November 16, 2010
By guest blogger Cassidy Randall. Cassidy coordinates efforts to mobilize and engage women at Women’s Voices for the Earth. She developed the Green Cleaning Action Kit, Disinfectants Horror Show, and other engagement tools, and organizes WVE’s Green Cleaning Party campaign.
There’s a new wave of incredibly effective activism sweeping the nation. Maybe you’ve heard of them–they’re called green cleaning parties. Yep, you read that right: parties that promote activism by bringing women together to make nontoxic cleaners from safe ingredients like vinegar and baking soda. Green cleaning parties, created by Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), were born out of the idea that women have incredible social, economic, and political power to make elected officials and corporate giants pay attention to their concerns and take action based on them. Green cleaning parties have been amazingly successful at harnessing that power to change the face of a global industry.