Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Waste Not... and a Giveaway!
Did you know how easy it is to save the world?
One Sandwich at a Time!
If you would like to slow global warming, if you would like to save water, if you would like to slow deforestation and overgrazing and cut back on the pesticides and fertilizers used to grow your food, all you have to do is change your lunch today (or tomorrow, if you’re reading this after lunch):
Pack a peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead of buying a lunch based on animal products, like a hamburger, fried chicken, or ham sandwich. Want to do more? Have another PB&J tomorrow.
from the PB&J Campaign -- check it out!
But has this ever happened to you?
One "regular" piece of bread...and one "end" (which the kids won't eat, right?):
So here's what I do...spread peanut butter (in our case, chocolate soy nut butter -- peanut-free school) on the back of the "end" (and a little on the other side too), like so:
Put it together...and you'd never know the difference! And you haven't wasted the end.
Pretty neat, huh?
Put it in your reusable container:
And then into your re-usable lunchbox! (Although not as cool as these and my lunches don't look nearly as beautiful as hers.)
That's what Works for Me! What works for you?
And now....The Giveaway:
In honor of Tu B'Shevat (the Birthday of the Trees) and the commitment to the earth that the holiday brings with it (read more here and here), Skeeda: Reusable Bags for the Hip, Eco-Chic Shopper is giving away one gorgeous, awesome re-usable shopping (shlepping) bag! The bag is very strong, washable, folds flat and is beautiful! Visit their lovely site to see all their affordable and beautiful styles. (Read more about re-usable bags here.)
How can you win?
1. Make a comment here or on any of my Tu B'Shevat posts today or tomorrow. Do you use reusable bags for groceries, lunch, shlepping? This is your entry! You can enter each day - once per day. Come back and visit all week for this and other giveaways.
2. For an extra entry, post on your blog or tell a friend about this giveaway and Skeeda's Bags and link back to me. Use my button:
<a href="http://imabima.blogspot.com"><img src="http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc126/imabima/tubshevatparty.jpg" border="0" alt="Birthday Party for the Trees at imabima.blogspot.com"></a>
3. Don't forget to give me a way to get in touch with you if you win!
4. This giveaway ends on Thursday, January 18th at 9pm Central Time. Winner will be announced Friday morning, along with the next Tu B'Shevat Birthday Giveaway!
Come back all week for the Tu B'Shevat Birthday Party and more green green green....re-use a bag, hug a tree!
My Previous Tu B'Shevat Party Posts:
Go Vegetarian and be green?
For the Love of the Trees