Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Get green starter kit giveaway

If you haven't noticed, I'm passionate about the environment. Since becoming a mama, it has become more and more important to me.

In honor of Earth Week, I thought I'd offer a giveaway to help raise awareness of how easy it can be to go green. But I'm going to make you work for it. Though not just for kicks...because our planet is worth it. Because you and me and our kids are worth it.

The 'get green starter kit' giveaway includes:

Total approximate value: $50
(The snackTAXI bag size, color and pattern may vary. The one pictured above is my personal one as I have not yet received the one for the giveaway.)

A special 'thank you' to snackTAXI for donating a snack bag and ecostore USA for donating a $25 gift certificate. It's companies like these that make going 'green' so easy!

To enter, leave one comment on this post telling me two things:
  1. At least one change your family will make, starting now, to help the environment. You can pick one of the things I've mentioned in my Earth Week posts (listed below) or something all your own. It could be something big...it could be something small. Just make it realistic. And promise that you'll really, actually do it.
  2. Second, challenge my family to do something green. Essentially, I'm looking for ideas that my family can add to our list of Earth-friendly tasks and I'd love to hear your suggestions.
This post will only give you one entry. There are opportunities for more chances (see below) but you will not be entered at all unless you leave this comment.
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For extra entries, leave a separate comment for each additional chance:
  • Follow my blog (or current followers let me know you already do so)
  • Add my button to your blog
  • Write a post on your blog about my giveaway and in your comment here leave a link to your post
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For an extra 10 entries, read the following three posts and leave a comment on each of the following posts (if you've already left a comment on each one, those count):
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When all is said and done, you could have left me as many as 7 comments (4 on this post for 4 entries and 1 on each of the 3 posts above totaling 10 extra entries) which would equal 14 possible entries in the drawing.

If your email address is not visible in your profile, you'll need to supply it in your comments. Otherwise, if you are the lucky winner, I'll have no way to get in touch with you.


I'll stop accepting comments/entries as of Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 9:00 PM PST and draw a winner at random (using random.org) shortly thereafter. Giveaway is only open to US or Canadian residents.

Good luck!

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THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST BUT THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

44 comments:

  1. We are going to start recycling through our garbage company. We haven't been because it costs more, but I can't stand throwing so much away.

    Hmm, for your family you could use old newspapers instead of paper towels to clean windows & mirrors.

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  2. I stopped buying water bottles and we bought a water filter for the faucet and drink from the tap and use our reusable water bottles. I would so love to win, because I have been eyeballing those cute water bottles for my kids.

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  3. I will follow, follow, follow you across the world (in TAR) and I stalk you here. LOL

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  4. Your button is now up and active on my blog. I had some issues with it last time.

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  5. Great giveaway!!!

    OK - we already recycle a LOT, but I'm TERRIBLE about recycling the bathroom products. I PINKY PROMISE to start doing that TODAY!!

    I challenge you to get a rain barrel!!

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  6. And I have your button on BOTH blogs!

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  7. Blogged!!

    http://litflcheckitout.blogspot.com/2009/04/get-green-giveaway.html

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  8. And I commented on all three posts!!

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  9. I'm getting a Brita pitcher...besides it being "green" versus buying bottled water, it's just dang expensive to buy the bottled water. And my kid drinks 4-5 bottles a day. At least.

    As for what you can do...uh, idk cause you do everything I can think of...AND MORE!

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  10. I did a post yesterday, well my son did it for me on 8 ways to change your home encoirment, we are alos big on the issues, got your button, been following you since January....
    I am starting a new blog on going for the green and am going to be selling some green products, I agree with you....its time we all got involved and chnaged our surroundings. We can do it one family at a time...

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  11. Let's see... no more water bottles for me. Using good old tap water in my filterless Brita pitcher. My work in progress is to eliminate all of our plastic bag usage. It'll be a challenge, but we are gonna make it happen!

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  12. I'm a faithful follower! How can I not be?

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  13. Speaking of plastic bags, we have been using them for throwing out yucky, smelly, rancid poopy diapers. I'm guessing your Logan is out of them, but do you have any ideas for diapers?

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  14. Right now we are recycling newspapers and soda cans...and reuse serveral things like plastic shopping bags, make crafts with paper towel rolls, or donate them to the school and we use our own water bottles, too, but love the ones you have :)
    {Skipper helps us by eating some scraps! hee hee!}

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  15. I have your button on my blog!

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  16. Let's see...

    1) Something I will do: Start collecting rainwater to water my plants. Seems so obvious, but I wasn't doing it... ??

    2) Something you could do: If you're not doing it already, use cloth napkins at mealtimes. I started this last year. No waste and you can just throw them in with the towels when you wash a load.

    Thanks for being so inspiring re: recycling! I really appreciate it!

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  17. And I am a follower... signed up last week! Not sure how I found you, but I'm glad I did! :)

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  18. We're planning to use fewer paper towels. More cloth, less paper! And I'm going to start taking our compost stuff up to my mom's (she's only a few minutes away).

    I challenge you to.... well, my friend Sassy Britches blogged about these dryer balls that you throw in to dry your clothes faster so you use less energy. You might try them? This is another one I'm working on, too. Here is the link: http://www.asseenontv.com/prod-pages/dryer_balls.html

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  19. I posted about recycling and linked up to you!

    http://foxyden.blogspot.com/2009/04/love-your-mother.html

    Thanks again for all the inspiration :)

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  20. Hey, Carey!
    Okay, so here are my comments to get me in your drawing!
    1. We will drink more water. We will turn down the heat at night (oh, wait! we FINALLY get to do that up here now!). We will explore riding the bus. i'm a bit skeptical about this. oh, yeah. we will ride our bikes more places this summer.
    2. an idea for your family. when we buy block cheese from kraft, it comes in a little resealable baggie. when the cheese is all used up, i have been using those for my lunches for sliced cheese and crackers. it's PERFECT!

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  21. i forgot this part. i am already a follower and i just put your button on my blog.
    and here is my post: http://atravelingthought.blogspot.com/2009/04/earth-life.html

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  22. Hi! I've decided to stop using paper napkins and paper towels, as of this morning. :) I wash tons of washcloths in my laundry and realize that they would work for so many more uses too.

    You could buy some worms to really compost your trash. Donate the rich soil to someone who needs it. C'mon! Your boys would LOVE some worms!

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  23. We now only use cloth bags at the store and green light bulbs!

    I am following!

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  24. we are going to start taking our own bags to the stores we go to.

    your challenge is to wash cars at water less car washes or places that recycle their water

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  25. We stopped using paper plates and stryro cups. We wash dishes by hand now.
    Maybe good go green challenge for your familty would be to buy only gently used clothing so the next x-number of months. Buying no-new is a form of recycling and if you have good thrifts in town, not that hard to do (and think of the money you would save!)Depending on the ages of your kids your could challenge that a percent of their back-to-school-clothes be gently used.

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  26. We reuse our water bottles. It was getting rediculous how many bottles we would go through a week or even a month.

    One thing we need to do more of is not use paper or plastics products. When you've had a busy hectic day it's all too easy to just grab some paper plates or plastic cups for easy clean up after dinner. We are trying. I think it's going to be harder to break me of that habit than anyone else, but I am trying.

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  27. Living in California, recycling is a way of life. A couple things I do but my family still has to work on are: Unplugging the chargers for cell phones, mp3 players, electric toothbrushes when not in use, they continue to drain electricity like a vampire.
    We cut up the plastic rings that hold soda cans and juice bottles into small pieces so birds and sealife don't ingest them. We compost our kitchen/green waste. Thank you.

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  28. I'm a new follower and glad I found you through SITS.

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  29. Wonderful giveaway. Found you at SITS

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  30. Found you via SITS!

    As for going green, I'm planting a garden this year for the first time ever. Why? Because I love the idea of eating food that grows in my yard and doesn't have to travel to me on a truck/train/etc. Seeds are already in the ground and I'm SO excited!

    Reuseable shopping bags are awesome! I'm still getting into the habit of using them (can't tell you how many times I don't even realize I've forgotten them until I'm standing in the check out lane).

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  31. we are going to purchase more stainless steel water bottles so that we each have one and can save on plastic waste.

    challenge for your family to go more green: mulching and using natural methods to keep out garden pests

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  32. Mine is both what to do, and what I am going to do (starting Monday), I am saving ALL soda and water bottles, washing, filling with water, and storing for water storage. I noticed (during a recent water shortage) I like having water, and don't like having to buy it.
    This was on my mind, then my teen echoed the coolness of having extra water stored up.
    Thanks for sharing your love of our earth:)
    Good luck in your journey:)

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  33. well we reuse our plastic grocery bags for many things
    and we have been drinking alot of water and will make the change to a filter for the tap instead of buying all those bad for you plastic bottles

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  34. Something we are going to be doing is shopping at the local farmers market. It will be starting up soon, possibly this weekend. Really excited about buying local!

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  35. I'm following.

    I forgot to challenge you, hmmmm. Do you have a compost, if not then start that. If you do already, then give up Toilet Paper :) I think that is one of the ultimate challenges for the environment. One of the blogs had that be a big challenge & lots of people did it. I did the diva cup challenge & the 5 minute shower challenge, but wasn't ready for the TP Challenge :)

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