Category Archives: Green Giveaways

Great Green Giveaway: Skeeda

By now most of us know that plastic shopping bags comprise a significant amount of the world’s plastic waste, with The Wall Street Journal estimating that the United States alone consumes 100 billion shopping bags a year. 100 billion is 99.9 billion too many.

The great thing about that outrageous number is that it can be easily and dramatically downsized, one household, and one trendy reusable canvas bag at a time.

Enter three sisters with a mission and

About Skeeda

When three sisters from a small town in upstate NY combined their passion, creativity, and concern for the environment, skeeda© was born.

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Go Green With Your Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year again to go through our homes, clean out the cobwebs, and freshen up things for spring. I don’t know about you, but this has never been one of my favorite tasks! Nonetheless it needs to be done, so, what better time could there be to start introducing some green cleaning and de-cluttering ideas into our homes? Moreover, why not have some company along the way?

Here are some of my favorite sites and blogs that are taking on this challenge throughout the month of March and the rest of the year:– It can’t get more simple than FlyLady!

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Bummas Giveaway Winners!

As Bummas graciously offered to give away two sets of their super absorbent and eco-friendly clothes for baby bums the world ’round, we have two! winners for this particular giveaway.

The first winner is… (imaginary drumroll, please): Commenter #12, Danielle!

And the second winner? Commenter #135, Amy H.!

Congratulations! ladies.

And a big thanks to everyone for entering!

Be sure to check back later this week as we’ll be featuring another great green giveaway for you to win!

An original 5 Minutes For Going Green post.

Have a great green product you would like to see featured on the site? Email me at 5minutesforgoinggreen(at)

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Recycled Note Of The Week: Pretty & Plantable

Every week we use this space to feature a recycled note or three from some of our favorite online sources. This week I found an Etsy shop specializing in cards comprised of 100% recycled paper embedded with wildflower, sunflower, spruce and clover seeds. All of the cards sporting the aforementioned seeds can be purchased at Grace Graphics, and my three favorites from the shop are listed below.

Bouquet Of Three

Plant these cards and they grow a gorgeous garden of wildflowers! Yep, that’s right! The seeds are in the paper. The ultimate card for the eco-conscious gift giver!

This set of 3 cards on handmade peach tinted paper is embedded with a blend of wildflower seeds that will grow most anywhere.

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Great Green Giveaway: Bummas!

This 5 Minutes For Going Green Great Green Review is brought to you by Pacific Northwest resident and new mom, Jenifer of Quarter Life Crisis. Read what she thought of her very comprehensive trial of Bummas, and then read on for details on how you can win a set for yourself!

When we found out I was pregnant with our first child last year, my husband and I decided early on that we were both committed to raising our baby as green as possible, which naturally led us down the predominantly-paved-in-plastic path to cloth diapering. When looking at the pros and cons of disposable versus cloth diapering, the decision to embrace the latter lifestyle was pretty much a no-brainer for us.

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Ecostore USA Giveaway: We Have A Winner!

Congratulations! to sito, commenter #112. You are the winner of our EcoStore USA giveaway!

Thanks to everyone for participating, and remember to check out Ecostore USA’s great line of eco-friendly products for your home and beauty needs.

Also be sure to check out Anne’s great post below, laden with tips on how to stay warm (and green!) during these winter months.

Happy! Monday, all.

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Around The Greenosphere: Weekly Link Roundup

Here are some of our favorite posts from around the greenosphere that had us thinking this week, to help start your weekend a bit greener.

Monday Dot Green featured an audiovisual slide show centered on “A Planet in Flux.”

Andrew C. Revkin began exploring the human impact on the environment nearly 30 years ago. An early stop was Papeete, Tahiti. This narrated slide show describes his extensive travels.

Tuesday was a historic and momentous occasion, no matter who you voted for in November. Want to know what’s on the green docket during President Obama’s administration? Tree Hugger has a post highlighting the official White House policy on energy and the environment.

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Great Green Giveaway: Ecostore USA

What better way to start the second full week of the new year than with a great review and giveaway for some helpful green home and beauty products?

This review and giveaway comes courtesy of Ecostore USA, whose eco-friendly, plant-based household cleaning products are as effective as the leading supermarket brands, and their body and baby care products are gentle on your skin, natural, and non-toxic.

From Ecostore’s website:

All of our products are made from plant and mineral-based ingredients, free of toxic chemicals that bring people closer to nature with non-toxic, environmentally safe solutions that also help to reduce our carbon footprint.

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The Home Depot Programmable Thermostat Winner!

Congratulations! to Therese, commenter #41.

Thanks to everyone for participating, and remember, for more product details about The Home Depot’s green line of programmable thermostats, visit the original giveaway post, and don’t forget to check out The Home Depot’s Eco Options available online and in stores now.

Happy! Monday.

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Around The Greenosphere: Weekly Link Roundup

First things first! Don’t forget that you still have until 7pm EST on Sunday (December 7th) to enter the Home Depot Programmable Thermostat Giveway if you haven’t already. Don’t miss out!

It’s definitely the Giveway Season and Michelle has a handy-dandy way for you to stay a leg up on all the giveaway goodness with her Giveway Message Board, where there are myriad green products being offered for the winning.

One of the giveaways showcased on the aforementioned message board features clothing items for Wildlife Works, a San Francisco based company committed to animal conservation:

Founded in San Francisco in 1997, we are the world’s first business designed from the ground up around a consumer brand that stands for wildlife conservation.

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