15 April 2010

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Green Giant Seeds of Change

My Blog Spark recently contacted me to find out if I was interested in participating in the Green Giant Seeds of Change blog tour.


Green Giant is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by giving $200,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help fund an innovative project that will encourage greener farming practices to repair and protect a natural treasure - the Root River, one of Minnesota´s (home to Green Giant) best trout streams.

I actually didn't even know Green Giant was headquartered in Minnesota - behold, the power of the internet. (LOL) Here are some of the things Green Giant has been working on to reduce its environmental footprint:

Reducing the amount of land and water needed to grow vegetables

Packing vegetables in smaller, lighter cans, so it takes less fuel to deliver them to supermarket shelves

Utilizing traditional seed breeding methods over the last 35 years to double the amount of sweet corn grown on an acre of land

Teaming up with growers to install a more efficient irrigation system that can reduce water use by more than a million gallons a year;

Switching to more earth-friendly paperboard to package frozen vegetables, saving approximately 54,000 trees annually in the process.


I'll be honest, when I read the whole lighter, smaller cans line, I figured yeah - you're making the product smaller with less inside, but still charging the same price so your profit goes up. Sigh.

Yes, I'm still cranky about the economy. I do totally appreciate what they are trying to do for our planet, though, and I do purchase many Green Giant products, especially:


I buy it a lot already - we love our cheese around here! :) They sent me over a fun little "Seeds of Change" prize pack that included a coupon for a free package of Green Giant frozen vegetables, a mini herb garden, an eco-friendly bamboo utensil set, and a 100% recyclable grocery tote. As you may know my love of wooden kitchen goodies, I was all over the utensils in a New York minute. And the little mini herb garden is awesome! (Here's hoping I don't kill it like I usually do with my indoor plants) I used my coupon on the Broccoli and Cheese, so I'll be using it in my Cheesy Hash Browns. Mmmmm!


If you'd like to learn more about Green Giant´s sustainability program or make a donation to The Nature Conservancy, visit http://www.GreenGiant.com/sustainability during the month of April. And if you're a coupon user too, they have a Bricks printable coupon up right now that you can use to save on your next purchase of Green Giant frozen veggies.

Win it! Would you like to win a Seeds of Change prize pack from the folks over at My Blog Spark and Green Giant, just like the one I received? I thought so! :) To enter, tell us what you do in your life to be more Earth friendly. Do you recycle? Have a garden for your veggies? cloth diaper? compost? carpool? Share! :)

As always, if you have completed the first entry above, you can also receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR following my blog
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
-Tweeting about this giveaway (leave the link or include @psychotichouse)

That's up to four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends May 1st, 2010 at 11:59 PST. US Only, sorry. :( Please leave your email address in your comment, or have it available in your profile so I can contact you if you've won. Winners drawn via Random.org.

I received a prize pack as stated above from My Blog Spark and the folks at Green Giant. Most of the information above came from the same folks and can be found on their website. All opinions and personal anecdotes are my own.

124 comments:

cdziuba said...

I share a car with my daughter, I reuse, recycle, and buy at local farmers markets.



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Margie said...

I recycle my cans, paper, and plastics. Try to use my own boxes and bags when buying groceries. We try to take our other usable recyclables to the thrift store for resale.
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Amber said...

I started composting at the beginning of April and I am biking to work three times a week now!
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Sue said...

We recycle, we always use our own bags at the grocery store, and my kids and husband bike or walk to school and work. Thanks for the giveaway.

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JC said...

We use our own shopping totes and have a small organic garden!

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Grampy said...

We recycle.Use cloth bags at grocery store. I also help an elderly neighbor recycle.
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ginnn7 said...

we use cfl lights, low flow shower, reusable bags, and compost.

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Marcia said...

I have almost completely changed to reusable tote bags for my grocery shopping - somethings you really need plastic for - and I have recycled since before it was fashionable.

txgiggles45 said...

We drink water from the faucet instead of plastic bottles, we also use reusable shopping bags.
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Kimberly L said...

We keep any and all appliances unplugged, even the washer when not in use. We also use a clothes line rather than a dryer,

Joan Elliott said...

We try to be more earth friendly by having an organic garden without any chemicals, only compost from our kitchen and yard scraps/trimmings.
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jappleseed said...

i just started composting

Haydensmommy05 said...

We just started recyling!
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catnap said...

I recycle paper, cardboard, cans, bottles, plastic bottles, yard waste, leaves. I have a veggie garden, walk a lot. All the usual stuff. But one odd thing: When my dryer died, instead of replacing it I bought a spin dryer. It doesn't heat the clothes, it just spins them (like the spin cycle of the washer but much faster and more efficient. Then I hang them to dry. I can relate to your frugal burnout, but it helps to read your fun blog for inspiration.

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Cheryl said...

We recycle cans, paper and other materials. We grow our own vegetables and we raise organic free range chickens. We also turn of lights and appliances when not in use. We turn off water while brushing our teeth and while soaping up in the shower.

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

We don;t buy as much, we reuse what we can, and we repurpose what is repurposeful! We also garden, and line dry our clothes. Thanks!

bleatham said...

We do several things. We recycle, have planted a garden and we changed to the CFL light bulbs! Thanks
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Karin said...

Recycle cans and papers---

Missybeez said...

I have a herb garden and veggie garden. I buy food in bulk and recycle.
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Sandra K321 said...

I take my own reusable bags to the store. We recycle as much as we can at home. Our town only recycles #1 and 2 plastics right now but they are supposed to be taking more soon.
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mogrill said...

We recycle and we just started composting.
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llinda29 said...

WE are more Earth friendly because we buy second hand

TommyGirl said...

I work for a non-profit environmental organization to get single car drivers off the road. And I'm a carpooler, who walks to the stores nearby when the weather allows.

I also recycle and make sure the others around me know they better do the same.

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rsbryswrrl said...

We have a veggie and herb garden and compost all our food waste.

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Karen said...

I so a lot but I recently started composting

Terra H. said...

We recycle all our aluminum, paper, and cardboard products. We also donate all our gently used toys and clothes to a local charity so they can be worn and played with by someone else. Thanks.
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deedleweedle said...

We are recycling a lot more things than we used to.

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

We leave less of a carbon footprint by regularly recycling everything possible. We also use CFLs, Energy Star appliances, and reusable shopping bags. We combine driving trips to save mileage -- and turn things like lights off when not in use. *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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LittleEagle said...

We have a vegetable garden, recycle and compost, use refillable water containers. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D. said...

I am turning my 14 acre farm into wildlife habitat instead of cow pasture.
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janetfaye said...

I recycle and I use cloth shopping bags.

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dawns41 said...

We recycle and we have a garden. We also use reusable shopping bags and have energy appliances.

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Adri said...

We compost everything we can and use it in our garden..

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daunfamily said...

We hang dry our clothes! Also we've eliminated paper towels, and ziplock bags!
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mamawj said...

I grow veggies in garden pots, line dry laundry big help when it comes to using less electricity & do alot without AC by leaving windows open thanks
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Cynthya said...

We buy energy efficient appliances, bring our own shopping bags to the grocery store, use only organic products in our yard and grow our own herbs and veggies.

Jen @ GBG said...

We compost, garden organically, and use reusable shopping bags.
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Jenn S. said...

We recycle as much as possible and have a small garden. We also unplug whatever is not in use.

frvetere said...

We started a small garden in our yard and compost!
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Fran said...

I recycle as much as possible.

Julie said...

we recycle and have a compost pile
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Erica C. said...

We recycle, bring reusable bags when we shop, and we've started walking to some of the local stores instead of driving. We also pick up trash in the neighborhood when walking our dog.

Nickolay said...

I use a rain barrel for all my outdoor watering needs

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skooterbear said...

this would be great for seeds, and all 2 teach the grandkids how to plant and keep up a garden, right, sign me up thanks

debsweeps4 said...

We recycle our newspapers. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

paula michele said...

We have a large garden, we recycle, installed low-flow shower heads, and we buy used when ever possible.

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Charlene said...

I use reusable shopping bags & refillable water bottles. We car pool & recycle what we can.

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Derk Thomas said...

I use a cloth grocery bag and I am tring to grow vegetables.

Emily said...

My husband and I bought a 60x120 piece of land in a housing development and we are keeping it as a wooded lot so the animals have a place to live.

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Colengal said...

Oh, goodness. we recycle, compost, work at home, garden organically, got the twirly light bulbs, try to buy conscientiously (packaging and or/food miles)

Deb K said...

We recycle everything we can here!


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Sarah said...

We recycle everything we can and do most of our washing in cold water.

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Jennifer R said...

We recycle as much as possible.

demmi said...

I shop with cloth bags

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Rachel said...

We recycle, and when we lived on our own, we composted.

Melissa B. said...

We reuse plastic shopping bags as garbage bags in the bathrooms.

Shawn said...

I try and recycle as much as I can.

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missrantsypants said...

Well, Im actually looking for a bike to purchase, because I only live about 3 minutes from the bank, and the grocery store, and there is no need to drive my car to get there!


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I ride my bike instead of using a car, and this summer I plan on cycling to work instead of driving... every day!
I also use a stainless steel water bottle and have been trying to buy more locally-sourced and/or handmade products.

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giggling kids said...

We recycle as much as possible!
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saturdaynightfever said...

We bicycle almost everywhere in the nice weather!

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Sher said...

I recycle and we all have been watching our water usage when brushing our teeth and taking showers!

Amanda S. said...

We use cloth napkins instead of paper.

FDP 4 Life said...

i carpool to work with my mother and we have a garden and we recycle

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Pamela S said...

We recycle and we've been moving toward eliminating disposable items in our household such as paper products. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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Recycling, re-using& re-purposing, conserving water and energy efficient light bulbs and energy efficient furnace.

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I only use natural products, and we recycle all the time. Thanks


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Thanks for the giveaway...we installed faucet mounted water filters and stopped buying bottled water.

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Gianna said...

I grow my own veggies.

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We recycle, buy energy efficient appliances and energy saving bulbs, we have water saving showerheads and sink aerators, we have an energy saving toilet. garrettsambo@aol.com

liliesrnice said...

i recycle and reuse as much as i can, use filtered water instead of bottled and cloth diaper half of the time.

Miss Nessa said...

Im growing some of my own veggies

ShesAnAngel said...

I do as many things as I can do to help the Earth! I am shocked and dismayed that some people don't recycle, I don't get that?! We recycle everything we can, reuse containers, use reusable shopping bags and all CFLs...

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Swtlilchick said...

We recycle cans and newspapers
and use canvas bags at the store

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