I love our planet and believe that we need to do something drastic to save it and I want to do my part. I also think that natural and organic products are better for my family. I would love to buy 100% organic, use only natural products for cleaning and recycle and reuse everything but the truth is that I don’t. I admit it , I don’t have the time to make compost and half the times I go to the supermarket I forget my reusable bags and feel so guilty afterwards. Organic is just too expensive for our family and even though I have been meaning to replace my cleaning products for a more environmentally friendly option I haven’t because I still have the notion that all green products are a lot more expensive.
When some of my friends talk about using only all natural products in their homes I feel so guilty I don’t even join the conversation because I don’t want them to discover I am still using all that stuff that’s loaded with chemicals and is bad for the environment and for my kids!
I had no idea that I was not the only one feeling guilty and that most women feel the same way I do. I am environmentally conscious and I do care. This infographic was truly eye opening for me and I believe that the important thing is doing the best we can to be ecologically conscious and that our efforts do count for something even if we are not eco-fanatic.
For me the hardest part of being green is that green and organic products are usually so much more expensive. According to Green Work’s new survey 93% of women (me included!) agree that being environmentally friendly should be accessible to everyone. Most women say affordability makes green product purchases more accessible (63%) than any other factor.
Practicality is also a factor. I consider my time to be extremely valuable and feel that I have less time than I should to spend with my children, so it’s hard for me to be green when it requires too much work. According to Green Work’s survey practicality is what guides where women incorporate environmentally conscious actions into their lives. In fact, 59 percent say just that, “I introduce environmentally friendly practices only when it is practical given my lifestyle.”
Green Works products clean with the same power that people have come to expect from The Clorox Company so that you don’t have to compromise on clean to be green. The Green Works brand provides naturally-derived products with extraordinary cleaning power that are fairly priced and available where regular people shop.
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Check out this hilarious video from Green Works: The Green Housewives showing us we don’t have to be extreme to be green.