Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Giveaway: NRDC Simple Steps Deck

Here's a fun way to incorporate more earth-friendly activities into your life: the NRDC: Simple Steps Deck. The Natural Resources Defense Council provides 50 easy actions for a healthy home and planet, each listed and explained on a card color-coded by areas in your home. So if you have a month or only a minute to spare, pick a card, any card, and I'm sure you'll find something you could do for our environment.

For example, if you have clogged drains and a free moment, forgo the toxic cleaners and instead pour four tablespoons of baking soda and ½ cup of distilled white vinegar down the drain. Cover it for 30 minutes and then flush with boiling water.

I love the minimal packaging, the simple illustrations and that it all comes tied up in a bow. To win a set, just leave a comment and a winner will be announced on Friday!

CONGRATULATIONS: Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} is this week's winner!



  1. You know I've actually had a plumber tell me that there's no better way to flush out a drain than that. He said that no chemical sold on the market will work any better than some vinegar and hot water.

  2. This sounds like a fab resource for those of us bent on learning about and maintaining a "Greener" lifestyle.

  3. Sounds like a great resourse - I would love to win this =D

    ashleymkaye at

  4. I'd love to use the NRDC: Simple Steps Deck :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  5. I'd love this! Count me in. BTW, thanks for stopping by on my SITS day and making me feel special!

  6. Please don't enter me, nice to see others win.


    I saw the colors of that deck and thought - those are your colors!

  7. Baking soda and white vinegar? Really? I might have to invest in those and see what happens. Hubs likes to get carried away with the toxic cleaners and totally zaps the house of any brain cells whenever he cleans. That's why we have to schedule our outings around when he wants to clean. I suppose I shouldn't be complaining that he WANTS to clean, though, huh?

  8. I replied to your email -- *Thanks so much* Dorkys! I look forward to using the NRDC: Simple Steps Deck :)

  9. This is really awesome! Thanks for posting! I've been looking for something just like it. I'm going to have to remember this at Christmas too. It would make a nice gift!


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