Saturday, April 21, 2012

Let's "Take A Load Off" Together

Did you hear the buzz about a special sweepstakes being offered by Tide and Future Friendly? If you haven't then this post is for you!

In celebration of #EarthDay, both Tide and Future Friendly are reaching out to all of us by motivating us to make a difference by washing our clothes in cold water.

Why is this so important? Well, by washing our laundry in hot water we are unknowingly contributing to about 80% of the excess energy that is used in the U.S.  Therefore, by making the simple change of washing laundry in cold water, we will be helping save energy instead!

With this in mind, Tide and Future Friendly has launched the sweepstakes "Take A Load Off"

To participate in this fabulous giveaway, here is what you need to do:

First, make a promise to switch washing in cold water on the Future Friendly Facebook Page. When you do, you have a chance at winning a High Efficiency Washer & Dryer PLUS one year supply of Tide Coldwater.

Is that not just fabulous?

Okay, you may be thinking that this is it,  but guess what?  You can enter the giveaway DAILY to increase the chances of your name being selected! A new winner will be picked each week until May 13th.

Honestly, this is a great chance for all of us to make a difference this #EarthDay. But, did you know that there are other simple things we can do everyday in order to save energy?

Here are a few more ideas that we can do in addition to washing our laundry in cold water:

•When grocery shopping, purchase organic fruits and vegetables. You can do this two different ways: browse through the organic section in your favorite supermarket or better yet, take time to visit your local food markets.

•Avoid purchasing and using chlorinated household cleaners. These types of products have been linked to causing cancer. Instead use these alternatives: baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, lemon and vinegar.

•When in need of purchasing any type of beauty or skin care product, take a few minutes to read the label listing the ingredients inside product. Try to buy the products that do not contain triclosan - this ingredient can be very toxic for your skin.

•Save energy in your home by turning off the lights when you leave a room.

•If you have several electrical appliances (tv, computers, printers, ect) try plugging these in by using a electrical extension cord with a built in switch, this way you can turn off the power cord at night and save energy this way.

See how easy it is to save energy everyday and at the same time take care of our planet?

Okay, now let's recap some important details:

Take A Load Off Sweepstakes info:

Dates: Now through May 13th
Direct link to sweepstakes entry:
Entry info: Enter once per day to increase your chances of winning. A new winner will be picked each week through May 13th.
Prize: Maytag® Bravos XL® HE Top Load Washer and Dryer and a one year supply of Tide Coldwater!

Good Luck to all who enter!