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Learn how to make natural cleaning products at Avon event

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Tim Szurgot's mom dubbed him "Captain Vacuum" when he was 8 years old. Now he runs Organic Housekeepers. He'll teach you how to make natural cleaning products during Wednesday's event at Walking Mountains Science School in Avon.
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What:The Science Behind Natural Cleaners

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon.

Cost: $5 to cover the cost of supplies.

More information: Supplies are limited; call Walking Mountains Science Center to reserve your spot today at 970-827-9725.

AVON — Learn how to make your own natural cleaners — and learn why they work — during the Science Behind Natural Cleaners on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Walking Mountains Science Center.

The owners of Organic Housekeepers, Tim Szurgot and Cassie Pence, will show you how to use simple household ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda, lemon, borax and essential oils to make cleaners for every surface in the house. They will also explain how natural cleaning works and what chemical reactions are responsible for disinfection, extracting dirt and creating shine. Finally, they’ll shed light on why natural cleaning is so much better for your health — and the environment’s health — than using toxic chemicals.

RECIPES AND TRICKS

This is a hands-on program. Expect to roll up your sleeves and mix up cleaners to take home with you. You’ll leave equipped with an all-purpose cleaner and other natural cleaning recipes and tricks to try at home.

Organic Housekeepers started with one man and his crusade to clean up the world — literally! When Tim Szurgot was 8 years old, his mother put a vacuum in one hand and a dollar bill in the other and told him to clean the living room. To make it even more glamorous, she dubbed him “Captain Vacuum,” and the superhero of cleanliness has scrubbed, mopped and rinsed ever since. In 2005, Szurgot parlayed his self-proclaimed anal retentiveness into Organic Housekeepers, a cleaning company that uses nontoxic, natural and organic cleansers. Now with 50-plus housekeepers, Organic Housekeepers serves as the housekeeping department for many vacation rental companies, penthouses and small hotels, as well as commercial buildings such as Walking Mountains Science Center.

Organic Housekeepers’ mission is to provide communities with quality cleaning in a sustainable way. By choosing to clean with green cleaning products, Organic Housekeepers promotes the idea that positive change in the world begins with you making educated and informed choices.

The Science Behind series highlights useful and fun skills that have underlying scientific principles. Each class provides an interactive component with instruction from a local subject matter expert and a Walking Mountains educator.

Classes are held once per month. Space is limited; call 970-827-9725 to reserve your spot. To learn more about the Science Behind Series, visit http://www.walkingmountains.org/sciencebehind.


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