With a week to go we're extending the deadline and want to remind you to join us for Green @ Home, our month of sharing across most of our sites of green moves/tips/solutions that you've implemented at home. We also want to remind you that we're giving away Ecover products to the first 100 photographic submissions we receive and a $1200 Raksha Bella organic bedding set to those of you who simply submit your name and email address. Interested? Read on and join us...
My home: I found five green moves in this picture of our living room, which I'll be sharing today.
Green @ Home This month, we've been collecting submissions from you of green moves, tips and solutions with supporting photographs that you've actually implemented at home. While many of these will be small ideas, we think that the total will be more than the sum of its parts and that by collecting a lot of ideas, new ideas will emerge. Don't worry if it's a small green step, just pass on to us your Green Moves and show us what you've done! In addition, we're going to be asking you to share your biggest green frustration and inspiration as well. We think venting is called for and so is remembering what first inspired us. Being super aware of "green fatigue," "greenwashing" and "green overload," (See the great article in the NYTimes last Sunday: That Buzz in Your Ear May Be Green Noise) we wanted to do something different and useful... Schedule Posting Schedule: June 30 - July 3, AT editors post their own green moves July 7 - August 1, Reader submissions posted daily across AT, Ohdeedoh, Unplggd & Re-Nest INFO: Please send us photos and info on how you live, literally, green @ home. This is not a contest (but we do have a sweepstakes component) as there is no voting, it's just a way to build up an AT inspirational database of sorts on how real folks are living greener at home. Simple, straightforward ideas are welcome, like how you deal with your recycling bin in a small kitchen, and so are ambitious projects - like your amazing green roof. We hope to have a big archive of ideas to inspire us all by the end of the month. PRIZES & PRESENTS:
In exchange for sharing your green@home ideas, Ecover will reward the first 100 ApartmentTherapy readers, who submit photo/essays demonstrating ways in which their lives are green, with their choice of Ecover Liquid Laundry detergent, Ecover Dishwashing Liquid, or Ecover Glass & Surface spray cleaner. Each of the first 100 will also receive Ecover Heavy Duty hand cleanser.
(YOU ONLY NEED TO SUBMIT YOUR NAME AND EMAIL TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BEDDING SWEEPSTAKES)
Raksha Bella will reward one lucky sweepstakes winner with a complete bedding set made from all certified Indian organic cottons. The set includes a queen-sized duvet cover, quilt, two pillow cases and two European shams in the winner's choice of three designs. The Classic Collection from Raksha Bella features sumptous textiles in traditional Indian prints, handblocked with lowimpact and vegetable dyes. Choose from the Raj Paisley (available in Indigo or Rum Raisin), Tree of Life (in Canton & Mimosa) or Indian Rose (in Dusty Cedar, Cress Green or Indigo). A retail value of $1,165.00. HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Green @ Home Giveaway, please submit below. Submissions will be posted from July 7th to August 1 and winners will be notified by August 8th. RULES: Please, only one submission per person. Duplicate submissions will be discarded. This is not a contest. The first 100 posted submissions will receive a gift from Ecover. The winner of the Raksha Bella Sweepstakes will be randomly drawn from all complete entries (even those that aren't posted). (YOU ONLY NEED TO SUBMIT YOUR NAME AND EMAIL TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BEDDING SWEEPSTAKES) Winners must claim their prize within three business days after the date of notification of such prize. A Sweepstakes winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three business days will be considered such Sweepstakes winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. To enter, you must be a U.S. resident, age 18 or older to enter. Employees, partners and vendors of Apartment Therapy and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. We will disqualify any entries that we believe are generated by scripts and other automated technology. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return within five business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. All prizes will be awarded. No substitutions including for cash are permitted, except that Apartment Therapy reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Sweepstakes Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Apartment Therapy, 22 Howard Street #4i, New York, NY 10013.