Earth Day is EXTRA GREEN with Entenmann’s #EarthDay #TerraCycle #Sweepstakes

TheMomBuzz received an Entenmann’s Prize Pack and one to give-away.
In just two more days it will be Earth Day! What are you doing to be a little more “green”?
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For us, it’s the little things. For example, we use linen napkins instead of paper towels and paper napkins. We are also a fan of LunchSkins reusable baggies, instead of plastic baggies for snacks and food. If I can walk or run somewhere, I will, instead of wasting precious (expensive) gas. I also love TerraCycle goodies.
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caprisun2Have you heard about Terracycle? What you do is collect drink pouches, ziploc bags, cookie wrappers, candy wrappers (see the whole collectable list here) . For every approved wrapper you get points that can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, or for a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. The items you send get turned into fences, coolers, totes, binders, backpacks and more. And you can BUY these cool goodies online or at retail stores, like the Home Depot or Wal-Mart. We currently own a Capri Sun TerraCycle Tote and 2 pencil cases! I LOVED THEM and they last a long time!
Well, it turns out that one of my children’s favorite brands, Entenmann’s, is part of the TerraCycle program. They are also making sure that Earth Day is extra green and partnering with The Arbor Day Foundation. As a result of their efforts, they are hosting a sweepstakes on Facebook and helping plant up to 25,000 trees in needed forests. Why is this AWESOME?
  • Little Bites Tote 2015 highresTrees help clean the air!  They improve the quality of the air we breathe by capturing dust and pollution particles that can affect our health.  Global forests removed about one third of fossil fuel emissions annually from 1990 to 2007.
  • Trees help fight climate change. As trees grow, they remove greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide from the air, store carbon, and release pure oxygen into the atmosphere. In one year an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced by a car driven 26,000  miles.
  • Trees planted along waterways can help filter out chemicals that might otherwise wash to our water sources. They also can create stable soil and help prevent soil erosion, flooding and even landslides!
  • Trees properly planted around a home can help lower air conditioning and heating costs by up to 25%! Carefully placed shade trees  — planted to the west, east or northwest of a house — can save that household’s energy needs for cooling during the warm weather months. (The overall cooing effect of a healthy, mature tree is equivalent to TEN room-sized air conditioners operating 20 hours a day!) When these same trees loose their leaves in the winter, they also allow the sun to reach and warm the house, saving energy for heating as well.

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So how can you join in on the fun? Well, for every entry into the Entenmann’s Sweepstakes, they will donate $1 to The Arbor Day Foundation! And there are all sorts of fun prizes, like Free Little Bites (these tiny muffins which come in so many delicious flavors) and other Earth Friendly Prizes! The sweepstakes ends 4.30.15, so enter today!

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LittleBitesBoxTheMomBuzz is also hosting a little give-away in recognition of Earth Day, thanks to Entenmann’s! This give-away begins 4.20.15 and ends 4.30.15. The prize is coupons for four FREE Entenmann’s Little Bites and a Little Bites Terracycle Tote. This is completely adorable, with the Little Bites puppy on it!

If I could suggest some flavors to try for Little Bites, my youngest likes the Chocolate Brownie and the Chocolate Chip. My oldest likes the Blueberry Muffin and the Strawberry Muffins. Five Packs per Box, four mini muffins per pack.

The prize pack of the free product coupons and the tote is a value of $35! So enter and GOOD LUCK!

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Comments

  1. tammy shelton says:

    I planted some pretty perennial flowers in my front flower bed.

  2. We recycle as much as possible!

  3. I recycle and use energy efficient electronics and light bulbs.

  4. Michele P says:

    we recycle paper, plastic, glass and aluminum.

  5. we recycle and use reusable grocery bags

  6. Jennifer R says:

    I recycle glass,paper and plastic and what ever item is recyclable

  7. Mary Anderson says:

    I have a box in my classroom to collect empty water bottles to recycle.

  8. We recycle, use organic cleaners, and use canvas bags for grocery shopping.

  9. Jennifer W says:

    We walk to the store, do litter hikes, recycle and are water-conscious!

  10. Monique Rizzo says:

    We recycle and compost. Thanks for the chance.

  11. I use my bicycle to run errands, try to buy “local” products, and recycle fabric items (the kind that get tossed, not donated) into other things such as rugs.

  12. we recycle paper, plastic, and aluminum cans.

  13. We recycle.

  14. Annamarie V says:

    Yes we have recycled and composted for the past 9 years.

  15. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    We recycle over 50% of our garbage. Our recycle bin is full every other week when it’s picked up/ We also plant and maintain a garden.

  16. Theresa Smith says:

    I wash out plastic bags and reuse them.

  17. we recycle boxes, bottles, cans. Sometimes I find other uses to boxes

  18. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    We recycle everything in are house and we have solar panels and a garden.

  19. Lesley F says:

    We recycle & compost

  20. Carolyn Daley says:

    I recycle every week and collect rain water for our plants on the patio.

  21. Mary Cloud says:

    I recycle aluminum cola cans

  22. Laurie Emerson says:

    We recycle everything we can and also use only non-toxic cleaning products in and outside of our home.

  23. Ellen Lagergren says:

    We recycle and compost as much as we can.

  24. We walk a lot instead of taking the car and we recycle and try to use eco-friendly products

  25. Racquelle says:

    We recycle bottles and cans.

  26. cylina williams says:

    I recycle most things and do not use a lot of store bought cleaning products..I make them homemade.

  27. Susan Smith says:

    We recycle and bring our own bags to the store.

  28. Nannypanpan says:

    I use rags and re wash them rather than paper towels

  29. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    We recycle.

  30. I recycle and compost

  31. I recycle.

  32. shea balentine says:

    We recycle, compost, and repurpose items as much as we can!

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