16 - 2010

Friday Wrap-Up: Pre-Earth Day Edition

Earth Day will be turning 40 next week! Apparently in preparation for that marker, the deals and giveaways and interesting items are coming out of the woodwork. I’ve posted some via Twitter. Here are a couple more:

  • Win one of two copies of The Responsibility Revolution by Jeffrey Hollender and Bill Breen at care2.com.
  • Enter by June 30 at Organic Valley to win a Slow Food membership, $500 of cookware or a year of Organic Valley products.
  • Modish has an awesome Earth Day giveaway where they will choose four winners to get a share of a truly amazing array of cute and crafty items. Click over to learn how to enter.

And on the non-giveaway front, here are just a few more tidbits from this week.

  • Puma is giving up shoe boxes. The trendy maker of very narrow shoes announced this week that it is going to ship shoes in “cardboard frames wrapped in reusable shoe bags.” The move will save 60 percent of the water and energy used in production. (Thanks, Angelique, for this tip!)
  • If you’re interested in shampoo bars, and interested in making your own soap, Crunchy Chicken posted her shampoo bar recipe this week, with variations for light or dark hair colors.
  • Check out a guest post on Fake Plastic Fish from Erin, blogger at The Conscious Shopper and The Green Phone Booth, about what she saves financially by avoiding plastic.
  • I had planned to blog soon on How to Grow Sprouts, but Condo Blues did it for us! Check out her post here if you need some tiny green leaves in your life NOW.

Topanga Earth Day – share your Earth Day plans!

I also got notification from a group in Topanga, California, about their 11th Annual Topanga Earth Day Festival, which takes place April 17-18 and offers tons of green-themed activities for a $10 suggested donation:

  • The event is 90% waste-free.
  • One music stage is powered entirely by solar.
  • Speakers such as sustainable farmers market leader Jennifer McColm.
  • Demonstrations such as thermal solar-powered showers.
  • Sustainable living solutions, social action, healing arts, workshops, children’s area with eco-entertainment, local yogis, speaker presentations and more throughout the festival.
  • Local and international nonprofits receive 2/3 of the festival profits.

Do you know of Earth Day activities in your area? Share them in the comments area!

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