Easy Ways to Go Green AND Scott Naturals Kit Giveaway!

Posted by Jenna | Monday, April 11, 2011




Did you know April is Earth Month? Growing up, this is the time of year I remember learning about recycling and the things we can do to live green. The truth is, once Earth Month passed, myself (and I'm sure many others) resumed back to our everyday lives. It wasn't until I became a mom, that taking care of our Earth had a whole new meaning. This is where my children, their children, etc. will grow up. I want to make sure I'm doing my part to take care our Earth, not just in April...but every month of the year. Earth Month for me, serves as a time to reevaluate the green choices my family makes and put into action what changes we'll make for the coming year. I want to make sure it's something we continue to do every month, not just one.

Although some might think 'going green' is more trouble than it's worth, there's a simple tune/rap I learned in Elementary School that has stuck with me all these years. "Recycle, Recycle, Recycle Now. There's nothing to it if you just know how." It's actually very true! There are many Easy Ways to Go Green in our daily lives. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Pay Bills Online - Bill-pay options to receive bills through email rather than paper statements. This helps save trees, save money, etc.
  • Carpool when possible - this will not only save you money, but is also better for our environment.
  • Recycle - It's important to recycle whenever possible. Simply rinse out those can, jars, etc and throw them in the recycle bin instead of the garbage.
  • Reuse - Many of the items we buy can be reused in other ways. For example, we use plastic food containers (like the coolwhip ones) to keep leftovers in. We have also used them to hold crayons, pencils and other supplies our kids use.
  • Unplug electronics when not in use - When you're done with your computer, printer, etc...unplug them for the night.
  • Turn off water while brushing teeth - Don't let the water run while you and your kids brush their teeth. Simply turn it on when needed, then turn it off.
  • Reusable bags for groceries - instead of plastic bags, get your own reusable bags that you can use time and time again. There are even some stores that will give you money back just for having your own bags (ex. 5 cents per bag)!
These are just a few easy tips to go green at home. Over the next four weeks we will also be taking the Scott Naturals 4 Week Challenge and will be test driving their hybrid paper products: paper towels, facial tissue, napkins and flushable moist wipes...all made with recycled fiber.
Scott Naturals is challenging all Americans to pledge to go green. Between April 4 and September 30, anyone can go www.ScottBrand.com/Naturals/ and pledge to participate in the Scott Naturals 4-Week Challenge themselves! While you’re taking the pledge, you can enter for a chance to win a Ford Fusion hybrid sedan too!!

Scott Naturals is also partnering with the National Wildlife Federation. For every unique click-thru from this link - http://www.ScottBrand.com/4WeekTestDrive, Scott Naturals will donate $1 (up to $25,000 total) to the National Wildlife Federation.

Win It: In honor of Earth Month and Scott Naturals Hybrid Paper Products, Scott Naturals has offered one lucky reader a Scott Naturals Kit like the one we received! (Kit includes: Scott Naturals Tissue, Scott Naturals Towels, Scott Naturals Napkins, Scott Naturals Flushable Moist Wipes)!

Mandatory Entry - Visit www.ScottBrand.com/4WeekTestDrive and make a virtual pledge to participate in the Scott Naturals 4 Week Challenge (It's super easy and fast)!
Extra Entries: (Only valid after the mandatory entry has been completed. Leave 1 comment for each extra entry)

1. 1 extra entry - Like Scott Naturals on Facebook

2. 3 extra entries- Blog about Scott Naturals donating $1 (up to $25,000) for every unique click (using this URL - www.ScottBrand.com/4WeekTestDrive) to the National Wildlife Federation and leave THREE comments with the URL to that post.

3. 1 extra entry- Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (You can tweet once a day for one extra entry every day)! You can copy and paste:

Short Giveaway! #Win a #ScottNaturals Kit! #momsbalancingact http://bit.ly/g3aTKF Ends 4/17

4. 1 extra entry- Share about this giveaway on your Facebook status by including a link back to this giveaway (you can do this once a day for an extra entry every day!)

5.
2 extra entries- Become a Fan/Like A Mom's Balancing Act on Facebook

This giveaway will end April 17th and is open to US Only!


**I received a Scott Naturals 4 Week Test Drive Kit and a stipend from TheMotherhood and Scott Naturals for my participation. All opinions are my own and may differ from those of others.**



106 comments
  1. Anonymous April 11, 2011 at 2:19 PM  

    Like Scott Naturals on FB

  2. Anonymous April 11, 2011 at 2:20 PM  

    OOPS That one was me!
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  3. Anonymous April 11, 2011 at 2:26 PM  

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  4. Anonymous April 11, 2011 at 2:26 PM  

    Tweeted Giveaway!!
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  5. Anonymous April 11, 2011 at 3:33 PM  

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  10. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres April 11, 2011 at 4:23 PM  

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  11. wildflower00 April 11, 2011 at 7:26 PM  

    I pledged to participate in the Scott Naturals 4 Week Challenge

  12. wildflower00 April 11, 2011 at 7:27 PM  

    I Like Scott Naturals on Facebook

  13. wildflower00 April 11, 2011 at 7:28 PM  

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  14. wildflower00 April 11, 2011 at 7:29 PM  

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  16. Julie April 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM  

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  17. GoldenOrchard April 11, 2011 at 8:38 PM  

    Visited Scott's and took the pledge!

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  18. GoldenOrchard April 11, 2011 at 8:40 PM  

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  19. GoldenOrchard April 11, 2011 at 8:45 PM  

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  21. aperry April 11, 2011 at 8:54 PM  

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  22. aperry April 11, 2011 at 8:55 PM  

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  25. aperry April 11, 2011 at 8:57 PM  

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  26. aperry April 11, 2011 at 8:59 PM  

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  27. aperry April 11, 2011 at 8:59 PM  

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  28. aperry April 11, 2011 at 8:59 PM  

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  30. amanda April 11, 2011 at 10:04 PM  

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  31. amanda April 11, 2011 at 10:06 PM  

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  32. amanda April 11, 2011 at 10:06 PM  

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  33. catnap April 11, 2011 at 11:22 PM  

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  34. catnap April 11, 2011 at 11:23 PM  

    I Liked Scott Naturals on Facebook

  35. catnap April 11, 2011 at 11:24 PM  

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  36. catnap April 11, 2011 at 11:24 PM  

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  37. Andrea April 11, 2011 at 11:31 PM  

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  38. Andrea April 11, 2011 at 11:32 PM  

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  39. Romapr April 11, 2011 at 11:39 PM  

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  40. Romapr April 11, 2011 at 11:39 PM  

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  41. Romapr April 11, 2011 at 11:41 PM  

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  42. Romapr April 11, 2011 at 11:42 PM  

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  43. Romapr April 11, 2011 at 11:43 PM  

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  48. katychick April 12, 2011 at 8:43 AM  

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  49. Andrea April 12, 2011 at 11:24 AM  

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  50. Stuff Parents Need April 12, 2011 at 12:38 PM  

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  51. freddie April 12, 2011 at 2:49 PM  

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  52. freddie April 12, 2011 at 2:50 PM  

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  53. freddie April 12, 2011 at 2:54 PM  

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  60. jbafaith April 12, 2011 at 11:19 PM  

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  64. danielle April 13, 2011 at 12:03 PM  

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  79. SCMOMOF2BOYS April 15, 2011 at 5:58 PM  

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  86. kolpin April 16, 2011 at 9:55 AM  

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  87. SCMOMOF2BOYS April 16, 2011 at 2:56 PM  

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  91. Jackie April 17, 2011 at 2:51 PM  

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  100. Tabathia April 21, 2011 at 9:56 PM  

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  103. purplelover04 April 24, 2011 at 12:40 AM  

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  106. purplelover04 April 24, 2011 at 10:15 PM  

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