Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009

Our family has been trying to live a greener lifestyle for more than 2 years now. We have switched to cloth grocery bags (which I absolutely love!), we stepped up our curb side recycling efforts, we use refillable personal water bottles, we grow an organic garden, we freecycle to keep things from landfills and we recently purchased a rain barrel. While we could do much better, we think that if every family just did a little, we could see a huge change in our global warming problems. I encourage you to think about 1 thing your family could go to live a little greener this year.

Enjoy these Earth Day Freebies.....

AVEENO® Skin Care Products - free tote

Reynolds Wrap® Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum: Promotions get a rebate form to make this foil free after rebate. Use the coupon from last Sunday's paper and make money on the deal!!

Free coffee at Starbuck when you bring your own cup! This is at free standing Starbuck stores only.

Disney Store to host Earth Day promotions California Consumer Los Angeles Times - Take 3 empty water bottles to any Disney Store and get a free reusable water bottle in honor of Earth Day. Today only!!

Go green in style......

I have many cloth shopping bags that I use but this one is my favorite... by far!! It is very sturdy and fashionable. I get comments about it all the time!

Totes Eco Umbrella - Green - made from recycled water bottles.

Alternative Women's Organic Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee - look great and be eco friendly too!

My favorite Green Living blogs are...

Walk Slowly

Green as a Thistle

Ways to recycle.......

Recycle Cans Now. - read up on recycling aluminum cans. We cash ours in yearly. Not only does it help the environment but we make a little money too with very little effort!

Crazy Crayons - don't put your old crayons in a land fill!

Swim a little safer......

Ecosmarte Pools - Chemical Free, Non Chlorine Pool Water Systems

Swimming Pool Supply & Filters, Natural Mineral Sanitizers for Pools & Spas - Nature 2

Teach your kids to go green......

Sesame Street: Being Green

The Three R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books)

Going green works for us... see what works for other people.... We Are THAT Family


Bahama Shores Mama said...

we've made almost the same identical changes lately. I'm hoping to incorporate more while being mindful of living a more simple life. I'm gonna check out some of your links today, thanks!

Songbirdtiff said...

We have also made a lot of green changes. Although, truthfully, most of our changes have been for frugal reasons and just happen to be earth friendly, too. I think the two go hand-in-hand. Good job and thanks for the links!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Great ideas and links!

Happy Earth Day!

Michelle said...

Love your blog makeover!
Walgreens is giving away a reusable tote bag and 15% off today only. I think visit for the printable offer.

Susie said...

Great post:-) Happy Earth Day!

Anonymous said...

Yes, very nice blog makeover! My favorite green blog is Check it out, she certainly is doing a world of good in her area.

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