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Interview with Ruth Alves from Vida Verde Co-Op

I’ve already told you all about Vida Verde, the Brazilian women’s cleaning co-op. Now here’s the perspective of Ruth Alves, the Vida Verde member who is cleaning our house. Ruth was nice enough to answer some questions that I emailed to her. Where are you originally from? What did you do for work there? I […]

Vida Verde: A Green Cleaning Co-Op

Somehow my search for green cleaning supplies turned into a search for green cleaning services. Okay, I do know how—Sharon told me about Vida Verde. It’s a co-op of Brazilian women who make their own cleaning supplies. It was started because they were poorly paid at their cleaning services or, if they were self-employed, they were forced to buy client lists from more established cleaners—for hundreds of dollars!