Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December Giveaway

Happy Tuesday | Bon mardi !

I am excited to reveal my first (of many) giveaways. This month, you have a chance to win 2 ecojotters (yay!) -- little debossed notebooks with a handy elastic closer from the 2009 Ecojot collection. They're 100% post-consumer recycled of course ;)

For your chance to win, simply send a comment with your random environmental factoid of the day. Thank you again to those who inspired this idea.

I will be mirroring this giveaway on Ecojot designer Carolyn Gavin's contest technique. Therefore to qualify you will need to provide a factoid, but I will get an assistant (likely Lily, Carolyn's adorable daughter) to pick out a name from a raffle as pictured.

Winners will be announced first week of January here. Plus, don't forget you have another chance to win at Designer Jots.

Thanks for participating... Can't wait to learn all sorts of random facts about the environment / saving our planet !

Please note, we're only able to ship to Canada or the US. However, if you are somewhere else in the world, I would love to still here from you just the same :)  **Also please remember to include contact information, or if you are uncomfortable leaving contact info email me at: ecojotter at gmail dot com and/or be sure to check back here first week of January.  Thank you.

xo,
ej

23 comments:

ecojotter said...

Just to get the environmental factoids going...

Did you know... "Brazil is the country with the most renewable fresh water. Canada is third after Russia?"

P said...

Tailing a big truck can save you gas! And quite a bit, too. Mythbusters confirm it. Of course, you know, they often don't go as quickly as you'd like, and it's not that safe and all that... but the numbers are there.

Marci said...

Every time you take a shower you can use 9 gallons of water, according to SCEA. That is a lot of water!

Michael said...

Diet is likely to be a big target for environmental campaigns in the next few years:
www.independent.co.uk

Rosanne said...

Hmmm, don't have a factoid but you can save water by turnong off the water while burshing yoru teeth!

Geoff Flarity said...

A steer (beef) consumes *at least* 6 tons of grain and hay from infancy to slaughter house ( 18 months ). The U.S. could feed 800 million people with grain that livestock eat.

curvyglo said...

I read somewhere recently that...
the energy saved from recycling one glass bottle could operate a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours!

jean said...

A heavy coat of dust on a light bulb can block up to half of the light!

Every time you open the refrigerator door, up to 30 percent of the cold air can escape!

Kathleen said...

Here's my factoid:
Did you know that Canada will most likely receive the 'Fossil of the Year' award for being the most obstructive Country to the recent UN Climate Change Convention negotiations in Poznan, Poland?? the shame!! Do your part in the absence of political leadership - more info available here:
http://www.cydpoznan.org

JohnnyK said...

We should do like Singapore and drink NEWater - sewage wastewater purified via microfiltration and reverse-osmosis. The new astronaut water system that recently made the news is well in use here on earth! We'll need these filtration systems to survive our polluted waters...

PowerSweepstaking said...

While the U.S. makes up only 5% of the world's population, we produce 72% of all hazardous waste and consume 33% of the world's paper.

satsumabug said...

We think of pesticides and insecticides as stuff growers use on food, but it's not just food that we should be buying organic. About a quarter of the world's insecticide use -- and 10% of global pesticide use -- are on cotton. (http://www.ota.com/organic/environment/cotton_environment.html)

jennifer57 said...

It takes approximately 1 million years for a glass bottle to break down at the landfill.

chevybelair1 [@] juno [dot] com

Melanie said...

we use a micro hydro system to generate most of our power, and we have learned that water power will produce between 10 and 100 times more power than solar or wind for the same capital investment.

melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca

sunshinemomma said...

Did you know that last year in the US 20 billion disposable diapers went into landfill? That is about 38,000 every minute and is equivalent to about 35 million tons of waste!! Each diaper will take about 500 years to biodegrade. All sound like good reasons to use cloth diapers (or check out my favorite- G Diapers!)

Christine said...

Not sure if this counts or not, but in my city here (Edmonton, AB), there was a recent undertaking where volunteers delivered to every home one energy friendly lightbulb!

Anonymous said...

watch the story of stuff. and don't buy any more crap, this xmas it's donations gifts. I'm adopting animals (animals asia-moon bears) my money is not going to support rich corporations only businesses that are doing good for the world. (not a factoid but something worth working towards : )
francisjade@hotmail.com

michy27 said...

It takes 1000 years or longer for most plastics to degrade in a landfill!
Recycle, recycle, recycle!!

oshea(at)shaw(dot)ca

Larry said...

For every tonne of newspaper's that are recycled, 17 trees are saved.
darkfire911@hotmail.com

Brittany said...

By using a bicycle instead of an automobile on brief commutes of around four miles daily, you can save 54 gallons of gas and keep 15 lbs. of pollutants out of the air annually. (Clean Air Council/hangproud.com)

tb4me2000 @ gmail.com

p.s.--just stumbled on ecojotter a few days ago and I LOVE it!

Quanda said...

Front-loading washing machines are more expensive to purchase, but are almost always less costly to run, therefore, saving on electricity.

Melissa Leinart said...

Recycling aluminum uses less than 5percent of the energy used to make the original product.

Mommy Mia said...

Using a laptop is more energy efficient than a desktop.

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