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Green from Page 20
Going environmentally green has brought more menu on the left. switching stores. For example, many green companies
green to the company’s bank accounts, as well. Bonded “Residents can also offer a green tip of their own manufacture concentrated products. We add our own
Logic’s annual revenue is undisclosed because it is which we are happy to receive and review,” says water and refi ll the same plastic bottles over and over.
privately held, but company documents claim that Morrison. For some cleaning products I’m still using the same
it has shown double digit growth every year since its Mariette Holland, owner of Green Kidz R Us, bottles I did fi ve years ago.”
inception. says the best place to start doing something for the Learn more about the City of Chandler’s Green
“Thinking about the environment is just a lifestyle environment is at home. Initiatives at Find more details
for us, and it’s important,” shares Kean. “We practice “Begin by looking under your sink, in your bathroom about Bonded Logic and UltraTouch Natural Cotton
what we preach. It’s just the right thing to do, not only cabinet, in your washing machine,” suggests Holland. Fiber Insulation at or by
for the company or for the community, but for the “You will fi nd automatic dishwashing liquids and calling 480-812-9114.
planet.” laundry detergents that are pollutants. Annually, over Contact Mariette Holland about Green Kidz R Us at
two million tons of harmful phosphates from these
Going green at home products end up in our soil and waterways.”
Simple resources for environmental savvy at home Holland claims eco-friendly products can often
Natalie Morris is a freelance writer who lives in Cooper
are plentiful for SanTan Sun area residents. The City save consumers money while they are saving the
Commons with her husband, two sons and their dog, Bella.
Contact her at
of Chandler launched Green Initiatives on www. planet. in April. This information resource “Better, healthier household products are no
for residents is available by visiting the website and more expensive than what people are using now,”
clicking on “Green Initiatives” in the Quick Links she says. “Saving money is often a mere matter of
Bartering from Page 12
Seeking new members
wrapped his car – all using trade dollars and paying Around 400 of the 550 members of the exchange are
“They really care about us and want to know what
only tax in cash. located in the East Valley, where it originated. To fi nd out
we need to exchange with, and then they go out to try
Miller says Arizona Trade Exchange watches more about Arizona Trade Exchange call 480-633-9363
to get those people and make a match,” Gosielewski
carefully the specifi c categories of business needed or access
in the exchange and then puts caps on the number of
He adds that Fast Fix utilizes many businesses
businesses allowed in, in order to keep trade dollars
Jen Bondeson is an Arizona native and a writer of all trades.
listed in the exchange directory. Recently, he had
fl owing equally. He says that is one thing that sets
Reach her at
banners, signs and business cards made; painted and
them apart from other organized barters.
replaced the fl oors and glass inside his store; and
Arizona Trade Exchange was founded in 1999.
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