Friday, January 28

CLOSED - Day 5: Eco in the Kitchen


The other day, I don't remember where I was reading it or where I saw this but we were talking about how... Ohhh, I remember now. Last weeks Change the World Wednesday challenge!! They were talking about "Green Cooking," and one of the comments I read was about using what God gave you to make and serve a family meal (meaning, not using a blender or one of those plastic gadgets!). So when I read that I was on the search for eco-friendly utensils, because I was thinking about my wedding at the time and I was like, I do not want those cheap plastic sporks (although the spork was a good invention), plastic straw and napkin that doesn't clean anything before falling to pieces at "My Wedding!" Usually when I'm searching for something I will search "'s" because I trust other blogger moms before the actual company websites. And I found these--------------------->>> (see picture below)
Ecoware biodegradables! (Compostable Birch Wood Cutlery!) Don't tell me this is not awesome! And they go right along with my theme Asian Chic (well, not so much chic) and after use I'll either throw them in our compost bin or even if they get thrown away they will biodegrade. They're also an approved vendor of "The Green Bride Guide." Take a look at this picture, they were actually used in weddings:

So I flocked to their website and took a look at their products. I was almost sure that they were going to be like $3-5 per pack or something like that. But no... they are actually extremely affordable (100 forks: $8.95 plus delivery)! I emailed EcoWare Biodegradables and received a response right away about my inquiry for my wedding. I mean, of course, it's not till next summer, but I love to be prepared.

The representative also let me know that they have plates and bowls at! Jackpot, how awesome is that. Funny thing is that I haven't found anyone to cater my wedding, lol. But we still have time.  The Earthen line of plates, bowls and platters are made from fallen palm leaves, are 100% natural, and a beautiful compliment to the cutlery.

Here's a little more information on this company:

 Ecoware Biodegradables supplies FSC-Certified wooden cutlery for restaurants, cafes, schools, weddings, or simply a picnic in the park! Our disposable biodegradable wooden cutlery appeals to those looking for a unique, eco-friendly cutlery alternative to traditional disposable cutlery, at a cost that fits your budget.
We are committed to making it easy for individuals and businesses to make environmentally responsible choices for their disposable cutlery and tableware. Most disposable products are manufactured using non-renewable resources and often recyclable plastic products never make it to the proper recycling facilities. Instead, they end up in landfills, where they never break down.

Ecoware's stylish and hip wooden forks, spoons, and knives from minimize harmful plastic waste and provide an all natural, eco-friendly cutlery option to replace disposable plastic tableware at a comparable price. Durable and smooth, use them for your next picnic, party, special event, in your cafe or restaurant, or anywhere you choose! With retail packs, pre-packaged cutlery sets, and wholesale bulk cutlery available, Ecoware offers eco-friendly tableware for everyone.
I ordered a few to try out but Ecoware was so excited that I was excited that they wanted to give a pack to one of my readers for this weeks Going Green Event ($15 value)! Read below to find out how to enter todays giveaway! Also, don't forget every post this week has extra entries, and you can put them towards any giveaway this week.

*100% natural
*no additives, coatings, or other ingredients
*Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified birch wood
*unique and charming
*family run company
*Top 5 Best Eco-friendly Product in 2010
*Featured in New York Times
*coming soon to Williams-Sonoma!!

BUYEcoWare Website & Earthen Trading Website (Earthen has a list of retailers and online stores you can buy from)

Forky's Blog

25 piece retail pack of forks, a 25 pack of knives, and a 25 pack of spoons ($15 value) & a 25 pack of plates from the Earthen line! You guys are soooo lucky!


Mandatory Entry - 1 entry
(must do all 3)
  1. Follow me via GFC (Publicly)
  2. What is your favorite item from Ecoware or Earthen?
  3. Do you compost? 

(not necessary)

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Follow Ecoware on Twitter - 1 entry 
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Tweet about this Giveaway (3x/day)

"#Win a set of @EcoWareProducts on @cjrthemommyblog for #GoingGreenFor2011 #giveaway Ends 1/29"

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Vote for me on any or all Top Mom Blogs (1-4 entries/daily)

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Grab the Going Green Button - 2 entries

Link here

Blog about this Giveaway - 5 entries

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Visit Katie's Green Giveaways and tell me you entered or what you learned - 2 entries

Enter Karen's Green Giveaways and tell me you entered or what you learned - 2 entries

Leave a comment for each entry 
AND Link if necessary
AND Email in each comment

Giveaway will end on Friday, Saturday 29th at 11:59 pm CST and 1 winners will be chosen via Winner will have 48 hours to contact me (from time stamp on email) or another winner will be chosen.

Disclousure: Thank you to Ecoware for being a sponsor of the Going Green Event. I was not compensated nor given a script of what to include in the giveaway. I was given some samples to try out (still being shipped). All opinions are my own and I do plan on using them for my wedding! :D


  1. I follow you via GFC.

    I LOVE the Earthen trading sweetheart dessert plates!

    We have a compost pile! We collect our food waste in a plastic container in the kitchen and I take it out about twice a week. Then in the spring I topdress my vegetable garden.

  2. I follow ecoware on twitter (corgipants)

  3. I follow you on twitter (corgipants)

  4. I'm a follower, thanks for letting me know about this giveaway. I like the eco-wooden cutlery and yes, we compost, a lot.

  5. I follow via gfc, I also like the 180 mm Spoon
    I would like to know more about composting. I compost coffee grounds.

    missanneperry at gmail dot com

  6. I Like Ecoware on Facebook
    Anne E. Perry
    missanneperry at gmail dot com

  7. I Follow Ecoware on Twitter
    missanneperry at gmail dot com

  8. I like the 96mm Round Ice Cream Spoon on ecoware.

    I don't compost right now because of space limitations of apartment style living.

    I followed your blog via GFC

    Thnks! Hope I win!

  9. I Like The Mommy Blog on Facebook Anne E. Perry
    missanneperry at gmail dot com


  10. I Like The Mommy Blog on Facebook Anne E. Perry
    missanneperry at gmail dot com


  11. I shared forkey's blog via Twitter

  12. tweet!/aeperry/status/31135835151671298
    missanneperry at gmail dot com

  13. I Follow via GFC at Gaining & Losing
    Anne Perry
    missanneperry at gmail dot com

  14. Follow via GFC at Gaining & Losing
    Anne Perry
    missanneperry at gmail dot com

  15. I follow you via GFC. Unfortunately, I do not compost right now because I live in an apartment in downtown Chicago and have no outdoor space, so it would be very difficult. My favorite product from Earthen is the rectangle platters!

  16. I am a GFC follower
    I also love the round ice cream spoons!
    Yes, we compost :)

  17. I love the earthen 4 oz dip bowls.

  18. I do compost - but living in the frozen north, it's a bit of a challenge in January. I'm getting ready to set up a vermicomposting setup in my basement!

  19. Following you via facebook, entry 2.

  20. Following you via networked blogs.

  21. Following gaining & losing via gfc.

  22. Following gaining & losing via gfc, 2

  23. I entered Nancy's green giveaways for imagination box & sage green diapers.

  24. I entered Nancy's green giveaways for imagination box & sage green diapers. entry 2.

  25. I visited Katie's blog and found that she had a problem with not being able to identify winners on a recent giveaway.

  26. I visited Katie's blog, entry 2.

  27. I entered Karen's giveaway for fresh organics skincare

  28. I entered Karen's giveaway for fresh organics skincare, entry 2.

  29. I entered your gear tie giveaway.

  30. I follow via GFC.
    I love EcoWare's disposable wooden cutlery.
    I do not compost, but hope to start this spring/summer!

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

  31. I follow you.
    I like the wooden spork.
    Yes, we compost.
    trishabear1970 at yahoo dot com


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