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Apr 14, 2011

CLOSED: Earth Day everyday with Virescent. (+ Giveaway)

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The Buzz:

While Earth Day may technically fall on April 22th, co-founders Noelle McCarthy and Anne Damphousse of Virescent, an eco-friendly fundraising company, believe every day should be Earth Day. Earth Day can be an opportunity to reinforce children's environmental education in the classroom through real life activities that encourage their passion for a greener world.

One major way to promote a greener world with children is to make using reusable bags a family habit. Chances are that your children come along with you on shopping excursions, so enlist them to help you remember your reusable bag
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As Earth Day quickly approaches, Virescent provides the following tips to keep kids excited and involved not just for Earth Day, but for years to come.



1. Answer the question:

How many plastic bags did your family avoid using this year? Ask the older children to keep a running tab of how many plastic bags you save each time you shop with reusable bags. For example, one Virescent Shopper can hold the equivalent of two plastic bags of groceries.


2. Create a financial incentive:


Many grocery stores now give you $.05 for every reusable bag that you use when shopping. Let the kids keep a running tally of how much money you save (it should be on the receipt) and maybe give it to them or your favorite family charity after it accumulates.


3. Choose the right size and color:

Let them choose a favorite reusable bag that is the perfect size for them—(Virescent’s mini and even a sport sack are great for the younger ones). And of course choose a cool one for yourself so you want to take it everywhere!




Some other tips to keep in mind:
  • Keep the bags on a hook near the front door.
  • Purchase a bag that is small enough to hook to your keychain or keep in your purse.
  • Keep a set of bags in the trunk of your car. Once you unpack your items, put the bags by the door so you will remember to bring them back out to your trunk.
  • Put a big sign on the inside of the front door (or on a bulletin board near the door) as a reminder, "Remember Your Bags!"
  • Write “REUSABLE BAGS” on your shopping list. You may not notice it before you get into the store, but you'll probably catch it before you make it all the way to the checkout. Resign yourself to running back to the car!
You CAN make a difference!



E.B. Mommy's Report:


Our family has been trying to make a very conscious effort to cut down on our use of plastic bags. We always keep 2-3 reusable bags in each car for those impromptu stops at the grocery store. I will admit that plastic bags have not been "banished" completely but the cut back has been significantly huge!

I love the green on teal Virescent Shopper I own mainly because it looks classy, roomy and very unlike most of my other reusable bags. I love that it can be used for our groceries, library books and even to carry a few "Bunny Boo" essentials when making those quick dashes to and from Bunny girl's preschool. (The inner pockets come in handy to stash away my phone and car keys!)


The bag is made from recycled cotton, is durable and very chic. Plus it always makes sense to shop from a company whose foundational pillars are based on style, sustainability and social responsibility in the fundraising marketplace.

Virescent's stylishly designed, eco-friendly, reusable, American made Shoppers are definitely worth checking out!


Win it:


One reader will have the opportunity to win a stylish, reusable, eco-friendly Virescent shopping bag, picked especially for you by the sponsor.


Here's how you can win it:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Visit Virescent and tell me which Shopper you'd love to own.


2. Love on the Sponsor-

- Like Virescent on Facebook

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Follow me on Twitter and tweet once daily...

RT @ebmommy #Win a chic reusable ecofriendly bag from Virescent. at EBMR's Go Green Giveaway http://bit.ly/fN0tOz (4/30) #earthday


3. Seven additional entries: (1 entry each)-

- Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect

- "Like" me on Facebook.

- Follow me on Networked Blogs

- Follow my feed via RSS

- Subscribe via email to receive EBMR's blog updates

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-Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)


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This giveaway is open to US Residents only, 18 years and above. 1 winner will be chosen with the random.org generator on April 30, 2011 at 10 pm Central time.





** EBMR Disclaimer: Virescent sent me the featured product for review purposes only. This post has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way

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76 Comments:

At April 14, 2011 at 6:29 PM , Blogger SavannahsSmiles said...

I like the Hono-loo-loo mommy and me set.
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At April 14, 2011 at 8:34 PM , Blogger Linda Kish said...

I would like the Paris shopper

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At April 15, 2011 at 7:50 AM , Blogger wildcat32 said...

I would like the Sydney.

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At April 16, 2011 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I would love to own the Como shopper.
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At April 17, 2011 at 6:29 PM , Blogger jakiesmom said...

i like capri in green
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At April 24, 2011 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Hydee said...

I like the Paris shopper '
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At April 24, 2011 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Hydee said...

I like Virescent on fb (heidi byrd maplesden)
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At April 24, 2011 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Hydee said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway
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At April 24, 2011 at 12:36 PM , Blogger Hydee said...

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I like you on fb (heidi byrd maplesden)
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I follow you on networked blogs
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At April 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM , Blogger slb3334 said...

I like the paris.

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At April 24, 2011 at 9:33 PM , Blogger Aisling said...

My favorite bags are Paris, Kerry and Hono-loo-loo. (I see a pattern there; maybe I need to take a vacation.) The Vegetable bags are adorable too. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

 
At April 24, 2011 at 9:34 PM , Blogger Aisling said...

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At April 25, 2011 at 1:21 AM , Blogger Miranda Ward said...

The Capri Bag is cute

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At April 25, 2011 at 10:18 AM , Blogger calvad said...

I would love to own the Asparagus. calvad at aol dot com

 
At April 25, 2011 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Hydee said...

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At April 25, 2011 at 8:27 PM , Blogger ranya112 said...

I loved the Como.
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At April 26, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Blogger rubynreba said...

I like the New York.
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At April 26, 2011 at 7:34 PM , Blogger polly said...

i like the sydney in the blue/green color combo
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At April 28, 2011 at 11:15 AM , Blogger moonsword said...

I love the Como design...thanks!

 
At April 28, 2011 at 12:17 PM , Blogger Traci Fritz said...

love the Sydney design!

 
At April 28, 2011 at 12:18 PM , Blogger Traci Fritz said...

tweet 4/28
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At April 28, 2011 at 12:20 PM , Blogger Traci Fritz said...

like virescent on FB
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At April 28, 2011 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Hydee said...

I tweeted
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At April 29, 2011 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

I like the Kerry shopper.

 
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At April 29, 2011 at 12:19 PM , Blogger Traci Fritz said...

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At April 29, 2011 at 4:16 PM , Blogger Miss Spoken said...

The Jupiter (lemon) bag

 
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At April 29, 2011 at 5:12 PM , Blogger cmacaran said...

The Paris Shopper would be my first choice.

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At April 29, 2011 at 5:13 PM , Blogger cmacaran said...

I LIked Virescent on FB as Celeste F Wills
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I am a GFC follower of your blog.

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I followed your RSS feed on MyYahoo as cwillsesq@yahoo.com

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At April 30, 2011 at 5:30 AM , Blogger jennifer8 said...

I like the Vegi Combo shopper.

 
At April 30, 2011 at 5:30 AM , Blogger jennifer8 said...

I am a GFC follower under jennifer8.

 
At April 30, 2011 at 6:05 AM , Blogger wildcat32 said...

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At April 30, 2011 at 6:16 PM , Blogger Breanne said...

I'd like the Jupiter (Orange)

 
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At April 30, 2011 at 6:17 PM , Blogger Breanne said...

I subscribe through Google Reader

 
At April 30, 2011 at 7:22 PM , Blogger Terri said...

I'd love to own the New York (chocolate) Shopper. :-)

 
At April 30, 2011 at 7:23 PM , Blogger Terri said...

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At April 30, 2011 at 7:23 PM , Blogger Terri said...

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At April 30, 2011 at 10:01 PM , Blogger Gianna said...

I like the Vegi Combo.

 
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I'm a GFC follower.

 
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I'm an email subscriber.

 

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