Worried about the effects the various chemicals we use have on the health of our environment? Many laundry detergents, for example, contain toxins that are dangerous to human health and the environment. Drain cleaners contain corrosives that damage pipes and can’t be good for the soil or water. Becoming conscious of the cleaning products we use and making our own with simple household ingredients is a good place to start if we want to clean up our planet.
You can save money this week on cleaning products in the store. We have several clean, green products to choose from.
To make your own and save even more, …continue reading
A big thank you to Co-op shoppers who donate the nickel we give each time they bring in their own containers and bags! You really do make a difference!
Beth Terry didn’t just give up plastic bags. She has attempted to give up all plastic. For the past five years, since 2007, Terry has strived to bring absolutely no new plastic …continue reading
Member/Owner Jack Olmsted made this video of the Food Co-op’s SIPS Manager Deb Shortess explaining how to make sure the products you buy at the Food Co-op are GMO-free.
With the new plastic bag ban coming to Port Townsend effective Nov. 1, 2012, you will want to save on that mandatory nickel charge for a paper bag at the Co-op (for more information about the new ordinance, check out …continue reading
Recumbent Trike Parking: In response to member requests we have adjusted our green bike rack along the south side of our store to accommodate parking of larger bikes. A sign is posted …continue reading
Speak out for a better 2012 Food & Farm Bill!
The House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture is at work on its version of the 2012 Food & Farm Bill right now. (The …continue reading
Hey there, Bag It Friends:
Here we go – THIS IS IT. DECISION TIME. Please attend the City Council Special Projects Committee meeting about BANNING PLASTIC BAGS in PT. This committee will make …continue reading
Begin your garden with organic plant starts! Midori Farms, located in Port Townsend, has given you a head start on your veggies. Many options to choose from available at the Co-op …continue reading
Natural Ingredient Choices
Supermarket: vinegar, salt, washing soda, abrasive green pad
Mail Order: washing soda
Hardware: powdered graphite
Pharmacy: zinc oxide
Natural Cleaning Recipes
From Clean & Green: The Complete Guide to Nontoxic and Environmentally Safe Housekeeping by Annie Berthold-Bond
The Green-Pad-and-Vinegar Solution
1/4 cup vinegar, green pad
Scrub …continue reading