Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Giveaway: Smart Mama's Green Guide by Jennifer Taggart (5 Winners)

The wonderful people at Hachette Book Group are helping me give away five copies of Smart Mama's Green Guide by Jennifer Taggart! The books will be shipped directly from the publisher.

From the Publisher:
Parents often feel overwhelmed and defenseless against a never-ending recall list of toys and baby products. Deciphering unpronounceable chemicals they encounter every day can be daunting if not impossible. With environmental exposures being closely linked to 70 percent of birth defects, new parents faced with the overwhelming responsibility for their babies' health frequently turn to organic products. But they quickly find they don't have the time to practice a completely green or natural lifestyle.

THE SMART MAMA'S GREEN GUIDE delivers the information busy parents want and the tools to make informed, individual choices without the demand to go all-out green. Packed with practical tips on eliminating or reducing the hidden dangers of toxic chemicals that lurk everywhere, this book will empower readers to control what comes into their homes and make informed decisions instead of relying on government regulation of harmful chemicals.

To be included in the giveaway:
1. Leave a comment here and tell me something you do to live a greener life, include your email (1 entry daily)
2. Leave a comment on the review (coming soon) (1 entry)
3. Post a link to the giveaway on your blog and report it here (1 entry)
4. Become a follower and leave a comment here (or "remind" me you are already a follower so I know you want to be included in this giveaway) (1 entry)

The drawing will be held June 30th. Winners: I will send you each an email, you will need to reply with your address so I can forward it to the publisher or send the book directly to you. In the event that a winner does not respond, I will go to the next name in the drawing and notify them.

This giveaway is open to residents within the United States and Canada, but books will NOT be shipped to PO Boxes.

~ Wendi

98 Comments:

3rd Wave Inc said...

Buying quality organic products is the initial move to a healthy, natural, green lifestyle that can bring a good feeling not only to ourselves but as to our environment as well.

Cindy said...

I have been buying a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits from local fruit/veggie stands in my area lately.

We also just had energy efficient replacement windows installed in our home.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I am also a follower. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway!
Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I use canvas bags from groceries and such and always recycle.

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I'm already a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

mverno said...

i use canvas tote bags for all shopping mverno@roadrunner.com

chromiumman said...

we just started a compost pile in the backyard

Belinda M said...

We recycle!!

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I follow your blog

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dolls123 said...

Just bought new ENERGY STAR qualified appliances for my kitchen

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dolls123 said...

Blog follower

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carolsnotebook said...

I recycle some and trying to use canvas bags when shopping.

Thanks for entering me.

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Kathryn said...

I grow my own vegetables in the summer, which saves both money and the environment. It's a delicoius way to help the earth

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Erika*Coffee said...

I made my own household products like cleaners, deodorizers, air fresheners, etc. from natural ingredients such as baking soda and lemon juice to reduce toxins in my household

Erika*Coffee said...

I'm a new follower

loridee said...

Hanging our laundry out on the clothes line saves electricity & sheets come in smelling so fresh! loridee@sympatico.ca

Kathryn said...

We've switched to cold water while washing clothes. I think this is one of the hands-down easiest ways to start going green!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

danosor said...

I compost,recycle and walk as much as possible.

george ferris said...

I recycle every where and anywhere I can.
george ferris
littlegeorgie56@yahoo.com

janetfaye said...

I don't use plastic bags and I recycle.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Kathryn said...

My husband has a deep car attachment, but my son and I walk absolutely everywhere. We use no fossil fuels whatsoever on transportation, and I get to teach him about the importance of exercise too!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Carlene said...

I take my own bags to the store and separate some of my trash. I still need to work on that. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Carlene said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Hil'Lesha said...

I try to buy organic food much as I can. I also use nothing but "green" cleaning products.

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

Kathryn said...

It's a relatively new thing for me, but I've started hang-drying clothes to maximize the energy savings. Between that and cold water washing, laundry doesn't get much more environmentally friendly!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Andria said...

I carpool with 2 other people from work.

sweetsue said...

I recently started asking my neighbors if they need something from the store. It seems silly for us all to go when all someone needs is milk!
smchester at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I am a follower!
smchester at gmail dot com

Kathryn said...

I have low-flow taps and showerheads as well as a low-flow toilet. Saving water is a big part of saving the earth!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

ktgonyea said...

I love everything :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Kathryn said...

I save all kinds of cardboard, styrofoam and paper for use as craft supplies at our local preschool storytime. I figure the lower budget will help keep the program running, and it gives junk a new home and use!

Marianna said...

I wash all my clothes in cold water, changed all my lightbulbs to CFLs, and would LOVE to start recycling (but it's not available in my community-sad)

erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Erika*Coffee said...

I'm now looking for apartments close to work so that I can try to bike to work

Kathryn said...

Recycling is a great start to going green!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

ktgonyea said...

My Thursday 5/28 entry :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Kathryn said...

Except for VERY rare occasions, our family doesn't eat beef. Beef is the single biggest waste of food, energy, power and water. Per pound of beef produced, we waste grain that has twenty times the protein, ten times the fibre and only twice the fat! Not to mention the water and fossil fuel that's wasted! No wonder we're a nation of fatties...

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

It took a long time to remember to carry them, but I've officially stopped using plastic bags and now use reusable canvas ones for groceries!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

I save "garbage" to use in different craft projects!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

In the summer, we don't use air conditioning. And our house gets SWELTERING so this is truly a sign of our dedication!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

I can't believe other people aren't racking their brains to come up with more green things daily! This book looks great. Instead of buying flowers, my husband buys me plants. It adds that extra bit of oxygen to the world and lasts much longer!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

I use only natural cleaning products in my house. I actually have a pretty bad phobia where chemicals are concerned. I panic if I even have to hold a bottle of something toxic!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Allison said...

I keep a giantic resusable plastic jug at my desk that I fill up once or twice a day and then pour into a mug so that I don't use the disposable plastic cups at the office. I also have another mug for coffee. Must. Have. Coffee.
allygotts567[at]hotmail[dot]com

Thanks!

Kathryn said...

I recently started buying organic cotton. It's so much softer and comfier than non-organic, and one third of the pesticides used in the world are used on cotton crops, so it's a little way to start reducing that huge amount.

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

I try to keep up to date on the various eco-friendly shopping options and ways of living. One of the reasons I'd love this book!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

We use CFL's everywhere in our house. It's a good way to lower costs, but just be sure they're properly disposed of. They need to be recycled when they burn out, not thrown away because they contain mercury!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

I turn out lights and turn off electronics behind my family throughout the day! And with some encouragement, they're starting to do it on their own too!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

I have a compost heap in my back yard. It's good for the landfills and for my garden!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

ktgonyea said...

My 06/08 entry.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Kathryn said...

I cook in a tiny toaster oven all summer long. It saves energy and keeps the house so much cooler!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

ktgonyea said...

My 06/09 entry :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Kathryn said...

I pick up garbage on my way to and from the post office each day!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

I make sturdy, reusable bags to wrap presents in, instead of wasting wrapping paper, people recieve their gift in something they can use again!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

I make most of my Christmas gifts (and most are food!) That way, I know the gift won't be thrown away a few months after Christmas!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

ktgonyea said...

My 06/12 entry :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

duncan_beach@hotmail.com said...

I've replaced every light bulb in the house and grounds with energy-saving flourescent bulbs, two years ago. Even the ones in the basement and shed...

Kathryn said...

Just today we bought some outdoor solar walkway lanterns for our yard. They're such a beautiful way to save electricity!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

When we buy new appliances, we always make sure to get energy star certified ones!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

ktgonyea said...

Count me in again please - 06/14 :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Kathryn said...

We have a programmable thermostat, which helps to save energy in the winter. Also, we sleep better when the temp's a bit cooler too!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

duncan_beach@hotmail.com said...

I use every piece of paper at least a half-dozen times... Then I recycle it.

Kathryn said...

We're big garage sale fans! We reuse both our own things and other people get to reuse theirs.

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

Buying local and seasonal products is a great way to help the economy and live a greener life!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

Organic cotton is a great way to ensure our environment gets less contaminants. Cotton uses 1/3 of all the pesticides used on all the crops in all the world!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

Eco-friendly paint is reasonably priced and a great alternitive to regular paint!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

duncan_beach@hotmail.com said...

I only fuel my car with ethanol.

Kathryn said...

We cut our grass so that it's still about an inch long. It needs way less water that way, and we waste less gas cutting it!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

duncan_beach@hotmail.com said...

I have an energy evaluation done every year on my house.

Kathryn said...

My husband is an amazing draft hunter. He blocks up any that might lose us heat and money every year!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

ktgonyea said...

Count me in again please - 06/22/09 :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Kathryn said...

I use a homemade fertilizer for my indoor plants instead of a harmful chemical one.

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

We go camping for our vacation every year. Yes, we mainly do it because we love it so much, but really, is there any more "earth-friendly" vacation around?

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ktgonyea said...

Count me in - buy locally :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Anita Speets said...

It would be kewl to win this!!

Kathryn said...

I love crafts, and I've started using organic yarn for knitting and organic cloth for sewing. (It's earth friendly, but I also love how incredibly soft it is!)

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Daniel M said...

we changed to cfls, recycle as much as possible, started a mulch pile and want to get a veg garden going - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Kathryn said...

Our gardens, lawn and indoor plants are all grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

nms147 said...

We air dry all of our laundry
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Kathryn said...

I constantly educate myself about the things my family and I can do live greener lives.

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

We use a low flow showerhead to save water!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

Victoria said...

We use reusable shopping bags! No more plastic!
victoriah40@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We bicycle almost everywhere!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

bndraldy said...

I am now working on doing my part to help the environment by using reusable grocery bags, use greener cleaning products, recycle and compost and try to conserve gas by driving much less. We have a front loader washing machine and we never use the dry cycle on the dishwasher. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

Jinxy and Me said...

I practice the "Three R's": Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! My e-mail address is in my Blogger profile.

NesieBird said...

I planted a garden to make a shift from buying produce that is shipped from far away. I also reuse grocery bags. kneecree at gmail dot com

erma said...

I plant a garden and recycle.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Kathryn said...

My husband periodically checks the house and fixes water leaks and such to make sure we're not wasting water or energy needlessly.

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

susan1215 said...

I recycle and take a bag when I go grocery shopping

bndraldy said...

We try to live by the "Three R's" ~~ Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! My mother is the master of finding new uses for things. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this useful giveaway!

ktgonyea said...

My entry for 06/29 :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Betty C said...

I use reusable shopping bags and diligently recycle.

Betty C said...

I'm a follower.

kathy pease said...

i have changed all my lightbulbs to the energy saves,i recycle and i bought a front load washer that is supposed to to conserve water..if this counts i love to garden lots of plants to attract bees and butterfies to my yard :)

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965
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masonsgranny59 said...

we make our own laundry soap and have a garden and recycle cans:)

lilyk said...

I recycle cans and bottles.

lilyk@mail2world.com

Kathryn said...

Wow, last entry! Okay, for my last act of green...we've used CFL's for about five years now. They do need to be properly recycled when you're done with them though!

curtiskaty at hotmail dot com

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