What Do Carbon-Free Paper Shredders and Historic Trees Have in Common?

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This cool clock contributed by Corrugated Art is just one of many great eco-prizes you could win!

They are both prizes that you can win as part of our new Earth Day channel. Counting down to the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Earth911.com is releasing two new tips each weekday to help you reduce, reuse and recycle simply and effectively.

Entering our Twitter contest is easy: Simply tweet the tips of the day by clicking on the blue bird at the top of the channel. That’s it!

On Earth Day, you may be chosen to win one of the many cool, eco-friendly prizes available. Here’s a taste of what you could win:

Carbonfund.org CarbonFree Certified GoECOlife SOHO 8-Sheet ULTRA-QUIET Paper Shredder – Carbonfund.org is the leading nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact by supporting third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. Carbonfund.org has more than 450,000 individual supporters and works with more than 1,400 business and nonprofit partners. Certified by Carbonfund.org’s rigorous CarbonFree Product Certification Program, this shredder is sure to add to your eco cred.

American Forests Historic Tree Sponsorship – Founded in 1875, American Forests is the nation’s oldest nonprofit conservation group. For our Earth Day Giveaway, the group contributed one historic tree sponsorship. According to American Forests, their “Famous & Historic Trees program brings history alive by propagating and selling the offspring of trees connected to famous people, events and places. From George Washington to Johnny Appleseed, Walt Disney to Ray Charles, our trees witnessed the birth of our nation – and all aspects of its history thus far.” What better way to celebrate Earth Day than having a piece of history in your name?

Corrugated Art’s Recycled Cardboard Photo Frame and Desk Clocks – Artist Luci Lytle has been creating works of art from waste for many years. Says Lytle about her art, “I have been concerned and involved with recycling since the late sixties so I am not surprised to find myself creating with recycled materials. I enjoy catching people unawares with the beauty of their trash transformed.” Beyond the items, included in this giveaway, Lytle also crates a wide variety of functional and non-functional pieces using recycled and found materials such as plates,  lamps, gameboards, altered books and mosaics.

Wenona Napolitano’s “The Everything Green Wedding Book” – Did you know there are approximately 2.5 million weddings in the U.S. each year? Napolitano’s book is all about how to “Plan an Elegant, Affordable, Earth-Friendly Wedding” on any budget. Two copies are up for grabs in our Earth Day Giveaway. Her book covers all stages of the wedding, including planning, location, attire, flowers, food, invitations, honeymoons and more. Each book also includes a handy planning guide and checklist to make sure you’ve got everything you need.

Read the official rules of our Earth Day 40/40 Giveaway here, and see a full list of prizes here.

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