Environmentally Safe Cleaning

recycling links
The Massachusetts Recycling Coalition
MassRecycle is a statewide coalition of individuals, governments, businesses, institutions and non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting and realizing the vital environmental, social and economic benefits created by reducing, reusing, and recycling waste materials, and by increasing the utilization of recycled products.

Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection
The Department of Environmental Protection is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.

Northeast Recycling Council
NERC’s mission is to advance an environmentally sustainable economy by promoting source and toxicity reduction, recycling, and the purchasing of environmentally preferable products and services.

America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day (ARD) is a national all-volunteer, non-profit organization, who’s goal is to encourage Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. Since its inception in 1997, the ARD campaign has grown substantially. Every year, residents in every state of the nation participate in America Recycles Day and pledge to recycle.

informational resources links
Mother Earth News
Great source of news and information for living in a way that respects the earth. Complete with fresh daily content, reviews, resources, how-tos, and tons of information for an environmentally safe way to live.

Environmental Protection Agency Info On VOCs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s text on Indoor Air Pollution (IAQ) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). This page describes some of the effects of VOCs which are found in household cleaning products among other things.

Care2 Environmental Network
Care2 has a wealth of information on environmental and health issues. They brand themselves as the "Yahoo" for people who care about the environment.

Better Basics
Better Basics author Annie Berthold-Bond’s green living website containing tips for easy, eco-friendly alternatives to everyday cleaning, cooking and more. This site is part of the Care2 Environmental Network.

vendor links
Seventh Generation
Seventh Generation is the nation’s leading brand of non-toxic and environmentally safe household products. Their web site focuses on answering questions that consumers most frequently ask about household products and their impact on our health and the health of the environment.

Allergy Buyer’s Club
The Allergy Buyers’ Club is one of the most complete online stores of its kind. They offer many products for a healthy home as well as in-depth honest reviews on many of their products.

The Green Store
The Green Store offers a full range of products and information for an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. From organic clothing and natural bedding to solar and wind home energy systems, from alternative health remedies to recycled and tree-free paper, from composting toilets to non-toxic paints and gardening supplies, from state-of-the-art appliances to the latest in fine books and fair trade gifts, the Green Store has a broad selection.

N.E.E.D.S. (Nutritional Ecological Environmental Delivery System) is an international mail-order resource that specializes in providing products, information, and education in areas including Chemical Sensitivity, Environmental Illness, Fibromyalgia, and Candida.

Think Pure
Think Pure’s mission is to offer products and knowledge to help minimize the effects of allergens in our bodies. They are a source of products for people with environmental allergies and multiple chemical sensitivities.

Living Source
Living Source stocks some of the safest, healthiest, highest quality products available. Each item they sell has been carefully chosen with concern for personal health and that of sensitive individuals.

local service providers
Authorized Vacuum
Miele HEPA vacuum cleaners can improve indoor air quality and help relieve allergy and asthma symptoms. Authorized Vacuum is an authorized Miele dealer and repair shop located just outside of Kenmore Square in Boston. Through quality work, attention to detail and prompt service, they have built a solid reputation of customer satisfaction.