Five for Friday: The Earth Day 2012 Edition and an Envirosax Giveaway

On Sunday, April 22nd., Earth Day turns 42, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to incorporate some easy, affordable eco practices into our daily lives. This week’s Five for Friday shares a few simple ways, products, and organizations that can help you do just that. (Image: Envirosax resizable tote you might win!*)

1. The Earth Day website is chock full of information on how you can get involved in local Earth Day events. From faith based initiatives to Athletes and Arts for the Earth, you’re sure to find a wide range of activities and projects that will resonate with you and your family.

2. If you’re a fashion fanatic with an earth friendly focus, then Fashioning Change is right up your alley. Fashioning Change says it’s “dedicated to creating shopping experiences that give you fashionable eco-friendly and ethical alternatives to popular name brands.” In other words, Fashioning Change believes that being fashion forward and eco-friendly aren’t mutually exclusive.

3. is a green and non-profit project that originated in 2005. Their mission is to connect all eco friendly companies and organizations in the world and share their products and services with the site’s visitors. EcoFirms list companies that support eco-tourism, locally sourced food and dining, and eco-trade, just to name a few.

4. Over on her blog Green & GorgeousJennae Petersen describes herself as “a recovering shopaholic who loves Starbucks’ Java Chip Frappucino ice cream.”  A green living expert and an authority on eco-friendly decorating, Jennae shares great eco-friendly design ideas, green-living tips and much more on her Green & Gorgeous website.

5. Since 2004, Envirosax has provided eco-friendly alternatives to traditional plastic bags. Plastic bags clog drains, cause flooding, pollute waterways and destroy plantlife. In contrast, Envirosax bags are environmentally friendly, lightweight, portable, waterproof and hold the equivalent of two supermarket plastic bags. My favorite part about my Envirosax bag is that it rolls up neatly and fits inside even the smallest handbag so there’s never a reason to be without one.

I’m such a fan of these bags and of my readers, I’m giving two away to two lucky readers! All you have to do to enter to win one is leave a comment in the comment section below or on the Facebook page describing how you are, or plan on, incorporating eco-friendly practices in your life.*

*Winner will be chosen randomly by drawing. One winner per household. Bag pictured is not necessarily the design that will be awarded.*


WAF’s Five For Friday – The day after Earth Day edition

ecosumo bag and bottle Earth Day’s 40th anniversary was yesterday, but who says we cant be Eco-friendly year round? Here are five fab eco-finds we know you’ll love…

1. Ecosumo is the on-line, one-stop green marketplace. Ecosumo sells everything from apparel to household cleaning items. All of their packaging is made from 100% recycled post consumer waste and they also invest in green technologies and non-profit green organizations. We love their Envirosax reusable shopping bag and water bottle combo. (pictured)

2. Bella Ve’ Skincare boasts being one of the first companies to offer natural, cosmeceutical skin care on the web. Bella Vé uses only recyclable containers and packaging material. Their products are free of artificial dyes or fragrances, sulfates and petrolatum.

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