Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Book giveaway - Green Christmas

Green ChristmasIt's Wednesday. It's debate day. Hey, let's give away a book!

This little book with the long name, Green Christmas, How to Have a Joyous, Eco-Friendly Holiday Season, stuffs a ton of suggestions on how to have a green Christmas into a small package.

Frankly, if you have been keeping up on how to green your holidays and paying attention to all the green holiday tips in the media, not much in this book will come as new information to you. But, it's nice to have all of the information distilled down into one reference book.

If greening your Christmas is new to you, this makes for an excellent resource giving you the scoop on holiday parties, Christmas cards, gift wrap and ye old yule log. It would also make a nice gift to friends and relatives who might need, ahem, a little nudge towards less holiday waste.

From Amazon:

As green awareness spreads over middle America, more and more people want to have a fun, environmentally responsible holiday. This book shows how to enjoy the Christmas season while leaving a smaller carbon footprint.

Readers will learn how to do the following: choose between a real tree and an artificial one; find alternatives to holiday cards; avoid the holiday catalog crunch; find or make gifts that are green or teach green; have warm, cozy green fires; create eco-responsible lighting displays, and more! Readers can have a great holiday celebration—while caring for the planet and setting a great example for generations to come.

To enter to win this little gem by random drawing, add your name to the comments by Friday, October 17th, 6:00 pm PST. I'll announce the winner on Saturday.

Good luck!

116 comments:

Robj98168 said...

I'm in! Cool book Crunchy one!

contessa20 said...

I'm in.

Mariella said...

Count me in too!!!

Two Flights Down said...

I'm in, as well!

Adrienne said...

Yes, please!

Sarah said...

Nice book giveaway! Count me in please. ;)

Gray Matters said...

Great stocking stuffer for a few people I know.

Mimi said...

add me in also!

Jena said...

Count me in! This is one I've never seen before.

TurtleSoup said...

Count me in

blueviolet said...

I never thought about how to make Christmas greener. Excellent book; thanks for the chance to win!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Jessica said...

This book would be a great resource. Please add me to the give-a-way.

Katherine said...

I'd love to have this book (and then pass it on to some in laws in need of such thinking).

Keri said...

Ooh, this looks like a fun book for me to read and then wrap up as a gift for a family member. ;)

camp mom said...
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Rachel said...

I'm in!

camp mom said...

count me in!

LisaZ said...

I'm always in for a book!

JAM said...

I'd love it as well!

Adrienne said...

Please add my name! :)

Nancy said...

Count me in too. Thanks!!

Sareen said...

come on random drawing...!

Anonymous said...

CTDaffodil

Sign Me Up - that book sounds really great!! I promise to share it and pass it on!!

Melissa D said...

Count me in!

Could we have a discussion on getting your extended family to participate too?

alianora said...

ooh, fun! I want in!

Heather said...

What, there's more to a green Christmas than throwing your tree in a lake? This is news to me! :-)

fullfreezer said...

I'm in. Who can say no to a book!

Ashley said...

Enter.

Katy said...

Count me in too!

Stacy said...

Count me in! Would be a lovely addition to my library or a great Christmas gift!

Bernie Bear said...

we're in. hope we win

Tara said...

Me too, please!

Quoda said...

If I could sing through this, I'd be singing "I'm dreaming of a green Christmas!" Count me in!

Kim said...

I'm going to check this book out of the library if I don't win it here. Looks like a great read.

Anonymous said...

Would love to have this!
Lee in KY

bybiddie said...

Perfect timing! Please add me in.

Susan in NY

Keely said...

I was just realizing I need to start thinking abt Christmas...

echoeve said...

Thanks alot
I would love to read this book.

echoeve(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nerd Extraordinaire said...

Sweet! I have been attempting to green Christmas at my parent's place for sometime. I usually make presents for everyone. This book is a great idea!

:o) said...

OK!

Kristi said...

Add me too, please! I am trying to make more gifts this year, too. -Hmm. Better get going on that sweater for my niece....

Lora said...

Count me in too. I need an early Christmas gift. If I get it read in time, I can also re-gift it.

Danielle Bratis-Smith said...

Count me in.

Tara said...

Please throw my name in!

Karen said...

Keeping my fingers crossed...

Mama26blessings said...

I'm in!! Please add me!! This would be an awesome gift for my mama...who is having some trouble going 'green'!! ;o)

fearlesschef said...

ooh! Add me too!

stella said...

I would love it! Thanks!

Colleen said...

Please count me in! Thanks

emerzim said...

Sounds like it could be a nice reminder.

Anonymous said...

Count me in. Thanks!


<<<-{
diana

kimberly said...

put me in the draw please :)

De in D.C. said...

Add me, please. This would be a great resource for family members that thinks the world revolves around fancy schmancy expensive gift wrapping.

HB said...

Woulkd love some direction on a green Christmas - count me in! Oh & hubby & I agreed to the Freeze Yer Buns Challenge!

Lori said...

Sounds like a great resource. I'm in.

Judy Nielsen said...

Please add me in.

QuantumCognition said...

Ditto on wanting to be in! I've been trying to brainstorm DIY gift ideas. Granola? Jam? Decoupaged photos on wood? It'd be helpful to have more ideas :)

dairyfreemom said...

Books are good; sign me up!

Jenna said...

Cool - looks like it has a lot of good ideas.

jashaw (at) coe (dot) edu

Kim said...

I'm a christmas junkie, I confess. It's probably really the one area of my life where I need a lot of work...I've already asked for no gifts that aren't homemade are used...but I LOVE everything about Christmas...including stores and their over commercialism (funny, because I'm nothing close to a shopper or consumerist the rest of the year...sad really, I know!)

Anyway, count me in!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I could use some new ideas beyond regifting, buying from local crafts people, and giving the odd donation. Any one have any ideas for activities to substitute for present opening for the preschool crowd?

--Ave

Arnoud, Jazmin and Humphrey said...

I'd love to read it and then pass it on to my slow-to-green relatives. We're all trying to get better!

Lisa Sharp said...

I love Christmas, pick me pick me! :)

Christine said...

It'll be interesting to see if a family with 3 very small children can produce a satisfyingly green Christmas. Sign me up!

Deb said...

I'm new to this going green, so I could use all the help I can get. It is the little things that will eventually all add up, I hope. Thanks Debbie

DramaMama said...

Sounds like a good one =) Thanks!

sophstar's mama said...

Count me in please! Sounds like a good book to enjoy, incorporate, and pass on - maybe it can itself be a "green" christmas gift.

Rebecca said...

Please count me in. Thanks!

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

count me in!

DebrafromMD said...

I can always use some new ideas.

miss alyssa said...

this book sounds awesome! please add me to the give-a-way

Mrs. M said...

I want in on the book too!
Mrs. M

Meagan said...

Count me in, great giveaway

Robin said...

Oh awesome, I want! :)

Rjs said...

Sounds like an interesting read. And I'm all for simplifying these days!

Rachel said...

Add me to it!

risa said...

We're just going to give away homemade cards and copies of Depletion and Abundance. Buy it through Crunchy and support her site!

...but Green Christmas sounds good too!

risabee

Anonymous said...

Count me in :)

suz said...

Great! Thanks for the opportunity

BRYNNE said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. Hope i win!

Kelly said...

I have never heard of this book. I bet it has a ton of great inexpensive ideas! Thanks for sharing

Erin said...

Count me in! Looks interesting and hopefully has practical tips to share!

mpeachyk said...

Oh, yes please! :)

Melissa

Anita said...

Add me too, please!

cpullum said...

I would love to have a green Christmas!!! Great Chirstmas book giveaway!!!

Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

kssnflwr said...

I'm sure I could use some new ideas!
Melissa

Condo Blues said...

I'd like to enter too please.

Anonymous for the preschool crowd how about asking the kids to bring a dog bone or cat toy and donate them to an animal shelter? Or maybe make homemade dog and cat treats for your holiday party and give them to the animals at the shelter? You know, get those kids thinking about doing charity work and giving early.

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

Count me in too, please. Sounds like a great resource!

Anonymous said...

Count me in Crunchy! Debbie C

Ellen said...

We celebrate Hanukkah, but the glitz and glam is there for us too. I'd love to read this. I'm a fast reader, so I can send it along to another person too!

Jess said...

Im in too please... ;0) AND thank you!!

Rhonda said...

I've been looking for ways to "green up" the red season! Count me in on the book drawing!

Julie Andrea said...

Count me in too, please! :-)

Julie Andrea
sundayschild1966(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hippy Habibi said...

I'm writing an article on "greening" the holidays, so this would be a nice resource! Count me in!

Latigo Liz said...

Count me in on this one, too!

Rebekka said...

I'm in, I'm in, if it's not too far to post a book!

I've never entered before, but I really like the sound of this one :-)

Chili said...

LOVE your blog. Include me in the drawing.

Anonymous said...

The book looks good. I would love to be in the draw.

Jen G from Canada....I've been reading for awhile. Since I'm in Canada, would you ship to me, if you did win?

Laura said...

Yes please! I'm in! :)

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

What a perfect book to pick up! Please count me in.

sandy said...

Just found your blog when you left a comment in April Showers.

This book sounds very interesting - so count me in. I want to find out what is best - artificial vs real tree. We live on a ranch and have access to live cedar trees but sometimes the cedar smell will drive you out of the house - so what's a person to do!

yellowpansy15 said...

Woo! Two things I love in one neat little package: books & eco-friendly stuffs.

Count me in, please!

yellowpansy15 said...

Woo! Two things I love in one neat little package: books & eco-friendly stuffs.

Count me in, please!

jo said...

Wow, I never thought of a "green" christmas as I always thought of christmas with lots of lights, presents and paper wrappers! I'm absolutely keen.

Carpe Diem said...

Please add me to the draw!

Jen said...

Throwing my name in the hat.

How about children bringing in food for a food drive?

Eric_Olson said...

Count me in. I am planning an event in my town to share ideas with downtown business owners for making the holidays more sustainable.

Janell said...

Me, too!

gail said...

For sure - count me in too!

A Beautiful Mind said...

Yes, please!

Monice said...

Please add me to the drawing. Thanks, Crunchy!

nicole said...

Ooh - this would be great for the Green Holiday meeting we'll be doing with our Environmental Club! I'm in!

Thanks Crunchy-
nicole

Jan said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Janelle said...

Perfect timing - count me in, please!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great!
Rebekah

ambrosia said...

I'm interested!

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