Monday, July 11, 2011


I hope everyone had a great weekend. 

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I know that Brandon and I did. We spent the weekend presenting at Ecofair360.

For those of you who don’t know:

There were many shades of green at EcoFair360, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, just eight miles from beautiful Lake Geneva.  With more than 200+ exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations, each day offered a variety of learning and exploring opportunities.

EcoFair360 also featured:

  • An open-air display of the alternative fuel vehicles  
  • Dozens of live demonstrations and activities
  • Exhibits of alternative energy generation: solar, wind, biomass
  • Organic Gardening and Lifestyle Area
  • Information on green business and saving money for your company 
  • Green, natural alternates to harsh cleaning products 
  • And much, much more

Being one of the exhibitors we didn’t get much time to look at everything else fair had to offer, although we liked the booths we did get a chance to see. With each booth being completely different than the next it made our time there fly by.

Our mission this past weekend was to save 2000 trees. How you might ask? well…. Shaklee corporation offers a “get clean” starter kit. In this kit you will receive equivalent to:

You'd have to spend more than $3,400 to get the same amount of clean found in the Get Clean Starter Kit!*

When you purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit you also make a positive impact on the planet, you’ll:

Keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills.
Eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas.

Which is equivalent to saving 10 trees. We were looking to find 200 people that would like to change there home to all natural non-toxic cleaning products. We having got there yet be we are well on our way. 

If you would like to help our mission just click here to order the get clean started pack. Also when you join shaklee with an order over $70 you will receive the sports pack absolutely free! That is a $75 retail value! You can also receive another special value, just ask me how at

I would like to say thank you to everyone who made ecofair360 possible.  Everyone that I talk to said that they had a great time, I know that I did.

* Based on comparing number of uses as set forth on product labels of conventional, ready-to-use cleaners.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Green Drinks Grayslake

Brandon and I (Elisabeth) are very happy and proud to invite you to our very first Green Drinks Grayslake!

We are very excited to bring green living into your own home while saving you thousands of dollars at the same time. When it comes to green living there is no better place to start than in your own home! Please join us for our green living happy hour! 

Date: June 8 2011

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: Last Chance Saloon (down town grayslake)

Topic: Green living in your own home

Come one, come all!
We would like to encourage you to bring friends because the more the marrier!


Safe for you, your home, and your planet™


Get Clean™ products use biodegradable cleaning agents, which means they break down easily instead of hanging out in the ground for hundreds of years. They also have no phosphates, borates, nitrates, or other stuff the planet doesn't appreciate. And by making them superconcentrated, we leave you to add water so we can subtract waste. This has tons of implications. Literally. Less weight to ship. Less product to use. Less packaging to throw away. So you can get that clean feeling about your house, knowing you're keeping the planet clean, too.


When you buy the Get Clean Starter Kit instead of the stuff you probably buy:

  • You keep 108 pounds of packaging waste out of landfills
  • You eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions


  • Sustainably sourced natural ingredients 
  • Biodegradable surfactants
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Recyclable wipes
  • Recyclable dryer sheets 
  • No chlorine bleach
  • No volatile organic cleaning compounds
  • No phosphates
  • No nitrates
  • No borates
  • No animal testing

If you have any question please feel free to e-mail us at

Become apart of our Simplee Green Team!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Green Drinks Lake Geneva Happy Hour May 18th

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Lake Geneva is having another Green Drinks happy hour. It will be held at Sprecher’s in Lake Geneva on May 18th at 7:00 pm.  There will be drink and appetizer specials along with a chance to win a Free raffle.

We will be talking and teaching about organic compost and gardening.  You will be surprised to find out how much it will help the planet as well as your pocket book.

It will be a lot of fun and we hope that we will see you all there.

Monday, May 2, 2011

How Green Drinks Started!

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In 1989, at a pub called the Slug and Lettuce in Northern London, Edwin Datschefski was sitting with his green design colleagues Yorick Benjamin and Paul Scott when he noticed an enviro-minded acquaintance at a nearby table. As it turned out, the friend was sitting with a few of his own eco-conscious mates, so they pulled some tables together. And so a movement was born.


The concept evolved into Green Drinks and now it's global. In 2001, Datschefski created an official Web site, and it has since spread across the world. See for the latest city count and a list of countries. Each city has an 1316organiser who arranges meetings in bars and restaurants, relays information via email, and facilitates discussions.

The spirit of Green Drinks is that anyone can come, and this makes for interesting interactions.
There are lots of benefits to green drinks; they are hard to quantify, but when you have seen people come and make new links and learn and argue and set up new schemes and get new jobs etc, it is a good feeling.


If you have any questions about Lake Gevena Green Drinks please contacts us at
Or just post a comment and we will get back to you!

Brandon and Elisabeth

Clear Water Outdoor Earth Day Celebration!

We hope everyone had a great weekend!

This past weekend Brandon and I had the privilege of stopped by Big Foot Beach State Park in Lake Geneva, WI. 34297115_a5390980ef

Clear Water Outdoor had their 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration and where collaborating with the Friends of BFBSP.  The event had everything from park clean up, Frisbee Golf and Kayak Demos followed by drawings, where all of the proceeds went to BFBSP!!!   



Clear Water Outdoor works with Friends of Big Foot State Park!




  If you have never been to BFBSP and you live in the area I highly suggest that you try to make it out there, it is beautiful!

I was surprised to see so many different kinds of kayaks available for people to try!

Don’t forget to wear your life jackets!!


Here is where all of the amazing raffles took place including the green kayak on the right!


Raffling off the winners!


The origin of the Clear Water Outdoor name is rooted from the Potowatomi Indians.  The Indian name for Geneva Lake was "Kishwauketoe", which means "clear water." Their beginnings are rooted in the idea of connecting friends and family and oneself to the outdoors. As a family owned business, they want to support you in your efforts to get active, have fun and be connected.

Visit their store on main street in downtown Lake Geneva. Their staff will be there to help you find the perfect outfit and right gear for your next adventure..


Do you know of any green local events around this area? If so we would love to check it out!

Please leave a comment or e-mail us at

Brandon and Elisabeth