Friday, April 16, 2010

Green Giant Seeds of Change: Giveaway

*Closed: Congrats to pixie13*

After my salad incident last week, you may think that I've sworn off fresh veggies for awhile. But, that's far from the case. I can't go more than a day without a salad for lunch. (Yes, I'm really that into my veggies. Wish I could pass it on to my 5 year old.)

But, I was recently introduced to another veggie alternative: Green Giant's frozen boxed vegetables. During the winter, frozen vegetables are a staple in our house. Often, I freeze vegetables from our garden, but I occasionally buy them from the store. Especially towards the end of winter when our supply is running low.Last week, we picked up a box of the Nibblets Corn & Butter Sauce. It was a quick and delicious addition to our dinner. Simple to prepare, it could easily be a new addition to our weekly meal plan.

With Earth Day less than a week away, you may be wondering just how "green" Green Giant really is?

Over their century-long history, Green Giant has worked to reduce its environmental footprint by reducing the amount of land and water needed to grow vegetables and is packing vegetables in smaller, lighter packages, allowing it to be delivered with less fuel. They also have used traditional seed breeding methods over the last 35 years to double the amount of sweet corn grown on an acre of land.

By teaming up with growers, Green Giant has been able to install a more efficient irrigation system, reducing water use by more than a million gallons a year, and by switching to more earth-friendly paperboard to package frozen vegetables, they are saving approximately 54,000 trees annually.

This year, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Green Giant is giving $200,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help fund an innovative project that will encourage greener farming practices. The goal is to repair and protect a natural treasure - the Root River, one of Minnesota's best trout streams. (Minnesota is also home to Green Giant.)

Buy It:
You can find an assortment of Green Giant products in your grocer's freezer.

Win It:
One lucky winner will receive a coupon valid for a free package of Green Giant frozen vegetables, a mini herb garden, an eco-friendly bamboo utensil set, and a 100% recyclable grocery tote.
To enter: Tell me how you are reducing your carbon footprint/how you are "going green."

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Giveaway ends 4/23 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be notified via email. Open to US only.

Green Giant provided me with a coupon, prize pack, and information though MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.

21 comments:

Joy said...

I'm planting a larger vegetable garden this summer so we can grow some of our own food. I also have been trying hard to use fans and windows instead of the AC this spring. And we are walking my little girl to preschool instead of driving when the weather is good.

I love Green Giant veggies too! I stocked up last week when they were on sale and I had coupons. So easy and so healthy!

Joy said...

I'm following you. (My email is joyinthisjourney@fuse.net)

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I'm following you on Twitter! My username is http://www.twitter.com/writingjoy

pixie13 said...

We recycle, use reusable grocery bags & use low energy light bulbs. I'm working on making the switch to eco-friendly cleaners.

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Sue said...

I am using the reusable bags at the grocery stores. - No more plastic bags.

Sue said...

Following your blog now.

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Following you on Twitter now (Suec)

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Tweeted:

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Karin said...

Recycle cans and newspapers.
Hang clothes on outside line to dry during warm weather.
Shop at second hand stores and garage sales. Oftn buy used instead of new.

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Amanda said...

We plant a veggie garden, recycle as much as possible, and use cloth napkins.

Amanda said...

I follow you on google friend connect.

Stephanie said...

We are going green buy growing a big garden, expanded size again this year. We also have chickens for a very local source of yummy eggs.

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Stephanie said...

I blogged
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The Bookworm said...

To grow "green" we've been using cloth diapers, reusable shopping bags, and recycling!

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I'm a blog follower.

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Sue said...

I never go to the store without my own bags. And we just got our garden planted. I love veggies! Thanks for the giveaway.

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