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Celebrate Earth Day with a Green Cleaning Routine

Posted by Ivey on April 22nd, 2010

Earth Day 2010Today marks the 40th annual Earth Day celebration. Started in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Earth Day is still bringing awareness to pressing environmental issues around the globe and helping people discover new ways to lead environmentally friendly lives. This Earth Day, consider greening your cleaning routine to improve your indoor air quality, boost your family’s health, and protect the Earth.
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Eco-Friendly Products for Earth Day

Posted by Ashley on April 22nd, 2009

Today, millions of people across the globe are celebrating Earth Day. In honor of this nearly 40-year-old celebration, I pose this question to you: Do you know your carbon footprint? Thanks to the Earth Day Network, I know mine. I calculated it using their Ecological Footprint Calculator, and I’m a tad embarrassed to report these results. If everyone on Earth lived exactly as I do currently, it would take 4.9 Planet Earths to provide enough resources to sustain our daily lifestyle. What?!

Here I thought I was doing as much as I realistically could to help our environment. I recycle what can be recycled; I shop with reusable bags; I light my home with compact fluorescent lights; and I’ve started composting. And yet, these actions, while helpful, don’t seem to be enough. I – we – could be doing so much more.

At Sylvane, we try to do more every day. For example, we work hard to adopt greener habits around the office. Along with using recycled product cartons and recyclable shipping boxes, we use 100% biodegradable packing peanuts when packaging our products. We feverishly recycle everyday trash, turn off lights when they’re not needed, and use plant-based cleaners.

We also strive to pack eco-friendly solutions into our product catalog. New this week are a line of Earth-conscious Blueair air purifiers, including the 203, 270E, 303, 403, 503, and 603 models. Here are some additional products that can help to reduce our collective carbon footprint: Continue reading