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What’s in your water? This was gonna be titled, New Cleaning items coming…

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I’m about to list some natural cleaning items in my Etsy shop, but as I started writing the post I thought it better to give an explanation of why I started making non toxic cleaning items.

Since I’m taking the Challenge to change my shopping habits and only use non toxic products, I decided to add home cleaners to my product line.  So I’ve been experimenting with some new items in the lab using traditional, natural and effective ingredients that don’t make me dizzy when I use them.

When I’m cleaning my home, I cringe every time I have to dump a bucketful of chemical filled dirty water down the drain, knowing it could end up in our water system.  Though most of our water gets treated to remove harmful particles before we use it, sometimes the water doesn’t make it to the treatment plant.  Sometimes, it gets washed back out into our waterways during a heavy rain or filters into the ground near where we use it or overflows from clogged sewage pipes.

Add the fact that our city runs on an old,Combined sewage system…I shudder to think of cracking pipes, leaking out toxins into our water supply…all the time!

There are a few things we can do to reduce this point source of contamination, (catching the culprit where it strikes), which causes many health risks.

One thing is to reduce our use of chemicals. Simple.

Other things we can do are a bit more involved but easy if you know how ( I do :) Install rain gardens or Greenroofs to catch and hold “excess” Stormwater, which would otherwise end up overflowing our sewage system.

BRONX BUILDING ROOF

RAINGARDEN TO CATCH EXCESS WATER FROM STREETS SEWERS

For more information Check the EPA’s website on meeting Stormwater needs with Green Infrastructure  http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=298

If you live in the NYC area and would like help with your location, please contact me.

I hope this was informative, I will post a link to my new products soon.

The Beaz :)

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Author: Nurse B.

A dreamer & a do-er. I love art, poetry, music and nature. I make lists, set appointments, create systems and multitask. I’ve been called a hippy, a tree-huger, a do-gooder and a gypsy-witch. I’m ruled equally by my right and left brain. It was a long time coming to grips with my form of schizophrenia but I’ve used it to help create calm from chaos and beauty from blah. I love getting my hands dirty working on greening projects around NYC. With a background in youth education and program management, I work with others to create positive learning environments to teach future generations of their role in making the world a better place. I advocate for holistic health through consumer awareness and I make natural bath & body products. Always the Busy Beaz!

One thought on “What’s in your water? This was gonna be titled, New Cleaning items coming…

  1. Pingback: New items in shop! Natural Home Cleaning Products | Busy As A Beazer

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