With all of the information we have at our fingertips these days about chemicals, dyes and toxins, it amazes me that companies are not working harder to offer more environmentally sustainable products that are a healthier option for us consumers. Eco-friendly should be the norm in my opinion. It is now being proven time and time again that chemicals are not necessary for a good quality product. Seventh Generation is one of those companies who is focused on making the world a little greener.
Seventh Generation was established in 1988 in Vermont and they are still fairly new in Canada. They make household cleaning supplies as well as baby diapers and wipes. Since their focus is on the environment, they take out a lot of the harmful ingredients that you would normally find in products on store shelves. For example, their diapers contain NO chlorine, latex, fragrance or petroleum. And their Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid contains NO optical brighteners, synthetic fragrances or dyes. All of their product information is found on the along with reviews, frequently asked questions and product sizes, etc.
To find a location that sells Seventh Generation, you can check out their store locator. Just type in your postal code and choose a distance. Note, if it says ‘call to confirm’ on the store you are looking for, you will want to call to confirm. The place I checked was listed on their site but did not carry any of their products in store (hopefully soon).
You can also join their 7th Gen Nation Community to earn points, find coupons and hear about special offers. Once you are a member, you can do some activities that will earn you points that you can trade in for rewards and coupons.
I believe that ‘what is good for the environment, must be good for us’ and by focusing on eco-friendly products, we are ultimately helping ourselves. Our family is always looking for new ways to protect the environment and to lead healthier lives. We throw all of our vegetable and fruit peelings back in to our garden and flower beds, turn off any lights that are not in use and are making efforts to remove unnecessary chemicals from our home. What do you do to lead a more eco-conscious life?
One lucky This Bird’s Day reader will win a 100% organic cotton Seventh Gen Eco lunch bag as well as coupons for a FREE package of Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers, Free & Clear Baby Wipes and dish washing products – all supplied from Seventh Generation.
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This contest is open to residents of Canada only and runs until 12pm MST on Friday, September 16, 2011. Readers may enter the contest on multiple blogs, but are only eligible to win oneprize. Prizes will be shipped within 6 weeks from when your winning information is submitted.
Disclosure – I am participating in the Seventh Generation program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.