Earth Tee GIVEAWAY

• 24 April 2009


















As I've watched the amount of trash we throw out each week shrink; and the amount we recycle each week grow, I've thought a lot about my own personal contributions to both landfill and recycling center. I've learned that taking the time to recycle as much as possible requires a little extra effort if you live in a place where they don't make it easy peasy for you (you Pacific Northwesters have it soooo good!). But you know what? It feels really good to take a few extra minutes to ensure a contribution to this good cause. Keep in mind that traditional recycling isn't the only way we can help our planet--you can read more about it here in a "recycled" post about easy ways to be more "green" :)

So readers, since it is Earth Week and we are already on the subject of improving our earth, how about a little giveaway along those same lines? The Terra Tee Project has been kind enough to offer one reader my favorite t-shirt from their collection--the Earth Tee ($65 value). I love a pretty li'l graphic tee and this eco-friendly version is not only beautiful, but it's a tee you can feel good about wearing for all sorts of reasons.

First, the tee is made from 100% organic cotton farmed in the USA. It is also manufactured here in a sweat-shop-free environment. There's something you can feel good about! Terra Collections also uses low-impact, eco-friendly dyes as well as water-based inks to create their tees. As an added bonus, 15% of your purchase goes to the environmental charity of your choice. Sweet! If you can't wait until the end of this giveaway

So what do you say, shall we get this Earth Week giveaway started? Oh, and while you're leaving a comment, feel free to share any easy tips or ideas you may have about being more eco-conscious or recycling in general. It's not necessary to leave an idea or tip to enter the giveaway, but it would be much appreciated :) Thanks!

Giveaway Guidelines:

- You have 4 days to enter this giveaway (closes Monday, April 27th at midnight).
- Make a comment on THIS POST to enter.
- One entry per person please.
- Anonymous comments will be ignored.
- The winner will be chosen via random.org and then announced on Tuesday, April 28th.
- Winners must respond by Friday, May 1st to secure prize.


246 comments:

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Nicole said...

absolutely love these!

Amanda said...

Pick me!

Mary said...

Pretty tee. I don't think I have any tips to offer that everyone doesn't already know. Go unplug the things you don't use every single day!

Brinn said...

great shirts! Thanks for the chance to win!

Alison said...

Love these shirts! I try to eat local and in season when I can. Every little bit helps!

colleen said...

love these t's!

Kathy said...

I hope I win!

Lori said...

Filtered tap water and cloth napkins. Not much but you've got to start somewhere!

Mindy said...

love it!

Carolee said...

who doesn't love a beautiful, printed tee?

Anne said...

what a beautiful tee with a great message.

Jamie said...

What beautiful tees

Holman House said...

I'm working on a huge project to bring glass recycling to Utah! Pretty excited about it.

Jenn said...

I would be honored to wear this tee! For those of you who have young children, you can recycle those paper grocery bags and turn them into a blank canvas for their arts and crafts projects. Then you'll have a handle to hang it with too!

AlliSMiles said...

i could always use a great tee.

robin said...

I really like the designs of these t-shirts. What a great idea!

hannah said...

Those are so cute! I would love to win one! Thank you so much for the fabulous giveaway.

Carrie S. said...

Fabulous shirt-I'd love to win!

Sarah said...

so pretty!

suzanjill said...

oh, so pretty! and i love that it's eco friendly and that they donate proceeds to charity.

Leslie said...

what pretty shirts. i'm a huge recycling nerd, i take recyclables out of trash cans if i see them. scary, but the thought of a plastic bottle in a landfill makes me sad.

Annie said...

What cute tees for a great cause.

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

very pretty! would make a great addition to the "mom uniform!"

Keri Jackson said...

Great t-shirt! I am always looking for a nice t! I look forward to hearing a few new earth friendly ideas!!

carlotta said...

i love it!

Mara said...

Very cool...what a great design!

CMN said...

So lovely! Great pick, Steph.

So my Earth Day tip... turn the lights off, open the windows, and enjoy the day!

healthy ashley said...

What gorgeous products! I love it!!

Meghan said...

Cute shirt! My tip is to keep reusable bags in my car and purse, because I never know when I'm going to need them! It fills me with a sense of pride when I can leave a store and say: 'I don't need a bag.'

ClaraE said...

These are great shirts.

Amie said...

gorgeous! i like the water one a lot too.

my tip is blackle.com! it's google but with a black background, which saves energy because it doesnt need to light up a white background! clever :)

Wendy said...

Love these!

Mary said...

What a great tee!! Thanks for this giveaway :)

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

I LOVE that tshirt. Always on the lookout for cute t's that are comfy.
Hope I win!!

Heather said...

This t-shirt looks so comfortable and cute!

j... said...

Love it!! Pick me ;)

keely steger said...

Lovely!

Sarah said...

That tee is adorable! Me me pick me!

fig basics said...

beautifully unique!

Elaine Davis said...

lovely! . . . crossing my fingers! (Thanks!)

Katie said...

What great shirts!

MonkeyMama said...

Great tee! Plant a garden..no matter how small :-)

Eric*Dana*Colter said...

cute!! prefect for that post maternity wardwrobe i'll be needing soon :)

Rachel said...

Their tees are super cute!

Cammie said...

Darling!

susan m said...

What a lovely tee shirt!! My goal is to put more in the recycle can at home than in the trash can!!

stacey said...

I absolutely love those shirts! one of my favorite ways to recycle is to buy used clothes and shoes; save money and the earth!

Kristine said...

It probably won't fit my growing belly very long... but I can save it for post pregnancy:)

Billy and Heather said...

Great company, great tee shirt.

NSMOM said...

very pretty.

Jeanne said...

Cute tshirts!

Missy knits said...

I love these shirts! Pick me, please!! Every little bit helps--I am going to start my vegetable patch this weekend.

Holl said...

love this, hope I win,

Emily said...

Add me in to the list. love them!

My family Begins said...

Great Tees! I want one.

carrie said...

I would love one!

Ang said...

It's really hard to find cute t-shirts but this one is so cute!

Katie Waldron said...

Such a great tee. So casual & simple.

tina said...

Love the t! and since spring is finally here, try drying your laundry outside if you can.

Lindsey said...

I love these :)

Susan said...

Divine Organic Cotton! I'd love it!

Savvy Addy said...

it looks uuber soft!

Eme said...

I love the design - happy belated earth day!

Mandi said...

beautiful t shirt! my tip - make some cloth napkins...4 stright lines are way easy to sew!

Rachel said...

Great design. I always love a new tee.

Becca said...

A great T!!

Rowena said...

my favorite eco conscious tip? shop thrift stores, yard sales, vintage, consignment shops etc. Not only does it reduce waste by keeping things out of landfills and reduce pollutants from manufacturing and packaging and delivering and warehousing new items, it's also cheaper!

Ashli said...

I agree, the earth tee is so nice!

Rachel said...

Cute shirts! I love the whole Earth Day thing, and it's so nice that it comes smack in the middle of spring (Utah spring, anyhow). We're planting my daughters free tree from school tonight!

marian said...

favorite earthy thing - chickens! They eat everything and make yummy eggs

Sarah said...

those are really lovely tees. i am always looking for neat and yet not too young looking tees.

dakotapearl said...

super cute tees! Here's to mother earth...

Brooke said...

Happy Earth Day! esp if you pick me.

amy + jeff said...

I love the tee and bonus ...its Green!

Karen said...

Beautiful tee! My fingers are crossed ...

Mer Swift said...

I love it! I always use a reusable water bottle rather than plastic disposables.

tammy g said...

My diaper bag, made by Fleurville, is made of 12 recycled water bottles. I feel in a small way I'm helping out.

Laura said...

I have the perfect charity in mind! I hope I win!!

Shannon said...

That is a beautiful shirt - especially since it is eco-friendly!

Louise Christine Donaldson said...

I love this tee, pick me.

Mindy Sauther said...

So cute! I may just buy one anyway!

J. said...

What an awesome T! And 100% better because it is earth friendly!

Sarah Black said...

Hooray for the earth!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

How cool is this!

Kristen said...

Oooh, love a pretty tee!

My favorite tip is to stock up on cotton napkins and keep near the paper towels. Any time you can, grab a napkin instead of a paper towel. My napkins are kind of stained and gross at this point due to the kiddies, but I think that is a good sign!

carrie said...

I LOVE this shirt!

Bridget said...

Reusable beverage containers. I decided disposable beverage bottles of any kind were such a waste of resources. Going for coffee, take the reusable mug!

sarah calder said...

I would love to win one! Please :)

Rachel said...

I'd love it, thanks!

Elise said...

very fresh for spring!

Amber said...

I love the whole idea of total responsibility. This t would be so perfect for my youngest who is my little hippie at 21 and deserves a surprise.
I am seeking out cruelty free, bio degradable packaging and toxin free products.
I DON'T buy bottled water.
We need to demand that our cities clean up the water that we pay for.

Emily said...

What a wonderful tee and a wonderful cause!

Hillary said...

Could always use a cute tee!! Just recycle, recycle, recycle!! :)

N said...

love the earth tee...very cool. would be very happy to wear it!:)
noelle

Cher said...

I kow you love a little graphic tee and so do I! These are lovely...

Stella said...

Would rock this earth tee any day! Did anyone see the Oprah episode for Earth Day? You should watch it... it really puts things into perspective-
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/23/oprah-shines-light-on-gre_n_190552.html

<3 your blog!

KJ said...

using my pretty cloth napkins instead of paper elevates our meals and reduces paper waste.

Carrie said...

Love that tee. I'm crossing my fingers!

Nicole Nikolas said...

These are fab! I would love to have one!

Angie said...

Gorgeous tee.

Carrie said...

Love that tee! My tip is reusing paper in my office printer. I hate when I print out an email or webpage and an extra page prints with like 3 words on it or some tiny little text. I keep that extra "blank" page and reuse the back of it, either as scrap/scratch paper or flip it over and put it back in my printer.

charlotte said...

Perfect summer t-shirt!!!

Matty said...

Pretty Pretty Tees please...

Lindsey said...

check if your child's school recycles. if not, you could help set up a program for the entire school. it is amazing how much paper, cardboard, etc... a school can recycle!

Jules said...

Adorable! Anyone who has their own yard should have a garden and compost their fruits/veggies remains. I love doing this at my mother-in-law's house! I feel so good. Also--check out second-hand stores more often for things like soccer cleats, bike helmets, ballet shoes, etc. You just feel like you're doing your own little part in reusing.

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Planning on planting a garden this year and walking more places instead of driving!

Fine Twined said...

Awesome shirt made in the USA!

Garden and compost!

Amy said...

Great Tshirts! I would love to win!

Rik said...

I love this!

Lisa said...

Oh, they're all so cute!

Lisa said...

LOVE these tees. And your blog too!

slip4 said...

Love the shirts. I plan to start a compost area before summer so I can add in all the wonderful summer produce bits and pieces!

Stefanie said...

Would wear it to yoga class

Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing that awsome site! I can't wait to check some of thier stuff out!

Allred Fam said...

Happy Earth Day to all....

Stephanie said...

lovely shirt.

Where The Wilds Things Are said...

I love it! Emily

Feeder of the Hungry Beans said...

Looks lovely and comfy!

Carlita said...

so cute. my husband and i share a car, and try to scoot whenever we can to save on gas and help the environment!

Nova0437 said...

Please put me in the hat!
amaryllis_wings@yahoo.ca

kribss said...

whoop whoop- i love these tee's!

Hilaryldavis said...

I made a rule for myself in college (I'm 24 now) that I would never drive anywhere that was less than five miles away.

A young 20-something should be able to bike a few miles a day, right?

Happy body AND happy planet!

Becky said...

I am loving the tee! Pick me!

Beth said...

So cute! Go green!

we chirp said...

These are great tees!

Tara said...

use surge protectors to plug everything into so you can just flip the switch and save electricity. love love love the tees!

Mel said...

You have great taste. This is a beautiful t-shirt!!

LAC said...

Love the tee! I switched from plastic water bottles to a reusable stainless steel one.

leni said...

I'd love to sport this cute tee!

Becky said...

Cute T-shirt. We always had an overflowing recycle bin since it only gets picked up every other week with the trash. We recently started using my trash compactor for recyclables instead of trash because at the end of the day we had -- and should have -- more recyclables than trash!

Laurie said...

What beautiful Tee Shirts!

Luke and Hailie Girl said...

Wow, love those tees..
wouldn't it be great if you picked me..
turning off the water when you brush your teeth is so easy peasy and it saves 1200 gallons per year!!!

Amy said...

Love the tees! I always recycle everything I can, and during Farmer's Market season I buy local produce, and also grow a garden.

Jeff and Jo said...

I'm a t-shirt kind of girl!!

Kim said...

Hope I win it. I love the look of it!

missy said...

Oh, these t shirts are beautiful. I LOVE that they are made in the USA - exactly what we need in this economy...

Trader Joe's reusable grocery bags. Love them.

Bhavesha said...

awesome shirts- love them all!

I've been trying to be aware of what we buy and what we throw away everyday esp. making sure we can't repurpose it.

Mona said...

I love the earth. And I love this tee.

Ashley said...

Sweet tee. Lovely post. Great giveaway prize :)

MommaMcCarthy said...

Sooo cute!

I always reuse paper with a blank side. I rarely need to print anything that needs to be "official" or look nice, so I just print on the back, no matter what color :) Double-sided printing also saves a bunch!

Stephanie said...

I would very much like to win this comment.

ikkinlala said...

May Canadians enter?

My tip is to repair things - sometimes I think recycling is promoted to the exclusion of reusing or repairing.

Jillian said...

Pick me, pick me!

strollermama said...
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strollermama said...

I love the shirt.

I try to turn off lights when leaving a room, or better yet use natural light when you can.

Jacob and Rachel Ellis said...

Super cute. love them.

wendybird said...

i need a summer shirt terribly!

Kristin said...

Cute tee.

Crystalyn said...

oh i love them! and the earth ; )

Victory said...

beautiful tee.

{lovely little things} said...

I love this t-shirt!!

We had a big earth day celebration in my classroom - earth day poems, history, and a reminder to our parents to not idle when picking up, affectionately called "No Idle Zone"

Lindsay Collins said...

love it!
-lindsay
lindsmith.blogspot.com

Treading Water said...

Gorgeous tees! I'm def adding these to my Etsy favourite list!

Diana Hulme said...

recycle things. :)

Holly-girl said...

Love 'em!

Christine said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate Earth Week! Hope I win!

AdelineandLila said...

my daughter came up to me after a coloring a picture and said, "look mommy, I helped the earth because I colored on both sides and didn't waste any space on this paper." If we all truly tried like our children do our Earth would be a much better place :)

Peg M. said...

I love the T! :-)

Lovell Family said...

The shirts are beautiful!

Emily said...

Such pretty shirts. I try to use recycled items as toys for my daughter. Just the other day I bought her a "green" tea set made from recycled milk jugs.

Marilou said...

That is a very cute little t-shirt!
Earth Day was few days ago so Chris rode his bicycle. Every little bit helps!

@udj said...

i think it is important to plant an awareness for the earth in your children when they are young. my mom was the only one on our block that recycled when i was a kid and it made a big impression on me. i was always educating my friends about it. i also had some influential teachers that were earth friendly and taught me to be resourceful and conservative. i would wear this tee with my earth loving pride.

ahe said...

I have started to teach my three year old about recycling and every time he throws something away he asks me which garbage it should go in.

CreativeOCD said...

These tee's are great in design and for the environment. Pick me!

Kristen said...

Sooo cute! I love Earth week!

Jen H. said...

Yay for curbside recycling.

Cute tees.

Stacy said...

Gorgeous top, I wouldn't splurge that much on a tee for myself but I'd love to win one all the same.

Lucy said...

Love the earth- love any week celebrating it- and love these t's! woohoo!

nicola & andrew said...

Count me in!
Thanks Steph for the Paris recommendations - we had such a great time - will send you a separate email about it. Now just got to upload ALL our photos and write it all up! :)

Stephanie said...

LOVE this lovely T! This year my daughter and I made a commitment to no-trash lunches (and snacks) for school. So I bought her a tiffin tin and fill it up with a variety of fresh food each day. It has been really easy, and I haven't bought a box of sandwich baggies since last summer (really)!

Megan said...

cute cute cute!

Stephmcw said...

Beautiful and meaningful! I'd be thrilled ... Stephmcw

DKM said...

What a lovely shirt!

schetsclan said...

We are making an effort, by recycling our trash! :) Cute Shirts

Meg said...

Cute shirts! I try to REDUCE my consumption by thinking twice before I buy something.

dana said...

Very cool shirts. They feel like a breath of fresh air.

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

I have easy tips every Friday on my blog for going green. My 2 biggies are reusable bags and reusable cups: both for water and coffee. Thanks for the giveaway!

Alicia said...

i love going to our local farmers market in the summer

paper girl said...

that shirt is SO cute -- and so eco-friendly! i hope i win :) and everyone should unplug their cell phone chargers when they're not in use...that's one i tend to forget ;)

Katherine said...

love the shirts!

mj said...

so beautiful!! hope i win!

Mrs. M said...

So Cute and Eco-Friendly!

mydezine said...

I love graphic tees! These are awesome!

the peterson family said...

I could use a pretty little tee

KatiK said...

very cute!

Jackie said...

Love this!

Ashley said...

go green go! pick me :)

EB said...

I bring my own bags when I grocery shop. Thanks for the giveaway!

denise said...

I try to use organic makeup and beauty products. I also have a pair of organic pj's! so comfortable. thanks!

Nicole said...

I love the patterns! Great giveaway.

Susan M. Heim said...

Beautiful shirt! I'd love to win it! My favorite tip is to take my own book bag to the used bookstore so they don't have to use a plastic one.

samsakara said...

I use reusable grocery bags when shopping and I love the shirt.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Heather said...

Choose Me! Choose Me! Love the tee.

Two fun ways I recycle are:

1. Using fabric from clothing I no longer wear to create quilts or soft toys for the kids.

2. Rather than throw out old bread pans, muffin tins, ziplock containers, etc., I pass them on to the kids for outdoor play. They can use them to create mud pies and snow castles.

Liz - Whimsy Floral said...

Its nice to know that something so cute can be good for the planet too!

M said...

You've inspired me to do what I've been putting off and look into how to recycle in my area, thank you!...oh and I would LOVE that shirt!

kristenita said...

I love it!!

and yay for recycling & eco friendliness & non-sweat-shop clothes!!

Missy said...

recycling is great - i would love to win this tee!

Melanie Anne said...

What a lovely tee! I love it!

Razzle said...

Love this tee, and yes we do have it easy in the PNW.

Pippa said...

I, too, live in a place where it's not that easy to be green. Like many, I try to do a bit when I can. We just bought a new house and I chose the most environmentally friendly appliances, even though they cost much more.

Love the t-shirt! Crossing my fingers that you pick me!

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