Tuesday, April 22, 2008

GIVE AWAY!!! What Did You Do For Earth Day 2008?

Well, I like to think that every day around my house is Earth Day. But I celebrated the day by doing something a little extra. I tried to conserve some energy by turning off my heat, opening the windows, and I did not use any lights all day (as long as the sun was shining). I also didn't turn on the TV. What did you do? Leave a comment and I'll pick a name out of a hat for a surprise giveaway!

14 comments:

tjmetz said...

Cool giveaway! Today I cloth diapered my daughter, which we do pretty much every day, but I love helping the environment & my daughter's bum by doing this!

Jennifer
tjmetz@mchsi.com

Mandy said...

Jennifer, we cloth diaper our son too! Glad to meet another cloth diapering mom! Thanks for entering my contest.

Nora said...

I love your camo bag and all the green stuff!
Today I cooked healthy foods!
www.norakaren.etsy.com

Mattos said...

I finally made my reusable grocery sacks out of old cotton cloths my grandmother gave me. I have four now to use, in my car and ready to go. When I forget though, I use the plastic bags for bathroom garbage and the brown paper bags for painting on, so I will recycle those, istead of buying plastic garbage liners. I think even little steps help.

Mandy said...

Nora, thanks for stopping by! Can you come cook me some healthy food?! Haha.

Mandy said...

Mattos,

That's great that you re-use bags and made your own. Etsy seller remarket makes produce bags that are reusable! I bought a set and love them!

Nikki Sherritt said...

I did similar things. I kept most (if not all lights off until just an hour ago). Kept the heat down and Committed to stop using plastic water and drink bottles! Yay for the Earth!!!!

Sweetland Retreat said...

Today I turned most of the lights off at work, recycled alot of paper in the office, and shopped locally :) I also took my doggy to PetSmart for the Pet Birthday Party!-- a joint party with all the dogs in town is a great way to save energy and materials :)

Jamie
jamieribisi@gmail.com
http://jamieribisi.etsy.com

Mandy said...

Nikki, that's a good idea about the plastic water bottles, especially after the newest government warning about the BPA in them.

Mandy said...

sweetland retreat, that's great that your dog helped you celebrate! Yay!

Mandy said...

Nikki Sherritt, you are my winner! Convo me on Etsy with your mailing address and I'll put your lovely prize in the mail tomorrow! :)

Nikki Sherritt said...

YAY!!!!! Thank you so much Mandy!!!!

I just convo'd you!!

WOOHOO!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mandy, you'll be glad to hear how I started off the new year and have continued to do so...I am recycling all paper boxes big & small! Cereal boxes, cracker boxes, fruit snack boxes...all of these and more can be flattened and tossed into the reycling with the newspapers and large cardboard boxes. I do it and I feel good about it!
:)
Lauren H

Anonymous said...

good God, that would be "recycling"
:)
LH