Congrats to our winner Lori Z.!
Unless you’re living under a rock- which of course I hope you’re not… Earth Day is fast approaching and in honor of keeping our planet as healthy and robust as it can be for our children and our children’s children- it is INCUMBENT upon us parents to get our kids in the habit of living green.
If you haven’t already done so- PLEASE check out my first post in partnership with The Motherhood about Taking the Scott Natural 4-week test drive which is chock full of some pretty awesome ways for you and your kidlets to go just a bit greener. And since some of our kids are off from school this week- this might be a good opportunity to start planting the seeds in your kid’s little heads (or big ones- my son has got one of those really big heads- and a teeny tiny neck- still unsure how he manages to hold it up!) when it comes to the importance of environmentalism.
Ultimately, encouraging our kids to play outdoors and appreciate the goodness of this great green earth and it’s wildlife is another wonderful way for us parents to undesrcore the importance of protecting our planet (so that our wildlife will thrive and our kids will continue to have natural places to explore and play in).
Some of our favorite outdoor activities which simply require human power (and our kids ADORE)
– Taking hikes– we’ve got some forests close by and in order to make the same old hikes, via the same trails a bit more interesting, we tell stories, sing songs and always try to find something new and turn the hike into a natural exploration.
–Riding bikes– for kids this is the ultimate green activity-strapping on their helmets, feeling the wind whip their cheeks and knowing that with just the power of their legs pumping anything is possible even balancing on TWO wheels!
In fact the National Wildlife Federation puts a huge emphasis on getting kids outside, and even offers a great “Be Out There” activity finder for ideas on getting outside with kids. And for EVERY PERSON who clicks on their “Be Out There” activity finder , as part of its partnership with the Motherhood, Scott Naturals will donate $1 per unique click to the NWF, up to $25,000.
The Motherhood is also partnering with the NWF for a program called B Kind 2 Earth Day, and there are a lot of great ideas for getting outdoors with your kids on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/BKind2EarthDay
So to get you all a CLICKING and as a way to raise some MUCH needed funds for the National Wildlife Federation; Scott Naturals is offering one lucky reader a Scott Naturals prize pack ! Virtually indiscernible from their regular one it includes; their Scott Naturals bath tissue, Scott Naturals moist flushable wipes, Scott Naturals paper towels and Scott Naturals napkins. As the world’s first line of “hybrid” paper products, the Scott Naturals brand combines the green benefits of recycled fiber with the quality people want, making it easy to take a green step forward.
To enter this giveaway leave a comment here about how you encourage your kids to get outside and play outdoors; for a second entry click on http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Activity-Finder.aspx ( Scott Naturals will donate $1 per unique click to the NWF, up to $25,000). And for a third entry visit www.ScottBrand.com where you can a make a virtual pledge to take the 4-Week Test Drive and Enter to win the “Take the 4-Week Test Drive” Sweepstakes which is reminding consumers that they don’t have to sacrifice affordability and quality for green and leave a comment on this blog post sharing that you’ve taken the pledge and have entered the 4-Week Test Drive Sweepstakes.
One winner will be selected in a random drawing and notified by email. Good luck! Giveaway ends Wednesday April 27th!
*Disclosure; I am being compensated by www.themotherhood.com to participate in this project, however all views in this blog post as well as in every other post throughout this blog are MY OWN!