As everyone here at The Cleaning Authority did something solo in honor of Earth Day 2013, I thought I would come up with a few phone apps that can be downloaded to an Apple or Android phone for all our customers, team members, family and friends to join in. The only criteria I had for selecting the apps: free, useful, and green. Click on any image to learn more.
1) Local Dirt – Buy, sell and find local food with this app.
2) iRecycle – Tells you how, where and when to recycle just about anything using your current location.
3) PaperKarma – Lets you take photos of the unwanted mail you want to stop. Snap a photo, and you’re done
4) Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch – What used to be a paper guide is now an app that brings you up-to-date recommendations for ocean-friendly seafood and sushi before you order or buy.
And we are really proud of what the TCA crew members did for Earth Day as individuals. Here is a list:
4/20 – Kristi returned cans and took old clothes to the local thrift store.
4/24 – Linda clean up yards, planted trees and flowers, fixed bird houses out of wood, and plans to do even more.
4/24 – Haley picked up trash around the neighborhood.
4/24 – Cassidy planted flowers with her son and mom.
4/25 – Adelle purchased energy efficient shower heads and light bulbs and a tree for her house and did some gardening.
4/25 – Jenna changed to all natural earth friendly cleaning products and started her own garden.
4/26 – Sheri and Jessica bought energy star appliances and boiler, Recycled bottles, cans, paper, glass, ink cartridges, and batteries. Use reusable water bottles instead of disposable. RideShare which helps reduce pollution and saves energy. Reuse grocery bags.
4/26 – Lori cleared vines from back yard to promote healthy growth, planted flowers, and stopped throwing cigarette butts out of her car window.
4/30 – Colleen and Jessica planted flowers for earth day and cleaned up the yard.
4/30 – Ashleigh tilled a veggie garden, replace bathroom light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs, recycled a customers cigar boxes into gifts and jewelry boxes.
5/4 – Grace and Carter planted Hosta Plants and Coral Plants and Cora Bells and Sun Flower Seeds and raked leaves.
5/6- Rachelle put solar lights in her garden, weeded her garden and gave away old clothes.
5/6- Sam donated clothes, helped in-laws with garden, switched out light bulbs and recycled bottles with Logan.
5-6- Clarissa planted trees, donated clothes, and switched cleaning supplies.
5/6- Rachelle, Sam and Clarissa saved paper by listing all their Earth Day tasks on one page of paper.
5/6- Jocelyn picked up trash around her neighborhood, recycled trash bags and pop cans from her house and church, and she walked to the park instead of driving.
5/3- Michelle took old clothes to salvation army and started recycling.
5/6- Rosann uses reusable shopping bags, gardens organically, saves bread bags and cereal bags to reuse, uses recyclable coffee filters, and unplugs washer and dryer when not in use to save energy.
5/6- Vicki Harris recycled cans and glass bottles and donated clothes to salvation army.
5/6- Angelia helped plant flowers at her boyfriends house.
5/6- Alex planted trees and flowers, uses reusable grocery bags and picked up sticks.
5/6- KT cleaned up her grandma’s garden and planted flowers, as well as in her own garden and in her sister’s garden.
5/6 – Amber and her son went to the butterfly house in Birchwood Mall, took back bottles from her house and her parent’s house and also put cheerios on strings and hung outside for the birds.
4/4- Rene cleaned her yard and planted flowers with her kids.
5/6 – Karen had a garage sale and planted flowers.