March 29, 2010
Tanja from online eco-friendly shop Big Green Smile has alerted us to a competition a beauty brand is running. She writes:
“Melvita is giving eco-conscious consumers the chance to win one of its luxury pampering hampers worth £120 – filled with a selection of organic natural beauty products.
“The France-based company, certified organic by EcoCert, is one of the leading manufacturers of ethical cosmetics.
“To celebrate its launch in the UK, Melvita is giving away a selection of its best selling organic products that “will beautify and care for you and your skin” using effective natural ingredients – which have passed stringent certification tests.
“In the hamper, the winner will find fondant body balm, rosehip seed oil, shower cream, micellar water, hand-softening cream and eye contour gel.
“To be in with a chance of winning, fill in the form on the Daisy Green Magazine website by April 3rd.
“Melvita was founded by biologist and beekeeper Bernard Chevilliat in 1983 and has over 300 products in its organic natural beauty range.”
September 29, 2009
Life Goggles has teamed up with the London’s Barbican Art Gallery’s latest exhibition to give away two tickets.
Radical Nature – Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009 exhibition, celebrates the
innovative and environmentally friendly developments that have occurred in the design and architecture fields and the people behind them.
Tickets usually cost £8 but we have two to give away by answering the simple question below. The closing date is 5pm (GMT) on Monday 5 October and the winners will be notified by email. You can find out more about he exhibition on its website.
Question: In which city is the Barbican Gallery?
October 6, 2008
Fancy earning/winning $25,000 for making a video? The X Prize Foundation have announced a new initiative that you may be interested in. They currently offer prizes of $10 million or more for major breakthroughs that have the potential to benefit humanity, such as the Progressive Auto X Prize that is offering $10 million for cars that are super-efficient (100mpg+ or the energy equivalent), clean and attractive.
They are going to pay $25,000 for the best green breakthrough that “would be worthy of a $10 million prize”. All you have to do is make a video a video explaining your prize idea and submit it to the X Prize Foundation channel on www.youtube.com/xprize.
You have to answer three questions: What is the worldwide problem that you are trying to solve? What is the specific prize idea, with rules and judging criteria? How will it benefit humanity?
More details can be found on the video on the X-Prize Youtube page (I couldn’t embed it here, the scoundrels). Ideas have to be in by October 31st and the winner announced on November 15th. Good luck!
August 21, 2008
Rachelle Strauss (aka Mrs Green) and the three other members of her family from the UK are about to set about challenging themselves to creating zero waste!
By recycling all that they can and changing their shopping habits, they hope to be able to produce nothing for the landfill each week. The first week in September will be their official ‘zero waste week’. When they started preparing for this challenge, an ‘average’ week was about 100 liters (26.4 gallons) of landfill waste. Recently they put out just under 200 grams (7 ounces) – less than half a carrier bag.
They’ve launched a website to track their progress. As well as a blog, they have articles on how people can reduce the amount of rubbish they have, polls, competitions (22 prizes!), review products and discounts. Why not take a look and see how they’re doing?
August 4, 2008
Just a quick update to link to another competition, this time hosted by 1GreenProduct.
What’s better than a vacuum cleaner that uses 1/3 less power than a standard vac while still trapping 99.97% of dust and allergies in a HEPA filter? How about a free vacuum cleaner that does all that! To enter you have to simply sign up for the email subscription list at 1GreenProduct.com by 11:59 p.m. on October 10th and be automatically entered to win.
July 3, 2008
It’s competition time at Life Goggles and we’ve got some stunning jewellery to give away courtesy of our friends at Adila. One winner will win both a bracelet and a pair of earing from Adila’s sparkly new summer range – Xhenoga.
And a bit of info on who made the prizes: “In 2002, designer and founder Jeannette Gibson started an independent empowerment and skills training program, employing thirty women from the surrounding informal settlements of Cape Town, South Africa. The studio is filled with laughter, song and plenty of chatting as the women weave and crochet the extraordinary designs created by Jeannette. Xhenoga not only creates much needed employment, but also provides a base for the traditional community spirit to flourish.”
All you have to do is answer the following question and enter you email address:
How much is a beaded cuff in the same range as the bracelet and earrings? For a clue, click here.
This competition is now closed. Current subscribers are automatically entered.
If you don’t win, don’t worry, there’s plenty of them online at Adila and they come in many colours.
April 21, 2008
There are lots of ways to enter so give it a go!
1 x Lili webcam worth $40/£20 from United Pepper (International)
Born in Vietnam, designed in Belgium, the Lili webcam is about 74 mm in size with a 1.3 MP camera, flexible legs, and a microphone. Made from sand, cotton, kapok it has a low ecological impact with recycled packaging, and uses renewable materials. Plus it looks funky and is available in a variety of colours.
1 x CynerGreen stainless steel reusable water bottle worth $13 / £6.50 (International)
CynerGreen bottles are 304 Stainless steel, and are reusable, recyclable and a great value – cool shapes too! They provide eco-friendly promotional products and services to the global community, specializing in the meetings and hospitality industry. The company sells its exclusive stainless steel water bottles in an effort to minimize the use and purchase of plastic water bottles which causes an additional 47 million gallons of oil to be produced each year in America alone.
1 x Reborn Glass Night Light from Reborn Glass worth $45 / £22.50 (US only)
The prize is a Reborn Glass Night Light valued at $45. Reborn Glass is a trash to treasure artistic endeavour… One of a kind kiln formed fused recycled bottle glass gifts. They realized that bottles only come in green (trees), brown (earth), blue (water),and clear (air). The relationship between those colors and the earth’s natural resources inspired them to create our line of subtle, artful reminders to conserve. All of their offerings are packaged in hand stamped recycled gift boxes and/or hand stamped cotton draw string bags, and their original keepsake conservation themed poems are enclosed. They will ship via US Priority Mail to the continental US.
And those are in addition to the prizes from our other sponsors: Nigel’s Eco Store, Ecotopia, Bulldog, Stubby Pencil Studio, Klean Kanteen, Male Organics, Fair Trade Sports, Monave, Green People, Ethical Babe, Green-kit, LetsGoGreen, GreenTomato, Radius Toothbrush, HarperCollins, Source Books, Penguin, Green Books, Real Deal Brazil, adila (just & fair), Ganesha, Simple Shoes, ChicoBag, Flip and Tumble, Satvia Bags, autonomie project, SIGG, ECOutlet, The Green Dog Company, http://www.anbPortal.com, Nixie Clothing, Natural Collection, Forest Secrets Skincare, Ingle & Wood, By Nature, Akamuti, CamelBak, Bourgeois Boheme, Green Gift Bagz, Lu Lu’s American Baby, Verdant Computing and howies.
So go and enter the competition!