Seventh Generation Saving Planet Home

Make everyday Earth Day! Why is it that each and every year that Earth Day rolls around Americans and others around the world feel some innate  urge like they do at New Years to make a resolution.

What I find about people who want and choose to go green is that they claim the switch is more expensive, costly, hard to find. I can tell you that you cannot put a price on quality, cleanliness, safety, and eco-friendly options for your family, your home, this planet.

Seventh Generation is a staple in my home. I trust their products, I know that using them and not the standard household cleaners and the home products are making a difference in the world, protecting my kids, and all at the same time still making a difference in the world. Even if it is just one household at a time.

“Seventh Generation has partnered with eco-lifestyle consultant and author, Alexandra Zissu, whose new book, The Conscious Kitchen, discusses what’s good for your health, what’s good for the planet and what tastes great. Her book also includes great tips on maintaining a green and healthy kitchen.”

So this is how you can change your home, your way of thinking about being eco-friendly, and how you can have a healthy kitchen and healthy eating habits. Enter to win a Seventh Generation cleaning kit prize pack!

Tell me have you gone green, are you going green, do you have hang ups about going green?

Extra Entries:

  • Tweet this giveaway being sure to put @KariewithaK & http://bit.ly/cUCKIh
  • Blog this giveaway
  • Check out ALL the entry options, just remember no purchase necessary or consideration necessary.

Giveaway ends May 1st.

*As part of this review and giveaway I received the prize pack seen above on behalf of MyBlogSpark and Seventh Generation. My opinions are my own and NEVER swayed.

Karie Herring

Karie Herring

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • shel Apr 23, 2010, 7:17 am

    We try to recycle and installed a water saver showerhead. My husband is also the “outlet ninja” and unplugs almost everything that isn’t necessary or being used.

    I really try to remember to bring my reusable shopping bags with me when I shop; I keep them in the trunk of my car and there’s a sticky note on my dashboard that read “Bring the Bags BABY!!” to remind me to get them out of the trunk at the store.

  • shel Apr 23, 2010, 7:17 am
  • shel Apr 23, 2010, 7:17 am

    Google Friend follower-shel

  • shel Apr 23, 2010, 7:18 am

    email subscriber

  • shel Apr 23, 2010, 7:18 am

    Pending Facebook friend-Michelle Hudak

  • shel Apr 23, 2010, 7:19 am

    Following you on twitter-auntiethesis

  • shannon Baas Apr 24, 2010, 7:40 am

    we are trying to go green.

  • Denise Apr 24, 2010, 11:17 am

    I am somewhat green, but I’m not a fanatic about it.

  • Marilyn Wons Apr 24, 2010, 11:43 am

    I do as much as I am able. I recycle and have a solar oven and Hybrid car presently.

  • Melissa Zimmerman Apr 24, 2010, 12:19 pm

    I got my husband to start recycling.

  • Pat Ramey Apr 24, 2010, 2:08 pm

    We recycle, use the recyclable bags at the store, turn off lights, lower the thermostat.

  • Patricia Hill Apr 24, 2010, 2:10 pm

    I’ve already switched out my light bulbs. I am using less chemicals in my cleaning and walking more.

  • Jamie Apr 24, 2010, 4:09 pm

    We recycle paper, glass and metals. We use energy efficent appliances. We live in a home that is built into the hillside for energy efficiency. We use a whole house fan instead of the air conditioner. Not only do we live a little greener, but we also save money.

  • Shirley Apr 24, 2010, 4:49 pm

    I recycle newspapers, cans, plastic, and cardboard. I also take my own reuseable bags when I go shopping. I love going green!

  • SANDY Apr 24, 2010, 6:24 pm

    we try to do as green as possible-

  • Kelly Ann T. Apr 24, 2010, 7:29 pm

    We have been going green, I use green cleaners, filtered water instead of bottled, buy organic when possible, changed to micro fiber cleaning clothes and I no longer buy paper towels, napkins or paper plates.

  • Kelly Ann T. Apr 24, 2010, 7:30 pm
  • Michael Irelan Apr 24, 2010, 9:12 pm

    We always try to do our part.

  • debp Apr 25, 2010, 5:43 am

    I try to be green. I do alot of things that save money, like conserve on water, grow my own garden, turn off lights.
    debp
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  • EMMA L HORTON Apr 25, 2010, 6:24 am

    I AM USING BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR TO CLEAN

  • Kimberly M Apr 25, 2010, 8:43 am

    Our family is getting more green each year. First we started recycling, then gardening, then switched the lightbulbs to compact fluorescent ones, then started composting and put out a rain barrel, then we bought a whole lot of cloth shopping bags (which we finally remember to bring in the store more often than not), then it was switching appliances over to more energy efficient ones (slowly, as the old ones die), and now it’s switching over to green cleaning products as we use up the old ones. So far it hasn’t seemed to be particularly inconvenient or expensive to go green, so why not?

  • Kathryn Martinez Apr 25, 2010, 8:46 am

    We are “greening” more and more every day as we learn new things about reducing our impact on the environment. We already use some of the Seventh Generation products and love them!

  • Autumn B. Apr 25, 2010, 8:51 am

    we are as green as our budget allows!

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

  • angie Apr 25, 2010, 9:26 am

    I am slowly going more green by recycling and buying organic.

  • Hannah Apr 25, 2010, 10:02 am

    We are going green, by trying to recycle as much as possible. The problem where we live is that apartment communities don’t have the recycling facilities that residential areas do and until that is resolved by the local council they make life really hard!

  • dreeg Apr 25, 2010, 11:54 am

    I am going green.

  • dreeg Apr 25, 2010, 11:55 am
  • Joannie Apr 25, 2010, 12:32 pm

    No hang-ups here about going green. We started gardening organically this year, making our own compost from kitchen scraps and yard trimmings. No chemicals on our lawn or garden.

  • Melissa Zimmerman Apr 25, 2010, 1:47 pm

    My husband and I started to recycle more. Unfortunately, they don’t recycle glass here.

  • Suzanne K Apr 25, 2010, 1:59 pm

    I think I’m fairly green (in my house and in my life) but am ALWAYS looking for more things I can do to be more green!

  • Linda Lansford Apr 25, 2010, 4:54 pm

    I have you gone green with some things and I am working on others

  • Ashley H. Apr 25, 2010, 5:50 pm

    I’m going green by recycling and taking my reusable bags when I go shopping.

  • Stephanie Coldwell Apr 25, 2010, 6:22 pm

    We’re trying! I’m trying to at least be a better recycler!

  • Stephanie Coldwell Apr 25, 2010, 6:24 pm
  • Stephanie Coldwell Apr 25, 2010, 6:24 pm

    ..google friend connect!

  • Stephanie Coldwell Apr 25, 2010, 6:25 pm

    Twitter Follower!
    SteCold

  • Stephanie Coldwell Apr 25, 2010, 6:26 pm
  • Stephanie Coldwell Apr 25, 2010, 6:26 pm
  • Stephanie Coldwell Apr 25, 2010, 6:26 pm
  • Stephanie Coldwell Apr 25, 2010, 6:26 pm
  • Meredith Apr 25, 2010, 7:00 pm

    We have recycled for awhile. We just started using reusuable grocery bags.

  • Christine Apr 25, 2010, 7:06 pm

    going green, doing more

  • Lois Shores Apr 25, 2010, 8:39 pm

    I have a hard time giving up products I know work. I do recycle though and trying to do a little at a time

  • Lois Shores Apr 25, 2010, 8:41 pm
  • Lois Shores Apr 25, 2010, 8:42 pm

    I follow on Twitter ljshores

  • Lois Shores Apr 25, 2010, 8:42 pm

    I follow on Google Friend Connect

  • Lois Shores Apr 25, 2010, 8:45 pm
  • Lois Shores Apr 25, 2010, 8:45 pm
  • Lois Shores Apr 25, 2010, 8:45 pm
  • Lois Shores Apr 25, 2010, 8:46 pm
  • Lois Shores Apr 25, 2010, 8:46 pm
  • Carolyn Apr 25, 2010, 10:23 pm

    I have been green all my life and I’m 50 years old almost. I hang laundry and re use almost everything I come in contact with. My front yard is full of cactus and I have no lawn.

  • Kristen Apr 25, 2010, 10:43 pm

    I’m trying to go green! I replaced all my bulbs to energy efficient bulbs and started composting. That’s it so far, but i plan lots more changes!

  • Kristen Apr 25, 2010, 10:44 pm
  • Kristen Apr 25, 2010, 10:45 pm

    I follow via GFC!

  • Kristen Apr 25, 2010, 10:46 pm

    I sent a friend request on FB. (Kristen H)

  • Kristen Apr 25, 2010, 10:46 pm

    I follow you on Twitter (@aeris321)

  • Kristen Apr 25, 2010, 10:47 pm

    I subscribed via Google Reader!

  • April Apr 26, 2010, 6:13 am

    I’m trying to go green by buying more all natural cleaners.

  • Stephanie Apr 26, 2010, 10:26 am

    I’ve gone green by cloth diapering and trying to recycle all I can, but my hangup is probably in paper towels and disposable wipes — just can’t seem to get away from those because they are just SO convenient!

  • Stephanie Apr 26, 2010, 10:28 am

    I follow via google friend connect

  • Stephanie Apr 26, 2010, 10:29 am

    I’m a facebook fan

  • Stephanie Apr 26, 2010, 10:29 am

    I follow on twitter @skgaff

  • Stephanie Apr 26, 2010, 10:29 am

    I subscribe to your feed

  • Katie Apr 26, 2010, 12:45 pm

    I do have a major hang-up about going green: price. We do as much as we can but just can’t afford to go all the way and eat all organic, etc.

  • evelyn Apr 26, 2010, 1:04 pm

    great im in

  • Melanie Apr 26, 2010, 2:20 pm

    I only buy organic products to use on our body, and we recently started to recycle. I would love to get rid of my harsh chemical cleaners and try out seventh generation. My biggest hurtle has been price, I have been clipping coupons and that has been helping.

  • Melanie Apr 26, 2010, 2:21 pm

    Melanie Calcut is a fan The Fish on Facebook

  • Miss Spoken Apr 26, 2010, 3:40 pm

    We no longer use plastic water bottles or grocery bags

  • Miss Spoken Apr 26, 2010, 3:40 pm

    Feed subscriber
    gkstratos at yahoo dot com

  • Doreen R Apr 26, 2010, 6:29 pm

    I recycle everything…cans, bottles, paper and plastic. Clothes go to a clothing bank. I wash with cold water and starting to buy green products.

  • Doreen R Apr 26, 2010, 6:32 pm

    Follow on google friend…dor

  • Doreen R Apr 26, 2010, 6:35 pm

    I subscribe to your feed by google reader.

  • Doreen R Apr 26, 2010, 6:46 pm

    Sent in request for K. Herring but also fan of the five fish….wasn’t sure which to do. I am very tired and having trouble concentrating…

  • Doreen R Apr 26, 2010, 6:51 pm

    Sent my friend Nikki an email about this giveaway and sent you a cc.

  • loni Apr 26, 2010, 7:24 pm

    we decided to have only one vehicle in the household instead of two.

  • Rory Kaphing Apr 26, 2010, 7:40 pm

    I have gone green already by using cfl’s, however the price of “green” cleaning products keeps me from going green in that manner

  • Jenn S. Apr 27, 2010, 8:41 am

    We are doing as much as we can to go green. We recycle and reuse as much as possible. We have also started a vegetable garden and are thinking about composting.

  • Alicia Apr 27, 2010, 11:11 am

    I’m semi-green. I recycle whenever I can & I’ve been driving a Prius for 8 yrs.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  • Jean F Apr 28, 2010, 3:10 am

    I’m trying. I use cold water for wash, and hang my clothes, and have changed all our light bulbs, and do recycle

  • Mikki M Apr 28, 2010, 8:35 am

    We are as green as we can be….even growing our own garden with Earth Boxes..

    mikkipiglet (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Laura Apr 28, 2010, 1:06 pm

    We are working hard at going green – recycling, walking instead of driving, using natural products.

  • Mary A Apr 28, 2010, 1:47 pm

    We are trying to go green. We have been recycling for a while and have just started composting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • ky2here Apr 28, 2010, 6:35 pm

    I’m semi-green. I compost, recycle and use cloth bags for shopping but I use styrofoam and plastics.

  • ky2here Apr 28, 2010, 6:40 pm

    Twitter follower ky2here1, here’s my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/13041616253

  • Desiree Apr 29, 2010, 12:56 pm

    we use energy efficient light bulbs and reusable shopping bags

  • Desiree Apr 29, 2010, 12:57 pm

    google friend

  • Desiree Apr 29, 2010, 12:58 pm

    twitter follower- WeeShare

  • Desiree Apr 29, 2010, 12:58 pm

    rss subscriber to my yahoo

  • Desiree Apr 29, 2010, 12:59 pm

    stumbled- CarolinaGirlMom

  • Desiree Apr 29, 2010, 12:59 pm
  • Francis Apr 29, 2010, 6:06 pm

    I’m trying to go green — recycling, using cloth napkins, driving less and walking more.

  • Adrienne Apr 29, 2010, 7:52 pm

    I’m getting greener 🙂

  • Adrienne Apr 29, 2010, 7:53 pm
  • Adrienne Apr 29, 2010, 7:54 pm

    A friend on Google Friends Connect

  • Adrienne Apr 29, 2010, 7:55 pm

    Following you on Twitter! @mamatojj

  • Adrienne Apr 29, 2010, 7:56 pm

    I just sent you a friend request on FB!

  • Jill Myrick Apr 29, 2010, 10:10 pm

    We have been steadily going greener over the past couple of years. From cloth bags and hand towels to recycling and rain barrels.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

  • Jill Myrick Apr 29, 2010, 10:11 pm

    I am following via Google Friends Connect.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

  • Jill Myrick Apr 29, 2010, 10:11 pm

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

  • Jill Myrick Apr 29, 2010, 10:12 pm

    I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

  • Jill Myrick Apr 29, 2010, 10:13 pm

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com.

  • sarah Apr 30, 2010, 11:57 am

    green and loving it!

  • Tom Apr 30, 2010, 2:12 pm

    Going green, slowly and surely.

  • lisa Apr 30, 2010, 4:55 pm

    I am 90% green. I have come a long way this past year.

  • lisa Apr 30, 2010, 4:56 pm
  • lisa Apr 30, 2010, 4:57 pm

    I follow you on Twitter(samasam).

  • lisa Apr 30, 2010, 4:57 pm

    I subscribe.

  • lisa Apr 30, 2010, 4:58 pm
  • momznite Apr 30, 2010, 5:25 pm

    We’re in the process of becoming greener. It isn’t always easy to change.

  • Shilo Beedy Apr 30, 2010, 6:41 pm

    I been gradually going green by using reusable grocery bags and reusable water bottles.

  • andi Apr 30, 2010, 7:21 pm

    We are trying to be greener every day! Our latest adventure is composting!

  • Karen P Apr 30, 2010, 10:03 pm

    I started composting this year so it is a work in process but I have done a lot to go green.

  • Karen P Apr 30, 2010, 10:04 pm

    gfc follower

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:39 am

    We’ve gone green — We make our life greener by regularly recycling everything possible. We also use CFLs, Energy Star appliances, and reusable shopping bags. We combine driving trips to save mileage — and turn things like lights off when not in use. *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:39 am

    Following The Five Fish with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:40 am

    I like The Five Fish on Facebook

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:40 am

    Following @KariewithaK on Twitter

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:41 am

    Tweeted the giveaway

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:41 am

    The Five Fish button is in my Blogroll, Buttons T – Z

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:42 am

    Blogged about the giveaway { 1 }

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:43 am

    Blogged about the giveaway { 2 }

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:43 am

    Blogged about the giveaway { 3 }

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:44 am

    Blogged about the giveaway { 4 }

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:44 am

    Blogged about the giveaway { 5 }

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:45 am

    Subscribed to The Five Fish in reader

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:46 am

    Stumbled The Five Fish

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} May 1, 2010, 2:47 am

    The Five Fish is in my sidebar, Blogroll Links

  • Kerrie Mayans May 1, 2010, 2:52 am

    I have gone more green than ever before. I recycle as much as I can, I compost and use a stainless steel water bottle now.

  • Kerrie Mayans May 1, 2010, 2:53 am

    I connect with gfc as degood

  • Kerrie Mayans May 1, 2010, 2:53 am

    I follow you on twitter as kmayans

  • Kerrie Mayans May 1, 2010, 2:54 am

    I subscribe to your blog in google reader.

  • Rebecca May 1, 2010, 5:03 am

    I try to recycle everything I possibly can

  • vivian May 1, 2010, 5:16 am

    I recycel ty

  • Melissa B. May 1, 2010, 6:21 am

    I would like to go green, but there’s no recycling center around here.

  • amy h May 1, 2010, 6:54 am

    We are in the process of going green. We recycle whenever possible, have energy star appliances, and try to unplug and turn off the lights need not needed. I would love to try these green cleaners. Thanks for the chance!

  • amy h May 1, 2010, 6:56 am

    I’m following you on twitter: hillfam2005

  • amy h May 1, 2010, 6:56 am

    I stumbled your blog homepage: hillfam2005

  • amy h May 1, 2010, 6:57 am

    I’m subscribing via google reader.

  • Shawn May 1, 2010, 7:23 am

    I have been trying to go a bit more green, using natural products when I can.

    shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Sherry E. May 1, 2010, 7:41 am

    I am going green, the major thing we do is recycle, but I could work on a few more things to really go green!

  • Sherry E. May 1, 2010, 7:43 am

    I am following you on Twitter and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/shereck/status/13191484984

  • Holly B May 1, 2010, 8:53 am

    We started recycling this year..it’s super easy and amounts to about half our garbage being recycled now!

  • Kathy Scott May 1, 2010, 9:27 am

    We bought good bikes for everyone so that we can ride all over our small town.

  • Kathy Scott May 1, 2010, 9:28 am
  • Kathy Scott May 1, 2010, 9:29 am

    idahomom7 is following you on twitter

  • Kathy Scott May 1, 2010, 9:30 am

    idahomom is a google friend

  • Kathy Scott May 1, 2010, 9:31 am

    Kathy N Scott sent you a friend request on facebook

  • Kathy Scott May 1, 2010, 9:32 am

    google reader subsciber

  • angela c. May 1, 2010, 11:23 am

    I have gone green by recycling, composting, and using my bike for transportation instead of driving the car.

  • Charlene May 1, 2010, 12:06 pm

    We try to do what we can, like recycle, use reusable shopping bags, refillable water bottles, etc…

  • Charlene May 1, 2010, 12:07 pm

    Follower on GFC

  • Charlene May 1, 2010, 12:07 pm

    Subscribe rss feed google, thanks!

  • Izzie May 1, 2010, 1:47 pm

    I try to be green by using reusable bags at the grocery store, and that a simple step in the right direction.

  • Amanda S. May 1, 2010, 2:11 pm

    We are working on going green!

  • Amy Delong May 1, 2010, 2:33 pm

    just started going green&love it!

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Chelsea Fetch May 1, 2010, 4:17 pm

    I try and do things that are “green” but I don’t think I will ever completely be green. I ride bike all over and recycle when I can!

  • Pamela S May 1, 2010, 4:27 pm

    It’s a work in process for us. We’ve recycled for years, but we’ve just recently started using more earth friendly products and trying to eliminate our use of disposable items and replacing them with reusables. But we’re getting there! Thanks.

  • Vanessa May 1, 2010, 5:43 pm

    We’ve gone partially green by minimizing waste and cloth diapering!

  • colleen May 1, 2010, 5:54 pm

    I have completely gone green from recycling to using reusable bags to switching out the light bulbs and buying energy star products.

  • Alia C May 1, 2010, 5:54 pm

    I am going green slowly, I recycle, re-use and repurpose things, conserve water and electricity and have some of the energy saving light bulbs but I know There’s more to be done.
    skyskyaa11(at)gmail.com

  • Alia C May 1, 2010, 5:55 pm

    I’m following by google friend connect

  • checkers May 1, 2010, 5:55 pm

    Following you on Twitter (id- checkkers)

  • 409cope May 1, 2010, 6:02 pm

    I have changed all my lightbulbs to energy savers.

  • 409cope May 1, 2010, 6:05 pm

    I follow through google friend.

  • Shari D May 1, 2010, 6:05 pm

    I subscribe.

  • 409cope May 1, 2010, 6:06 pm

    I follow on twitter as 409cope.

  • 409cope May 1, 2010, 6:08 pm

    Pending friend on facebook. Shari D

  • robyn L Norris May 1, 2010, 7:39 pm

    I go green by recycling and I hope to do more soon!

  • robyn L Norris May 1, 2010, 7:40 pm
  • robyn L Norris May 1, 2010, 7:41 pm

    I follow you on google friend

  • robyn L Norris May 1, 2010, 7:41 pm

    I’m your FB fan

  • robyn L Norris May 1, 2010, 7:41 pm

    I follow you on twitter

  • robyn L Norris May 1, 2010, 7:41 pm

    I subscribe to your feed

  • Patricia Shreiner May 1, 2010, 8:20 pm

    I reduced the amount of paper towels we used by keeping many more kitchen towels on hand including some I knit myself.

    pattishreinerATgmail.com

  • Charlene Kuser May 1, 2010, 8:41 pm

    I bring my own bags when I go shopping and I try to recycle
    cans and newspapers

  • Charlene Kuser May 1, 2010, 8:46 pm
  • Charlene Kuser May 1, 2010, 8:47 pm

    I am following you on Twitter @Swtlilchick

  • Charlene Kuser May 1, 2010, 8:49 pm

    I am following you on google friend connect (Charlene)

  • Charlene Kuser May 1, 2010, 8:57 pm

    Fan of The Fish on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  • Gianna May 1, 2010, 8:57 pm

    I’ve been frugal for as long as I can remember and now people are calling it green. I really don’t understand the big deal.

  • Charlene Kuser May 1, 2010, 8:59 pm

    I subscribe via email