean up the air and water, consider going green. Know what’s in your cleaning products, and make choices that don’t contribute to pollution. You can also use a different cleaning service that uses green cleaning products, such as Mopfrog of Brooklyn.

The cleaning products you use in your home can make a difference in air and water quality for everyone. As an environmentally friendly cleaning company, Mopfrog of Brooklyn is committed to keeping the air and water clean for future generations.

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