Saturday, November 8, 2008

Act 2 Green Smart




A great gift for that person in your life that wants to be green is a bag from act 2 Green Smart. The exterior fabric is 100% recycled PET polyester and the interior fabric is also 100% recycled PET polyester. PET is plastic bottle, and they are one of the biggest enviromental disasters today. In the United states alone, 230 bottles per person go to landfill per year. That's enough crushed bottles to fill the Rose Bowl Stadium in California every two weeks! These bottles, which are made from petroleum , find their way into landfills, rivers, lakes and roadsides. And they never decompose.
act2GreenSmart thinks that this is unacceptable. The technology exists today to convert bottles into high quality, durable fabrics which look and perform equal to their virgin counterparts. All of Act2 fabrics are made from 100% certified post-consumer PET bottles. You get a top quality product made from one of the world's most durable fabrics, polyester, AND save the planet at the same time. If you would like to see a step by step process of how you can turn plastic bottles into bags go here.

To make this tote it took 10 - 16 oz. PET bottles. It saves 6,623 Btu or 1.9 kWh and it saved enough energy to power your laptop for 78 hours. Now how is that for going green?


Would you like to win an act2 GreenSmart tote of your own?

Just leave me a comment telling me how you do your part to be green.
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116 comments:

Dree said...

I wash all my clothes in cold water.

Dree said...

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reb said...

We have water saving shower heads.

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B said...

We drive a prius, use travel cups, recycle everything, and only have florescent lighting.

Shannon said...

By recycling as much as possible.

Tes283 said...

I try to buy based on the amount of waste that I will NOT have to throw away.
I also think outside the box. Chop sticks can be used as finger replacement for sewing. It saves my fingers. I can also use it to push fabric under the foot as I lower the foot.

peg42 said...

We've been making sure to conserve energy whenever possible. We changed all our bulbs to energy saving and we make sure to keep lights off and to keep our heat low. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

Sandy said...

instead of bottled water we have a filter that can be switched on for filter water to refill a bottle at the sink- kids love it because htey have their own bottles

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Jessica said...

I wash my clothes in cold water too. And I save all my plastic grocery sacks and reuse them. I am planning on getting some of the curly light bulbs and some fabric totes to put my groceries in. Thanks!

Milton said...

Everything is recycled or placed in the compost; glass bottles are reused whenever possible.

chromiumman said...

we just got a prius

diesel51 said...

I let things dry without the dryer when possible. I always carry a reusable grocery bag when shopping.

denyse said...

I use reusable bags and switched out our bulbs and have a low flow toilet.

naturegirl said...

We use the new light bulbs, we recycle everything that we can, we buy energy efficient appliances, we use natural/organic cleaners, and we conserve energy and water as much as possible.

redron said...

wash in cold water and recycle everything

haber5432 said...

Take cloth bags to the store.

mverno said...

for one thing i buy bulk whenever possible it cuts down on refuge

Sunnyvale said...

We take cloth totes to the grocery store, we can use another one, plus one of ours is already getting frayed.

ivantheterrifying said...

I reuse my aluminum foil until it is no longer useable.

sito50 said...

I buy used whenever possible - clothes, furniture, appliances.

lisagee said...

Dress warmer instead of turning the heat up.

Tonya said...

recycling as much as possible

Annie said...

We wash everything in cold, we turn off the taps when brushing our teeth, we recycle everything that can be, we always bundle up under sweater, slippers and blankets (I never turn on the heat!!), we walk when we can and we unplug everything at night time!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

danosor said...

I compost,recycle ,save energy by lowering and cuting back and educate others about the enviroment.

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I would love to win this. We recycle everything we can. We have made bird feeders from milk jugs. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I recycle and I wash in cold water and have done this for a long time, I grow my own vegetables in the summer.

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Jenn S. said...

I recycle, and generally just try and live as minimally as possible.

Jenifer M, said...

I don't drive, I walk everywhere! It's a healthy way to get exercise and run those little errands that I can just carry!

sundayminimalist@yahoo.com

Shel said...

We don't buy bottled water anymore. Everyone in the family has their own reusable water bottles. We also recycle and put in a new Water Pik showerhead that has a pause feature for "navy showers".

shel704[at]aol[dot]com

Sharon said...

Lights off as often as possible, heat turned down, recycle, walk instead of drive WHENEVER we can. Thanks for entry!

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Lana said...

I walk everywhere and unplug all appliances when I'm not using them!



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Sara said...

I use a reusable bottle instead of buying plastic

Tobye said...

I wash in cold water, I have low flow nozzles on all my faucets, I take my own bags to the store, and I recycle anything I can.

Don A. said...

we recycle our junk mail to make pretty one of a kind papers

Kimberly L said...

Use cold water to do my wash, and line dry instead of the dryer

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Karen said...

Showers, instead of baths... water saving shower heads :)

ladyspy79 said...

I recycle or reuse most everything I can: ziplocs, plastic and paper bags, cardboard.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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K Amos said...

We cook in big batches and freeze small portions so we don't buy as much junk or dirty up as many dishes

Devon said...

We've switched to using a pur flavor option water pitcher and ditched sodas!

jemmmers74 said...

We wash clothes in cold water and in the summer we open the windows ans use fresh air as much air in stead of the A/C as much as possible

Jennifer said...

I adore these totes! We recycle, use our own bags for groceries, we have extremely low flow on all our faucets and shower heads, I wash everything on cold and air dry when possible, I use ECO friendly products, and all our lighting is CFLs.

knititngmomof3 AT gmail DOT com

Jennifer said...

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DOODLEGIRL said...

use a reusable water bottle instead of plastic disposable

vboackle said...

we recycle newspaper.

Becca said...

We recycle everything, we only do full loads of laundry, we stopped using paper plates and plastic silverware, we use real water bottles instead of plastic ones and we have turned our heat to a lower temperature this winter. Thanks!

ky2here said...

I compost nearly everything - even dryer lint.

littlelatina said...

I recycle, I try to conserve energy as much as possible and I just started buying environmentally friendly cleaning products

Kari said...

I use cloth bags at the market!!

dawns41 said...

We recycle paper, plastic, and aluminum. We use reusable market bags. We use geen cleaning products like seventh generation. We are putting in a home orchard.
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

rosannepm said...

Walk to the grocery store and use our green bags when we live in a suburban area

K. Cleaver said...

We do what everyone else is doing. Wash on cold, recycle, changed out the lightbulbs, and use canvas bags at stores.

Anonymous said...

I wash my clothes in cold water, use energy efficient bulbs, recycle all aluminum and paper products, and only have the lights on in the house when necessary.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alice said...

recycling as much as we can

Beverley said...

We do all our laundry in cold water, and recycle everything we can.

bleu said...

I reuse and recycle whenever possible.

bleuteam at gmail dot com

Shana0825 said...

I do my laundry with Cold water only... And we drink purified faucet water instead of bottled water

Mae B said...

ive gone green by using a shower timer

Kathleen said...

I use baking soda for everything, from cleaning, to scouring pans to deodorizing. It's biodegradable and safe!

Kathleen said...

I added your holiday button to my blog

Debbie Criss said...

I recycle everything. This year we tore down a trailer with double pane windows. We saved all of them and are replacing all our house windows. Our house was built in 1940. I think the windows were as old. We are insulating walls. Replaced the roof thats been leaking for 2 years. So far I have went thru a case of caulking. We're adding a bathroom and fitness room upstairs. All the bathroom fixtures is water efficient. I have cracked down on electric. Any thing with electronic lights are hooked to surge plugs we shut off. I open the curtains upstairs to the balony window for heat. I waste nothing, time, food, money. We are very smart shoppers. The list goes on and on. I'm the greenist you've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Washing clothes in cold water, in summer leaving windows open at night and not needing to use air condtioning during the day, unplugging appliances when not in use.

Cindi ladybrit911@hotmail.com

RE said...

The easiest thing to do is wash laundry in cold on the lowest load size possible to conserve water! Thanks!

wigget said...

our household tries to recycle as much as we can and use energy-efficient appliances (to save money too!)

Tanya W. said...

We have energy efficent lights and recycle

Randominities said...

To be green, I try to make crafts out of things that are heading to the trash, like using the fabric of old clothes. I also use a lot of fabric bags.

Sara said...

recycle newspaper.

AllieOop said...

We compost everything we can from the yard and kitchen.
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Shauna said...

I recycle and reused, I always try to use energy efficient lights as well as reusuing my cloth bags for the grocery store!

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justicecw said...

We turn our heat way down at night and when we are not home....we also recycle everything we can. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

SeahorseLady said...

We recycle as much as possible, use energy efficient light bulbs, reuse whatever we can and give away things that we no longer can use to those who need them.

Lisa said...

I turn off all lights when I'm not in a room and take shorter showers at lower temperatures.

wwe11 said...

I wash all my clothes in cold water.
And I try not to use so much ele. Thanks for the chance to win.
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yellowlabs said...

We use energy efficient light bulbs and recycle everything we possibly can!

Kt said...

We do the usual recycle and try to reduce waste and replace bulbs with efficient ones when they go out and we also compost! we just started last year and we have so much less garbage it's awesome.

kmsst19 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

We recycle our papers, take a tote bag with us when we shop for groceries and drive as few miles as we can.

gkstratos said...

We compost and always recycle. We've nixed our addiction to plastic water bottles, too
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Kate said...

I recycle everything I can, and I try to buy permanent things and reuse them rather than always disposable stuff.

Thanks!

strycker@slu.edu

smilenbackatu@yahoo.com said...

I have been green for sometime now in most aspects of my life. The reason was to be more cost effective, and it just so happens that it ends up being green also. I reuse everything, I use florescent lighting because it saves me money, We don't use cell phones, we only use rechargeable batteries, I make my own tote bags for groceries and I make my own body oil, I save just about everything and reuse it some other way. It not only saves the enviroment, but you can save soooo much money.

joannaonthelake said...

There are so many things we are doing as a family to Go Green. Everything from using our KOR One water bottles in place of buying bottled water to using CFL lightbulbs throughout the house and really conserving our energy consumption. One thing I started doing recently is making my own household cleaning products. Here is a recipe I will share with everyone:
It is a Creamy Soft Scrubber. You simply pour about 1/2 cup of baking soda into a bowl, and add enough liquid detergent to make a texture like frosting. Scoop the mixture onto a sponge, and wash the surface. This is the perfect recipe for cleaning the bathtub because it rinses easily and doesn't leave grit. Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin to the mixture and store in a sealed glass jar, to keep the product moist. Otherwise just make as much as you need at a time. I have been using this for the past 3 months or so and it works fabulously!
Thank you for the opportunity to enter this wonderful GREEN giveaway!
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Donna said...

I re-cycle everything I possibly can. Also, I wash in cold water. I don't throw out clothes we don't use anymore, I take them to the 2nd hand store to donate.

huggr1960 said...

I am on the Green Team where I work to make people aware at work of what they waste and what to do to lessen that waste.

Auriette said...

We recycle, turn off lights when we leave the room, and try to use green products whenever possible.

Lynn said...

We use public transportation or walk everywhere. I always carry cloth bags. We have changed all of our lightbulbs to the energy saving ones. We put up a screen door that seals tight. We bought a set of High Efficiency Washer and Dryer. We recycle everything possible. We use travel mugs whenever we go to get coffee. Instead of buying water we have installed a Britta Water Filter, which saves money and the environment.

bndraldy said...

Natural cleansers like vinegar and baking soda do a great job without harming the planet. I use reusable grocery bags, recycle and compost and try to conserve gas by driving much less.
Thank you for the opportunity to win!
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE !!!

Helen said...

I recycle everything that my city takes, reuse items all the time and reduce the products I buy.

dddiva said...

We reduce, reuse and recycle when we can, carry our own shopping bags, changed the lightbulbs, buy organic and recycled products when it is feasible, etc...

dddiva said...

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donna444444 said...

I recycle.
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Swtlilchick said...

I takes reuseable bags to the grocey.I wash my clothes in cold water.I have a compost pile.I
recycle just about everything.
We have turned the thermonstat
down.I use energy saver light
bulbs.I use dishwasher only when it is full.We stay home more to save gas.We use bar soap instead
of liquard lasts longer.
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klp1965 said...

i try to recycle everything and i do alot of gardening :)

Roseann K. said...

I've been recycling forever!

purango said...

We recycle, participate in clean up days for rivers and lakes, buy energy efficient appliances and bulbs, have a compost pile and have rain barrels to collect wwater for outside use. garrettsambo@aol.com

Heather said...

We recycle, use canvas bags at stores and use ceiling fans and cfl bulbs. Pretty soon, we'll be growing our own veggies.

Patty said...

we use florescent lighting, wood heat, I wash in cold water and line dry almost everything. We work from home so we conserve alot of fuel there. Using reusuable bags more and more.

lilyk said...

I carry with a reusable canvas bag with me when I go grocery shopping.

Tammy said...

I do all my laundry using cold water, and we use fluorescent bulbs.

Carolyn said...

I have a compost heap and add all my kitchen greens, plus my leaves from autumn all go in. I have the best compost come Spring!

Jennifer said...

We try to recycle everything we can.

DAVID said...

I keep the heat set at 55 and wear sweaters.

Kelly F said...

I think one of the most important parts of being green is educating others in how to be green. The three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), as cliche as they may have become, are still just as important as ever. Simple things such as turning off lights when you leave the room, buying energy efficient lightbulbs, and unplugging appliances when they aren't in use, really do make a difference. I am amazed at the momentum the green movement has gained and I am happy to see green go mainstream!

Anonymous said...

I recycle everything. My Grandmother used to reuse EVERYTHING. How did we go wrong? Well, at least the tide is turning and eveyone is trying to go green.
Kathy
kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

Kristin Harvey said...

we recycle all of the timeq

DianaLynn said...

I recycle, reuse and repurpose every single day.

dlcwin AT gmail DOT com

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i car pool to work

ChrysKJ said...

I always recycle when possible, and make sure to conserve energy in my household.

Brenda S. said...

By recycling as much as possible.

Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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fancyfeet48 said...

nice bag.

Brittany said...

i have energy saving lightbulbs and i take the trolly to work everyday instead of driving by myself

Melissa B. said...

We've stopped buying bottled water.

Timster said...

I wash all my clothes in cold water.

calgirl said...

I recycle, reuse and donate things to the local senior center and teen center.

masonsgranny59 said...

we wash all our clothes in cold water.