Lifestyle expert Brian Von Dedenroth joins Better.TV to showcase some of the greenest lifestyle products on the market.
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Rhiannon Ally: There are so many products out there that improve your quality of life but some of those are also improving the environment. Lifestyle expert Bryan Von Dedenroth is here with the variety of products, lots of them, they’ll help make your life easier and greener all at the same time. Bryan: That’s my goal Rhiannon Ally: Bryan, we love helping to save the planet but we also like it when our life is made easy. Bryan: It is and we have a lot to cover. So, shall we jump into it? Rhiannon Ally: Yes, show me what you got. Bryan: Okay, Sprout, the 24-hour preschool television channel is airing dirt girl world which is the first green living series for preschoolers ages two to five with cool characters and catching music, parents and kids will love getting grubby with dirt girl. You can also visit sproutonline.com for great green tips. Right next to there, Marcal’s small steps line of 100% recycled paper products, towels, napkins, facial and toilet tissue are made from junk mail and from these guys right here. The magazines that you have lying around your house, they’ve been putting it to good use for over half a century. They perform great, they sell for less than traditional brands, and they help the planet. Rhiannon Ally: Wow! Bryan: You can learn more at Marcalsmallsteps.com. Rhiannon Ally: Important to recycle those magazines Bryan: Absolutely positive right here, household cleaners from the makers of Simple Solution is a new pet safe, natural line of products that work as well as traditional cleaners but is made from natural plant based ingredients, not harsh chemicals. Pawsafe even has the good housekeeping seal of approval. You can visit pawsafecleaners.com, Petco and Petsmart. Bosch vision is the most energy and water efficient brand of full size front load washers in the US. Rhiannon Ally: Women everywhere drooling. Bryan: They should be. They use 70% less water than the industry average and their censors automatically adjust water level temperature, and suds level. You can visit boschappliancerebased.com for information including availability of state and local rebase. Check this out, look for especially marked Sprite or Sprite zero cans with this green tab right here. And what they’ll do is for every tab that consumers send in to Sprite by May 30th; Sprite will donate 10 cents to have tat for humanity and up to $500,000. So, you want to look for the green tab as well as the habitat for humanity logo on that. And you can visit spritetabsforhabitat.com for details about the program. Those are the guys you want to send in right there. Rhiannon Ally: Okay Bryan: In case you wonder what they look like. Right here, Tide Coldwater especially designed formula for cold water washing, helps remove the most challenging stains while saving energy. And it’s the first detergent to receive the new green good housekeeping seal for meeting their criteria for product ingredient safety, water reduction, and reduced waste produced during manufacturing. Rhiannon Ally: That’s great. Bryan: I’m sure you like by-products, Pure & Natural bodywash, what girl doesn’t. Pure & Natural bodywash and liquid hand soap are 94% natural origin. They’re hypoallergenic, paraben free, biodegradable and come in five combinations. Pure & Natural supports the World Wildlife Foundation and it’s available at Target and other stores. You can visit pure-natural.com for money saving offers. Natria is a new line from Bayer Advanced which helps protect your home, lawn, and garden from pests, weeds, and diseases. They feature naturally active ingredients such as soybean and canola oil some of which are appropriate for organic gardening. You can visit bayeradvanced.com and low stores to learn more about those products. Are you a snacker? Rhiannon Ally: Yeah of course Bryan: Snyder’s of Hanover now offers organic pretzel sticks package in renewable bags that are 90% plant-based. It takes half the energy to create those bags as traditional petroleum based p