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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ ConservingNow Oversized Tote Review & Giveaway!!Closed

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

For some, it can be hard to imag­ine a world with­out plas­tic – espe­cially plas­tic bags.

The cons of using plas­tic bags are so over­whelm­ing I don’t think I can think of any pros. They are a huge pol­lu­tion prob­lem, their light­weight design allows them to blow away eas­ily. The fact that they are free gives them no value so peo­ple don’t think about how they dis­pose of them. They are made from petro­leum, which could be used for fuel or energy. They don’t biode­grade, instead they break­down and are mis­taken for food and are often eaten by both land and marine ani­mals which is fatal. They are found every­where and many ani­mals become fatally entangled.

They are not biodegrad­able, so they will per­sist pretty much for­ever, wher­ever they end up. Land­fills if we are lucky, but because of their wide­spread use and their abil­ity to fly away in the wind, they can be a big part of the trash along roads and fields. If they get into the water, they look like food and end up clog­ging the stom­achs of a vari­ety of ani­mals, most famously sea tur­tles look­ing for jellyfish.

The recy­cling of plas­tic bags, while prefer­able to other dis­posal meth­ods, is not cost-effective. Plas­tic bags have only existed for 25 years yet the bil­lions that have been pro­duced since then have caused immea­sur­able dam­age to the envi­ron­ment and to wildlife.

Thanks to Con­serv­ing­Now reusable shop­ping bags, there is no more need for this DREADFUL plastic!!

Who We Are
“Gayle and Meghan are a mother and daugh­ter team who care deeply about envi­ron­men­tal issues.

Meghan is a lawyer who believes that last­ing change requires com­mu­nity and leg­isla­tive action. She is deeply com­mit­ted to envi­ron­men­tal liv­ing and blogs about con­ser­va­tion issues and news. She was inspired by cities (such as San Fran­cisco, CA) and coun­tries (such as Ire­land), in their quests to rid their envi­ron­ments of toxic plas­tic bags.

Meghan hopes to keep us all up-to-date on what inspi­ra­tional com­mu­ni­ties around the world are doing to reduce plas­tic bag con­sump­tion. You can read and com­ment on her blog here, Com­mu­nity Change.

Gayle began her career as a first grade teacher who believes that early edu­ca­tion cre­ates pos­i­tive life­long habits. She was widely rec­og­nized for her inno­v­a­tive teach­ing style as one of the first edu­ca­tors to uti­lize com­put­ers in the class­room to teach read­ing. She soon became a statewide leader instruct­ing other edu­ca­tors on how to teach stu­dents of all ages to read by com­pos­ing and cre­at­ing daily per­sonal jour­nals and sto­ry­books on the com­puter. Gayle was even­tu­ally recruited by a lead­ing com­puter com­pany and spent the next 15 years cre­at­ing and build­ing suc­cess­ful inter­net tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies. Build­ing on her suc­cess as a vet­eran Sil­i­con Val­ley tech­nol­ogy exec­u­tive, Gayle fre­quently speaks on the topic of social media and online com­mu­nity build­ing. As a for­mer edu­ca­tor and CEO, Gayle under­stands the chal­lenges busi­ness and com­mu­nity lead­ers, teach­ers and par­ents face in cre­at­ing pos­i­tive and sus­tain­able, long-term changes. Please join Gayle in her efforts to make a dif­fer­ence and cre­ate a bet­ter world for tomorrow’s children.”

All of Con­serv­ing­Now Reusable Bags are neatly cat­e­go­rized and also come in an exten­sive array of fash­ion­able designs and colours mak­ing shop­ping a com­plete snap! Not only are these bags eco-friendly, they are eco-chic to boot!! And! Not only do they sell these won­der­ful reusable bags, you can also inex­pen­sively purchase:

Bring Your Own Bag Eco Kits

Class­room Edu­ca­tion Kits

I was sent some of these Con­serv­ing­Now reusable bags to review, and they totally exceeded my expec­ta­tions! I take them every­where with me now, and will defi­nately be order­ing more of them in the near future!! I was also sent a set of reminders (sta­tic cling and door hanger) to totally remind me to take these great bags with me now every­where that I go!

One Lucky Cool­Canucks reader will win an over­sized tote, along with a set of reminders as well, cour­tesy of the kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Con­serv­ing­Now!! SWEET!!

To Enter:

Manda­tory Entry – ***This is a MUST!! Those who don’t ful­fill the very first entry will be dis­qual­i­fied! Also, any com­ments such as ‘enter me’ or ‘love to win’ will be deleted.***

1) Head on over to Con­serv­ing­Now and tell me what product(s) you would most love!

————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

*****EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of win­ning!!)********** Leave com­ments all in one com­ment box, or in sep­a­rate boxes, that is totally up to you! Note: All entries left in one box only counts as one entry so your choice!****************

**NEW – I entered a con­test on Face­book thru Key­stone Canada Beer to win a BBQ. Go there and vote for me, and then come back here and tell me which # you were when you voted! Get 5 extra entries just for vot­ing for me once – and leave 5 comments!!**

Instruc­tions on how to vote:

You just have to type in my name, (Heather Clouston-Diotte) and when you find me – you MUST click on “Yep, that’s unsmooth’ for the vote to count.
Here is the linky:

When u first get there you will see a page that has blue writ­ing at the bot­tom that says some­thing like vote for the most unsmooth moment. You just click on that and u should see me, if not – there is a search for friends box on the right – and then under my name there is a but­ton that says ‘yup, thats unsmooth!’ – u just click that for the vote to count – thats it!

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Fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect – this is also on the right hand side of my blog.

Fol­low @coolcanucks and @conservingnow on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

Tweet this con­test! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *NOW UNLIMITED TWEETS DAILY!!* and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

(Please note, there is a NEW Retweet but­ton added below this post – you may also use that for a quick and easy tweet – be sure to leave me the sta­tus link though!)

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Pur­chase from Con­serv­ing­Now for the dura­tion of the give­away and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

**Give­away open to US & Canada and expires on Sept. 17th, 2010**

A HUGE thank you to Con­serv­ing­Now for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!




    Stephanie LaPlante
    August 19th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I would most love to have their Bring Your Own Bag Deluxe Eco-Kit

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