If you want to help those around you remove toxic substances from their lives, you don’t have to have a heavy conversation or make an inspiring speech. Lighten it up. Throw a party and make it fun for your friends to learn about green cleaning.
Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) is a great nonprofit that focuses on a clear mission (“eliminate toxic chemicals that impact women’s health”) and a clear theory of how women can make change. They encourage women to come together around change—actually come together in person, as in house party!
Green Cleaning Party
WVE provides resources to help you throw a green cleaning party. Invite your friends over to make their own clean cleaning supplies. Talk about why you use basic household ingredients rather than buying toxic cleaners, but most of your party is just about making the cleaners. Then, everyone goes home with their own supplies. After they get a chance to try out their new clean cleaners, you can even invite them back so everyone can talk about how to make improvements.
The WVE Green Cleaning Party kit includes:
- Supplies list
- Recipe cards for cleaners
- Labels to attach to jars
- Suggested agenda
- Background on chemicals
- Action instructions
Download for free or pay for a hard copy (with DVD) to be mailed to you.
If your local green cleaning movement really takes off, you can become a Women’s Voices for the Environment Actionista.