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Green Apple Eco Friendly Gift Box GIVEAWAY


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UPDATE:  It’s official! Congratulations to our lucky winner, Lily Kwan. This Giveaway is closed, but be sure to check out our current Great Green Giveaways on the right hand column of this page.

Here’s the perfect gift for you, your friends or your family.

Win a Green Apple Bag Eco Friendly Gift Box wrapped with a jute bow and filled with 100% organic and natural products.  All the items in the package have been handpicked and include some of the best quality products available on the market today.  A $49.95 value (plus free shipping, anywhere in the USA).

The Box features one extra large (it can handle 3 grocery bags of stuff) capacity GREEN APPLE BAG made of 100% recycled plastic bottles with a 7”x7” pocket to carry wallet, keys or phone and double stitched handles that can haul up to 40 lbs.

Additional items include:

  • 7.5oz organic apple crisp mix
  • 12oz EO organic hand soap
  • STASH chai tea sampler
  • a 7oz Therepe soy tin candle
  • .3oz BURT’S BEES lip balm tin

To Enter – Simply enter a comment on this post telling us why you’d like to win this Great Green Giveaway.

Prize notification – via email, so be sure to add the following to your address book: m at AlternativeConsumer.com.

Entries must be received by 12n (ET), Friday, 12, 2008.

Random Drawing takes place on December 12, 2008. One lucky winner will be notified by email. Winner needs to reply to notification within 24 hours in order to claim prize, otherwise their offer is null and void. Winner’s name will be added to this post.

Good luck! (One entry per person.)

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Check out how to win 2 DVDs of eco-films from EarthCinemaCircle – here.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

FREE GIFT: get a free day of carbon offsets


Get the gift of A Day of Carbon Neutrality! And pass along to a buddy for some good karma.

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The good folks at Brighter Planet are giving away 25, One Day awards of their premium carbon offsets in our publisher, Maureen O’Connor’s, name. The offer of 136 pounds of offsets (the average amount of carbon dioxide each American emits each day) is Brighter Planet’s way of encouraging more energy conservation this holiday season.

Just click here or on the link below to get a day’s worth of carbon offsets in your name.  Do it now – this offer is first come first serve.

After signing up, (it’s easy), you can extend the offer to friends and family.

get a day of carbon offsets from Brighter Planet

So turn off those Christmas lights and start saving the planet! Get that clean and green feeling – Thank You, Brighter Planet!

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K9 Confections – organic Christmas treats for dogs


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If I had more of a tail I’d wag it.  Christmas is on the way and my owners always remember to include us hounds on the gift list.  Looking for a holiday gift for your Fido?  Try these handmade, organic and nutritious dog treats from the dog lovers at K9 Confections. seamwtoylksup_1_1_1.JPG They even have a collection that comes in a nifty holiday tin.

The 6″ tin goes for $15 and contains 4 decorated treats and a dozen non-decorated confections, the 9″ tin has 6 decorated and 28 non-decorated treats.

$15 and $36 respectively @ k9confections.com – they also have a great variety of treats, flavors and collections too!

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5 cheap but cool green gifts


Times are hard, gifts should be inexpensive.  Here are a few sustainable stocking stuffers.
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Keep your dome warm with one of these beanies from action sports hat maker, Bula; they’re part of their Green Line which features a wide variety of beanies made from sustainable materials. They contain bamboo/wool and recycled fleece blends, and all have a great look. For snowboarding, outdoor action and urban pub crawling.  Most go for $25 – more info @ bulabula.com

il_fullxfull.47845680.jpgThese interchangeable pendants (I love this owl pictured at right), are constructed from upcycled Scrabble tiles adorned with tiny art to create unique and affordable jewelry – designed and created by HomeStudio.  Chains sold separately.

$6.95 each @ etsy.com or get a set of four for $25

24oz_CleanClever_grn_1.jpgWant to take a really big step toward being a more evolved ‘green’ person? Start by pouring that agua from your kitchen tap into a reusable, BPA-free, water bottle like this 24 oz. model from Aladdin.

Stop filling your shopping cart and the landfill with bottled water containers, and start saving some money.  Fits in most car cup holders. Comes in blue, green and purple.

$11.99 @ aladdin-pmi.com

solarcalculator1_1.jpgMy guess is that this solar calculator (on left) is targeting the quickly expanding green accountant demographic. Great for balancing the books deep in the outback or the Amazon jungle.

Kinda cool looking  $8 @ brando.com.hk

conchordsmousepad.jpgUpgrade from that tattered Nine Inch Nails mousepad you’ve been scrolling over for the last 10 years to this nifty recycled rubber mousepad featuring the visages of HBO mega-stars, Jemaine and Bret, the frontmen of digi-folk band, Flight of the Conchords.

$9.99 @ hbo.com

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Gaiam – where there’s always a great deal


Everyone loves a great “deal,” especially when it’s from a socially-responsible company like Gaiam.

Now you can see what special Gaiam item is featured every day by linking to their Green Deal of the Day widget. You can embed it right onto your desktop or simply bookmark the page.

Also, don’t miss their Top 25 Green Gifts; listed are their most popular eco-gifts covering yoga, home and garden, fitness, relaxation and sale items.

find more info @ gaiam.com

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a mixed bag of green news


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