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:

  1. 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!

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  2. great shirts! Thanks for the chance to win!

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

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

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  5. who doesn't love a beautiful, printed tee?

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  6. what a beautiful tee with a great message.

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

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  8. 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!

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  9. i could always use a great tee.

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

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

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  12. Fabulous shirt-I'd love to win!

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. What cute tees for a great cause.

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

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

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  18. Very cool...what a great design!

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  19. So lovely! Great pick, Steph.

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

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  20. What gorgeous products! I love it!!

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  21. 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.'

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  22. 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 :)

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

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

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  25. This t-shirt looks so comfortable and cute!

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  26. That tee is adorable! Me me pick me!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  34. Add me in to the list. love them!

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

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  36. Such a great tee. So casual & simple.

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

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  38. Divine Organic Cotton! I'd love it!

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  39. I love the design - happy belated earth day!

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

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  41. Great design. I always love a new tee.

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  42. 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!

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  43. I agree, the earth tee is so nice!

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  44. 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!

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

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

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

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  48. Happy Earth Day! esp if you pick me.

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

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  50. Beautiful tee! My fingers are crossed ...

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

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

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

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

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  55. So cute! I may just buy one anyway!

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

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  57. 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!

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

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  59. I would love to win one! Please :)

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  60. 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.

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  61. What a wonderful tee and a wonderful cause!

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

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

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

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  65. 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!

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

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  67. Love that tee. I'm crossing my fingers!

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  68. These are fab! I would love to have one!

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  69. 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.

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  70. Perfect summer t-shirt!!!

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  71. Pretty Pretty Tees please...

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  72. 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!

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  73. 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.

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

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  75. Awesome shirt made in the USA!

    Garden and compost!

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  76. Great Tshirts! I would love to win!

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  77. LOVE these tees. And your blog too!

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  78. 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!

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  79. Would wear it to yoga class

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

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

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

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  83. whoop whoop- i love these tee's!

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  84. 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!

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  85. I am loving the tee! Pick me!

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

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

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

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  89. I'd love to sport this cute tee!

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  90. 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!

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  91. 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!!!

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

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

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  94. 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.

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  95. 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.

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  96. I love the earth. And I love this tee.

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  97. Sweet tee. Lovely post. Great giveaway prize :)

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  98. 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!

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  99. I would very much like to win this comment.

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  100. May Canadians enter?

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

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  102. I love the shirt.

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

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  103. i need a summer shirt terribly!

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  104. oh i love them! and the earth ; )

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  105. 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"

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  106. love it!
    -lindsay
    lindsmith.blogspot.com

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

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

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  109. 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 :)

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  110. 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.

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

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  112. 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.

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  113. 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.

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

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  115. Sooo cute! I love Earth week!

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  116. Yay for curbside recycling.

    Cute tees.

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

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

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  119. 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! :)

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  120. 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)!

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

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

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

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

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  125. 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!

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  126. i love going to our local farmers market in the summer

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  127. 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 ;)

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  128. so beautiful!! hope i win!

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  129. I love graphic tees! These are awesome!

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

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

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  132. I love the patterns! Great giveaway.

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  133. 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.

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

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  135. 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.

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

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  137. 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!

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  138. I love it!!

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

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

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

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  141. 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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