TGIF! Have an awesome weekend everyone!
First up I want to announce the winner of the Mama Knows Breast book I reviewed. According to Random.org the random winner is commenter #6…Mama K. Woot! Congrats Kaiya…if I had done this drawing earlier I would have sent this along with the other package I just sent you this morning!
For other freebies check out a new blog and a great new company called Generation Orange that sells natural goods. In fact we have a few of their goodies to give away coming next week but until then stop by their blog and check out their Friday Freebies! This week they are giving away a pack of Elsie’s All Natural Germ Fighter Wipes.
Also, the Sigg company asked me to mention their 100 Anniversary. They now have 100 delicious reusable bottles styles. The site will launch on Feb. 11th and last through April 22nd (Earth Day). During this 10 week period, SIGG will partner up with Laurie David’s organization, StopGlobalWarming.com, to explore 100 Significant Eco-Moments in the past century. Visitors to the site will have an opportunity to win a trip for 2 to Hawaii to attend the 5th annual Kokua Festival headlined by Jack Johnson (what mom doesn’t deserve a free trip!). SIGG will also be hosting online Q&A’s with 5 environmental activists, which include Zem Joaquin, Ed Begley Jr., P. Simran Sethi, Christopher Gavigan and Laurie David. Cool Beans!!
In other news…
I found some awesome solar lights from a company called Solar Cynergy. They really caught my eye because they fit in the ground instead of above it like lanterns AND they come in colors like pink and green. They can easily be put along a walk way, a pool, even a city sidewalk. You can drive over them and supposedly they will be just fine. Pretty nifty!
Have you been wondering about how green and natural the new Clorox Greenworks products are? Me too. A post over at Really Natural has some good information and links if you want to study up.
I recently came across a cool site at BuyMyTronics.com. The founder, Brett Mosley, buys broken iPods, Zunes, iPhones, cell phones, Nintendos, Playstations, and laptops and then he fixes them up good as new and sells them on eBay. This is awesome for someone who needs a little cash and has a broken electronic device that they will likely just throw away. Even if you decide to send your device to the manufacturing company for recycling there is the possibility that they will refurbish it and you get zilch in return or they will send to to a third world country to be recycled. I like the BuyMyTronics solution much better.
Also, according to Brett the sixth generation iPods were designed to be unfixable. The way they are made ensures that the body section of the iPod is destroyed when removed. That really irks me. When my 2 year old iPod finally bites the dust I think I might buy a different brand of Mp3 player because that goes against their whole “green” image. You can’t tell me they haven’t designed these new iPods that way on purpose so that consumers are forced to buy new. Grrr…and here I had nice things to say about them only a few days ago. Mp3 players might be eco friendly but Apple….not so much.
Well, that wraps it up…have a great green weekend!