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Picnic for the Planet Giveaway (Closed)

Earth Day is coming up this weekend and I think it’s a great time to think about what kind of an impact we’re making on our planet. Small changes or adjustments can make a huge difference. For example, those plastic bags we get when we go shopping. When I started buying those reusable bags for groceries, I couldn’t believe how many less bags it took to bag my groceries and then I began to think how many bags I used per grocery trip, and I thought of all of the plastic bags I have used over the years. That’s a lot of bags!

I don’t think it’s cliche or uncool or even a political gesture when talking about or thinking about who much of an impact you and your family is making on our environment. I also do know that not all solutions, tips, advice or small steps will work for everyone but I think if each of us makes a few changes, it can amount to a whole lot.

Here are some Earth Day tips that I try to use in my every day:

  • turn off the lights in rooms no one is in, that includes those ceiling fans
  • unplug electronics or chargers not in use
  • making my errand trips efficient by planning out routes
  • when buying new appliances or electronics, trying to get energy efficient ones
  • in the kitchen, I’m always trying to use kitchen towels more than I use paper towels
  • when possible and affordable, I try to buy locally or regionally grown produce

Like I said, these may not work for everyone but it’s worth taking a few minutes to think about how you can make some small changes to exact real big change.

The Nature Conservancy is trying to get the word about Picnic for the Planet – they are trying to have the hold the title for the world’s largest picnic celebration. To find out more, visit Nature.org. To host a picnic or find one near you to join, visit Picnic for the Planet.

And now for a giveaway…to get your picnic started off right. I love these collapsible baskets, don’t you?

Picnic for the Planet Giveaway (Value $75)

How to Enter

Answer either or both questions: What have you done in your life or in your home to lessen your impact on the planet?  OR visit Nature.org and tell me about a action or actions you have learned about that can help make a positive impact on the planet.

Extra Entries

For seven more extra chances to win, leave a separate comment for each type, saying you did the following:

  1. ‘Like’ The Little Kitchen on facebook
  2. Subscribe to The Little Kitchen via email
  3. Follow The Little Kitchen on twitter and tweet the following:
    Enter the Picnic for the Planet #Giveaway from @nature_org & @TheLittleKitchn http://bit.ly/Jp2nnQ ends 4/23 #picnic12
  4. Find a local picnic here and join the fun. Tell me where the picnic is located
  5. Tweet an #EarthDay tip for your follows using both of the hashtags #EarthDay and #picnic12 and be sure to share the link to the tweet in a comment below
  6. ‘Like’ The Nature Conservancy on facebook
  7. Follow The Nature Conservancy on twitter

Details

One winner will be chosen at random from all of the comments/entries posted here on this post. Be sure to do the mandatory entry and you’re entered into the giveaway. The extra entries are optional. Giveaway ends on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.

For more chances to win, visit the awesome blogs below:

All Day I Dream About Food

A Spicy Perspective

Cookin Canuck

Created By Diane

Dine & Dish

Food for My Family

Gourmande in the Kitchen

I am Baker

Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Tidy Mom

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. There are a couple of affiliate links in this post – if any of the items from the giveaway with affiliate links are purchased via my Amazon store, I’ll donate the affiliate commissions to the Nature Conservancy.

193 Responses to “Picnic for the Planet Giveaway (Closed)”

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    bn100 — April 23, 2012 @ 2:15 am

    We recycle newspapers and magazines.

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    Wehaf — April 23, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    We recycle, compost, and have our own vegetable garden!

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    Eileen Burke — April 23, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    We do a few things…we wash all our clothing with cold water, we recycle everything we can, we use reusable grocery bags, and we use energy saving lightbulbs.

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    Michele — April 23, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    We use a Brita filter in place of buying bottled water

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    I subscribe via email

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    Lana Bradstream — April 23, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    We produce less trash.

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    I like you on Facebook.

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    I subscribe to your emails.

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    Lana Bradstream — April 23, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    The closest one to me is in Dallas.

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    I like the Nature Conservancy on Facebook.

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    Kristie — April 23, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    We like to dry our clothes on the line, grow and can/freeze our own veggies and fruit, we recycle some and use reusable bags.

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    Patrice — April 23, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    I recycle everything that I can, I have a composter, I use natural cleaning and beauty products, I garden organically and I have planted a lot of trees, shrubs and flowers, which have mostly been native plants.

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    Jennifer — April 23, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    We walk or ride our bicycles whenever we possibly can… which has been a ton lately with the awesome weather!

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    Leslie S. — April 23, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    We use reusable bottles for water and also compost what can not be recycled so to avoid filling landfill.Thanks!
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    I like you on FB as Leslie Luke Stanziani.Thanks!
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    I use cloth diapers!

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    Tonya Dean — April 23, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    Screensavers don’t use less energy but putting it in “sleep mode” can reduce a computer’s energy consumption by 60 to 70%.

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    dddiva — April 23, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    We are using a lot less packaging and try to reuse and recycle everything. Also, packing reusable container lunches & water bottles instead of disposable.

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    Michelle Tucker — April 23, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    We garden, recycle, and make our own laundry detergent to lessen the amount of bottles and boxes to use.
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    JD Northwest — April 23, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    What have you done in your life or in your home to lessen your impact on the planet? We garden, compost and recycle.

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    Sand — April 23, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    We recycle everything our city accepts.

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