Monday, March 29, 2010

Seventh Generation Review and Giveaway

I was so excited to get to work with such a fabulous and widely known company like Seventh Generation. I am always up for trying new green cleaners because I want the best for my family. Seventh Generation is right up there with other quality products I have tried, but so far, they are the most cost effective as well! I can find Seventh Generation products at my Target, at my grocery store, and my farmer's markets. It's widely available and I don't think I would be spending much more than conventional cleaners! I would, and have spent MUCH more on green cleaners, and if I had to, I always would because the benefits outweigh the higher prices! I would never bring poison back into our house.

My baby daughter is obsessed with getting into cupboards, she got into our dishwasher packs one time and it changed my life! At the time we were using Cascade packs and I had walked into the kitchen to find my baby trying to eat one. I called poison control and it was all ok, it was just a little bit, but I don't ever want to feel that again! Dishwasher packs were the only thing we hadn't changed over and now we have! We have tried all sorts of dishwasher powders that are natural and we have been thrilled with the success, but when we bought Seventh Generation dishwasher apcks, I was truly impressed! With a coupon that you can print on the Seventh Generation website, they are cheaper than Cascade and work better! Not to mention, they are so much safer!

I cant tell you how excited I was to receive the Seventh Generation Healthy Home Starter Kit! The whole kit!! Check it out:


This kit includes:
- A Seventh Generation recycled reusable shopping bag
- Natural Paper Towels - 120 count per roll
- All Purpose Free and Clear Cleaner
- Glass and Surface Free and Clear Cleaner
- Kitchen Cleaner in a Wild Orange and Cedar Spice scent
- Shower Cleaner in Green Mandarin and Leaf scent
- Toilet Bowl Cleaner in Emerald Cypress and Fir scent
- Tub and Tile Cleaner in Emerald Cypress and Fir scent.

You get all of those items for an impressive - $38.99. That is about $5.58 per product! So reasonable and doable for consumers wanting to go green!

I am in love with each of these products! They literally have an alternative to every product you can buy out there. They even have a new line of disinfecting products! Natural disinfecting products! I am in love with this company for several reasons. The customer service is fabulous!! I felt like I was initiated into some awesome green club by doing this review! They are so warm and welcoming. I also love that they disclose every single item in every single product! Nothing hiding here. Check it out for yourself: Ingredients. I also adore their newest commercial!

Seventh Generation Planet Home Comercial. This commercial makes me feel so crunchy! Letting my son clean with natural cleaners is a must in this house! He has sprayed Violet in the face numerous times while "helping" me clean. I know she is safe and my three year old can try to help me until his heart is content!

The number one love I have for Seventh Generation? Their cleaners clean BETTER than anything I could buy with chemicals! Now, there are many green cleaners out there, and I cannot wait to test out more, but for me, it really isnt a contest between the green cleaners. Sure, one wants theirs to sell more, but I think it's about a bigger picture. At least I hope so! Using green cleaners is about a happier, healthier planet! There will be new green cleaners, and I will totally want to try them all. Some will be better, some wont be, but for now, I have Seventh Generation! Their kitchen cleaner and dishwasher packs will always be staples in my home and I cannot wait to buy some of their dish soap next! I need a better one of those and I am sure they will deliver!

I urge everyone I know to replace their cleaners with these because they are the most readily available, they work fantasically, they smell wonderful and our families will be safer. I think if more green companies want to reach the masses, they should sell with more stores like Target. I love being able to run in my Target and pick up some crunchy cleaners instead of having to go quite a ways to my farmers markets! Convenience matters with most consumers and Seventh Generation has figured it out! Way to go!

Obviously I am one happy and crunchy mama and I am so happy to have these cleaners in my home. They will last a long time too!

WIN IT!!!
One fabulously lucky Getting Kinda Crunchy reader is going to win the same Healthy Home Starter Kit that I did! To enter, head over to the Seventh Generation website and tell me something that you learned - either about the company or about Earth love! This entry is mandatory and please leave your email!

Extra Credit!
- Follow Seventh Generation on Facebook for 1 extra entry
- Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter for 1 extra entry
- Join Seventh Generation's Million Dollar Baby Crawl for 1 extra entry
- Sign up for Seventh Generation's Newsletter for 1 extra entry
- Follow me on Google Friend Connect for 1 extra entry
- Follow me on Facebook for 1 extra entry
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link for 1 extra entry
- Grab my blog button and leave me the link for 1 extra entry
- Follow me on Top Mommy Blogs for 1 extra entry. To enter, click the picture in my right sidebar and you have voted!

This giveaway will end April 26th at midnight! The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by email and a posting on this blog. As always, they will have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner! Good luck guys!

Thank you sooooooooooo much Seventh Generation! I loved this review/giveaway opportunity!

187 comments :

  1. I learned that washing dishes by hand uses twice the amount of water that it does to run an Energy Star dishwasher.

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  2. I'm following Seventh Generation on Facebook. (Thrifty Sarah)

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  3. I'm following you on Twitter. (@hawaiismn)

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  4. I joined the Baby Crawl.

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  5. I signed up for Seventh Generation's newsletter.

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  6. I'm following you, via Google Friend Connect.

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  7. I'm a Facebook fan. (Thrifty Sarah)

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  8. I voted for you.

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  9. You can save 85% if you wash your clothes in cold water

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  10. I signed up for the crawl....baby name is Stryder

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  11. I didn't know they made paper towels and they are made from 100% recycled paper.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  12. Seventh Generation FB fan

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  13. Follow 7th Gen on twitter @yeahhappy

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  14. Already receive 7th Gen newsletter

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  15. Follow you on GFC

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  17. I have your button under my blog roll at www.queenofthesnotprincesses.blogspot.com

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  18. Voted for you

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  19. Seventh Generation also makes feminine hygiene products.

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  20. I learned that the new Botanical Disinfectants
    Kills 99.99% of germs naturally and it is effective against Influenza A virus.

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  21. 7th Generation FB fan: Bekki Orr
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  22. 7th Generation Twitter follower: @bekki1820cb
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  27. I learned that they also make feminine hygiene products.

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  28. can make paper towels from recylcled material mverno@roadrunner.com

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  29. I learned that they have been around for the past 20 years!

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  30. Joined Million Dollar Baby Crawl!

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  31. Who knew that it was better to wash dishes with a dishwasher.

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  32. I followed 7th Generation in Facebook and signed up for their newletter as well!

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  33. I learned that their focus is a follows.
    The Change We Want to See
    Restore the environment
    Inspire conscious consumption
    Create a just and equitable world

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  34. I learned that most of 7th Generation's products are packaged in plastic made from recycled materials.

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  35. I didn't know that they made female pads!
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  36. The "chemical smell" that you mention comes from the solvents in the nail polish or remover such as toluene, phthalates, formaldehyde, acetates and alcohol evaporating into the air. Conventional nail polishes contain up to 5% formaldehyde which is classified as a human carcinogen and irritant to the eye, throat and skin. Phthalates were banned from children's toys over ten years ago (though they are still found in children's products!) due to their association with hormonal changes in children and infertility in adults. However, they are still unregulated in cosmetics and food in the U.S.

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  37. joined the crawl!

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  38. Thank you for this giveaway! I learned that most air cleaners release toxins into the air. aprongirl@gmail.com

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  39. I follow Seventh generation on facebook.

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  40. I follow Seventh Generation on twitter. @christinemary

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  41. I am a facebook follower of yours.

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  42. I voted for your blog on top mommy blogs.
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  43. I signed up for the 7th gen. newsletter:

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  44. I joined the baby crawl.

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  45. I learned that they dedicate 10% of their profits to non-profit community, environmental, health, and responsible business organizations working for positive change.

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  46. I learned that I should get an Energy Star dishwasher because it takes half the water of washing the dishes by hand! That makes me happy!!
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  47. I learned to open your windows to let the toxins out of your home.


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  48. Air drying your laundry can save $75 a year.

    Follow you in FB #1
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  49. Follow Seventh Generation on FB. #2
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  50. Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter. #3
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  51. Follow you on google. #4
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  52. Grabbed your button.#5
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  53. Signed up for the newsletter. #6
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  54. Because I didn't do a real #1.
    Air fresheners contain approx 3,000 chemicals. (whoa!)
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  55. Joined the crawl! #7
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  56. cdziuba@aol.com


    I learned this about the role of PALM OIL in the production and role of the company:

    Sustainable Palm Oil
    Palm kernel oil, which is used to make our plant-based cleaning agents, has the single biggest environmental footprint of any raw material we use in our products. As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, Seventh Generation is the first cleaning products company in North America to pay the producers of our palm kernel oil a premium (through the purchase of sustainable palm kernel oil credits) that directly supports their sustainability practices. In addition, we have partnered with several organizations

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  57. Follow Seventh Generation on Facebook Carol P dziuba

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  58. Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter cdziuba

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  59. Joined Seventh Generation's Million Dollar Baby Crawl

    My crawler is named Ben, with a purple diaper

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  60. Follow on Google Friend Connect

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  61. follow on Facebook carol p dziuba

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  62. button ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com

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  63. Signed up for Seventh Generation's Newsletter

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  64. I learned they donate "10% of our profits to non-profit community, environmental, health, and responsible business organizations working for positive change."
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  65. I get the 7th Gen newsletter.
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  66. Something I learned
    Seventh Generation has partnered with the Safer Chemicals, Health Families Coalition to create the Million Baby Crawl campaign. The Million Baby Crawl allows consumers to join tens of thousands of Americans calling on Congress to strengthen federal laws regulating toxic chemicals used in products

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  67. I learned that they test their products against the most popular mainstream products and make sure they perform at least as well, if not better.

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  68. I follow Seventh Generation on Facebook (Betty N)

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  69. I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter (Grandma 3710)

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  70. FAN OF YOURS ON fACEBOOK (BETTY N)

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  71. I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect (higrandma)

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  72. I am signed up for Seventh Generation newsletter

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  73. I blogged...view post here
    http://higrandma.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/win-eco-friendly-cleaning-supplies-3/
    or as part of the blog
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  74. Your button is on my sidebar
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  75. I learned that "35 billion loads of laundry are washed each year in the U.S"!

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  76. I'm a fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook (Meaghan Fleming).

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  77. I made a baby for the Million Baby Crawl 160 some days ago. The baby's name is Rye and if you search zip code 45786, she's the only one.

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  78. I receive Seventh Generation's newsletter.

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  79. I learned that they give 10% to charity!

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  80. I subscribe to the 7th gen newsletter

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  81. got your button www.apsychmommy.com

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  82. I learned that they are Involved in the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Toxic Chemical Policy Reform effort

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  83. I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter vlbsweeps

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  84. I signed up for Seventh Generation newsletter

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  85. I learned that they offer coupons on the site for their products.

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  86. I love how they make sure that all the people involved with their product get fair wages
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  87. I learned that they have coupons for their products at their website.

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  88. I learned that they committed to making sure that everyone their company interacts with—from the farmers who grows lavender to the customers who use their products—are treated fairly and with respect.

    I like that!

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  89. I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter

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  90. I follow you on GFC!

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  91. I joined Seventh Generation's Million Dollar Baby Crawl

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  92. I grabbed your blog button:

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  93. Wow. They have great customer ervice. Some people wrote in about the smell of one disinfectant being too strong and they handled it the same day.

    The Thyme & Lemongrass disinfectant is also good to keep bugs away

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  94. Seventh Generation Fan on Facebook
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  95. Getting Kinda Crunchy follower via Google
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  96. Getting Kinda Crunchy fan on Facebook
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  97. Voted for Getting Kinda Crunchy
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  98. i learned that most air cleansers release toxins into the air!

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  99. I learned that even after a year of airing, secondary aldehyde emissions from new carpets are only reduced by an average of 47%. aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

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  100. Follow Seventh Generation on Facebook

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  101. Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter

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  102. Signed up for Seventh Generation's Newsletter

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  103. Follow you on Google Friend Connect

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  104. voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

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  105. I learned that there products are Not tested on animals and are Free of phosphates & optical brighteners.

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  106. I learned that using a dishwasher saves water vs washing by hand.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  107. I learned their objective is to formulate the products to perform at parity to, or better than, leading conventional brands. The reason that we do this is because we know that it is not enough to make environmentally preferable products, they have to work well too!


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  108. I follow SeventhGen on twitter as Prairiebelle



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  109. I follow on google friend connect


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  110. Facebook fan - Belinda M


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  111. I learned that their focus was to 1)Restore the Environment, 2)Inspire Conscious Consumption and 3) Create a Just and Equitable World.

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  112. SeventhGen twitter follower! myKYRA87

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  113. I learned that they partner with Women's Action to Gain Economic Security which really really bakes my cookies! I am a big proponent of wage equality and totally against the wage inequities that are steadily growing worse, so this partnership truly encourages me!

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  114. According to the website Seventh Generation products have saved 372,271 trees. Sounds like a forest!

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  115. I learned that Seventh Generation was the first company in the household products industry to clearly print on each product's packaging - in plain language - all of the ingredients they use.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  116. I am a fan of Seventh Generation via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  117. I am following Seventh Generation via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  118. I am a Seventh Generation Newsletter subscriber as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  119. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  120. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  121. I learned that washing dishes by hands uses twice as much water as using an energy efficient dishwasher.

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  122. i AM SIGNED UP FOR sEVENTH gENERATION nEWSLETTER.

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  123. I follow you via GFC.

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  124. Washing your clothes in cold water saves you money and still gets your clothes clean.

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  125. I learned that Abercrombie & Fitch and Weight Watchers are two of the biggest brands on CR magazine's "Black List" of corporate transparency.

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  126. Following via GFC!

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  127. Joined the million baby crawl.

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  128. I learned that you can save 85% if you wash your clothes in cold water.

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  129. I learne that their new Botanicals line of products kills 99.99% of germs naturally and is effective against Influenza A virus.

    Nancy
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  130. I subscribe to the Seventh Generation newsletter.

    Nancy
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  131. I follow your blog via Google Friend: allibrary.

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  132. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs. Good luck!

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  133. Inspire Conscious Consumption Our focus is to inspire thoughtful consideration of each purchase—from the immediate impact of the products you buy (Is it safe? Is it gentle on the earth? Does it work?), to the broader impact throughout their lifecycle

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  134. Google friend connect follower kycouple2000.

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  135. Following 7th gen on twitter as ky2here1.

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  136. I learned their objective is to formulate the products to perform at parity to, or better than, leading conventional brands, thanks!

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  137. I learned the new botanical disinfectants "Kills 99.99% of germs* naturally."

    steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

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  138. Seventh Generation products have saved 372626 trees.
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  139. I joined the Million Baby Crawl.
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  140. Seventh Generation supports a number of worthy causes, including Save the Poles and the Rain Forest Action Network.

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  141. I learned that they make feminine hygiene products - interesting!

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  142. I follow on google friend connect!

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  143. I learned that as part of their ongoing commitment to sustainability, Seventh Generation is the first cleaning products company in North America to pay the producers of our palm kernel oil a premium that directly supports their sustainability practices

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  144. I didn't know that they made feminine products such as Chlorine-Free Ultra-thin Pads with Wings.
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  145. I learned that their new Botanicals line of products kills 99.99% of germs naturally and is effective against Influenza A virus.

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  146. following Seventh Generation on twitter susan1215

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  147. fan of Seventh Generation on facebook

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  148. I get Seventh Generation newletter

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  149. I learned that not all vinagers are created equal when it comes to cleaning..I didn't know that
    brewerchickey78@yahoo.com

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  150. I learned that most cleaners release toxins into the air and that is what you are smelling.

    elangomat at comcast dot net

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  151. they also make feminine hygiene products

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  152. follow seventh gen. on twitter @majameza

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  153. Seventh Generation uses SLS in our hand dish liquid, our disinfectants and our laundry liquids. Prior to using the SLS, Seventh Generation used sodium lauryl ether sulfate, or sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), in our liquid laundry and liquid dish detergents. This is a naturally-derived chemical that comes from palm kernel oil and coconut oil.

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  154. sg fan on facebook Kathy L Pease

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  155. sg subscriber klp1965@myfairpoint.net

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  156. your fan on facebook Kathy L Pease

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  157. Seventh Generation makes feminine hygiene products

    bemiss2@gmail.com

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  158. I learned that children are much more susceptible to environmental toxins than adults.

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  159. I became a Facebook fan of Seventh Generation.

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  160. Signed up for Seventh Generation's newsletter.

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  161. Following you on Google Friend Connect.

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  162. They have diapers and wipes.

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