Last week I got a free $100 gift certificate to try Eco Friendly Dry Cleaners in Oakville Ontario, and it inspired me to think about being green and what my business could do to help combat climate change. I concluded that, at the very least, I can blog about it.

When it comes to picking a partner, a Greenie is gold.

Environmentally conscious people or what I call Greenies, share good value systems that express a commitment to society and faith in humanity. Green singles care about more in this life than just themselves; they have in their minds the welfare of their fellow citizens and society in general. Each passionate and self declared green guy or green girl out there is usually a very intelligent individual capable of considering more than just their own well being.

Besides being naturally smart, Greenies are usually also well educated people; they’ve read a lot, can talk politics, and are knowledgeable about issues affecting the overall health of the planet. These people are the Good Samaritans that have made up their minds to be better. As shoppers we can all make everyday life decisions that promote goodness beyond our own basic needs; smart shopping can help safeguard our species.

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So who wouldn’t want to date a Green Single?

How do you meet Green Singles? Very few dating sites ask single people if they’re green, or how eco-friendly they really are? Or how environmentally conscious they hope their next partner will be? Sure, everyone wants a conscientious partner over the alternative, but I can’t think of even one dating site that offers to calculate their members’ carbon footprints. So how can single people prove they’re really Green Singles?

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What if you had to wear your carbon footprint number (issued by a neutral 3rd party environmental watchdog agency) on the back of your jacket in public? I mean what if everyone knew how much of a polluter you are?

SITC could host a Green Singles’ event. That might be a nice idea. What could we do? maybe organize a tree planting event, or get a group together to pick up trash in heavily polluted urban areas? along the QEW? Ha ha. or We could replace old windows and doors on drafty public buildings. Imagine how clean and efficient our cities would be if these were the kinds of things single people had to do to find love?

How to Spot Green Singles?

The secret to finding green singles is to look for Eco-friendly activities and services and go there. Dating sites that let users filter members based on mutual interests could engender green dating and let single people shop for green potential partners.

eco friendly dry cleanerEco Friendly Dry Cleaning, 3052 Preserve Drive in Oakville

eco friendly dry cleaning in OakvilleEco friendly dry cleaning uses the GreenEarth clothes cleaning system which is win win for consumers with no downsides considering it costs about the same as regular cleaners, and does as good or better job, and is easier on clothes. It’s a win for the environment first and foremost, and its my belief the process gets clothes cleaner and dyed fabrics stay brighter longer. Lastly it doesn’t wear out clothes nearly as badly as other methods because its gentler on the fibers of the textiles.

Dry cleaning doesn’t have to be harsh to be effective. That faint photocopier fluid smell on freshly cleaned fabrics isn’t that exciting to me anymore. The only reason this old system still exists is because people don’t know enough to choose the alternative.

What is green dry cleaning?

The word ‘dry’ means fabrics are cleaned with fluids other than water, which in most cases is a liquid known as PCE. This is an organic chemical that does not occur in nature, a pollutant introduced into the environment by human activity. Specifically, its a widely used solvent, especially in dry cleaning activities. Registered as a VOC or volatile organic compound, PCE contributes to smog in big cities.

efdc-labelGreenCleaners by contrast uses silicon as the base ingredient, which as you know is also the primary component of beach sand. Its what computer chips are made of, and silicon also happens to be the 2nd most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, so I mean.. well , you cant get much greener than that. With silicon its all about viscosity and lubricity as machines at GreenCleaners use mechanical action to run the element through the fibres of each garment.

This is a petroleum free solution – your clothes wont smell like lighter fluid, they’ll feel better against your skin,  fit better, look better, and last longer.

Green Fakers Are True Hypocrites

By contrast, people who claim to be green but then take six flights a year to resort destinations or choose to drive a Hummer, without buying carbon credits to offset the input, are hypocrites and risk being called out as such in social media.

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