Thursday, April 1, 2010

Earth Day Celebration: Rain Barrel GIVEAWAY!!!


In recognition of Earth Day, which is April 22, 2010, the Garden Bloggers Sustainable Living project was created to share ways that garden bloggers are actively practicing a greener lifestyle and contributing to protecting our environment. In that same spirit, I'm having a Give Away!

*The Grand Prize:

Author, syndicated columnist, media host of Growing A Greener World, Joe Lampl has arranged for a Fiskars Rain Barrel donation, which will serve as the Grand Prize for the Garden Bloggers Sustainability project that I am hosting. Click Here to watch Joe demonstrate how to install a Fiskars Rain Barrel.

Additional Give Away items include:

West County Gardener has kindly donated 3 pairs of their gloves for this give away--including their Work glove and Rose glove.

"The snug yet comfortable fit, the stylish design and attractive colors really make wearing these tough duty garden gloves something to look forward to. And with the new eco-friendly design, each pair keeps one 8 oz. plastic bottle from the landfill." $20 West County Gardener

The generous folks at CobraHead are donating TWO of their earth friendly handtools, the CobraHead weeders:

"The CobraHead is the king of the hill as far as we’re concerned when it comes to the best tool for getting out those deep tap-rooted weeds. This tool feels great in your hand, is fun to use and is even designed for precision weeding around tender plants." $24.95 short handle  $59.95 long handle  www.cobrahead.com


Garden Shoes Online (many of you know Teresa from her garden blog, Gardening With Soule), is donating a jar of GreenCure with a spray bottle:


"GreenCure fungicide, for control of powdery mildew, black spot and otherplant diseases". $20.95 at Garden Shoes Online.

Suzy, from Hip Mountain Mama, is donating a reusable stainless steel water bottle, that appropriately spells out Love the Earth:


"Go green with these earth friendly reuseable water bottles! Help reduce unneccessary environmental waste caused by plastic water bottles and look cool doing it". $16 at Hip Mountain Mama.

Lastly, I am giving away a new, reusable and earth-friendly tote/grocery bag with my Maine wildflower photograph and the words 'Earth day is every day'.


 *See details.


Directions:
1. Create a *new post, on your active garden blog, sharing what you are doing in your yard/garden and/or plan to start doing, to contribute to a sustainable lifestyle.  *If you have written a previous post about Earth Day or 'being green', and you think it's relevant, you can use it, but please re-post it with the current date and name of this project, proper links, etc.
2. In your your post, refer to this project and include the badge either in your post or your sidebar. Add a reciprocal link back to This Page.
3. Mention in your post that Earth Day is on April 22, 2010. The EPA website has a section to give you some information:  Earthday



4. Come back and attach the link to YOUR post in a comment, either on this post, or the original post announcing the project, NLT April 15, 2010, by 11:59 pm.  I will then add it to the list of participants posts. *(When you come back to leave your link please also tell me your glove size in case you get chosen to receive a pair. I was given two women's medium and one men's large).

Determining winners:
I will read all posts to be sure the steps outlined were followed, and that something of some substance has been written. It need not be a Pulitzer-winning-essay and is not a 'competition'. A paragraph is fine (more if you wish) or at least a list of things you do, or plan to do--and please, not just a few sentences about why you want the rain barrel.  All qualifying entries will be placed in a drawing. The names will be drawn at random and winners will be announced in a separate post on or before April 20, 2010.

NOTE: Gifts can be sent to Canada and the US, only. However, many bloggers from other countries have submitted posts!

I came up with this idea while visiting Dee, at Red Dirt Ramblings as I read through comments left to her describing some of the ways many of you bloggers are actively practicing a greener lifestyle, and I was inspired!  If you haven't visited her recently SHE is having a CONTEST for a 'Fiskars Momentum reel mower' to get us thinking more about (and practicing) greener living! *Her Contest Has Ended.

I made a commitment to make some personal contributions to this lifestyle myself this year, and I am going to write about them in some upcoming posts.  I can't wait to read your posts and share our ideas announcing to the blogging world that Earth Day is not just ONE day but EVERY day! Let's share how we all contribute to giving Thanks to Mother Earth!

*View the participants posts HERE and check back as they are continually being added.

*View the prize winners (randomly chosen) HERE.

--Today I am thankful for gardeners who care about the earth.



Text and photos ©Thanks For 2 Day, by Jan Huston Doble

*All products being offered are donations. A product review was not requested nor was monetary compensation offered or requested by the author.

*This post was previously published on January 27, 2010.

109 comments:

  1. Jan, thank you so much for the link love, and I love your contest! Wonderful idea. I love those gloves. They are as good as they say. Thanks again. You made my day.~~Dee

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  2. What a great idea, Jan. From your blog I linked to the Earth Day site to check things out and pick up a widget or two. This year I'm not gardening (much) since we're sorta perching until deciding where to finally live (long story) so I'll likely not be participating - BUT, Yay You for doing this!

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  3. Hello Jan,

    I love this idea. I will get to work on a post...

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  4. Great idea Jan. I will work on a post and let you know when it's up.
    Those gloves look like they'd be really comfortable.

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  5. Inspiration for a post! Thanks for the incentive. :-) Have a great weekend.

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  6. Great idea, Jan! I'll see if I can think up a post.

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  7. Hi Jan, I just created a post... and I included a link to yours. Thanks for the opportunity to give this some thought!! :-)

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  8. Oops! Forgot my address: http://yardisgreen.blogspot.com/2010/01/earth-day-is-every-day.html

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  9. Jan, that is a wonderful idea. It gives me a blog topic to consider. This time of year, ideas are scarce.
    Marnie

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  10. Great idea, Jan! I'm looking forward to participating and reading everyone's posts! Ooooh...those gloves look GREAT!

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  11. Good for you Jan! We need more people choosing to go green and spreading the word about it.

    As Marnie said, this is a great idea for a topic. Some of us have been less than productive on our posts lately. :)

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  12. Jan, What a wonderful idea! You've got my thinking ... I'll be in touch. Pamelax

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  13. Cool giveaway.

    Good luck to everyone who participates.

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  14. when we we post?

    I went to Australia and came back to find I am too late to grow my son's favourite tomatoes.

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  15. A very nice idea... to keep the earth green. ~bangchik

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  16. Great idea! My posts are scheduled out past 1 March but I think I can change one perhaps. I'll think on it and come back once I've posted. Love those gloves!

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  17. Great idea, Jan! Even if I don't get a post up in time, I am making a conscious effort to be more eco-friendly in my everyday life. If each of us takes just a few steps towards a greener lifestyle, it can make a huge difference in our world. Thanks for promoting this.

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  18. Great idea! We have been trying to weave sustainable practices throughout our lives here, so I'll have to sit down and think about them, as they've become so much of a habit.

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  19. Hi Jan! I've already done my post, but I had to stop in to tell you that I was able to purchase 6 (six!) 55 gallon barrels today (for using for rain-water collection)! Quite honestly, I'm only keeping three of them. Three fortunate friends get the others. :-)

    How fun that you're receiving more items for your give-away!

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  20. Great idea Jan, I can't wait to read some more inspiring posts of those who join in! I think I'm a bit far away to join the contest ;) but I think I'll work on a post to join in just for the fun of it.

    My only problem is I'm a little confused. In Australia 'Earth Hour' on the 27th March seems to be promoted more widely that 'Earth Day' and while it seems the two should be linked in some way I can't find if/how they are. More research for me!

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  21. It is such a bright idea that can involve so many bloggers! You are certainly make a difference. Jan!

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  22. What a fabulous idea! Better get my blogging cap on!

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  23. Jan, My post is up at: http://tinaramsey.blogspot.com/2010/02/sparkles-for-earth-day-each-gem-part-of.html

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  24. Jan I would like to make a donation of a prize on behalf of Garden Shoes Online.. We would like to provide a jar of Green Cure with a spray bottle. It is organic and keeps away many diseases including powdery mildew etc... Please email me back and I will give your the information. I couldn't find your email address that is why I am leaving you a comment. I think this is a great way to make people more green conscious. Good for you. I wll be waiting to hear from you.

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  25. Hello Jan,

    I am so glad you are doing this. Thank you for organizing it all. Here is the link to my post http://www.azplantlady.com/2010/02/too-much-water-equals-more-pruning.html
    Thank you!
    Noelle

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  26. Hi, Jan. My post is up! www.pamsenglishgarden.com. Thanks so much for hosting this project! xx

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  27. Hi Jan, My post is just up at http://gippslandgardener.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/the-compost-challenge-can-you-help-reduce-greenhouse-gases/

    Thank you for hosting this, it is is the first blogosphere activity that I've participated in and it has been great to get involved :)

    As I'm still new at all this I'm having trouble getting the button to display on my page, but I'll get there in the end! Heidi.

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  28. What a wonderful idea Jan! And how cool that more sponsors are jumping on it.

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  29. Hi Jan, Thanks for visiting my Gardening for Nature blog, and inviting me to participate. I will definitely come up with a new post and put the link up on your blog. Nice to meet you!

    Kathy

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  30. Hi, Jan. Thank you very much for the link. I really appreciate the great job you are doing towards a greener world. I thought Earth Day is for US bloggers only. I am now thinking of something I can do that can relate to your effort or how I can participate.

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  31. Hi, Jan ~ Here is a link to my post: http://goawayimgardening.blogspot.com/2010/02/sustainable-livingstay-green.html

    Great idea! :)

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  32. Hi Jan, thanks for asking me to do this. As many of your fellow blogger are from the US, I have written a peice about trying to be green in the UK, I would be interested to hear how it differs with you.

    Visit my post: -
    http://igrewthisearlier.co.uk/2010/02/10/what-does-sustainable-living-mean-to-me/

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  33. I would hardly say guru of green but thanks for the comment! I think that if you want to try living sustainably start with something easy like turning the temperature of your washing machine down or switching your dishwasher to eco because once it is done, it is done so you don't need to remember again. Get into the habit of putting your vegetable peelings and coffee grounds into a bowl on your kitchen side ready for the composter rather than straight in the bin. Have your recycling bins outside the door ready to catch your cans and bottles because when the weather is bad you won't want to venture much past your front door. Don't choose something radical, because it will likely be novelty and once the novely wears off you will stop doing it. Living totally sustainabley is a pipe dream for most because, like alot of things it comes at a price and one that few of us can afford. One thing I didn't mention in the post and I don't know if it is something that you have in the States, but all new houses in the UK are now built with water meters which does help. Thanks again, hope the competition goes well. I am not being very green today because my lap top has been on all day and I have had my heating on higher than normal because it is so cold! Good luck with the competition and keep in touch.

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  34. Jan, I just posted about Sustainable Living. Thanks for sending me a message about it! I've been so swamped that I've hardly had a chance to visit other blogs, and I'm grateful you came to me. Thank you!

    I notice on your Comments message that you've had to resort to word verification. I'm going to have to do the same. The spam has found me. Ugh. Such an annoying pain.

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  35. Jan, what a wonderful idea. I have added my posts here:
    http://tammyinwv.blogspot.com/2010/02/garden-bloggers-sustainable-living.html

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  36. Hi Jan, thanks for helping raise awareness for Earth Day. I agree, everyday is and should be Earth Day. I wrote a post for Earth Day a couple of years ago, which can be seen by clicking here-Azalea Earth Day. It still is one of my favorite posts, and pretty much says how we feel about the topic. Hope it is okay to link an old post. :-)
    Frances

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  37. Hi Frances, it's preferable to put up a new post, announcing this project with a reciprocal link and bringing attention to Earth Day 2010. Your post is great...do you think you could just re-post it by slightly changing the title and intro? Jan

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  38. Dear Jan - as promised - a contribution from Brittany in France on keeping green! This is a fantastic idea -hope it might encourage and give new ideas too the link is http://jardinmiranda.blogspot.com/2010/02/going-green-just-has-to-be-seen.html Hope it's okay.

    Have a good week - Miranda x

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  39. What a neat idea. You and I seem to have a lot in common!

    I did an Earth Day post last year, trying to preach without offending anyone - ha. I'm obviously not entering it because it's old, but thought you might find it interesting: http://lawofthelandblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/happy-earth-day.html

    I also have a series of posts on my blog called "Easy Being Green," which you can find on my blog by searching that phrase.

    Love your blog and will be back to visit!

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  40. Thank you all for you great comments on this post! I have really enjoyed reading what you do to contribute to keeping our earth sustainable...and if you haven't yet posted, there's still time. Please, please don't worry about this being a 'detailed' post (unless you want it to be)...I really only asked for one or two things that you do! Writing essays worthy of publication in journals is fabulous but not necessary;-)

    The main purpose for this was to announce the coming of Earth Day, which is April 22, 2010--and I'm hoping to get the word out about that. I also think it's nice to bring this to others' attention,because believe it or not, just because people are 'gardeners' does NOT mean they are helping with sustainability. I was surprised to find out how many gardeners actually don't give it a thought! I'm only really learning about it,myself, in more detail.

    If you've written a post like this another year, that's fantastic! We should write them every year! My hope was to get a really big gift (ie: a rain barrel) but that didn't come through yet. I would like to have this project every year and maybe in the future we can obtain a 'bigger' give away item.

    If you have a post you've written in the past, you can still use it here--just 'tweak' it a bit, change the date for the Earth Day announcement, mention this project & link it, and shorten it if you like--one or 2 things you do is more than enough. You can just list them, no need to write a huge essay--unless you feel compelled to do so!

    Thanks to everyone who has joined in;-)

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  41. Hi Jan, here is my post for the project, hope it gets people thinking!

    http://gardeningfornature.blogspot.com/2010/02/every-little-bit-helps.html

    Kathy

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  42. Jan,
    Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to take part in this. I had great fun writing my post on sustainable gardening. Here is the link: http://liisainvermont.com/?p=714

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  43. This is lovely Jan. I would like to commemorate Earth Day so I'll try to come up with a post. Life and our understanding of it has changed so much since the first Earth Day. And I'm very happy about that.

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  44. Thanks, Jean. I would love you to participate. I look forward to it!!

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  45. What a great idea! I'd want to participate even if I there weren't any prizes.

    Just one question: What should the picture link to? Just your blog, or to this post, or?

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  46. Hey TM, I am excited you'll be joining in;-) After you write the post leave a message on this post, with your link. In your post, you don't 'have' to put the picture, but you can link it and/or a line in your post to either this post or the 'other' that talks about this, where I actually list the participants. posts. Or both;-) Looking forward to having you join in. I think some people are hesitant to do this because they think it has to be a really thorough write up of all the things they do...not the case at all. I just really wanted to have people list or mention a thing or 2. It isn't a 'contest' where I choose the 'best' essays-although, having read the ones so far, it should be--because they're all really good. I'm planning to write a brief one and keep it very simple.

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  47. Hi Jan, I think this is a great initiative of yours! I've already enjoyed reading some of the other blogs posts on Earth Day that you've listed. Here's my contribution:
    http://gardeningingermany.blogspot.com/2010/02/celebrating-earth-day-in-garden.html
    Thanks again for a good idea. Barbara

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  48. Thanks for your comment on my blog and for your kind remarks about my garden. I'm so glad I got myself an allotment here - it's a great institution and has really enriched my life. I'm sure you're more ecological in your own garden practice than you're letting on! Your initiative also made me think about a few things, e.g. I've been wanting to replace some of the lawn with a patch of meadow, maybe I'll go through with it now.

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  49. Hi Jan,

    What a great idea! Here's my post: http://tmousecmouse.blogspot.com/2010/02/sustainable-living-for-gardeners.html

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  50. Here's my post: http://lawofthelandblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/garden-bloggers-sustainable-living.html

    I sure would like to try those gloves or the Green Cure!

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  51. Oh what fun! I love contests and the prizes look great. Of course the best prize of all is a beautiful world. :)

    In any case, here is my entry. Hope it's not too cheesy.

    http://girlgonegardening.blogspot.com/2010/02/nickie-at-girlgonegardenings-journey-to.html

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  52. Hello again jan, I fixed my post. :) Have a beautiful day!

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  53. I think this is a wonderful way to get us all thinking about how much or little we do in this area. I know after reading some of these posts that I could do alot more. Thank you Jan this has been educational as well as fun.

    http://blog.gardenshoesonline.com/index.php/it-is-easy-being-green/

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  54. Hi Jan, I've finally got the link and image working in my sidebar! sorry it took so long, I'm still not very good with Widgets!

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  55. HEre ya go, Jan! http://www.thebikegarden.com/2010/03/sustainability-and-hood-rant.html

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  56. I thought I missed the deadline! (I don't do well with deadlines.) Here's my post: Testing the World's 1st Compostable Chip Bag.

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  57. Jan,
    I have put up my post:
    http://ourlifeinidaho.blogspot.com/2010/03/earth-day-giveaway.html

    and if I win gloves, mediums, please! Thanks for doing all of this, I think it's great!

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  58. Jan,

    I stumbled across your blog today and love it! I'm very much a beginner gardener, but love getting my hands dirty. I hope you have a chance to read my community gardening post and enjoy it. Thanks for the giveaway; if I win the gloves, a medium pair would be great!

    http://liveandsave.blogspot.com/2010/03/four-families-one-garden-huge.html

    Thanks!

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  59. Jan,
    Great idea and great project! Here is the link to my post: http://gardendaze.wordpress.com.
    I'm not sure if I followed all your instructions but I don't necessarily care--I was just happy to spread the word about earth day and your cause!

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  60. Hello, Jan-
    Thanks for the challenge to post about sustainability and gardening.

    Here's mine:

    http://naturalgardening.blogspot.com/2010/03/sustainable-gardening.html

    Lisa

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  61. I,m in too. http://elephantseyegarden.blogspot.com/2010/03/earth-hour.html Diana

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  62. OMG Jan, what a great idea. I can't believe it's been so long since I blog hopped. I totally missed seeing your post until now. I'll have to get a post together as I would LOVE that rain barrel, I've been thinking about buying one for a while now but haven't had the funds to do so.

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  63. Here's my post.

    http://ecologicalgardening.blogspot.com/2010/03/earth-day-and-sustainability.html

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  64. aloha jan,

    for some reason, the main link post doesn't allow any more comments, it reads some type of error message. i'm placing my post in this comment section..as you can see - we do alot of recycling in Hawaii...we have no choice!

    http://aplantfanatic.blogspot.com/2010/03/living-green-life-and-celebrating-earth.html

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  65. Jan, here's my post. I'm pretty new to blogging but hopefully I did everything right. I'm so excited to enter the world of blogging and be able to have an outlet to share my gardening joys. Here's a link to my post.
    http://hereagarden.blogspot.com/2010/03/earth-day-april-22-2010.html

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  66. http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2010/03/garden-bloggers-sustainable-living.html

    Hi Jan,

    I like what you are doing, We are too far away in New Zealand, please don't send me the prize even if I win. I just want to be involved as I am passionate about this.

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  67. So glad you posted this, Jan--I kept thinking I had until April 21 to get my post together. I'd better get busy writing it! What terrific prizes you're offering--thanks so much for hosting this. I happened to hear Joe Lamp'l speak this past weekend at a Garden Day sponsored by our local Extension Office and the Master Gardeners Group. He's a terrific speaker and had so many creative ideas for being more earth-friendly. I've been inspired to try to do much more myself.

    Lol, I just discovered I'd already commented on this post...well, then I guess I'd better stop commenting and start writing:)

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  68. Hi Jan:
    Here's what I have in recognition of Earth Day and to participate in your giveaway:
    http://dustybay.blogspot.com/p/whats-new.html
    Thank you,
    ~ Heather @ Dusty Bay

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  69. Sounds interesting. Will definitely try n participate! We should all strive to do our bit for the EARTH DAY and create awareness about the PLANET n our envt :)

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  70. Jan, someone else may have asked this already, but what about readers who don't have blogs? Will they be able to enter by tweeting or putting the post on FB. I'm not asking for myself, but I'm putting a link on FB and wanted to know if others could win. Thanks.~~Dee

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  71. My post is up - http://www.obsessiveneuroticgardener.com/2010/04/what-green-means-to-me.html - I love this idea and am really excited to be a part of it. Thank you!

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  72. Okay Jan, my post is up (finally!) http://cbmvwag.blogspot.com/2010/04/living-and-gardening-sustainably.html

    Thanks for the reminder!

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  73. Trailing in behind most everyone, but I finally have something to offer at http://bloomingwriter.blogspot.com/2010/04/sustainability-and-bloomingwriters.html

    Thank you for taking the time to put this together, Jan. It's nice to see people from across the world contributing.

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  74. just heard about this and it sounds like a great idea. I'll try to get something written for it asap.

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  75. Jan I have done this post in a bit of a rush .. we have so much to do here I am dizzy .. but this post
    http://gardenjoy4.blogspot.com/2010/04/garden-bloggers-unite-for-earth-day.html
    Is done for you now .. hope it expands and loads more bloggers join it girl !
    Joy
    PS .. if I have messed up some thing let me know ?

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  76. Hi Jan
    I have just posted an article about earth day. Here is the link.

    http://allanbecker-gardenguru.squarespace.com/?SSScrollPosition=0

    As you requested, I have also included a link to your site as well as the official photo banner for Earth Day. Thanks for suggesting the link to the EPA, I believe it adds a lot to the dialogue.

    Hope this project turns out to be a great success as you have put a lot of effort into it.
    Regards
    allanbecker-gardenguru

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  77. Hi Jan, my post is up this morning, you can find it here

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  78. Jan, my post is up, but I see I forgot to add the badge...I'll go back and try to add that now. Thanks again for sponsoring this!

    http://www.prairierosesgarden.blogspot.com/2010/04/celebrating-earth-day.html

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  79. Hi Jan! I finally have my post up too!

    http://readbetweenthelimes.blogspot.com/2010/04/earth-day-how-to-make-difference-in.html

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  80. Hi Jan -- my post is up today:

    http://wp.me/p2bM3-1fH

    I really enjoyed this project, and it has given me much to think about. I hope my post will do the same for others. Thanks for hosting it!

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  81. Finally got mine up today:
    Earth Days Are Easy
    http://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2010/04/earth-days-are-easy.html
    stop on by when you get a chance

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  82. Dear Jan,

    Thanks to my friend Kathy Jenz, I found you. My garden blog, Garden Putter, honors your wonderful idea with a post on my contributions to Earth Day. What a wonderful idea. Here's my link:
    http://gardenputter.blogspot.com/2010/04/putterer-makes-every-day-earth-day.html

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  83. Hi Jan, I just published my post, "Invasive Plants: What's a Gardener To Do?" Here's the link: http://jeansgarden.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/invasive-plants-whats-a-gardener-to-do/.
    Thanks so much for sponsoring this project. -Jean

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  84. What a great way to raise awareness about Earth Day, Jan. I just published my post about sharing our harvests with the needy in honor of Earth Day. I hope you'll check it out at: http://bit.ly/bwsGDE Happy Earth Day!

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  85. Thank-you Jan, This was a great idea. I got the incentive to learn about Earth Day. Your blog is so inspiring.

    http://byddi.blogspot.com/2010/04/what-on-earth-is-it-all-about.html

    Though I'm Irish I do live in California now. My glove size is Women's medium.

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  86. I'm in. The link is:
    http://theresnohorsetoodeadtobeat.blogspot.com/2010/04/jim-and-pats-sustainable-gardening.html
    It is my April 9 post. It was fun and hard all at the same time. Maybe it was because I read everyone elses. There are some wonderful posts out there. jim

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  87. Hey Jan,

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful event. Here is my link. http://gardeningwithconfidence.com/blog/?p=10008.

    Happy Earth Day! H.

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  88. This was a brilliant idea, Jan. I've always celebrated Earth Day but love this meeting of the minds.

    My post is up:

    It's Not an All or Nothing Thing

    Thanks, too, to the generous sponsors for providing the items for the giveaway! If I win the gloves, I'd like size Medium, please.

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  89. Hi Jan, my post is up at http://tinyurl.com/y75otrq. Thank you for hosting this project, and thank you to the sponsors. It's a wonderful idea.

    (If I happen to win the gloves, size medium will work.)

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  90. Hi Jan! Thanks so much for the reminder about your project. My post is *finally* up at Hayefield: In the Field

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  91. Jan,

    I'm glad you extended the deadline!

    Here's my story:

    Green Solutions for Home and Garden

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  92. Jan - My post is finally up at the Commonweeder. I'll be doing another post for Earth Day about water for my garden column which will also eventually make its way to the blog. We have to live in hope and take action.

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  93. Hi jan, My post is up at http://www.northerngardenersalmanac.com/2010/04/garden-pests-and-what-to-do-about-them.html

    This is a great way to celebrate earth day.

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  94. Hi Jan~

    What a great idea! I really like all of the green gardening products that will be a part of this giveaway. I've enjoyed reading the many interesting and useful posts the other bloggers have contributed so far. I'll have to think about this for a while and see what I can come up with. Good luck to all!

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  95. Hi Jan, At last, here is the link
    http://www.summerhouseart.com/blog/earth-day-in-the-garden-from-a-recycling-artist’s-perspective
    I've enjoyed writing this little post and must thank you again for hosting this wonderful Earth Day event!

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  96. Hi Jan, I finally have my post up at http://phillipoliver.blogspot.com/2010/04/sustainable-living-project-no-mow-lawn.html

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  97. Hello Jan,

    Missed the opp last year, so I'm glad to be able to participate this time 'round! Here's a link to my article about vermicomposting. Enjoy!

    http://idoradesign.blogspot.com/2010/04/feed-em-to-worms-boys.html

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  98. Sorry, I forgot my link. Here's another try.
    http://www.commonweeder.com/2010/04/12/our-sustainable-home-landscap

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  99. Hi Jan!

    I finally got a post done for Earth Day!

    http://www.growingthehomegarden.com/2010/04/how-dave-saves-world.html

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  100. Hi Jan -

    Thank you so much for inviting me to write such a worthy post, and to be a part of this fabulous group of bloggers!

    http://gossipinthegarden.com/2010/04/14/earth-day-is-here-how-will-you-celebrate/

    p.s. In case I'm lucky (which I might be as I'm the 100th commenter - that's gotta mean something, right?)...I'm a ladies size medium!

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  101. What a wonderful idea to get us thinking about what we're doing for sustainable living. You an find my blog post at

    http://ginnysgarden.blogspot.com/2010/04/going-out-i-found-was-really-going-in.html

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  102. Hello again, Jan....

    It seems the link I posted earlier isn't working (thanks to one of your alert readers!)....would you be so kind as to repost the correct link?

    http://gossipinthegarden.com/2010/04/13/earth-day-is-here-how-will-you-celebrate/

    Many thanks! - Rebecca

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  103. My post is at:

    http://gardensofpetersonville.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-sustainable-gardening-story.html

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  104. Jan, I too have been surprised at the number of gardeners (and even nature-lovers) who don't connect what they love to the way they live. Kudos to you for putting this out in the gardening community!

    My rather weird contribution is up at http://www.tulipsinthewoods.com/science/sustainable-seeds/, and I'm encouraging people to check out your list of excellent posts with old and new ideas about how we can contribute to the health of our planet, instead of sucking it dry.

    I remember my first Earth Day well. I love the idea of making this a big holiday on the web.

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  105. I think this is a wonderful idea. I found your blog through Phillip's (Dirt Therapy). I've started and stalled my post a few times, but it is finally up. You can find it at http://showerfreshgarden.blogspot.com/2010/04/garden-bloggers-sustainible-living.html.

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  106. THANK YOU to everyone who participated! This project is now CLOSED for new entries.

    I will make an announcement about the winners on or about April 20th.

    Stay tuned;-)

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  107. Hi Jan, sorry I messed up earlier today. I commented on your current blog as opposed to your original blog post announcing the project. Here is the link to my post: http://voiceinthegarden.blogspot.com/2010/04/earth-day-way-of-life.html

    Job well done! Thanks for allowing us to "speak". Diana

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  108. George, of 'The Vermont Gardener' has written a post about chemicals and autism, which I'm adding after April 15 because he added a link to my blog for Earth Day. You can read the post here:

    http://thevermontgardener.blogspot.com/2010/04/earth-day-thoughts-2010.html

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  109. Stevie, of 'Garden Therapy', posted about beneficial insects in the garden, and added a link to my blog--so I'm adding her post here, as well:

    http://gardentherapy.ca/earth-day-2010-attracting-beneficial-insects/

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