?"Three-quarters of Americans, the world's largest polluters, plan to be more environmentally responsible in 2008 by reducing household energy or recycling more." - Reuters, December 17, 2007 Green is IN! Green living that is! I am not talking about a color trend that will hit the fashion palate this year, but the growing number of Americans becoming environmentally concerned. The government has started out campaigns against global warming, car companies followed by producing hybrid cars or that uses biofuels, and cleaning brand manufacturers that produces safe, nontoxic and biodegradable products; which means none of the harsh chemicals found in most households that can harm us, the animals and the environment. The growing government's campaign for a green environment has started, followed by the "green" living campaign by vegetarians, and now, the "green" cleaning process. Being "green" is being natural. Safe to say, that anything that is bio-, natural, organic, and has no adverse effects to the environment is regarded as GREEN. The more we become an advocate to protect the world we live-in, the better it is for us in the future. Green cleaning is a new-fangled expression for using safe products and services for home and the environment. It is the use of ingredients, which are non-toxic and natural. Per se, it does not include any pint of chlorine, petroleum or any other synthetic or toxic chemicals. There are many products available in the market, which uses the word "green" in their packaging or "non-toxic," but still contain harsh chemicals. Even if they are in small concentration, it is still a chemical. So look out for it if you're planning to clean your place using bio-based products. There are so many ways to clean your home using green products. For example, if your glass windows are stained by dirt, use kitchen vinegar to swipe it. Or you can use baking powder (a universal cleaner for me), dilute it in water and use it to mop stone flooring or cleaning your sinks. In some cases, some people especially in urban areas (cities) usually do not have the time to clean their houses. Cleaning using natural products can take preparation or if you don't have the right tools at the moment, the more you get timid. People on-the-go normally hire house cleaning services as a resort. There are many cleaning services around that can provide to residential or commercial customers. These commercial cleaning services use natural products to clean homes or buildings. One thing that I liked when I am hiring a home cleaning service is that after they work on my place, it does not smell like chlorine. Some cleaning service companies uses Essential Oils to leave a lasting aroma. Sooner or later, cleaning companies will follow the lead that green-cleaning products has made. ### To know more about house cleaning or commercial cleaning using natural, "green" products. Click this link for more information.