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Green Cleaning Website

Organization(s) Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description In response to numerous requests for information on this topic, DEP has developed a web page on environmentally-preferable alternatives to toxic household cleaners. The web page shows a cut-away of a house and gives corresponding green "recipes" for each room. To further promote use of these make-your-own alternatives, P2 staff has put on demonstrations at various venues, including health and wellness seminars, cable TV shows, and fairs. Usually a very dirty window is brought along to demonstrate how effective the alternative glass cleaner is, and a raffle is held for a caddy containing the "ingredients" needed to make the basic green cleaners. To expand this outreach, the Office of Pollution Prevention is partnering with Hartford Hospital's Healthy Homes program to promote green cleaning techniques for urban residents with asthma. DEP will train the program's outreach workers and provide them with a cleaning caddy of non-toxic supplies and recipes for 35 families. In addition, DEP is partnering with the network of hazardous waste officials from CT, HAZNET, and will be producing simple exhibits and sample cleaning caddies for use by municipal recycling and household hazardous waste coordinators doing P2 outreach to community groups.

Project Contact
Name Judith Prill
Phone 860-424-3694
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Activity Keywords Training/workshops, Website updates
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 14 No. 2, Fall 2004


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