MomMomOnTheGo has accepted the Seventh Generation Green Your Routine challenge. In the next four weeks, the goal is to make our house and family a greener family. Each week there will be something new to try to change to take steps to achieving our goal of being Greener. I will let you know each week what the goals are and I will suggest ways that you can achieve them.
What I am asking from my amazing fans is to take the Green Your Routine Challenge with me. We can all make a difference by being even a little bit Greener. There are also a lot of ways to be Greener and in turn save money. We will talk about saving money by being Greener as we go through the weeks.
Since it takes just two weeks to form a new habit (or break a bad one) we suggest staring this challenge on August 27th, 2012, before heading back to school. Adopting these four small and simple changes can save you money, make a lasting impact on the environment, and positively affect the health of your family.
To give you, my amazing fans and followers, the incentive to join me in the Green Your Routine Challenge, there will be a Seventh Generation giveaway that will be awarded at the end of the challenge. The prize will be a Seventh Generation Starter Kit composed of coupons for a complimentary package of Seventh Generation Free & Clear Dish Soap, Free & Clear Kitchen Spray and 4X Laundry Detergent. Although anyone can do the challenge with me and share their results, the giveaway at the end will only be open to residents of Canada who are over the age of 18 years old and where permitted by local laws to enter and win contests. Please read all the terms and conditions found on the bottom of the Rafflecopter entry form.
So who is in to Green Their Routine along with me?
Did you know that the average Canadian child throws away 66 pounds of lunch packaging waste a year? If you replace all that disposable packaging with a reusable lunch carrier, you’d be saving an average of $250 a year.
1. Reusable lunch carrier – The SnackTAXI, is a great option in place of a plastic bag many children and adults wrap their lunches in.
2. Reusable containers – Stainless steel, glass, or an alternative wrap like the Wrap‐N‐Mat in place of plastic wrap of foil.
3. Stainless steel or glass drink bottle – Stainless steel, glass or an alternative instead of single‐use cans or juice boxes. Presidents Choices offers double walled travel bottles for $10 available at select Loblaw banner stores including Real Canadian Superstore.
Not only do Litterless Lunches help prevent huge amounts of waste but they also pack a tidy savings punch. Litterless lunches are 35 per cent cheaper than their disposable counterparts. (On average, Ltterless lunches cost $2.65 per day, while disposable lunches weigh in at $4.02 per day. Over the course of a school year, Litterless Lunches net hundreds of dollars worth of savings)
According to Health Canada, avoiding pre‐packaged, processed foods reduces your child’s risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and kidney disease. The majority of sodium found in the typical diet comes from processed food products, accounting for about 77% of Canadians’ total sodium intake.
That is week one’s Green Your Routine Challenge. My family is committed to try to Green Our Routine and will be sharing each weeks challenge with you. Remember the giveaway and enter below. Let’s show our children how to care for our planet, our health and to make a positive impact.