Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The good life means being Chic & Green....

There are some living the good life for less MUST DOs if you're going to be chic, green and FABULOUS. Can you imagine the looks you'd get from Muffy and Bitsy if you were seen leaving the grocery with NON-RECYCLABLE PLASTIC BAGS? The horror!

Of course the bags that you carry have to be the epitome of good taste. So, why not use the same bags that were also chosen as one of the celebrity giveaway swag bags at the Academy Awards in February.

In keeping with the spirit of Calypso Studios S.H.O.P. Totes ™ (Start Helping Our Planet), the company is excited to launch its first annual Earth Day Event. Calypso Studios wants to promote this important day in our world by donating $10,000 worth of its S.H.O.P. Totes ™.

Calypso Studios launched the S.H.O.P. Totes ™ January 1, 2009. The company collaborated with American artists, such as Lori Siebert, Emma Hand, Robin Roderick, Tina Higgins, and Andrea Tachiera to provide beautiful art on the totes. The totes are a fashionable way to Start Helping Our Planet by using reusable bags. The spacious bags are 17” x 19” when opened and easily roll up into a 2” x 3” size. Three bags are conveniently stored in an 8” x 6” wristlet carrying case. Calypso Studios S.H.O.P. Totes were also chosen as one of the celebrity giveaway swag bags at the Academy Awards in February. Celebrate Earth Day carrying the bag the celebrities use!

Their Earth Day mission is to encourage everyone to get in the habit of carrying reusable bags on every shopping excursion – whether to the grocery store, mall, or on vacation. We want to Start Helping Our Planet by discouraging the use of plastic and paper bags.

Plastic bags are harmful to the earth in several ways:

  • Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide
  • According to the EPA, over 380 billion bags are used in the USA every year, which is more than 1200 per resident and it takes about 12 million barrels of oil to make this many bags.
  • Over 46,000 pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans worldwide
  • Each reusable bag you use has the potential to eliminate an average of 1000 bags over its lifetime.

To participate in our Earth Day Event and enter to win a S.H.O.P. Tote of your own please register on the retail website:


This event begins at 12 noon est on April 1, 2009 and will end at 12 noon est on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. A drawing will be held on the evening of April 22 to select the winners. These lucky individuals will each receive an Acts of Kindness S.H.O.P. Tote ™..

Don't be caught without your bag with you on every shopping trip to show that you are helping your planet by not using plastic or paper bags. Calypso Studios S.H.O.P. Totes ™ are fashionable, convenient, and affordable. Let’s end the waste of plastic and paper bags and keep our world clean and green!


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