Congratulations to our winner Mary Beth
Sure you can get all pumped up about Earth Day when it’s the cause du jour…but once the pomp and circumstance fades away- it truly is up to each and every individual to keep on their personal mission to do everything in their power to reduce their carbon footprint. And no I am not a crunchy granola, TEVA wearing, only organic eating, completely BPA free vegan.
Rather I consider myself a middle-of-the road greenie– and every day I’m trying to get closer to my goal of consuming less and being more mindful of my waste. And remindidng myself that life’s precious moments- the things I’ll value most are those intangible moments; my conversations, my relationships and ultimately not my stuff. And in that respect letting go of the stuff has been easier- and each time I adopt a greener way of life- and rid myself of excess stuff- I truly feel lighter on both a physical and emotional level.
So what am I doing everyday to make it an Earth day?
Each day I try to consume less eneregy; I make fewer loads of laundry and use the natural sunlight as opposed to my lightbulbs. I NEVER use plastic plates, cutlery and cups and I as I bite into yet another piece of eggplant I remind myself that eating less meat is oh so much better for the planet.
Feeling as strongly as I do about lowering my carbon footprint when the team at The Motherhood asked me to be a part of the Scott Naturals “Take the 4-Week Test Drive Sweepstakes,” and test out its line of hybrid paper products for four weeks well it was a NO BRAINER. Anything I can do to decrease my eco-footprint is a cause I am incredibly supportive of and the fact that a huge company like Scott Naturals (a product I use ANYWAY ) is behind this- well it made it that much sweeter.
And I’ll admit it- I’m a TOTAL CONVERT! Their line is virtually indiscernible from their regular one- their Scott Naturals bath tissue, Scott Naturals moist flushable wipes, Scott Naturals paper towels and Scott Naturals napkins, in my humble opinion will get people to rethink their notion of environmentally friendly products. 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. If every American pledged to use Scott Naturals for four weeks, it would save two million trees. If everyone who took a flight today took the 4-Week Test Drive, there would be 14,240 trees saved. (For more of these startling facts about one’s eco-footprint check out http://www.scottbrand.com/naturals/ ).
So here’s how it works: Between April 4 and September 30, people can go www.ScottBrand.com/Naturals and pledge to participate in the Scott Naturals 4-Week Test Drive Program. While taking the pledge, they can enter for a chance to win a Ford Fusion hybrid sedan. Once you pledge to take the 4-Week Test Drive, coupons for each product are available at http://www.scottbrand.com/community/savings/scott . And after you take the pledge and enter the sweeps on the website you can share it on Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/ScottNaturals
As part of this project, Scott Naturals will be making a donation to the National Wildlife Federation. For every unique click-thru from http://www.ScottBrand.com/4WeekTestDrive Scott Naturals will donate $1 (up to $25,000 total) to the National Wildlife Federation. The challenge is to deliver 25,000 unique clicks, because Scott will donate up to $25,000 to NWF – just for this project!
And in honor of Earth Month and in support of Scott Naturals hybrid paper products, I am offering up one Scott Naturals Kit (includes Scott Naturals Tissue, Scott Naturals Towels, Scott Naturals Napkins, Scott Naturals Flushable Moist Wipes) on Marriedmysugardaddy.com . To enter to win this nifty kit visit www.ScottBrand.com and make a virtual pledge to take the 4-Week Test Drive which is reminding consumers that they don’t have to sacrifice affordability and quality for green. Leave a comment on this blog post sharing that you’ve taken the pledge, have entered the 4-Week Test Drive Sweepstakes and how you are making each day Earth Day in 2011. Good luck! Giveaway ends Thursday, May 5th!
*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!