HAPPY EARTH MONDAY INHABITAT READERS!
To kick off our exciting Earth Week Giveaway, today we’ve gathered up a basket full of Method cleaning products and an amazing Casabella Eclipse Cleaning System (worth $100) for one lucky reader to take home! These Cradle to Cradle products are sure to keep your home sparkling clean while protecting the Earth and your family from harmful byproducts and toxins. Each Eclipse system has been made from recycled soda bottles and recycled aluminum, and each Method product boasts safe and effective ingredients for cleaning your home. The winner of this fantabulous prize will also receive a copy the pivotal eco design handbook Cradle to Cradle, written by Inhabitat favorites William McDonough and Michael Braungart. This contest is open to all Inhabitat readers – so enter now for your chance to win!
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1. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER HERE > (If you are not already a subscriber). We’ll be announcing all the winners of our Earth Week Giveaway in our weekly newsletter, so if you want to find if you won, you’ll need to receive it in order to claim your prize!
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3. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and tell us your top green tip when it comes to household cleaning. The deadline for this fabulous giveaway is Monday, April 24th. We’ll pick the comment we like best and announce the winner in our newsletter, so make sure you’re signed up!
Teaming up with MBDC, we’ve gathered a bundle of Method Products perfect for cleaning the corners of your countertop, to the more treacherous parts of your toilet bowl. Method Products are a collection of non-toxic, biodegradable natural cleaning supplies with a focus on minimalist product design. The company has rapidly gained recognition for its commitment to sustainability, including taking innovative steps to measure and reduce its carbon footprint and boasting a wide range of Cradle to Cradle Certified products.
The Eclipse system from Casabella is a Cradle to Cradle Certified cleaning system made from recycled materials. The plastic of the interchangeable attachments is made from recycled soda bottles, and the pole from 30% recycled aluminum. All of the attachments can be used with the pole, so there’s less to store, and the microfiber heads require no chemicals to be effective – just add a little water to remove stubborn grime!
Developed by architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart, Cradle to Cradle design recognizes the complex, abundant processes of nature’s ecosystems, or ‘biological metabolism,‘ but also articulates a parallel ‘technical metabolism’ for human industry. Both metabolisms can be characterized by eco-effective, continuous flows of materials, energy and water, and whole-community mutualism. The Cradle to Cradle design framework moves beyond the goal of only reducing an organization’s negative impacts (eco-efficiency), to provide an engaging vision for executives and comprehensive strategies for managers to create a wholly positive footprint on the planet – environmental, social and economic (eco-effectiveness). The Cradle to Cradle philosophy can apply to anything from houses to companies and to consumer products as well.