Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Blog Plan for April....HUGE Giveaways! Starting NOW!

I knew I wanted to do something really special this month, something bigger than I've ever done on this blog, not only to thank my loyal readers and fellow bloggers, but also to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day. As I've explained a few times, my husband and I are extremely conscious about the environment and are always trying to do our part to conserve energy, recycle, use organic/all-natural products, AND spread the word.

So what does that mean for you?

Each day of this month, starting tomorrow, I will be highlighting some products that I love or would love to try that are environmentally conscious. It may be food products, baby products, makeup, toys, books, etc. Each product can be purchased via an Amazon link, which will credit me through the Amazon Associates program.

Now, typically I am using Amazon Associates to try to bring in a bit of extra income for our family, but THIS WHOLE MONTH any proceeds I make from the products I feature that you then buy through Amazon, will be donated to an Earth charity that is yet to be determined. Cool huh? That means I'm going to be featuring at least two products a day, to try to appeal to everyone. I want to make money for this charity!

I am also going to be hosting a TON of giveaways this month...seriously, lots and lots of books to give to you! Starting tomorrow with an amazing giveaway of SIX BOOKS. And that's just the start folks, this month is going to be big!

GIVEAWAY BELOW

Finally, if you have an idea for an earth-friendly charity that I should donate proceeds to, leave a comment on this post for me. If I pick YOUR idea, you'll get a pretty cool prize. Trust me, it's great! Sound good? You have a week from today to pick the charity! If you blog about this, you get an extra entry...just leave a 2nd post. :)

YAY for giveaways and Earth conservation!! I'm a very happy blogger and I really think you'll enjoy this month at A Patchwork of Books.

9 comments:

Debi said...

Oh Amanda, my dear, you are the BEST!!! This is such an awesome thing to do!!!

Here's a link to our favorite Earth friendly organization. No need to enter me in the contest (I'm already the recipient of your generosity!), but I hope you pick the Nature Conservancy anyway because they really, really are doing great work!

Serena said...

This is a great idea. I really like to contribute to local environmental projects, like the Anacostia cleanup effort here near D.C.

check out this donation site: https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=521666511&PcaItemId=17778

Here's information on the project:

http://www.anacostiaws.org/

Infant Bibliophile said...

The Conservation Fund is appealing in that they spend 97% of their donations on programs, and they receive very high marks from groups that rate philanthropies: http://www.conservationfund.org/

Or, for something local to you, I'm partial to bird organizations lately...
http://www.swnmaudubon.org/

Nymeth said...

Hi Amanda, I found you via Debi. It's so awesome of you to do this!

My suggestion: The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. I read her book recently and it made me vow to donate to them whenever I can afford to.

Tumbleweed Trails said...

What a great idea. I love birds, so I think this one would be great:
http://www.swnmaudubon.org/


JD

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chimaerandi said...

I love the Conservation Fund, but someone already put that, sooo. This is very much a Montana thing, but the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation does great work, and is a brilliant coming-together of environmentalists and hunters to save wild populations.

kristel said...

Since some of us are around kids all day as teachers and librarians, I thought of one kids seem to be interested in as well...
The Rainforest Relief Organization.
http://www.rainforestrelief.org

Brimful Curiosities said...

How about http://www.ecolibris.net? They plant trees in developing countries to balance out the trees used for books.

Bridget said...

THanks for posting about all these neat green products, Amanda. I read about this organization in Women's Day and it intrigued me: crazycrayons.com is a crayon recycling program. Now we all know where to send the crayons in colors kids don't like. I'm not sure of they except donations, but their products are green.