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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Steward Bags 100% certified organic cotton Reusable Bags Review & Giveaway!!

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

 

 

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.

Thank Heav­ens for Stew­ard Bags 100% cer­ti­fied organic cot­ton Reusable Bags!!

 

 

 

I was sent some Stew­ard Bags 100% cer­ti­fied organic cot­ton Reusable Bags to review, and they are phe­nom­e­nal! The ben­e­fits of using these 100% cer­ti­fied organic cot­ton Reusable Bags are fan­tas­tic! They are a re-usable alter­na­tive to plas­tic, each one has the poten­tial to elim­i­nate hun­dreds of plas­tic bags!!

 

 

 

Their Mis­sion Statement:

 

“To pro­vide gro­cery shop­pers  with a high qual­ity, eco-friendly alter­na­tive to plas­tic pro­duce bags as  well as encour­age and chal­lenge oth­ers to become active par­tic­i­pants in  stew­ard­ship ini­tia­tives for our planet.”

 

Com­pany History:

“Stew­ard Bags was born out of our family’s love for the out­doors and our pas­sion for stew­ard­ship of the Earth.  We are com­mit­ted to learn­ing new ways to reduce our eco­log­i­cal foot print.  We waited for oth­ers to cre­ate an eco-friendly alter­na­tive to the plas­tic pro­duce bags and grew impa­tient.  In the mean­time we debated.  One of us insisted on tying a knot in the top of the bag so the pro­duce didn’t roll out. The other, how­ever, argued that knot­ting the top of the bag makes it dif­fi­cult to re-open and impos­si­ble to reuse.  Either way these bags ended up pil­ing up in our garbage and uti­mately in the local land­fill. Not only have we devel­oped this organic pro­duce bag as an Earth friendly alter­na­tive to plas­tic pro­duce bags, now we have one less thing to argue about. We feel that the devel­op­ment of our prod­uct is a nat­ural pro­gres­sion from reusable gro­cery bags.”

 

 

I give Stew­ard Bags 100% cer­ti­fied organic cot­ton Reusable Bags a huge thumbs up, and absolutely rec­om­mend that every­one pur­chase these phe­nom­e­nal reusable pro­duce bags!

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

Win It

Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win some 100% cer­ti­fied organic cot­ton Reusable Bags! Open to Cana­dian res­i­dents only.

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ EcoMom LOVE Reusable Bags Chill Set Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

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Noth­ing will moti­vate you more than to start liv­ing a greener life quite like par­ent­hood. Sud­denly the planet is no longer yours, it belongs to the lit­tle peo­ple, the ones who need to swim and climb trees and run through the grass just like you did.

If it’s not good enough for you or your baby, then it’s not good enough for the envi­ron­ment either. Eco­Mom, an Eco-Friendly Baby Prod­ucts com­pany, was founded to address the con­nec­tion between the health of our envi­ron­ment and the health of our chil­dren. Eco­Mom is com­mit­ted to mak­ing eco-conscious liv­ing easy, afford­able, and rewarding.

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Eco­Mom has an exten­sive selec­tion of eco-conscious prod­ucts and there is cer­tainly some­thing for every­one, even if you just want to try some­thing new, like a counter top com­post pail for your kitchen. Eco­Mom offers a vari­ety of eco-friendly baby prod­ucts includ­ing organic baby and tod­dler food, organic cot­ton cloth­ing, wood toys, green clean­ing prod­ucts, all nat­ural bath and body prod­ucts for mom and baby, and so much more!!

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Founded in August of 2008, Eco­Mom was cre­ated by moms, pro­fes­sion­als, and those who fall into both cat­e­gories. The goal was to cre­ate a resource where moms could shop for healthy, eco-friendly prod­ucts that would pro­mote well­be­ing in their chil­dren. Based out of Los Ange­les, Cal­i­for­nia, Eco­Mom was founded by Bal­aji Gopinath and Jody Sher­man. Today, the Eco­Mom team has expanded to include many oth­ers along with a grow­ing com­mu­nity and large data­base of green prod­ucts for the family.

Par­ents that pre­fer to pur­chase envi­ron­men­tally friendly, health con­scious prod­ucts can appre­ci­ate Eco­Mom. The site is a large col­lec­tion of items that fall into these cat­e­gories, includ­ing edi­ble and non-edible mer­chan­dise. Many other online retail­ers offer some of the same prod­ucts; how­ever Eco­Mom brings them all together into one con­ve­nient shop­ping location.

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Eco­Mom sent me a fab­u­lous LOVE Reusable Bags Chill Set in Cos­mic Stripes pat­tern and I totally love it!! I was wish­ing I had this won­der­ful insu­lated set with me while in Jamaica a few weeks ago, it sure would have come in handy!! They have a match­ing set of 3 reusable shop­ping totes that tuck neatly into a 4th insu­lated cooler bag. The LOVE Reusable Bags Chill Set is great because you not only have your reusable totes but also a cooler for meats, and frozen foods plus hot foods too, while you get all your errands run with­out spoilage of food.  The totes are machine wash­able and sturdy and hold up to 60lbs.  These totes stand alone for easy load­ing and unload­ing and are equipped with 3 mesh pock­ets for stor­age and a shoul­der strap for comfort!!

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Thanks to the very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Eco­Mom, 1 very lucky Cool­Canucks reader has the chance to win a $25.00 e-certificate to spend how­ever they want at the Eco­Mom web­site!! SWEET!!

To Enter:

1)Head on over to Eco­Mom and tell me some­thing you would love to have from there!

————->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!!)

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

Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and @EcoMom! 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!)

Become a Fan of Eco­Mom on Face­book and leave a com­ment on their wall that you came from Cool­Canucks!

NEW!! Become a Fan of Cool­Canucks on our Face­book Page! 2 entries, leave 2 com­ments! Leave me your FB name please!

Become a Registered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

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

**Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on July 11th, 2011**

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

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    Ash­ley
    June 12th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I would like to get the Episen­cial Fun Sum­mer Skin­care Kit

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ ChicoBag Reusable Bags Review & Giveaway!CLOSED

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

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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 ChicoBag Reusable Bags, there is no more need for this DREADFUL plastic!!

In 2004, ChicoBag Pres­i­dent Andy Keller went to his local land­fill after doing some back­yard land­scap­ing, and was shocked by the num­ber of plas­tic bags he saw. On the way  home, he noticed plas­tic bags caught in trees, stuck in fences, blow­ing along on the ground. He vowed that day to stop using plas­tic bags, and using a sec­ond hand sewing machine, began work­ing on what would become the first ChicoBag.

All of ChicoBag 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!!

ChicoBags are made from recy­cled mate­ri­als includ­ing pop bot­tles into bags that are both func­tional and stylish!

I was sent the CHICOBAG MESSENGER10 rePETe with a great waist strap to review, and one lucky Cool­Canucks reader will win one of these sweet bags as well, cour­tesy of the kind and gen­er­ous folks over at ChicoBag!! SWEET!!

To enter:

*Head on over to ChicoBag and tell me a prod­uct which you would REALLY love to try.

————->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!!)

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

Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and @ChicoBag ! 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!)

Become a Fan of ChicoBag on Face­book and leave a com­ment on their wall that you came from Cool­Canucks!

NEW!! Become a Fan of Cool­Canucks on our Face­book Page! 2 entries, leave 2 com­ments! Leave me your FB name please!

Become a Registered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

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

**Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on July 4th, 2011**

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

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Hot Sacks Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Spon­sored by Tomoson.com


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Here’s a styl­ish way to carry your pro­duce and use fewer plas­tic bags while you’re at it. These Hot Sacks reusable mesh bags from have many advan­tages over the cloth bags.

I really love that these bags are com­pletely trans­par­ent, which is a major com­plaint about many cloth pro­duce bags. This makes it eas­ier for the check-out per­son to see what you’re buy­ing and read PLU codes, and the same is true for us when we get back home.

Clean­ing is also less of an issue with these mesh bags than with cloth bags. It looks like a sim­ple rinse under warm water would get rid of any stick­i­ness or grit from produce.

I also like that these bags are fairly under­stated. They’re sim­ple and aren’t embla­zoned with any envi­ron­men­tal slo­gans or images. They look sim­i­lar enough to other kinds of pack­ag­ing that they won’t raise eye­brows at the store.

 
Use them for:

•var­i­ous fruits like apples, lemons, avo­ca­dos, grapes, etc

•var­i­ous veg­eta­bles includ­ing pota­toes, onions, pep­pers, etc

•Bulk items such as wrapped can­dies or nuts in shell

•sort­ing items like golf balls, flower bulbs or small toys

 

Meshy Hot Sacks bags are made from poly­eth­yl­ene resin, a fully recy­clable plas­tic, and are fairly inexpensive:

• Meshy Hot Sacks Pro­duce Bag, $4.99 for a set of 8

 

Now you can win a set of these as well just by enter­ing! 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 Hot Sacks and check out all of these sweet bags! Please let me know what you would love to have!

 

————->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!****************

 

SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side of blog) via email. (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment please.

 

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

 

Fol­low @coolcanucks 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!)

 

NEW!! Become a Fan of Cool­Canucks on our Face­book Page! 2 entries, leave 2 com­ments! Leave me your FB name please!

 

 Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

 

Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

 

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

 

**Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on May 19, 2011**

 

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

I received one or more of the prod­ucts men­tioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regard­less, I only rec­om­mend prod­ucts or ser­vices I use per­son­ally and believe will be good for my read­ers. I am dis­clos­ing this in accor­dance with the Fed­eral Trade Com­mis­sions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Con­cern­ing the Use of Endorse­ments and Tes­ti­mo­ni­als in Adver­tis­ing. Tomo­son Prod­uct review & give­away Disclosure.

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Envirosax Aqua Water Bottles Review & Giveaway!! CLOSED

Friday, January 21st, 2011

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 Envi­rosax reusable shop­ping bags, there is no more need for this DREADFUL plastic!!

“Founded by Belinda and Mark David-Tooze in 2004, Envi­rosax® orig­i­nates from Cur­rumbin Val­ley in South East Queens­land, Aus­tralia. The Envi­rosax team uses renew­able and recy­clable prod­ucts where pos­si­ble, and is com­mit­ted to oper­at­ing on eco­log­i­cally sus­tain­able principles.

Sit­u­ated on 10 acres of pris­tine Aus­tralian rain­for­est, Belinda, Mark and their three young chil­dren live an eco­log­i­cally sus­tain­able lifestyle with solar hot water and pho­to­voltaic cells for elec­tric­ity. A sewage sys­tem recy­cles waste water, water­ing the exten­sive per­ma­cul­ture gar­dens and fil­tered rain­wa­ter tanks pro­vide the organic veg­etable gar­dens, fruit trees and the premises with water.

They live totally off the grid and are liv­ing the sus­tain­able lifestyle that we hope will spread to more and more homes in the future.”

All of Envi­rosax 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!!

I was sent an Envi­rosax Aqua Water Bot­tle to review, and it totally exceeded my expec­ta­tions! I take it every­where with me now, and will defi­nately be order­ing more of these in the near future!!

Aqua Skin­nys are a tra­di­tional shape with ten new fun designs, all stain­less steel and BPA safe. Pur­chase an optional sports top sep­a­rately. All fif­teen match bags from dif­fer­ent ranges – can you guess which ones?

•Each bot­tle has a capac­ity of 20oz
•Aqua Skin­nys are 8.2″ tall and 2.6″ in diam­e­ter
•Each bot­tle comes with a screw top lid with a carib­iner attached, and an optional sports cap can be pur­chased sep­a­rately
•Bot­tles are not dish­washer, microwave or freezer safe
•Bot­tles are non-insulated and should not be used for stor­ing hot liquids

 

One Lucky Cool­Canucks reader will win 1 of these phe­nom­e­nal water bot­tles as well, cour­tesy of the kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Envi­rosax!! SWEET!!

 

1) Head on over to Envi­rosax and then please leave a com­ment here of some­thing that you would love to have!

 

————->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!****************

 

SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side of blog) via email. (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment please.

 

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

 

Fol­low @coolcanucks and @Envirosax 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!)

 

NEW!! Become a Fan of Cool­Canucks on our Face­book Page! 2 entries, leave 2 com­ments! Leave me your FB name please!

 

Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

 

Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

 

Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

 
Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments

 

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

 

**Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on Feb­ru­ary 21st, 2011**

 

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

 

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    Diane R.
    Jan­u­ary 26th, 2011 at 3:57 pm 

    I liked the 5-in-1 pouches espe­cially the Mid­night Safari one.

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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:
    T-Shirts

    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:

    http://apps.facebook.com/keystone_light/leaderboard.php

    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!

    SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side of blog) via email. (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment please.

    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!)

    Become a Fan of Con­serv­ing­Now on Face­book and leave a com­ment on their wall that you came from Cool­Canucks!

    NEW!! Become a Fan of Cool­Canucks on our Face­book Page! 2 entries, leave 2 com­ments! Leave me your FB name please!

    Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

    Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

    Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments


    Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments


    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!!

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      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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    CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Miss Malaprop Review & $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway!!CLOSED

    Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

    Miss Mala­prop owner and founder Mal­lory Whit­field is a proud res­i­dent of New Orleans, Louisiana. Miss Mala­prop fea­tures many gifts inspired by New Orleans and made by New Orleans based artists. Miss Mala­prop is cur­rently donat­ing a per­cent­age of all sales (both online & in per­son events) to help with cleanup efforts related to the recent Gulf of Mex­ico BP oil spill dis­as­ter which makes me so proud!!

    Miss Mala­prop is where mod­ern hand­made meets sus­tain­able design. On my web­site, I spot­light the best in inde­pen­dent design­ers & artists, eco-friendly and sus­tain­able prod­ucts, New Orleans & Gulf Coast based busi­nesses and issues, and peo­ple & orga­ni­za­tions who are work­ing to make the world a bet­ter place.

    “My own cre­ations reflect those same prin­ci­pals. I began sell­ing my cre­ations under the name “dis­man­tled designs” in 2004, after arriv­ing home from a study abroad pro­gram in Lon­don where I saw the amaz­ing artists at Por­to­bello Mar­ket and where I was inspired to begin sell­ing my own recon­structed cloth­ing & accessories.

    My designs are all one-of-a-kind, hand­made and orig­i­nal. Most are made from used or vin­tage cloth­ing, or rem­nant fab­rics and trims. Each piece is meant to have a slightly unfin­ished, rough-hewn, well-loved look about it. I hope you enjoy!”

    Shop­ping at Miss Mala­prop is a com­plete snap, as every­thing is so neatly cat­e­go­rized on the left all at extremely low, unbeat­able prices!!

    The exten­sive lineup of prod­ucts include:

  • Gifts
  • Acces­sories
  • Bath & Beauty
  • Cloth­ing
  • Home & Decor
  • Jew­elry
  • Make It
  • Paper
  • Fair Trade
  • Hand­made
  • Organic
  • Recy­cled
  • Miss Mala­prop is defi­nately your one-stop shop for all of your eco-friendly and eco-chic prod­ucts! I was sent some of her mag­ni­fi­cient Pra­lines and Cream Soap — Milk Soap with Pointe Coupee Pecans and it is BEYOND heav­enly! The smell is divine and sen­sual — smell the won­der­ful relax­ing aroma and just let your senses guide you!

    The very kind and gen­er­ous Mal­lory over at Miss Mala­prop has gra­ciously offered to give one very lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win a $50 e-certificate to her store! 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 Miss Mala­prop and check out all of the fab­u­lous eco-friendly items! Please let me know what you would love to own from there?

    ————->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!****************

    SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side of blog) via email. (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment please.

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

    Fol­low @coolcanucks and @MissMalaprop 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!)

    Become a Fan of Miss Mala­prop on Face­book and leave a com­ment on their wall that you came from Cool­Canucks!

    NEW!! Become a Fan of Cool­Canucks on our Face­book Page! 2 entries, leave 2 com­ments! Leave me your FB name please!

    Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

    Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

    Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments


    Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments


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

    **Give­away open to both US & Canada and expires on Sept. 11th, 2010**

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

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      Sep­tem­ber 7th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

      I am a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber (intensev5)

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    CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ ReUsies Snack & Sandwich Bags Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

    Monday, July 26th, 2010

    ReUsies were devel­oped by Seat­tle moms with a pas­sion to do right by their chil­dren and pro­vide a solu­tion to the plas­tic bags they were using for school and work lunches. Each ReUsie has the poten­tial to replace thou­sands of plas­tic wraps and bag­gies. ReUsies are made in Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton, and the com­pany sup­ports waste-free ini­tia­tives across the nation with edu­ca­tion and donations.

    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.

    reu

    I was sent some ReUsies Snack & Sand­wich Bags to review, and they are phe­nom­e­nal! The ben­e­fits of using the ReUsies are fan­tas­tic! ReUsies™ are a re-usable alter­na­tive to sandwich/snack bags, each one has the poten­tial to elim­i­nate hun­dreds of plas­tic bags. ReUsies™ are 100% cot­ton lined with leak-resistant nylon and are secured with Vel­cro® clo­sures. I love them so much!!

    Now you can win some of these won­der­ful bags as well thanks to the kind and gen­er­ous folks over at ReUsies as they have offered to give 1 very lucky Cool­Canucks reader that very chance!! 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 ReUsies and check out all of their great items! Please let me know why you would love to have some of these?

    ————->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!****************

    SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side of blog) via email. (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment please.

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

    Fol­low @coolcanucks and @ReUsies 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!)

    Become a Fan of ReUsies on Face­book and leave a com­ment on their wall that you came from Cool­Canucks!

    NEW!! Become a Fan of Cool­Canucks on our Face­book Page! 2 entries, leave 2 com­ments! Leave me your FB name please!

    Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

    Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

    Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments


    Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments


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

    **Give­away open to both US & Canada and expires on August 26th, 2010**

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

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    Lilac
    August 12th, 2010 at 10:56 am

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    CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Envirosax reusable shopping bags Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

    Wednesday, June 9th, 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 Envi­rosax reusable shop­ping bags, there is no more need for this DREADFUL plastic!!

    “Founded by Belinda and Mark David-Tooze in 2004, Envi­rosax® orig­i­nates from Cur­rumbin Val­ley in South East Queens­land, Aus­tralia. The Envi­rosax team uses renew­able and recy­clable prod­ucts where pos­si­ble, and is com­mit­ted to oper­at­ing on eco­log­i­cally sus­tain­able principles.

    Sit­u­ated on 10 acres of pris­tine Aus­tralian rain­for­est, Belinda, Mark and their three young chil­dren live an eco­log­i­cally sus­tain­able lifestyle with solar hot water and pho­to­voltaic cells for elec­tric­ity. A sewage sys­tem recy­cles waste water, water­ing the exten­sive per­ma­cul­ture gar­dens and fil­tered rain­wa­ter tanks pro­vide the organic veg­etable gar­dens, fruit trees and the premises with water.

    They live totally off the grid and are liv­ing the sus­tain­able lifestyle that we hope will spread to more and more homes in the future.”

    All of Envi­rosax 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!!

    I was sent some of these Envi­rosax 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!!

    One Lucky Cool­Canucks reader will win some of these phe­nom­e­nal bags, cour­tesy of the kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Envi­rosax!! 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 Envi­rosax and then please leave a com­ment here of some­thing that you would love to have!

     

    ————->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!****************

     

    SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side of blog) via email. (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment please.

     

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

     

    Fol­low @coolcanucks and @Envirosax 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!)

     

    NEW!! Become a Fan of Cool­Canucks on our Face­book Page! 2 entries, leave 2 com­ments! Leave me your FB name please!

     

    Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

     

    Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

     

    Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

     
    Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments

     
    Refer a friend to Cool­Canucks Forum – do not sign your­self up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the refer­ral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!

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

     

    **Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on July 10th, 2010**

     

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

     

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    CoolCanucks Blog Contest – ChicoBag Reusable Bags Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

    Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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    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 ChicoBag Reusable Bags, there is no more need for this DREADFUL plastic!!

    In 2004, ChicoBag Pres­i­dent Andy Keller went to his local land­fill after doing some back­yard land­scap­ing, and was shocked by the num­ber of plas­tic bags he saw. On the way  home, he noticed plas­tic bags caught in trees, stuck in fences, blow­ing along on the ground. He vowed that day to stop using plas­tic bags, and using a sec­ond hand sewing machine, began work­ing on what would become the first ChicoBag.

    All of ChicoBag 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!!

    ChicoBags are made from recy­cled mate­ri­als includ­ing pop bot­tles into bags that are both func­tional and stylish!

    I was sent some of these ChicoBags to review, plus 2 to give away to one lucky Cool­Canucks reader as well so enter to win them now, cour­tesy of the kind and gen­er­ous folks over at ChicoBag!! SWEET!!

     

    To Enter:

    *****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of peo­ple are not fol­low­ing the rules, and their entries are sim­ply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you can­not fol­low my rules here, then your com­ments are sim­ply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****

     

    1) Head on over to ChicoBag and pick out the prod­uct there that you love most and then please leave a com­ment here!

      

    2) You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment and SAY I SUBSCRIBED VIA EMAIL!

     

     
    3) And thirdly for any entries to count, fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect!! TELL ME THAT YOU FOLLOW COOLCANUCKS VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IN A COMMENT! SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW OR READ RULES AND I HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION SOMEHOW!!!!!

     

    ******************If you don’t do the top 3, then your com­ments will be DELETED, plain and simple************************************

     
    ————->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!!)

     

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

     

    Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and @ChicoBag! 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!)

     

    Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

     

    Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

     

    Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

     
    Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments

     
    Refer a friend to Cool­Canucks Forum – do not sign your­self up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the refer­ral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!

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

     

    **Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on May 18th, 2010**

     

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

     

    Con­grats to #231

     

    231

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    kathy pease
    May 18th, 2010 at 1:37 pm 

    2 RSS Google feed sub­scriber klp1965@myfairpoint.net

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