2 Green Chicks is a cleaning and organizing service in Norman, Oklahoma. They are committed to using eco-friendly practices for a reasonable price.
We got the chance to speak to Amy, the owner of 2 Green Chicks, and here is what she had to say about 2 Green Chicks and going green.
GO: What was your motive for starting 2 Green Chicks?
Amy: Knowing that many of the chain cleaning companies use products that are harmful to home surfaces, customers, and employees, I wanted to find a way to do better.
GO: Why is it important that your business is eco-friendly?
Amy: I have a 4 year old and I think it’s important to teach the younger generation about eco-friendly practices such as green cleaning and recycling.
There are so many benefits that green cleaning provides including: better air quality in your home, safer chemicals for employees and clients to use and safe for pets as well! We use HEPA filter vacuums with reusable/washable bags and all of our products are no or low VOC’s. We also (in 2015) are going to be introducing our “NEW Chemical FREE cleaning”!! So stay tuned!
GO: What’s the best advice you have ever gotten about going green?
Amy: I am a member of ARCSI and every day I learn from my peers about good and bad cleaning practices. But the most valuable advice stuck with me which is – always keep an eye out for new techniques and products. So that’s what I try to do! I try them out in my own home to ensure they work before making it a permanent product/technique in our company.
GO: What is one of your favorite services you offer?
Amy: Organizing! It’s my true passion – give me a messy closet and I’m a happy girl! I also have had my sidekick Hallie with me for almost 2 years now and she loves it as much as I do!
GO: Why do you feel it’s important to support locally owned businesses?
Amy: Because you get to meet the heart and soul of a company. Very seldom do you find a local company where you aren’t dealing with the brains behind the business.
Knowing your dollar has gone to not only a community member, but a business owner you trust makes every purchase that much more special. How could you not love visiting Campus TV & Music and talking to Joe while you get keys made and petting his pet cat Charlie? You don’t get that at Home Depot!!
GO: What is your favorite thing to do in Oklahoma?
Amy: Of course OU football is a must and visiting all of the fun festivals and fairs in town!
GO: Other than your own business, what is your favorite eco-friendly business in Oklahoma?
Amy: I’m a big fan of The Earth Cafe/Deli and Grocery – Richard & Kate truly live “green” to the fullest!
We hope you enjoyed getting to learn more about 2 Green Chicks and the face behind the business. Be sure to let us know about other local green businesses you would like to see featured. Just post in the comments below, on our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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