Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Going Green Extravaganza! giveaway

Kirthi Over @ Pages has come up with this great idea, Going Green! I decided to participate.

I noticed a few great ideas on how to reuse books. Here are a few things I found.
Which in my eyes are great Ideas and let me tell you why.....

I know everyone freaks when they hear about books being destroyed. BUT if you have a book that has been ruined by water, ripped, no cover these idea's are a way to give the book new life. I'd rather do something as this then toss the book.

Picture or card holder?
Found it here.

Business card holder made from a book. Process of making a business card holder from a book.



This you don't even really need to use a book but it's a great way to reuse them. Try a magazine.
Reuse paper to make beads














There are millions of things you can do to go green.

I am recycling some books for a lucky someone to win.
















You must leave a comment with how you live green. (no comment no entry)
Then you must go to the entry page. Link is below.
US ONLY

Click here to enter






24 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Your so clever.

I bet a paperback would make an excellent card holder! Brilliant!

Vidisha said...

I close all the lights and fan when i leave the room. i close the water when i m putting on soap...

Vidisha said...

I close all the lights and fan when i leave the room. i close the water when i m putting on soap...

EmilyJoy said...

When I take a shower get ready in the mornings, I open the blinds in the bathroom and don't turn on the light until I get ready to do my makeup. I'm also huge on recycling! If you've never read "Sleeping Naked is Green" by Vanessa Farquharson, you definitely should. It's a really funny book and it's full of great ideas! emilyjoymitchell at gmail dot com.

Bethie said...

I hang my clothes outside to dry instead of using the dryer.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

GMR said...

Wow...wonderful ideas! I should add to the list of "things that happen to books" two words....NEW PUPPY. Yeah, let's just say the ones they got a hold of that day, didn't really survive. Cie la vie! Good luck with the contest! ^_^

Smash Attack! said...

Cool giveaway!
I recycle all plastic, aluminum, cardboard and paper. Turn lights and fans off when not in rooms. I don't buy bottled water anymore. We use a Brita filer and a stainless steel water bottles...

Brooke said...

I walk/carpool/take the bus whenever possible instead of driving and recycle to live green.

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

Such wonderful ideas! I pay bills electronically, use reusable shopping bags at stores and use energy saving light bulbs :)

Thanks for the contest!

kaitlynkline[at]gmail[dot]com

Erika said...

Nice!! I think I may use some of those ideas....:)

Shelbie and Amanda said...

My parents own an organic food business, so we aways eat organic which is great for us and also makes it so less pesticides and harmful toxins are released into the earth or air! Also, we ALWAYS bring our own bags shopping, especially when grocery shopping. And of course, I reduce, reuse, recycle! (but who doesn't?)

- Amanda

Tore said...

I reuse paper and grocery bags. Tore923@aol.com

JenM said...

I try to only use reusable bags when I'm shopping - you should see the looks on the faces of the checkers at Target when I insist on using my Trader Joe tote bags. I recycle as much paper and plastic as I can. I drink filtered tap water rather than bottled water. We own a Prius and drive it almost exclusively. I also use public transit to get to work.

Elise said...

I use reusable shopping bags, low energy bulbs, minimize water use when brushing my teeth and washing dishes, and carpool to work.
caliblue7 at gmail dot com

lulilut said...

I reuse grocery bags and I always turn off the lights I not using. Plus, we installed a new a/c unit and water heater that is more efficient. This may seem silly but instead of writing down appointments, etc. I email myself the info so I have it handy and I'm not wasting paper. I think any little thing can help.
I love trash to treasure ideas like the book beads.

pams00 said...

Great Giveaway!

I try to use recyled products whenever possible, use energy saving bulbs, use mostly rechargable batteries, keep water running to a minimal, and use the resuable bags more often when shopping. Also have opted for the big bottles/jugs of water with reusable containers for 90% of the water purhased we use.

Pam S
pams00 @ aol.com

Lynda Young said...

Great ideas for the use of old damaged books!
W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

Katelyn said...

Thanks for the contest! I'm a big fan of using the energy efficient light bulbs and my roommate and I recycle.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I really try to live green by buying natural and organic whenever I can. I try to steer clear of chemicals in food, cleaners, and beauty products. Of course, there are exceptions. I definitely donate ALL of the books that I want to get rid of, no trashing them. I also donate clothes, etc to goodwill, etc.

mbreakfield said...

I use compact flourescent bulbs and cloth shopping bags.
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nova said...

I throw away next to nothing, recrafting or donating clothes, giving away things...

~Caley

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I use e-statements, pay electronically, hang out clothes to dry. Wash stuff in cold water. I donate books, when I'm willing to give one up, and love the card holder idea!

~Alyssa
Teens Read & Write

Maddie McPhail said...

I always find crafty things to make out of non-recyclable things!(:

arceli said...

I turn off lights when I'm not using them, I don't use air conditioning most of the time, and I unplug electronics when I'm not using them.