Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Green Giant and Earth Day Spark



Earth Day has it's 40th Anniversary coming up on April 22nd and you may have begun to think of the little changes that you and your family can do to help protect the Earth this year.

For Green Giant, it’s all about trying to live up to the name by working every day to care for the land, the people who grow our vegetables and the families who share our vegetables at their tables. Throughout its century-long history, Green Giant has worked to reduce its environmental footprint through many measures including:

-Reducing the amount of land and water needed to grow vegetables
-Packing vegetables in smaller, lighter cans, so it takes less fuel to deliver them to supermarket shelves
-Utilizing traditional seed breeding methods over the last 35 years to double the amount of sweet corn grown on an acre of land
-Teaming up with growers to install a more efficient irrigation system that can reduce water use by more than a million gallons a year;
-Switching to more earth-friendly paperboard to package frozen vegetables, saving approximately 54,000 trees annually in the process.

Green Giant is now celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by giving $200,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help fund an innovative project that will encourage greener farming practices to repair and protect a natural treasure — the Root River, one of Minnesota’s (home to Green Giant) best trout streams.

To learn more about Green Giant’s sustainability program or make a donation to The Nature Conservancy, visit http://www.GreenGiant.com/sustainability during the month of April.
For recipes using Green Giant products, click here!
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I was sent a “Seeds of Change” prize pack that includes a VIP coupon valid for a free package of Green Giant frozen vegetables, a mini herb garden (yay!), an eco-friendly bamboo utensil set (very nice set!), and a 100% recyclable grocery tote (yay!).




ONE "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" reader will win a "Seeds of Change" prize pack also!




(This is a must before any extra entries will be accepted!)
1.
All you have to do is share what changes your family have made (or plan to make) in an effort to leave less of a carbon footprint.

*We try to recycle as much as possible. My kids know all cardboard boxes and such go in the blue can. I would love to find some bins to keep in the house to make it easier to remember and sort. I also use reusable shopping bags (and my grocery store gives me credit points for doing so too!). I recently participated in a webinar about composting (using bins), so that is something I'd like to try, once move to a house with a yard/space (we don't have much of one here).



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I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Green Giant/MyBlogSpark. I received free product from them to keep for this review. All opinions for this review are that of myself & family. Product info & stock images provided by PR.




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80 Lovely Comments:

Jennifer said...

I tweeted #2: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/11787383179

Jennifer said...

I tweeted #1: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/11787383179

Kristine Michelle said...

We recycle everything we possibly can -- clothes, paper, cans, bottles, etc. And I have started to use cloth diapers.
allmycrazycats @ aol.com

For Their Future said...

We grow a small garden and compost. plus we recycle and buy second-hand whenever we can!

hpitts88(at)yahoo(dot)com

For Their Future said...

Twitted this giveaway! (ForTheirFuture)
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Karin said...

Recycle…. and also do some of our shopping at second hand stores and garage sales. Hang clothes out on the line to dry in summer.

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Michele P. said...

using reusable bags at the grocery store and while shopping for other stuff as well, using natural products in cleaning, composting and gardening, recycling paper and plastic when I can as well...

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

tweeted #2 http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/11862314349

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

tweeted #1 http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/11862314349

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Brimful Curiosities said...

We recycle and reuse, make use of our local library, grow some of our own vegetables, buy meat directly from a local farmer and use energy saving bulbs.

Brimful Curiosities said...

tweet 2: http://twitter.com/iambrimful/statuses/11886475189
email address in blogger profile

Stephanie said...

I have recently started using resusable shopping bags instead of getting the plastic bags from the store and my hubby has started taking his lunch to work in plastic containers instead of brown bags and zipper bags.
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Tweet #2
http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/11886784330
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Tweet #1
http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/11886784330
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Plan on buying energy efficient apliances this spring, possibly even used ones if we can find them in our area and recently invested in several green cleaning products for our home's regular cleaining needs
superbutterfly12@yahoo.com

WhirlingVortex said...

We try to live conscientiously. We recycle, use those new lightbulbs, support the local farmer's market... you know, the usual stuff. Someday I'll buy a compost bin , and live one step more sustainably. One step at a time, right?

Anonymous said...

Christie
ropp(dot)5@wright(dot)edu

I've almost eliminated paper towels from my home!

Jeannette said...

I am now recycling every piece of paper and cardboard at work, which is a lot since I have a desk job! I also turn the A/C and fans off when we aren't at home. My next step is to convince our apartments that adding recycle bins next to the trash bins would be helpful and better for the environment.

Anonymous said...

We are actively trying to reduce our carbon footprint. A couple of things we do is use our clothesline as much as possible and our veggie garden grows larger each year. This year I'm going to try some canning and freezing as well!
greenlancer at comcast dot net

drmomof2 said...

We are trying to recycle more, are using reusable bags instead of plastic, and have at least 2 meatless meals a week.

Ashley said...

I have started recycling alot more this year.

hewella1@gmail.com

JC said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/12207833567 @tcarolinep follower
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JC said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/12207833567 @tcarolinep follower
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JC said...

We always use our own shopping totes and recycle paper goods/bottle/can etc at home.

JC said...

Shared on Facebook.http://www.facebook.com/#!/tcarolinep?v=wall&story_fbid=105621379479324&ref=mf

Anonymous said...

I follow as wiscmom24 on Twitter.

denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

We also try to recycle as much as possible. We also have changed out our light bulbs and use our own grocery bags.

denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I tweeted. wiscmom24

http://twitter.com/MommyImHungry/status/12141872314

denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

Candace said...

We recycle and switched to phosphate free dishwashing detergent and natural cleaners.
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Candace said...

I follow you on twitter (caotto7446).
candaceotto32 at yahoo dot com

Candace said...

#2 - I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/caotto7446/status/12264255108

pixie13 said...

We recycle, use reusable bags for shopping, use low energy light bulbs. I've started using eco friendly cleaning products, though I haven't switched over entirely.

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

pixie13 said...

I follow you on twitter @pixie13sweeps

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Bombtastic Belle said...

We currently have one car, so that helps, and only mow our lawn once (maybe twice) a month.
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pixie13 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/12321921684

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Kristine said...

We started recylcing much more in the last year or so.
kbrite at gmail dot com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

We leave less of a carbon footprint by regularly recycling everything possible. We also use CFLs, Energy Star appliances, and reusable shopping bags. We combine driving trips to save mileage -- and turn things like lights off when not in use. *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Lindsay-Loo said...

We are trying to remember to turn off the sink when we brush our teeth.
I use reusable bags at the store and even for gift bag for presents.
bluefairybubbles@hotmail.com

ScrewLucy said...

We have really gotten into our own vegetable garden and have been composting now for a year as well as recycling. You wouldn't believe the amount of trash we've been about to reduce!

Stephanie said...

Honestly it has nothing to do with our carbon footprint, but I do believe in sustainable living. We garden, compost, have chickens, recycle, use energy star appliances, and many other things.

steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

We have a separate trash can in the kitchen for recycling - we have seriously cut down on our trash this way!

Jen @ GBG said...

I follow you on twitter as greatgiveaways.
ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

Jen @ GBG said...

We compost our food scraps and us reusable bags at the grocery store.
ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

Jen @ GBG said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Greatgiveaways/status/12450088735
ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

Jen @ GBG said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Greatgiveaways/status/12450088735
entry #2

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Jen @ GBG said...

shared on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/jen.voss1?v=wall&story_fbid=116377651721622&ref=mf

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Carolina Girl Mommy said...

We use reusable bags and energy efficient light bulbs

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

http://twitter.com/WeeShare/status/12451500051

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

#2- http://twitter.com/WeeShare/status/12451500051

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

shared on Facebook as Desiree Glaze (have no idea how to get a link to send, but I really did share!!)

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Kim said...

we have stopped buying and using paper plates! that's huge for us. :)

Laura said...

We are in the process of eliminating our use of paper towels by using cloth!

lmerritt49903@gmail.com

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