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Earth Day #Giveaway Event

Earth-Day-Event

Thank You for taking a part in the Earth Day Event and supporting eco-conscious living. This event is sponsored by Eco-Foil and co-hosted by Way 2 Good Life and She Promotes

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.

Enter to WIN the Grand Prize of the Event - KINDLE FIRE – Wi-Fi, Full Color 7″ Multi-Touch Display

Envirosax

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:
$4 billion)

*  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.

43 thoughts on “Earth Day #Giveaway Event

  1. librarypat

    Try to reuse or repurpose as much as possible. When you outgrow clothes or no longer need household goods/toys/books, find an organization that can use them. You could sell them or if it is a charity, get a tax write of. Best of all, it keeps it out of the landfill.

  2. Michelle Tucker

    I suggest putting your recycling close to the trash, that way you have no reason not to dispose (recycle) it properly.

  3. Missy L

    Reuse what you can- I think that my reusable grocery bags actually work way better than plastic by design. Less trips into my house with groceries and less things getting smashed.

    I cloth diapered my kids and the new generation of diapers makes it so easy and clean.

  4. Kelly Burroughs Crowell

    I’d advise people to take a little time to research the very easy ways we can all make the world a better place to live in!

  5. Kasee Johnson

    One small step at a time. They all make a difference. The point that most of us forget, I think, is explaining to our kids WHY we’re making these changes – recycling, reusable shopping bags, glass storage containers. If kids understand why, they’re much more likely to help come up with other ideas and ways to help!

  6. Rachel G

    Each Christmas, I give my siblings and my parents one eco-friendly gift. This year, they each got a Envirosax and I’m not even kidding! I love my Envirosax :)

  7. stacy

    One way to REDUCE is to buy in bulk and don’t buy products with excessive packaging or nonrecyclable packaging. Since my recycling pick-up doesn’t take glass, we stopped buying products in glass, and we never buy products in anything but #1 or #2 plastic (when we have to buy something that’s in plastic).

  8. Myra Rzepa

    this year for christmas i was thinking i might get everyone envoiromently friendly prodcuts such as re-usable grocery bags and house hold prodcuts! something a little different! :)

  9. Laura Jacobson

    I think a big way is to bring our own bags to the store! And….try to reduce junk mail by contacting the companies that we dont want it.

  10. Shan

    I am constantly pointing out that it is not difficult or extra work to recycle. I also am quick to show someone another use for a “used” item.

  11. corey

    I’d just encourage parents to start teaching your kids when they are young, and make it just a part of life for their generation.

  12. Journeysof TheZoo

    Look at the product packaging before you buy. Try and choose a product that has less or send a quick email to your regular brand letting them know what they could do different/better. It only takes a minute.

  13. Kathlyne

    I don’t buy bottled water, I use stainless steel or aluminum bottles. Also, I always carry a fork and spoon in my purse. It really comes in handy and I don’t end up using plastic spoons when I’m out and about.

  14. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°*

    invest in energy saving light bulbs, check out what programs run in your city / county – like free water saving toilets, or free trees what provide shade

  15. Debi H.

    Recycling is fairly easy. We have several bins, with lids, sitting outside our back door that we sort our recyclables in to. When they are full we take them to the recycling center.

  16. Michele P.

    donate what you can to places that recycle or repurpose items… I’ve seen so many neat crafts made out of items that once were something else. Also, walk to work or the store if you can, read newspapers and magazines/books online instead of using all that paper, make cute crafts using household trash and buy items with reduced packaging, or ones that compost naturally.

  17. Vesper

    Re-think broken items use before throwing away – before throwing a ripped bed sheet out can the sheet be made into pillow cases and handkerchiefs

  18. ann hengst

    dont throw anything away until you try and find a use for it or someone that can use it. lots of times daycare center can use old baby food jars etc. for crafts
    amhengst at verizon dot net

  19. Jennifer Angelotta

    Think about everything before you throw it away, try to find another purpose for it, or someone else who could use it!

  20. Rebecca Orr

    We have reduced the amount of plastic baggies we use by investing in reusable cloth bags for sandwiches and snacks. My son loves them!
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  21. Tiffany Garcia

    I wish trash was more costly for consumers to produce while recycling pick up was free. I live in a city that requires citizens PAY to have curbside recycling pick up. And sadly, we’re the capital of our state!

  22. Cynthia K

    All of the changes I would suggest you have already suggested. We have to reuse as many items as we can in our homes. Don’t throw away the butter bowls…wash them and use them as “tupperware”. Turn your thermostat down and leave it alone. The more you mess with it the more your heat/ac kicks on and off.

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