Tuesday, March 5

Green Tip Tuesday - Choose Carton

Happy Tuesday! How are you doing this year on being green? I was thinking about this earlier this week and talking to my husband about how "Living Simple" isn't on the top of priorities list much these days, especailly when considering a New Years Resolution. And then we starting thinking, why does it have to be in the beginning of the year, well, yeah, we get the whole "starting over" thing, but how about ANYTIME?! Sometimes we have those bad days, or days where we just feel like we want to hit the re-wind button and start over. GO AHEAD!

Evergreen packaging shared with me their "Go Green at the Grocery Store" contest and I figured it would be a great time to share it if anyone is wanting to get some ideas on how they could do their part at the grocery store.

So, you can start living green today by making simple choices at the grocery store.

Take a look at 4 easy ideas to try today and choose one to start helping the environment. No matter what you choose, you'll be entered to win 1 of 5 $100 Gift Cards to Whole Foods!
Click the "Vote" tab to select from one of these choices
  • #1 Buy Local
  • #2 Pick Products With Less Packaging
  • #3 Use Reusable Grocery Bags
  • #4 Buy Products With Renewable Packaging
To enter just go to Choose Carons Facebook page and click on the "Go Green at the Grocery Store" tab and then click on VOTE to view the entries! Make a choice and click VOTE!

After you vote click the "Like" button or "Send" it to friends and family so they can participate as well. Help spread the word that it matters how their products are packaged and to Choose Cartons!

Tweet this: "RT: Do you @ChooseCartons? Start TODAY! Cast your Vote http://bit.ly/WZ1l8z #WIN $100 Whole Foods gift card!"

You can learn more about Choose Cartons on their website. You can see the story of a carton, share it, find where you can recycle your cartons in your area and check out the great crafts made with cartons. Teaching our children about sustainability and recycling is not just educational but FUN! Here are some ideas you can do with your cartons at home.
  1. Make a Boat and all other sorts of floaties
  2. Use as a gift box
  3. Pencil holder
  4. Mini Mail box/Allowance box
  5. Birdhouse

Have you ever made something out of a carton? Think about egg cartons too! I just pinned a beautiful flower wreath on Pinterest and it was made out of the egg holders of the egg carton! Can you believe that they are making them out of plastic now too. Where does it end?

But anywho, really.... go and enter the contest, what do ya got to lose?

Don't forget your reusable bags and milk 'carton' next time you go to the grocery store!


  1. I love the mice in the milk carton boats. So cute! My toddler would love this!

  2. We always use reusable grocery bags, it's such an easy habit to get into.

    1. Yeah, I don't know why more people don't use them!

  3. You can make bird feeders out of the milk cartons too. People stop feeding birds in the early spring but forget that there's not food for them yet.

    1. Great point! You know what, I'm gonna help my girls make some... tnx


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