THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. Congratulations to our WINNER – Danielle!
Welcome to A Passionate Plate’s Earth Day Giveaway 2013!
2013 marks the 43rd Earth Day celebration. Back in 1970, Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin launched Earth Day to raise public consciousness about air and water pollution, environmental protection and sustainability. Earth Day went global in 1990, and it is now celebrated by more than a billion people around the world!
Living in Seattle, it’s easy to forget there is such a huge problem with garbage on planet Earth. Our curbside recycling and composting programs set the standard for the nation and a citywide ban on plastic bags at checkout stands has made a huge impact on our city’s plastic waste. But, on a recent trip to India, I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of trash we saw along the roadsides, between houses, and in the water. There was so much plastic in all of that trash, it just broke my heart. It was a big reminder that we still have a LONG way to go, and I came home with a renewed commitment to cut down on my own use of plastic, especially plastic storage bags and beverages in plastic bottles.
How about you? What do you do to reduce, reuse and recycle? Have you found a way to cut down on the amount of plastic you bring in (and throw out) of your home?
Enter our contest and let us know!
How to Enter:
Inspire us! Please respond to this post and tell us something you do to reduce, reuse or recycle!
Four beautiful Amici Cresta Quadra glass storage jars with ceramic lids!
We’ll announce the winner on Earth Day, April 22nd.
We can’t wait to read your replies!