*(Actual model being given away is not known. Above photos shows one of the models Fiskars carries)
It's easy: Write a post on what you are doing in your yard to contribute to a greener environment. NOTE: You don't need to be a tree hugger or an environmentalist for this! Just a garden blogger! *You do need to have an active garden blog. Your post need not be a Pulitzer-prize-eligible piece of work. NO, just a paragraph or two (or, more if you wish!) about things you are already doing, or even are planning to do, to help our earth stay clean.
Author, national television show host, and syndicated columnist Joe Lampl, of Growing A Greener World (a.k.a joe gardener®) 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.
What are the other prizes?
*Three pairs of garden gloves by West County Gardener
*Two hand tools (weeders) by CobraHead
*A jar of GreenCure Fungicide with spray bottle by GardenShoesOnline
*Earth-friendly (stainless steel) water bottle by Hip Mountain Momma
*A donation by WomensWork, (which I'll add as soon as I know)
What do you need to do?
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 help our world stay 'green'. *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.
2. Include, in your post, a reciprocal link back to This Page and include the badge in your post or your sidebar.
EPA website has a section to give you some information.
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).
How will the Grand Prize winner be determined?
I will read all posts to be sure directions were followed, and that something of some substance has been written. It need not be a Pulitzer-winning-essay but should show a little effort and not be 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: Prize eligibility is to US and Canada residents only. However, I would love bloggers from other countries to join in just because you want to spread the word! Many of the current posts that I've received are from outside the US and Canada.
Have fun with this! Read through some of the others already posted, but don't feel you have to compete. This isn't a contest, so I'm not choosing 'the best essay'. No, it's to get you (and others) thinking about what you (or they) already do or want to add to your lifestyle to make it more sustainable. And, it's to announce the approach of Earth Day so our readers will be aware.
Wondering what's in this for me? Nothing tangible...no gifts or prizes. But I feel excited to be able to honor our earth by helping to bring attention to sustainability issues, and of course, meeting more garden bloggers is a huge benefit;-)
Any questions? Email me: starlight1957AT
--Today I am thankful for being able to offer this give away for garden bloggers everywhere, spreading the word and learning about Earth Day and treating mother earth kindly.
Words and photos by Jan Huston DobleThanks For Today.