Avoid chemicals when spring cleaning

Participant Cathi Lehn makes a cleaning solution free of harmful chemicals at a recent Green Cleaning Workshop. A similar event is scheduled for April 29 at the Bay Village Branch Library. Photo by Amy Roskilly

With warmer weather moving in, now is the time to start thinking about spring cleaning – inside and out, all year round. That's why the Bay Village Green Team will be hosting a Green Cleaning Workshop on Wednesday, April 29, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Bay Village Branch Library.

The workshop is free to attend and participants will have the opportunity to make two green cleaners to take home for a $10 fee. This workshop is intended for anyone interested in learning how to replace toxic cleaning and landscaping products with safe alternatives that you can make from everyday household ingredients. Reducing toxins and other harsh chemicals at home and in the yard helps to protect yourself, your family, your pets and our local watersheds from harmful chemicals.

Household cleaners and lawn chemicals are potential sources of water pollution, making their way into local streams and rivers, and eventually Lake Erie. By using more natural homemade cleaners, residents can reduce their environmental impact, save money, and reduce their exposure to harmful chemicals.

Registration is required by contacting Amy Roskilly of the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District at 216-524-6580, ext. 22.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 9:38 AM, 04.21.2015