Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday Tips-Environmentally Friendly GIVEAWAY!

Tomorrow marks my one year blogging anniversary. As a thank you to my readers, I have partnered with Green Dimes to offer up a one year premium membership for free! Even though Tuesday Tips are fairly new around here, I loved the idea of giving away a service that will help you reduce your waste and make a huge impact on the environment. Win, Win, for everyone!
(My mail for one week, how annoying!)

So what is Green Dimes?
Green Dimes is a service that was created to help you reduce the amount of junk mail you receive. Honestly, I have wasted plenty of time calling catalog companies or credit card companies begging them to stop mailing me offers. Just recently I placed an online order at a company I consider to be eco-friendly and now guess what? I get about 3 catalogs a week from them. I thought to myself, seriously?

Here are some facts from the Green Dimes Website:
1,123,193 trees planted
2,291,751 catalogs stopped
10,113,156 pounds of junk mail stopped
A Green Dimes Premium account will assist you in the following ways, automatically remove your name from prolific mailers. My thoughts instantly turn to a car insurance company with a little gecko, we must receive at least ten offers a month from them. Unlimited number of names can be removed per household. Catalog screener, allows you to opt out of the catalogs you don't want, while still receiving your favorites. Most members see a 90% reduction in junk mail they receive.

And the best part, drum roll please: FIVE Trees planted on your behalf!

Not only is Green Dimes helping reduce waste, but they are also planting trees to double the impact on our environment.

Giveaway Details-
  • Please leave a comment sharing with me your Favorite Tuesday Tip or a Tuesday Tip idea you'd love to see. 
  • Include your email if it is not available on your profile (link) so I can contact you easily.
  • Open to US residents only. 
  • Contest Ends Monday August 18th, I will contact a winner chosen by my favorite random integer selector and you have a day to reply, if not I will pick another winner. 

I will provide your contact information to Green Dimes and they will send you your promotional code to sign up and become a member! 

Once again thank you for coming by, maybe leaving a comment, it's been wonderful getting to know so many of you!

New York Times Article

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24 comments:

  1. pick me! the plastics issue was a good t.t. have you done one in fish/mercury. I can't remember.

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  2. I LOVE THIS...my mail goes to my mom's address and can't believe all the crap the comes there...our main mail comes to us...so my mom gets the joy of going through all the crap we don't need and she gives it to me and I go through it and toss the rest in the recycle bin...she always says, I could have done that for you!! WEll, I need to be on that list NOW!! Pick Me Choose Me (ok so the last one is Love Me...Grays Anatomy line) anyways Pick Me!!

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  3. never heard of green dimes but so glad you told me about them. totally going to check that out. i liked the one about choosing wood for your outdoor projects. something i would never think having lots of chemicals and harming my kid.

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  4. I got too excited my favorite TT was the plastics and the whole foods shopping and have been using your grocery tips constantly (trying to stick to the list and creating one to begin with)

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  5. Great giveaway! I really like the Whole Foods post. Also--how about one on reusing containers?

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  6. My favorite Tuesday Tips was Dirty Dozen (which fruits and veggies to buy organic) - very helpful when you have to choose what to spend the extra $$ on in the organic dept.
    PICK ME for Green Dimes - we get way too much junk mail and are already filling 2 (and sometimes 3) recycle bins per pick-up.

    Please email me at nchaskins@yahoo.com to tell me I've won!

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  7. Hey girl. I nominated you for an award on my blog. Have a great tuesday!

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  8. Love this giveaway!

    Happy anniversary!

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  9. I enjoyed last week's tip, Real Simple 20 Minute Meals!

    Happy anniversary!

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  10. This is my favorite Tuesday tip (first one I've read, LOL) because I heard of this service a while back, then couldn't remember what it was called. So now I can sign up with them if I don't win. :-)

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  11. This is a GREAT giveaway! Hmmm...how about a Tues. tip on your favorite organic toiletry items. I am always at a loss when I read magazines telling me to use this/that product. I like to hear from friends. :)

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  12. what about conserving water or saving energy as an idea, i too loved the veggie one

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  13. I'm already a Green Dimes member, so don't enter me, but I still wanted to say that my favorite Tuesday Tip was the Farm Raised vs. Wild Salmon post!

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  14. I'm already a Green Dimes member too, so don't worry about entering me. I just wanted to let everyone else know how much Green Dimes ROCKS! I am SO happy with our reduced amount of junk mail! We've only been with them for 2 months, but there's already a huge difference.

    Great giveaway!

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  15. Since we don't get a lot of junk mail (or really, any... for whatever lucky reason. Of course, now I say that, it will start...), no need to enter me. Just wanted to say I love ALL your tips, and HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!

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  16. I already use Green Dimes, so I'm not participating but just wanted to say happy anniversary!

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  17. Happy Blogoversary!!!

    My favorite tip so far as been the one about plastic containers. We are loving the glass containers from Crate and Barrel so much that my hubby has asked me to buy more of them!

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  18. I have always wanted to do Green Dimes!
    I really liked the saving $ at WF tip--really using bulk has made a big difference for us :)

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  19. Hey! One of my favorite ways to help out the environment is to do composting. I live in a rural area, so I have a lot of space to do it. But even those who live in the suburbs can do something small. Any pile of yard waste will eventually decompose, but by turning it, keeping it moist and having the proper carbon to nitrogen ratio. All I do to my yard waste is add horse manure, turn it occassionally and keep it moist. It provides great fertilizer for my vegetable and flower gardens. But even if you can't compost, you can do other smaller things like putting your banana peels at the base of your rose or flower bushes or using the dirty water from your fishtank in flower gardens. Its easy and cuts down on waste! (email: Alikat9899@hotmail.com)

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  20. One of my favorite Tuesday Tips was about plastic bottles. In fact, I actually bought one of the SIGG bottles because of the health concerns that you posted. I love my SIGG bottle and even convinced my husband to get one.

    Thank you for all your great posts on the environment. I have found a couple great websites where green products abound: www.ecofriend.us and www.evo.com. It's great to buy things that you not only need but that are doing their part in keeping the environment clean. And they actually have great tips on eco-friendly travel!!

    Cheers!

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  21. Wow! What a great idea! I can't play to be fair since this is the first Tuesday Tips I've read (and therefore my favorite). However, I hope you get a lot of submissions and I will check out this place! Thanks for the tip!

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  22. What a great giveaway! I liked your tip on the fabric shower curtain from Target...

    P.S. Happy Blogaversary!

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  23. this is awesome. I hate all the useless junk mail. Most of it sadly comes from the man who used to own this house over 4 years ago...ACK!

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  24. Not sure if I'm on time, but I think this is great! What a neat thing to do for Tuesday Tips. I've learned things from all your Tuesday Tips, I don't know which one has been my favorite.

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