THE GREEN HEART PORTAL OF GREEN LOVE
(green ♥ = green ♥)
This is how it all started. I was working as a cleaner through a very nice compnany called Wizard of Homes, and it was here that the Green Cleaning Seed was planted. (http://www.wizardofhomesnyc.com) Going solo for a while, focusing on my neighbourhood, developing the Green Cleaning System further, leadning to a fully green approach and technique. A couple of years was dedicated to this work.
Cleaning apartments, keeping it Green and Clean for people, in order to make a living in addition to being an artist. I started a small business called "Green Heart Services NYC" and had clients on the upper end of Manhattan (Washington Heights and Inwood). That led to starting
a webpage, which is what led to this community/information webpage.
This way of life taught me a thing or two: Being responsible for my health, and my surroundings might not sound attractive to most people (as if it's a lot of hassle), but if they knew the power and the joy it brings to be in surrender-mode and to stribe for some healthy control at the same time, they would surely look at responsibility differently. This way of life will feel worth it, and that always feels so good! - Respecting yourself is key. Take yourself seriously. There is no shame in that. Actually, there should be awards for that! And if you respect yourself you will need to respect others (cause you share a world with others) and you'll need to respect the planet on which you depend 100%.
We can't escape this planet, we can't escape the now. So please act wisely.
Recycling, eating less (or no) meat and dairy, buying used things, cleaning with less chemicals (or none) etc. etc..
All of this and more = deeply caring for yourself and others.
My name is Kjersti, and I'm an artist. I make music, mostly using my voice.
WHY AN INFORMATION PAGE ABOUT GREEN HEARTEDNESS? Why Go Green!?
This page is a community page, to help you find your way. To help you find truthful individuals in your community that will help you get going and get Green! To help you get a hold of truthful information that will really help you and your family/friends. To help you feel at HOME and SAFE in your own living space, your own HEART, your own BODY and on your own PLANET.
Going Green will:
- SAVE you dollars $$$ and energy
- And it'll make you healthier, happier and closer to your true PURPOSE!
- Less Clutter will CLARIFY your mind
- Less Grease will SIMPLIFY your kitchen cleaning and PURIFY your blood.
- The best thing about this page is that it's stuff you can do on your own. And it's all FREE! (or at least most of it... ;)
More about Cleaning Green:
Green Cleaning is really very simple: Use your brain and your hands, ditch the chemicals.
It's based on her background, growing up in Norway, where old fashioned values were protected by young and old. The modern methods for cleaning are often based on being lazy, and therefore thinking it's OK to use disposable products, even if the fact really is that we have more "free time" now than EVER in history! Also, it is shown again and again that these products do not clean well (they leave tons of residue, often toxic to us) and actually end up being MORE WORK, yes, I said it, MORE work, as well as being a hazard to your health.
Important key ingredients for a "Green Heart" Cleaning:
1 or more gallons of hot water
1 pinch of vinegar or bio-degradable all purpose cleaner
2 bio-degradable sponges (separate sponges for bathroom and kitchen)
1 washable type of mop: a swiffer mop is ok, just use a regular washable rag instead of those non-effective paper things,
OR buy a rubbermaid (reveal) type of mop, where you can wash the rags that are microfiber, meaning really effective! - all these are great.
1 floor rag or the microfiber cloth for the rubbermaid
2 or 3 non-streak cotton cloths (instead of paper towels and dusters) Good brand: Caldrea! (these are good for glass, mirrors and getting sinks shiny!)
1 re-fillable spray bottle of bio-degradable antibactrial cleaner - (use something like Mrs. Meyers, that way you can dilute it and save LOTS of $$! )
1 eco-friendly scrubber powder/soft scrub (I recommend the Ecover paste or the Mrs. Meyers Powders)
THROW AWAY: 10 loads of paranoia and fearbased brainwashing information served by
advertising and fearful individuals (about bacteria, germs etc) - Remember, we ourselves are 99% bacteria. Just get it clean, and relax.
For sanitary concerns:
Add some cleaning-vinegar and/or rubbing alcohol to your all purpose cleaner bottle,
or buy an eco-friendly anti-bacterial cleaner for your toilet, if this does bother you, or if you have children that touch toilets and sinks frequently.
1 big bag of common sense and logic
1 hard working attitude and great appreciation for all the GREEN trees, plants, fields, rainforests, medows etc.!
1 BIG GREEN HEART
This is what I do when I clean, and I'm sharing everything with you so that you can steal my ideas and make them better!
Feel free to share your GREEN HEARTED CLEANING TIPS on our facebook page. (Click on footer)
See separate pages on RECYCLING, VEGANISM/PLANT-EATING, SNAZZY GREEN PRODUCTS etc.
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