Spring cleaning can be good for your house, but bad for the environment. From chemicals in dish detergent to the fertilizer on your lawn, we’ll look at some of the chief culprits and consider environmentally-friendly alternatives for sprucing up your home.


  • Margaret Palmer Professor and director of the Chesapeake Biological Lab with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences in Solomons, Maryland
  • Tracy Bowen Executive Director of the Alice Ferguson Foundation
  • Keith Tomlinson Park Manager, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
  • Kay Fowler Executive Director of the Fairfax ReLeaf Organization
  • Cliff Fairweather Manager naturalist of the Rust Nature Sanctuary, with the Audubon Naturalist Society.

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