The event takes place from April 12 at 11 PM EST and ends on April 22 at 11.59 PM EST
There are so many companies out there that help the environment – why not to know more about them? Learn about great businesses, their products, and win some giveaways. Over 60 bloggers have prizes valued at $25+. Make sure to visit every blog for more chances to win. Eco-Foil provided Kindle Fire ($199 value) as a grand price. In order to win it – you need to enter some giveaways (the more you enter – the more entries you earn)! Take a moment – visit Eco-Foil and look for 100% recycled disposable aluminum pans at the local stores.
My sponsor for this event is Conservingnow.com. They are providing Envirosax kids bag (winner’s choice). These Envirosax are perfect for teaching children about using reusable bags at the store! You can view the bags HERE. You can learn more about the company and their classroom education kits below, as well as obtain your own kit HERE.
CONTEST ENDED: WINNER Jules R
Classroom Education Kits: Conserving Now has worked hard to design some classroom education kits so that children can learn how to make responsible choices in regards to caring for our planet. If parents and teachers instill this at a young age, kids will grow up not learning to make our world a better place for all of us to live. These kits provide grade specific curriculum, and a reusable bag for each student. Kids can learn about the dangers of plastic bags, and it’s a way for them to remind us as parents to consistently use our own reusable bags to do our part. Here are some recent statistics on plastic bag usage:
* According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. goes through 100
billion plastic shopping bags annually. (Estimated cost to retailers:
* Only 1-3% of plastic bags are recycled worldwide.
* Industry figures show 90% of all grocery bags are plastic.
* Plastic bags are made of polyethylene which is a petroleum product.
Production contributes to air pollution and energy consumption.
* It takes 1000 years for polyethylene bags to break down.
* Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, they photodegrade- breaking down
into smaller and smaller toxic bits contaminating soil and waterways.
They then enter the food web when animals accidently ingest them.
* 86% of all known species of sea turtles have had reported problems
of entanglement or ingestion of marine debris.
* Approximately 1 billion seabirds and mammals die each year by
ingesting plastic bags
Additionally, Here are fifteen simple changes we can all make – starting right now!
1. Start carrying a reusable bag whenever you are shopping.
2. Bring a travel mug to your favorite coffee shop.
3. Walk to the park.
4. Start using reusable batteries.
5. As old light bulbs burn out, start buying and using compact
fluorescent lights (CFLs) or LED light bulbs.
6. Switch to all-natural cleaners (homemade or store-bought).
7. Stop using paper plates.
8. Buy a bunch of tea towels and ban paper towels from your home.
9. Build a backyard compost bin.
10. Install a water-saving shower head.
11. Invest in cloth napkins and stop buying paper ones!
12. Turn your thermostat down at night or when you’re at work.
13. If you’re not doing it already, start recycling!
14. Carpool with coworkers or friends who work close to your office.
15 Donate your old cell phone to a charity.
Disclaimer: Please note that Practical Frugality, “Earth Day Giveaway Event” or the “Earth Day Event” bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. We will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.
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