I just found out about a couple of giveaways that I thought TDG readers would be interested in. Check them out, and happy free green stuff (don't forget to keep an eye on our giveaway section too).
I recently wrote about Simple Shoes and their exciting new sustainable designs (also featured here for kids and here for women). Turns out social shopping site Kaboodle (also owned by our parent company Hearst) is now doing a reader giveaway with them (until August 14th).
You can score a pair of Simple's Silk Satire sneakers (yes they're purple). They're also made of natural silk, which keeps your feet warm in cold weather and cool in the heat. They have organic laces, organic cotton lining, and a shoe bottom made from a recycled car tire. They also come in an earth-friendly box, like the rest of Simple's products.
Entering is, well, simple: just leave a comment on their post, letting them know what you are doing to go green -- by August 14th at noon PST. "Whether it's shopping at the farmer's market or adding earth-friendly products to your Kaboodle lists, we want to know," they write.
Nice, easy and green. Anyone who reads my blog probably knows that I'm a big fan of green shoes!
In other free stuff news, our friends at AltUse also have a new promotion, to help stimulate the crowd to send in more creative ways to reuse stuff. AltUse has teamed up with GoGreenMug, which makes customizable mugs for consumers, with the goal of reducing use of disposables. Many retailers (like Starbucks) even offer customers discounts when they bring their own mug.
So each day from August 10 to 14 AltUse will be giving away a free GoGreenMug to the user who submits the most AltUses. They're also giving away a mug for the top five alternative use submissions. So head on over and submit your ideas!
Your GoGreenMug can help you meet this Carbonrally challenge:
(Join TDG's team while you're at it)
Speaking of contests, don't forget about the exciting green model competition, too. Registration is open, and it's free.
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