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Are You “Living the Green” with Your Family?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of White Cloud for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

What does “Living the Green” mean? Well, it’s a way of living your life that embraces a simpler, cleaner, greener way of living – without breaking the bank! I know that a lof of my own friends and family assume that making changes to be more eco-friendly mean spending more money, but honestly – that couldn’t be further from the truth. Seriously.

How to live green on a budget

Sure – some of the products marketed as “eco-friendly” cost a lot more than other similar products. Buying an organic cleaner can cost more initially than a dollar store cleaner, and organic fruits and veggies are higher priced than tradional produce. But don’t let those kinds of things stop your enthusiasm for living green – there are PLENTY of other options for you too!

  • Shop local: Instead of paying big bucks at the grocery store for organic veggies or free range eggs, head to a farmers market or join a local co-op, to get fresh foods produced safely right in your own area. These are usually much cheaper than buying them at a big box store.
  • Grow it yourself: Even if you live in an apartment, with no yard, you can still grow at least a little bit of your own food. If you have a patio or porch, you could plant a couple of giant tomato plants in pots – then you can create your own salsas and sauces all season long. Or if you don’t even have that much space – plant a row of little herb pots in your windowsill!
  • Make it yourself: You can make just about any cleaner imagineable at a fraction of the cost of store-bought products – and since you control the ingredients, you can make them safer and greener too. You can make a year’s worth of laundry detergent for about $20 bucks, or browse here for recipes for a ton of homemade cleaners.
  • Shop smart: For the products you can’t grow or make yourself, do a little research to shop smart, and get the most bang for your buck. One great option is White Cloud’s GreenEarth brand, which is available exclusively at Walmart – It’s made from 100% recycled fibers, is Forest Stewardship Council certified, and even with their incredibly high standards for quality, they still have totally affordable prices. What a win-win, right?

And… Not only does White Cloud create products that make it easier to live green without spending a ton of green – they’re giving you even more great inspiration with a super fun Pinterest sweepstakes – check it out…

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White Cloud’s Pin it to Win it “Living the Green” Sweepstakes

I love contests like this… Just another reason to spend some quality time with the love of my online life – Pinterest :) White Cloud already puts green within reach by making quality products that fit into a real mom’s tight budget, and now they’ve created an awesome Pinterest board filled with fun tips and inspiration to help keep green living within your reach. You’ll find fun ways to get the kids involved in your eco-friendly efforts, tips to save energy and conserve resources {both of which also save you money!}, more natural cleaning recipes, and more. Plus, when you follow them and create your own #LivingtheGreen board too, you have a chance to win a seriously cool green living product package!

Want to learn more? Check out more products on the White Cloud GreenEarth products page and then click to Find a Store Near You! You can also Like White Cloud on Facebook and Follow White Cloud on Twitter to get updates on new products and promotions.

Good luck if you enter the sweepstakes. And – share some of your favorite “Living the Green” tips with me in the comments too… I love hearing from you amazing ladies!

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Comments

  1. I am excited that White Cloud is taking up the living green initiative. My family is pushing head first toward the goal of green living, and let me tell you, “It’s not easy being green”. I absolutely love it when a brand that I have used in the past shows me that they are supportive of the goal. I probably will make a Pinterest board a little later. The best things I am finding with our own journey is that we have less rash and hive break-outs from harsh chemicals and additives in everything from laundry detergents to foods that we consume. It’s one day at a time for the Towns family, and we are steadily marching along.

  2. I agree on the shopping local, and the making things yourself. We strive to be green in our family. I will check out the White Cloud. I do hope that White Cloud isn’t merely green washing though. Great post.

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