Friday, February 13, 2009

Sharing the Love (V-Day giveaway)

When was the last time someone told you "Thank You" for saving the Earth?

Yeah, me too.

So I figure it's my job to spread the love today, the day before Valentine's Day, which might otherwise be marred by chainsaws, facemasks, or other graphic horror movie paraphernalia. Here goes...

Thank you! for picking neither paper nor plastic, but permanent bags for your groceries and shopping. Thanks also for picking the mug (not the Styrofoam cup) and the glass (instead of the plastic water bottle).

Thank you! for buying CFL light bulbs and saving yourself a ton of money at the same time. Same goes for the Energy Star fridge and washer.

Thank you! for driving a sensible car, riding a bike, or reading on the way to work by taking the bus. Not to mention carpooling with the hypochondriac from Risk Management.

Thank you! for spending your time growing a garden of low-carbon emission, high-nutrition, supa-tasty veggies, herbs and fruit. Thank you for buying local, fair-trade, and organic. Triple bonus for occasionally going vegetarian!

Thank you! for caring enough to go the extra mile, take the eco-challenge, and riot for austerity. Thank you for loving the Earth and your children enough to inconvenience yourself to be green, pay extra for the organic product, or go out of your way to make the right choice.

I appreciate you, and I'm offering up this prize to prove it. Comment in below to enter in the drawing. The winner can choose from the Carbon Buster's Home Energy Handbook or Insulate and Weatherize: Expert Advice from Start to Finish.

I'll be announcing the lucky winner at the end of Monday. Happy early Valentine's Day!

19 comments:

Chile said...

You're welcome.

And, "Thank you!" for all you do to spread the word.

warren said...

Why thanks...and thank you too! We're trying as lots of folks are nowadays! It will make a difference!

Kate@LivingTheFrugalLife said...

Yes, thanks to all who do their part! I'm seriously considering the purchase of a solar oven this year, thanks in part to your discussion of it, Hausfrau.

Very generous giveaway. Please count me in for the drawing.

-Kate

Loganenator said...

That felt good. We appreciated it. :)

Lewru said...

Awww... you're welcome! And thank you, too, dollface!

What a lovely Valentine's Day giveaway. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Both the books would be useful. During the recent cold snap, we discovered just how ineffecient our back door really is. I'm trying to figure out a low cost fix that will not effect looks in case we need to relocate this year.

--Ave

Eva said...

Thank you, too.

d.a. said...

How wonderful! Thank you, too! I put a link to this post in a Twitter entry for my Twitterfriends to see.

dandelionlady said...

Thank you! It felt good to read your list and see that I do most of what you listed! I love your blog. It really helps me to keep motivated.

Peak Oil Hausfrau said...

Thanks d.a. :)

lisa winter said...

what a great post. super idea.

and i say - thank you for being strong enough to get the word out.

AnnMarie said...

You're very welcome! This was a fun post to read today!

the sustainable backyard said...

Thank YOU! for everything YOU do! What a great giveaway! Both books look like they will offer so many helpful and appreciate advice/hints.

Emma Someone said...

THankyou for all your write and encourage. Please include me in the swap - because I had a few more thoughts to post on my blog!

KLund said...

Nice post. Sending some thanks your way as well. Books sound great. Thought we were doing well at reducing our energy consumption until I saw our bill *ouch*! Guess I still need lots more lessons.

Shamba said...

thanks and thanks for your blog, PO Hausfrau.

Peace, Shamba

Wendy said...

No. Thank YOU for blazing the trail for the rest of us.

Gavin said...

I needed that! And thanks to you for such a fantastic blog. I am also spreading the word here in Australia.

Gav

mike said...

thansk for your blog and the great info you have