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mod*mom giveaway :: green depot get started kit
1) what would you like most to tell mod*mom readers about greendepot?
I want green depot to set the quality standard for green building products & services. We strive to be an authentic, trusted leader with great service from a passionate, knowledgeable, staff + high quality green products.
They can be very helpful in determining if there is a pre-existing issue. The good news is that there are new, more sophisticated kits coming soon that will offer a more detailed account of indoor air quality contaminants beyond "yes" and "no". I think they will be out in fall of 2008.
As far as air filters go, pay attention to the amount of space you expect the air filter to cover, so that you don't purchase a 200 sf filter to cover a 1000 sf area.
This is key. In order to keep healthy airflow in your home, provide ventilation in the right areas to keep the air flowing. Stagnant air leads to an unhealthy indoor living environment. In the summer, a solar attic fan will keep your house cooler. In the winter, it will help manage the air flow + heat loss.
Toxic pesticides are linked to so many health risks--why bring them into your living space? Even if they are in your garage or basement (or lawn), if you wear shoes inside your home, you can easily track the residue of those pesticides right into your living room. .
One of Green Depot's most popular items is Bonded Logic---insulation that is made out of pre-consumer denim "offcuts". It is an amazing "high performance" insulation--completely non-toxic, fire rated, good for sound attenuation, + environmentally a great solution for re-cycling denim "offcuts" that otherwise would have been sent to landfill. The key thing: stay away from the "pink" insulation--which contains Formaldehyde--a known carcinogen.
by ~mod*mom~ at 12.5.08 Â©
I would love to get the triple cartridge water filter since we drink so much water in this house! What an excellent idea to open up a store like this - I've been storing up links to all these green resources for the home and this is definitely going on it! :) Thanks for a great find!
I'm torn between the countertop water filter (we rent) and the filtered shower head. A friend has one and it's amazing!
Hello, The products I would love to have are an air filtration system since each member of our family suffers from allergies and sinus problems. I also like the IceStone
Ummm...So many, it's hard to decide. I would have to say it is a tie between the shower head filter (in AZ we've got the worst water) and the Allergen Control Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner. What a great store! I'm excited to support a business with such a great mission: )
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Wow! There is no shortage of products to choose from, especially if we were doing any remodelling. I really liked the sound of some of their pest control products like the wasp and hornet killer, among others. We deal with pests all summer long, and it would be nice to know that we were using a healthier alternative.
I love the Denim Moss IceStone product - I'll be buying a house in the near future and will probably need to redo the kitchen.
The counter top water filter would be my first choice. We have a lot of iron in our well water.
I definetly love the filtered shower head
DMI Natural Seagrass CARPETS
The triple cartridge water filter looks great
oooh the countertop water filter would be great or the filtered shower head...
The EcoBugFree for Bed Bugs looks like a good product. I love the variety of products at their site.
I love the idea of have an air and water filtration system. I can only imagine what is in my water. I try to filter it, but a built in system would be so much easier. As for the air, I know that the pollutants and pollen give me repiratory problems.
I'd love to try the carpet cleaner! thanks for the opportunity!
I am interested in the bamboo molding. I would like to know if it comes unfinished so it can be painted or stained?
breathe easy cabinetry -- ours is very old and worn but I've been avoiding redo b/c of toxic varnish (and baby and children live here). Also avoiding much needed painting in house so no/low voc paints look great.
I would love to win. I like the filtered shower head.
Either the counter top water filter or the filtered shower head.
I believe the IceStone Pavers are the greatest. thank you for the contest
well i need the clean supple becouse i 7 kids so we could relly use it becouse my house get relly dirting and iam single mom that cant afford cleanins stuff withe gas and food going up
The filtered shower head and the counter top water filter sounds absolutely wonderful to me. We are on a well and they put soooo many chemicals in it even the smell is awful.
I suffer from allergies and the MicroAirScreen sounds wonderful.
Micro airscreen for allergies
Love he bamboo flooring, that's what I want to turn my hardwood floors in for!!
I like the IceStone product line of countertops, pavers, etc.; they were featured on This Old House and are made of recycled glass.
I L-O-V-E the 10" Countertop Water Filter! I rent a house and cannot change any of the plumbing -- so this would be perfect! We have the absolute WORST water here (very hard and smells of chlorine)!
counter top filter
Either the counter top water filter or the filtered shower head.
the filtered showerhead is something i never thought about
I love the micro air screen - pollen here is horrible this year and I hate to have to keep the windows closed!
I like the Ice Stone surface that looks like granite. I'd like it for kitchen countertops!
I love the earth friendly pest control products!
I would like to try the countertop water filtration system. I already have the air systems which are great.
IceStone pavers are incredibly cool...
The water filter would be great.
thank you for the great contest
We have allergies at our house, so I would love to try thr air filtration system. I would also like to try the triple water filter system. Thanks!
thanks, mod*mom. our whole family is a bundle of allergies, so the air and water filter system are both very attractive to us. it's great to also read about the caution against formaldehyde products - it's serious for people, esp. kids. that's also why i made sure the materials i used in designing my products are formaldehyde free, too.
I want the bamboo floors!!!!
I have allergies so the air filters interest me the most.
I like the filtered shower head. Great product. Thanks for the giveaway.
Our well water is full of iron, so the water filter would be a great prize for us.
Right now I'm most interested in the zero VOC paint as we're planning to paint a couple of rooms this summer. Hopefully, we'll be building a house in a couple of years and then I'm going to be interested in everything!
The filtered shower head ROCKS! I am interested in using more earth friendly cleaning products so I would love to win. Thanks so much!
I would love to have the triple cartridge water filtration system. I would help to eliminate the need for bottled water. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
bamboo flooring- help elimiate allergies here.
the countertop water filter is a great idea with a new baby in my house I am worried about what could be in my water I also really love the allergen control carpet cleaner
We're looking to paint our bathroom this month and I'd like to use the Moldex Mold-Inhibiting Paint (Eggshell). My bathroom has little ventilation so mold is a real problem in there.
the counter filter is pretty cool.
I love Green Depots Ecologic line.
the shower head filter, but so many great products here.
counter top water filter ! thanx for this great contest :)
We already have water and air filters in our house; but I'm very interested in the "toxic detection test kits". I think people may be surprised by the results.
My favorites from Green Depot were the Eco Bug Free for Bed Bugs and the filtered shower head.
bamboo floors :)
I really like the countertops, but think the Ice Stone ones are my favorite.
The Hilo Seagrass carpet & the cork flooring are my favorites.
We already have bamboo & cork flooring, but I love their natural carpets--and that they come in wall-to-wall or cut & bound options. I've been looking for an area rug for my living room--this might be the perfect option.
love the shower head filter.
Allergen Control Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner. Thank you!!
I would love to replace my ugly formica counter tops with the IceStone counter tops that they sell.
Love the bamboo floors!
The filtered shower head is my preference.
I'm very interested in the Ultra Touch insulation, since we'll be insulating our 1920's home this summer.
The bamboo flooring.
I have overhead fans in every room to save on electricity and comfort.
The filtered shower head would be wonderful. My husband takes such long showers, and this would help a lot!
I'm thinking about buying their bamboo floor. It's beautiful, and bamboo grows so much faster than hardwood, it's much greener. I also like their triple cartridge water filter because we drink a lot of water, and buying bottled water is not green at all. I would buy an aluminium or stainless steel bottle to bring with me.
I've been trying to make as many changes as possible in efforts to live a greener lifestyle. Since my little one is crawling all over the place, the Carpet Control: Concentrated 3-in-1 Cleaner would be great to use. Thanks for running this contest!!
The Counter top water filter.
I like their environmentally-friendly degreaser.
The shower heads are wonderful!
I'd like to look into the "nature carpet."
EcoBugFree for Bed Bugs - 32oz. We don't have them, but they are rampant in NYC and I always worry.
I love the environmentally-friendly cabinetry. We're looking at replacing the ones in our kitchen soon and I didn't even know there was a "green" option!
I am trying to Green my enviroment as much as I can do.
i would love the air filtration system since i have 3 cats and 2 dogs...my house can use some fresh air!!
I liked the yard insect repellant,we have a large wooded lot & I refuse to use chemicals where my children play!
What a great site! Thanks for sharing the link. I love the flooring, especially the bamboo and cork.
I go to Florida for the winter so the Roach Control Bait sounds great to me!
The IceStone countertops fascinate me.
I love the Virtual Home at the site. I can pretend create an entirely green home!
The filtered showerhead sounds great.
Thanks for the heads up on this site! I had never heard of them before. We moved into a rental last October and I swear there's no ventilation here. It just has this musty smell. We are constantly opening windows and running fans for air circulation. I would love one of those solar attic fans!! What an informative site, kinda scary what we don't know right?
Love the idea of a Solar Attic Fan. We have several in our house and could use a solar powered instead of electrical.
I'd love to get the water filer and we need to caulk in our house, so I'd like to try that too.
Oh my god, what's not to love? I especially am interested in the attic fan and the insulation, as well as the soundproofing materials. We're about to buy and temperature control in the attic as well as soundproofing an area are my husband's requirements for his music equipment. I also am in love with those IceStone pavers--for my little backyard garden!
I like the filtered shower head.
I like the yard insect repellant because I have children and a large yard.
Shower filters and water filtrations system. Wow, I could use them.
i would want the Fluorescent Bulbs - Screw Base
The solar attic fan. I love anything solar.
I would like to try the OdoBan products. With two cats and two dogs odors can become a problem and I dislike using harsh chemical products.
There are so many things I love at Greendepot! I hope to eventually get a solar powered attic fan to help keep out house cooler. Since I live in NM we have alot of use for solar powered products. :)
Thank you for your giveaway and I am truly glad that I went to that site. We have been having a problem with mold and there are products out there that really do get the mildew but they also make me feel like I can't breathe when I am done using them. You just don't know how much I truly dread this because I get physically sick.
Wow, this is a wonderful company! My husband is a builder and I will definitely tell him all about this website. My favorite product is Moldex Mold Inhibitor, Cleaner & Disinfectant--we have a major moisture problem here on Cape Cod and I think this cleaner would be really useful in our home (to be used in our basement, where we have significant mold problems!)
Definately the water filtration system. We have so much junk in our water - we have a well, and the coffee maker needs to be cleaned with vinegar every week or it doesn't work. Ugh.
I have never seen a site with so many green and fabulous products. While getting ready to paint our girls rooms, I am very interested in their paint products. Thanks for the chance to win.
wow, this would be great to win, although I've never tried any of the products before I can't say what would be my favorite but I'm for anything that would help our planet because it's in danger with all the pollutants. great contest
I want to try the AFM SafeChoice Head & Body Shampoo.
The air filtration system due to my families allergies, or the allergen carpet cleaner, there are really too many to choose from :) Great Site.
I need to try the EcoLogic Carpet and Upholestery Shampoo. We have carpet in our living room and it gets so dirty, but I hate the thought of using chemicals to clean it since my kids play on the floor. Thanks for the information about green depot!
I like the yard safe insect repellent. I can't stand bugs but I don't like the chemicals so this would be perfect.
EcoLogic Apple & Aloe Hand & Body Soap since we use a lot of handsoap
I have had the opportunity to use the Pure Ayre odor eliminator. It is fantastic! It really works! I look forward to trying some of their other products.
I would love the triple cartridge water filter as we have eliminated water bottles and our water tastes awful. We drink tons of it and this would really help. I could also use the insect repellant as we have tons of ants and I don't want toxins around my daughter especially.
I love so many things. The bamboo flooring, paver, the tripe cartridge water filter, the pest spray. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
The carpet cleaner would be my pick to try.
i am really interested in the toxic detection kits as i live in an older home. I also plan to install a water filter in my kitchen faucet to cut down on our use of bottled water/plastic bottles.
The web site is great. We just found out that we have radon emissions coming into our home, which has made us evaluate all the ways we can make our home healthier for us and our environment. We are planning to buy the solar attic fan; a terrific idea I had never even heard of.
With summer practically upon us I am super interested in the pest control products offered! The whole site is a great resource and I will keep it in mind when we are not renting someday!
love to try the carpet cleaner
My husband is currently a PhD student studying indoor air quality, so a lot of these products are of interest to me. If I had to choose just one I'd go with the Solar Attic Fan. Our place could definitely use one!
Green Depot is new to me but if I can make any change, it would be learning to be more green. I try my best at home to use green products even if they are home made ones. Since this all new to me I'd am really interested in the toxic detection test kits.
What a great resource! We're remodeling our home and it's helpful to have the information we need about products in one place.
I love the Ice Stone Countertops material! We are remodeling and am considering this new GREEN source.
Wow...I didnt relize there is so much to choose from!!! That is great!!I like the AFM Carpet Cleaner ( I get migrains) and this is one of the few cleaners that I have seen that is oderless and chemical free!!! This is really important to me , I just cant use alot of cleaners because of the smells and something like cleaning your carpet , well it defintly lingers more than just counter spray or disinfectant
I would love a water filter. We're moving to well water and it would be great to feel confident in the quality.
i love the cork floors, my house would love them too! lisa
the high output shower filter and the head and body shampoo are products I would like to try
would love to get the Moldex Mold Inhibitor, Cleaner & Disinfectant because we live near the beach and it can get damp.
The Countertop water filter would be awesome for our house!
My fave is a simple one - eco-friendly carpet cleaner. I have a kitty with the unfortunate habit of not always using the litter box...
oops - left out email. dagro1 (at) aol.com
I love the engineered bamboo flooring, when our carpets need replacing that is what I'd like to put in our home.
I really like the AFM SafeChoice Head & Body Shampoos. It sounds like something I could really use on my girls who are alergic to everything...
BioStain Control sounds absolutely perfect!
My fave is a simple one - eco-friendly carpet cleaner
the counter top water filter!
please enter me :)
I like the test kits. I would be most interested in the surface lead test kit. With all the news about lead, I worry about the paint on our house as well as a bunch of the kids toys.
Wow, awesome site with great info.
counter-top water filter
counter top water-filter
My favorite is the Cambria Quartz Surfaces.
Triple cartridge water filter :)
It's so refreshing to find a company with a commitment to reducing our footprint as this one.
It's gotta be the countertop water filter.
AUTO DISH DETERGENT
Very cool site. I think I like the interior paint section the best. I'm currently in the middle of renovating my condo and painting is a must. I loved the selection. Thanks.
I really like the Ice Stone counter tops as I will be renovating my kitchen within the year!
Love the safe insect control, we have ants, again, but now that we have a kid we are trying to find something safe.
The paint stuff is interesting.
it's helpful to have the information we need about products in one place. Love the safe insect control
The safe shower filter looks awesome!
I like the water filter as we used to have one but it broke and I miss it terribly!!!
I love the bamboo flooring, Ive been wanting to install this in my home. it is a renewable resource and its low impact on your feet. great giveaway, thanks! hellomary018 at yahoo dot com mommyland512.blogspot.com
I like the recycled denim insulation. What a great way to reuse something!
I love their Compact Fluorescent Bulbs. I replaced all the bulbs in my house with them. They cut back on all the electricity and last so much longer then regular bulbs. I also want to try their EcoSMART Botanicals bug killers. I love the fact this companys focus is on the environment.
Right now, the paints and Acriglaze because of a current project I'm considering; long term, the water and air filters both sound great.
This is a great giveaway because I am looking to change from my regular cleaner to a more eco-friendly product. I like the Allergen Control: Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner because I have asthma and caths.
I'd like to try some of the indoor wood finishes.
full spectrum lighting and eco pest control.
The "UltraTouch recycled cotton denim insulation for use in new construction and remodels. Safe to handle: treated with non-toxic borates. Contains no formaldehyde or other skin or respiratory irritants".I am finishing my basement and this will be perfect! I love that its made of recycled denim. I have always despised having to handle fiberglass and this product solves that problem.
I like the water filter best. I hate thinking that there are unhealthy things floating around in my drinking water!
I would love to get the filtered shower head. Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to try their interior paint. i wish I had known about this website when we redid our floors, the smell drove me nuts (I am pregnant) and I kept having the feeling that I was smelling something very toxic.
Lots of great information, thanks! I really like the Cork Wall Tile.
The Sprite Slim-Line Shower Filter looks very useful. Thanks for the contest!
I would love new kitchen countertops, and their IceStone Countertops look VERY cool.
I am totally into the zero VOC paints. I like the AFM Safecoat Interior Flat paint. Paint is in most rooms in my house so NOT breathing in those toxins are very important to me and my family!
I like the lawn pest control because it is natural and organic... thanks!
I definitely could use shower filter.
I'm interested in the EcoSmart Botanicals: Commercial Crawling Insect Killer. I'd like to see more natural lawn care products that I could show my lawn obsessed husband.
I really like the test kits, especially the bacteria in water and the microwave leak kit. Thanks for this great giveaway.
The filtered shower head!!!
I would like to try the SafeChoice Head & Body Shampoo- for the whole family! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
I like the Ice Stone countertop, we seriously considered it when we built our house.
I love the bamboo flooring. This is the way to go to prevent the destruction of so many precious forests.
Right now, since we are doing some green remodeling around our home, I'm keyed into the flooring options we'd have with Green Depot, particularly bamboo. But hey, winning a cleaning kit would be a great help!
the Nilfisk UZ964: HEPA Hip Vac for Crowded Spaces would be great to have
I'd love to try the Moldex Mold Inhibitor to combat the New Orleans humidity induced molding of everything! It would help my allergies alot :)
I wish I had the EcoLogic Oven Cleaner this weekend. The one I used smelled so strong and even though I rinsed it out of my oven a trillion times I was afraid when I cooked my food in their last night. I felt like those chemicals were getting in my food. yuck
I've never heard of Green Depot before, but it looks like an awesome resource. I think that the UltraTouch Insulation sounds great! Thanks!
i could use any of them
I would love to try the Sfm Safechoice Head & Body shampoo and the Moldex disinfectant cleaner.
I forgot to leave my emaill addy
The filtered shower head :)
The solar attic fan is nice, but then so are all of their products, this will be hard to choose.
The Icestone Pavers are my favorite . email@example.com
Filtered Shower Head
I like the slim line shower filter. I hate our shower filters, they are so nasty and this would be amazing. Thanks.
I think the neatest product is the icestone countertops- it looks great and sounds like it would stand up to heavy family use
would love triple cartridge water filter!
We'rre always looking for new carpet cleaners to try at our house.
I like the air filters.
Allergen Control Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
I like the filtered Shower Head!
I use an air filter since I am allergic to dust mites.
Bamboo flooring, great for my home