Celebrity Mom Vanessa Lachey

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Celebrity Mom Vanessa Lachey met up with a group of bloggers in Madison Square Park in NYC. Vanessa is on a mission: convincing moms across the switch to cold water washing.

Tide Cold Water Wash sponsored Vanessa's trip East. The host of 'Wipe Out' says she gets quite messy filming her show. She and Nick Lachey take turns doing laundry and they are proponents of cold water.

After Vanessa took a few photos in the park 'doing laundry' with a select group of NYC bloggers headed to lunch with the expecting mom and a crew from P&G (the makers of Tide).

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P&G provided an environmental scientist to give the mom bloggers on hand a history of Tide and their commitment to the environment. Need a little incentive to dump the hot water cycle? How's this tidbit: You can save an average of $63 a year by switching to cold water.

"Im here to help bridge the gap between intention and action,'" said Vanessa. "I grew up thinking only hot water got things clean," she added. It turns out hot water isn't that important when it comes to getting things clean--the detergent and the machine matter more. The P&G scientist was there to attest that Tide Cold Water performed just as well as other detergents in hot water. And as it turns out the dryer, not the washer, does most of the germ killing! So consider going green AND COLD the next time you do laundry.

I asked Vanessa why this laundry program made sense for her. The gorgeous TV star reported that Nick was responsible for the connection. "He's from Cincinnati and a huge fan of P&G he would get a P&G tattoo if he could." Then she mentioned how her pregnancy has turned her focus to the world around her. Vanessa has been researching ways to create a healthy home for her baby (she recommends ewg.org). "Ideally we'll all be 100% cold water washing by 2020," said Vanessa. But remember-some regular detergents won't work as well in cold--make sure you get a cleaning product formulated for cold water washing.

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We're helping to spread the word today on earth day. Won't you consider giving up the hot cycle and saving money and helping the environment? For more information www.tide.com buy Tide Cold Water on Amazon here.

Momtrends was not paid for this post. In fact we didn't even get a goody bag or free detergent.

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