At Stowe Properties we strive to provide the best experience for all of our guests in a clean and healthy environment. We believe in fresh air! By choosing to use non-toxic cleaning products we not only improve the air quality for our guests, but for the planet as well. We love the state of Vermont, and want to do everything we can to make sure it is just as beautiful tomorrow as it is today.
There’s nothing clean about chemicals and fragrances. I’ve always avoided entering a heavily scented room, especially knowing that I would undoubtably be leaving that same room with a headache. I have to say I was a bit surprised to learn that nearly 38% of all Americans feel that same way, or worse.
As an owner of a vacation rental, and a manager of others, I want to do everything I can to make sure that no one walks into one of our properties wanting to turn around and leave.
In an effort to learn more about what I could do, I found a group whose main mission is to help those suffering from mild to severe reactions in the presence of chemicals and synthetic fragrances. The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) created the Cleaner Indoor Air Campaign to increase awareness and to improve air quality in our public buildings.
First and foremost, we understand the importance of reading labels on the cleaning products that we use, and we’re always on the lookout for is the Safer Choice label created by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For over 15 years the Safer Choice program has used a stringent process to evaluate and select only the cleaning products with the safest ingredients. In addition to meeting the safety criteria of the EPA scientists, every product with the Safer Choice label has also met a high standard for performance.
The Environment Working Group (EWG) is another great resource and easily found online. The EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning is a database created in 2012 updated regularly to provide hazard ratings for more than 2,500 cleaning products.
Every spring more than a billion people participate in Earth Day activities worldwide. At Stowe Properties, we want to do our part to make Earth Day every day. We’re extremely proud that we’ve chosen to use non-toxic and fragrance-free cleaning products in all of our Featured Properties, and appreciative of the guidance provided by the Safer Choice Program and the Environmental Working Group Guide.