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Coupon for a Cure for Pet Odors and Vacant Office Space for Sale




1750 25th Ave Unit B, Greeley

Who do you know that needs an office space located in lovely Cottonwood Square?  This office space with 4 private offices, file storage, reception and kitchenette area is ideal for a small business.  There are two patios to enjoy as well as exterior doors for handicap accessibility. Association dues include trash, water/sewer, snow removal, exterior maintenance, roof and common area.  Please forward this letter, or contact anyone you thing might be interested in this office space.  Priced at $84,700.

Stain and Odor Eliminator                     

I’ve gotten rave reviews from my clients about the effectiveness of this product on pet odors! Pet odors are very hard to eliminate. The enzymes in this Stain and Odor Eliminator break down even difficult food and pet stains such as coffee, tea, rust, spaghetti sauce and juice. It safely cleans and deodorizes carpets, upholstery and fabrics whether made from synthetics, wool or cotton. Even spray in stinky shoes and boots to eliminate odors! One packet makes 16 oz.

Go to:

And use coupon code:    hollisclean    to get $10 off Green Irene Stain and Odor Eliminator – 16 oz Spray Bottle with 4 Refill Packets a $14.98 value is $4.98 after $10 Discount …. And you have the equivalent of 4 bottles of cleaner, for only $4.98!    You can get multiple sets as well and save.  Buy 2 sets of 4 for $29.96 and get $20 off, for example.

Try “More Carriers” and select USPS to save even more on shipping vs. UPS.

ONLY VALID ON Bottle with 4 refill packets. Expires 7/31/12

Contact me with any questions.    970-590-3289


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3813 W. 6th St. $162,000

Who do you know that would like this home? 

This well-kept home has a fantastic enclosed sunroom with ceramic tile floor.  Grow basil, chives, vegetables, houseplants year round.  It’s also a great spot for your hot tub or simply to enjoy your morning coffee.  Also included:  private front porch, dog run, storage shed, sprinkler, central air, fireplace, rec-room, family room, newer windows, 2 refrigerators, gas range/oven, dishwasher, piano, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage, office/study space available.  Please pass the information  to anyone you think might like this home and call me for your private showing.

Light bright sunroom

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Free Showing of the Film Food Stamped: A Benefit for the Weld Food Bank

Event Calls on the Community to Support Healthy Food and Family Farms in Weld County

Food & Water Watch, in partnership with Deb Newsom of D & H Farms and The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley, are hosting a free showing of the film Food Stamped – a documentary about a couple attempting to eat healthy on a food stamp budget.  This event is a fund raiser for the Weld Food Bank and part of the Fair Farm Bill Road Trip – a month of activities across 20 states to educate consumers about how the federal Farm Bill impacts us all.

From low-income families who need food stamps to survive, to midsized family farmers struggling to stay in business, to shoppers who deserve healthier food choices, everyone has the right to safe, healthy, affordable food that supports independent farmers and producers, but to restore this balance, “voting with our forks” is not enough. We need a fair Farm Bill.

Who: Food & Water Watch, Deb Newsom of D & H Farms, and The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley are hosting the event.

What: Free Showing of the Film Food Stamped. This is a fund raiser for the Weld Food Bank. Food donations requested, but not required. More information about the film can be found here:

Where:  Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley   929 15th Street  Greeley, CO  80631

When: Friday, August 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Interviews available: A representative from Food & Water Watch will answer questions about the Farm Bill. Deb Newsom of D and H Farms will discuss her CSA.  Jessica Barczewski from the Weld Food Bank will tell us about food insecurity and the importance of small local farms to the Food Bank.  A recipient of food stamps, will speak about her personal experience. Charlotte Hardgrave past co-president of Greeley Interfaith will talk briefly about how preserving food can play a role in helping small local farms stay in business and share resources on how to preserve your own food.

Background: The Farm Bill determines how food reaches our plates: how it’s grown, processed and distributed and who has access to safe, healthy, affordable food. Congress works on the Farm Bill every 5 years and the bill presents a crucial opportunity to create a fairer, safer and more sustainable food system. The 2008 Farm Bill made some progress towards this vision, but lots of these programs and policies must be defended in 2012 when the next Farm Bill is debated. And more must be done to level the playing field for small and medium-sized farmers, increase access to healthy food, and create fair markets for local farmers. For more information about the Farm Bill, visit

In 2008, 17 million households, 14.6 percent of households (approximately one in seven), were food insecure, the highest number ever recorded in the United States. The Food Stamp Program, the nation’s most important anti-hunger program, helps roughly 40 million low-income Americans to afford a nutritionally adequate diet. More than 75 percent of all food stamp participants are in families with children; nearly one-third of participants are elderly people or people with disabilities.

For more information contact:  Hollis Berendt 970-590-3289 or HollisSellsHomes@comcast.

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainable. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping shared resources under public control.


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Memorial Day Special. Save $10 off the Purchase of $30 or More.

To receive $10 off the purchase of $30 or more, please go to and use this coupon code OURFRIENDS10  when you check out.  This coupon expires Tuesday May 31 at 9:59p.m. so don’t wait.

Remember, I give a free Green Home Makeover to all of my real estate buyers and sellers.  If you know of anyone who is considering buying or selling a home, (friends, neighbors, adult children, co-workers, apartment dwellers, people in you service clubs etc.)  please refer them to me.  It is a great time for first time home buyers.  Interest rates are low and there are many homes to choose from. 


Hollis  Berendt GRI, EcoBroker®  Resident Realty

Independent Authorized Eco Consultant Green Irene


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Enviromental Stewardship Monthly Brown Bag Lunches

 Greeley Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee announces monthly Environmental Brown Bag series

 Residents interested in learning ways to be good stewards of the local environment can start the new year off, courtesy of the Greeley Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (ESAC), this month at the first of a year long series of programs.

 The first Environmental Brown Bag titled “Breathe Easy” is scheduled for January 19th at Centennial Park Branch Library, 2227 23rd Avenue, to provide information on improving indoor air quality. The program will start at 12:15 and end at 12:45. Please bring your lunch and a friend. There will be a door prize drawing.

 Future sessions will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the same time. The list of topics includes:

  • February 16: Don’t be a Drip- Reduce Indoor Water Use
  • March 16: Green is Clean – Non-toxic Household Cleaning
  • April 20: Barefoot in the Grass – Reducing Chemical Use in your Landscape-Composting, Grasscycling and more ways to a Safe, Healthy Lawn
  • May 18: Is Your House Trashed Out – Household Recycling Made Easy
  • June 15: And the Summer is Easy – Reducing Fuel Use-Good for Your Wallet and the Air
  • July 20: Don’t be All Wet – Reduce Outdoor Water Use and Have the Nicest Yard on the Block
  • August 17: Back to School – The Environmental 3R’s + 1 (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle + Repurpose)
  • September 21: How to Raise Less Toxic Kids
  • October 19: It’s Spooky – Vampire Energy Loss-Taking the Fear out of Energy Conservation)
  • November16: Let’s Talk Turkey – Simple Ways to Green Your Holidays
  • December 14: Don’t be Left Out in the Cold – Be a Draft Dodger

 The ESAC is a group of dedicated residents working with City staff through the Natural Resources Division of the Community Development Dept. Their mission is to promote stewardship of local resources by providing information to individuals, families and businesses to help them save money and improve the environmental quality of Greeley through energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor and outdoor air pollution prevention and more.

 Contact me if you have questions.


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Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday.   This is a movement to raise awareness of the importance of small businesses to our society.   For every $100 spent at small businesses, $68 is returned to the community.    One way to help a small business thrive in this down economy is to click here, a link to my Green Irene page, or the on the Green Irene link on the right side of this page.   Here you can purchase all things environmentally friendly.   Items range from soy candles,   children’s items such as a toy recycling truck or non-toxic soy crayons, non-toxic cleaners,  a carbon monoxide detector, compostable sugar cane plates and much more.  You can also purchase services such as a Green Home Makeover or a Green Business Certification.  Please let your friends know about Green Irene.  I appreciate your support.  

Please don’t forget other small businesses in Greeley such as Mariposa Flowers and Gifts, Your Place Coffee, or Your House in Order.

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Going Solar Part Two


Part 2:  Going Solar


I had the site visit this week.  Two installers climbed onto my roof and into the attic.  They filled out a nine page report with diagrams, measurements and drawings.  They measured the slope of my roof and  checked out every vent. The roof is in good condition, the orientation is great, and I have no shading issues.  I need to send my electric bill to Sungevity who will make contact with both the Xcel and my home owners association.  I’ll keep you informed.


With solar, you can save thousands on your utility bill, hedge against rising rates, promote energy independence and reduce your family’s household footprint – with no money out of pocket.

AND, Sungevity will give you a $500 gift card just for being referred by me.
The process is simple – and takes about two minutes. When you apply for an iQuote, you’ll see what your house will look like with solar panels, how much money you’ll save and the positive impact on the environment you’ll make.  It’s good for you, good for your wallet, and good for the planet!

Here are the steps:
1.) Go to
2.) Enter your address and information.  After you’ve applied for your iQuote, type in my referral code #35567 so you can get your $500 referral bonus (upon connection).
3.) In 24 hours, you’ll receive your free, no obligation iQuote in your email inbox.


Please let me know if you go to the Sungevity website by replying below.  I look forward to hearing from you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! Go solar! 


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