We love eco-friendly prizes, how about you?
All right, so maybe starting off a news story with a cheer is a bit odd. But we really are excited about our brand new Earth Day channel that releases two new tips each day as we count down to the 40th Earth Day.
The Earth Day channel is also hosting a Twitter contest, and entering is easy: Simply tweet the tips of the day by clicking on the blue bird at the top of the channel. That’s it!
Here are a few of the great things you can win:
Ecominders gift pack – One of four gift packs containing various combination of eco-friendly T-shirts, stickers and reusable bags, courtesy of ecominders. This great little company, started by our friend Allison Shaewitz, who creates reusable stickers for the home, office and school that focus on reducing consumption of everyday items and recycling whenever possible. They’re pretty cute, too!
First World Trash iPad sleeve – We first found Jenelle Marlborough’s company late last year when perusing gifts for our 2009 Holiday Gift Guide. The New York-based company uses old billboards, seatbelts and the like to create cool, functional products from simple totes to complex set bags for makeup artists. Even if you don’t have an iPad, the sleeve works for a number of other uses as well.
“Ten Ways to Change the World in Your 20s,” by Libuse Binder – Not only is Binder a writer for Earth911.com, but a real-world greenie who spent years creating a seriously useful how-to guide on getting involved, no matter how you rank on the scale of “casually concerned” to “deeply passionate.” And if you’re not in your 20s anymore, don’t despair, “10 Ways” can apply to people of any age or gender looking to shift their professional goals to a more sustainable focus.
Ecosaurus Interactive Boxed Set of stationery – These interactive cards are quite fun, allowing you to customize the purpose for sending them. Ecosaurus, a local company of Earth911’s home state of Arizona, first popped on our radar for our 2008 Holiday Gift Guide. Ecosaurus’ note cards, greeting cards and gift wrap are 100 percent recyclable, with a post-consumer waste content of 50 to 100 percent, depending on the product.
Earth911 eco-friendly T-shirts – Earth911 hosted a slogan contest to create fun T-shirts that we know you’ll love to wear. The swag is still being printed, but be on the lookout for a sneak peek of the designs – coming soon!