Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hey, Joey is that your mother calling you?


I want to wish Mother Earth a VERY Happy Day today.


I spent yesterday thinking about the things that we do at the mansion to reduce, reuse and recycle. However, there is still so much more that we could be doing. From the simplest acts of bringing our own bags to the store to driving a hybrid, our family and staff have made a conscious effort to help sustain our planet, but we haven't even scratched the surface of what we could be doing. How are we to help provide the good life for our children and grandchildren if we don't DO SOMETHING NOW??


If you just bring your own reusable bags each time you went shopping
you will reduce your CO2 emissions a total of 6 lbs by the end of one month. Imagine if we ALL did this?
JOEY TOTES

As you know from some of my previous posts, I actually need to stuff my tote bags into my handbag in order to REMEMBER to bring them into the store. BUT WHAT IF I NEED MORE THAN ONE TOTE BAG?

Joey Totes come in different sizes for different needs and they fit INSIDE of each other. I have 2 small Joey Totes and 1 large one, all three fit into the large pouch. Now I'll NEVER forget to bring them with me (which means I won't be leaving my cart in the store with the ice cream melting to go back to the car & get my bags).



  • Joey Totes are attractive, durable, high quality bags that can save the use of thousands of disposable bags over its lifetime.
  • Joey totes were created to carry several bags at once.
  • Each bag collapses into an oversized pouch sewn into the inside seam of each bag.
  • Each pouch is designed to carry more than one bag so you can build your own set.
  • Made from ripstop nylon, each bag is reinforced with double-folded handles that are tough enough to carry 40 lbs.
  • If you ever need to replace your bags, Joey Totes will recycle them for you!!!!
I LOVE the concept of the Joey Totes, the only thing I had to get used to was, turning them inside out and tucking the bags back into the little pockets.

In celebration of Earth Day JOEY TOTES is offering Champagne Living's readers 10% off of all Joey Totes and Tote Sets through May 31, 2009. . When you get to the checkout page, simply type in


COUPON CODE: champagneliving

Joey Totes is also going to be giving ONE lucky Champagne Living Reader a FREE SET of Joey Totes just like MINE (one large and 2 small tote bags).

RULES:

Daily Entry: Comment with your name, e-mail address and what ONE thing you will do in honor of Earth Day.

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191 comments:

Alison said...

I will take shorter showers and do larger loads of laundry.

alison_luby at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Recycle,recycle,recycle! "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without."
spam.mailme@yahoo.com

Carey said...

We will bike and walk whenever possible. Its good exercise, fun, and sometimes quicker.

Roush said...

Ride! I'm already proud to bike nearly everywhere, but for earth week I'll be making every single trip by bicycle or not at all--and I've built a trailer from scrap, which I'll be using to haul out our overflowing recycling bins!

christopher.roush at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Conserve water and recycle. Great bags

Bonnie S. said...

We plant a tree every year on earth day. This year it's a pine.
Thanks

Bonnie S. said...

I follow on twitter.

Starbelly622 said...

We recycle like crazy and we carpool a lot.

Anonymous said...

I will be sure to take a walk outside and enjoy nature.
tifg45@excite.com

Jennifer said...

I'm planting a tree today for Earth Day!

Katrina said...

I will be planting my own garden in my new house.

Matt C said...

MC
I will be using cold water to wash my laundry and line drying.

makaio.matt@gmail.com

dawns41 said...

I will be gardening! I hope to win!

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

mverno said...

we will continue to recycle everyday mverno@roadrunner.com

sillelin said...

change my lightbulbs

ktgonyea said...

Cold water for laundry.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Rita M said...

Recycle cans & bottles and use the canvas totes I already have!

Sunnyvale said...

I took my own bags to the store

Shannon said...

Make sure I continue recycling.

Princess Golden Hair said...

at our house we are hanging our clothes outside to dry and washing all the clothes in cold wather

teechbiz at gmail dot com

cathy

AmandaSue said...

In honor of earth day I bought a new reusable bag and waterbottle!

Danielle said...

The extra effort I did today was picking up cigarette butts from the apartment complex that I live in that people have thrown on the ground

SheilaBee said...

I took a carload of important papers to Shred Day that will be shredded and recycled!

huggr1960 said...

We replaced our last 2 lights with the energy saving bulbs on Earthday and visited the local Earthday celebration.

Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

In honor of Earth Day, I planted some flowers today in my yard and replaced some burned out CFL bulbs (we've been using them for 2 years now).

samsakara said...

In honor of earth day I will do a better job and keep the lights off when not in use. I will also try to take shorter showers and teach my kids to care about the environment.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Sue said...

We planted a tree today! Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

js22 said...

We went shopping and packed groceries in canvas totes.

email in blogger profile.

Thanks for the giveaway!

pms3237 said...

I planted a new tree in my yard

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I planted new trees!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

dawns41 said...

I watered my fruit trees and tended to the veggie garden and watered my grapes.

ktgonyea said...

Pick me :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

clc408 said...

I started some Zinnia seeds indoors to plant at my mom's house.

Melissa said...

I planted my own lettuce this year, and hope to expand my garden after my green thumb develops a little more!

Rita M said...

My cherry tomato plant is starting to look very promising -- one tomato & many blossoms!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I am planting my vegetable garden as we speak! Thank you!

beth said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! I will plant a garden and buy produce from local farmers. curtain. Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Planted 4 Red Currant bushes today- two for Jellies, One for sauces and the last for the birds to feast on.
writer61@yahoo.com

Heidi Gail said...

In honor of Earth Day, I will remember to take my cloth bags into the store with me.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

planted trees and will use reuseable bags

Sunnyvale said...

I took my own bags to the market (but I could really use more, want some for clothing stores, etc.)

olene mccoy said...

I will quit using plastic products. omdm@frontiernet.net

kk said...

Enjoy more organic produce and products.

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I planted new trees!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Anonymous said...

I bought individual recycling bins to encourage better recycling habits in our household.

Holly E.
hollyeichholz@ymail.com

js22 said...

I will pack gorceries in the reusable tote bags

Heather said...

hnbutler@Hotmail.com

I am using my clothesline as much as possible this year.

Ashpey said...

I will recycle all aluminum cans and tab tops. I already recycle all newspaper and cardboard.
Randy
rxhu@juno.com

Anonymous said...

we turn off our hot water heater when not in use, we have a blanket around it. the hot water rises so i have hot water to do dishes in the morning and about 20 min before bath time i turn it on leave it on 20 min after baths or shower and have plenty of hot water we save 40.00 a month on hot water heating bill. go earth go green

raynerileyjo@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Repurpose my newspaper to wash my windows andground covering instead of black plastic to prevent weeds before adding mulch for my garden.

linda
lindang01@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I am recycling more.

Heather McCormick
booboo918@hotmail.com

clc408 said...

I continue to recycle almost everything.

Marie said...

I stopped using plastic bags and water bottles.

mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

Anonymous said...

I will use "dirty water", from the bathtub to water my house plants.

OcalaRose(at)aol(dot)com

Michele H said...

I have stopped using plastic bags.
michele3873[at]msn[dot]com

Grace said...

I pledge to recycle more than I already do!

Al Henneberry said...

planted peas

ktgonyea said...

Canvas bags :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

we turned our hot water heater down year round, also we are taking shorter showers, using glass plates more using less paper plates, less napkins, and using less water when taking showers!!!!
Fayee
baller41124@yahoo.com

Tracy said...

This spring cleaning I will be 'freecycling' instead of just tossing!

Anonymous said...

I will wait until I have full wash loads, turn off the water when brushing my teeth, and bring my totes when shopping!
kathy
kagate1@aol.com

Anonymous said...

reduce,reuse,recycle.and go without connie d.

Anonymous said...

On Earth Day we turned off & unplugged everything(except fridge) and took a leisurely evening walk thru the neighborhood. As soon as I get my last unemployment check (benefits are now gone) i'll replace last "regular" bulb with energy efficient. Planted some veggies in a tub on my apartment balcony & already wash everything in cold water in efficient loads. featherann11@yahoo.com

clc408 said...

I'm going to plant some tree seedlings in the yard.

dawns41 said...

patricia
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

I watered our veggies, grapes, blueberries and fruit trees.

Anonymous said...

cool for earth day i weeded my garden and bought a huge jug of vinigar and a few spray bottle and filled them with vinigar and water mix to clean with one in the kitchen, bath, garage and laundry room

Anonymous said...

I planted a tree!

Vikki cwmj1vjd@aol.com

clc408 said...

I will continue to recycle everything that is possible.

dawns41 said...

I am using reusable bags!

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

skytoucher said...

I planted herbs, nasturtiums, and chives in pots on my balcony and I use them in my cooking, and for salads. They look beautiful and impart health and nutrition into my diet.

samamfee said...

I will take short showers

willow said...

When I steam my veggies I let the water cool off and then use this water on my herbs and plants.

Michelle -talonsmommy said...

We hang our clothes out to dry when it's nice out.

vboackle said...

i wash full loads of clothes only.

thebubbledies said...

We will use dryer balls and reduce the toxic chemicals in our everyday lives. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

thebubbledies said...

I follow you on twitter. @bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I am a high school teacher and newspaper sponsor, and I assigned and edited stories which were printed in our newspaper.
mcminnj@sbcglobal.net

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I planted new trees!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Anonymous said...

I will always pick up litter when I see it. I always use my reusable shopping bags. I am teaching my son about preserving the environment.
Lisa Orzell orzell@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Eating the fruits and veggies that I planted. Also, car pooling helps us out alot

girlthumper@hotmail.com

Sandra said...

Flower gardens and tub planters with some veggies in front of the apartment building. Using the energy saving settings on washer, and using cold water for washing. Shorter showers, lower thermostat in winter, higher in summer.

patience2blossom@yahoo.com

Barfe said...

I will recycel better, especially as regards to plastics and the like.

Sincerely,
Barbara Arfe
Barfe@Aol.com

clc408 said...

I'm not going to use the A/C this summer.

Angela said...

In honor of Earth Day I will start walking to work more and biking to places that are a little further.
Angela Smith
pleaseundress@yahoo.com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I will use my cloth shopping bags. Thank you!

Casandra/Sandy said...

I always wait til I have a full load of laundry and always wash and rinse in cold water. We have almost completely replaced all of our regular lightbulbs with energy saving bulbs. I always use reusable totes for my shopping. We freecycle and recycle everything we can. We have learned to shut off water when not in use like while brushing or showering etc. We use reusable water bottles and our own filtered water abd we will be planting a tree as our weather permits. Thanks for the opportunity to get more totes! Sandy (johnsboss@hotmail.com)

Al Henneberry said...

I'm watering the thirst plants

Cookie said...

I am taking my own reusable bags shopping! No more plastic bags for me! Sylvia Bortman bbort10356@aol.com

Cookie said...

I signed up for your email newsletter! Sylvia Bortman bbort10356@aol.com

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I planted new trees!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

BOJESNE said...

I habitually recycle, but on earth day I did do some extra planting in the garden.

Anonymous said...

Yalassie@yahoo.com I changed to the new energy saving light bulbs for Earth Day. Pam Carroll

ktgonyea said...

Planted our own veggie garden.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Al Henneberry said...

planted blueberry bushes

dawns41 said...

We working in the veggie garden and watered our fruit trees and vines.

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

dawns41 said...

I realized I forget to leave my name.
Patricia Skinner

We were working in the veggie garden and watered our fruit trees and vines.

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

rosannepm said...

I keep 5 tote bags in my car so I don't ever have to use plastic.

rosannepm said...

Subscriber

Anonymous said...

in honor of earth day my family and i pledge to take shorter showers and to use less electricity
msanngban@yahoo.com

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I planted new trees!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

clc408 said...

I will try to remember to unplug all unused appliances.

Anonymous said...

I am honoring Earth Day Month by learning the art of composting (not as easy as I thought it would be).
We also use cloth totes for all of our shopping.

L.Johnson
zippity@centurytel.net

Anonymous said...

We're going to haul all our recyclable glass and metal to the recycle center and combine it with another destination.

Kathy Vogel
kvogel AT prodigy.net

ky2here said...

We compost, recycle and shop with cloth bags.

bndraldy said...

In honor of Earth Day, I helped clean up the neighborhood park, ran the dishwasher but not the dry cycle, and shut off the TVs for better than an hour. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I do everything I can every day. We should have been more careful years ago...

Cristi - mpjklj@yahoo.com

Jessilyn82 said...

Planting a tree-thanks for the contest!

Jessilyn82 said...

Subscriber

carolynishis said...

We planted a small garden.

Carolyn Barnett

Carolynishis@gmail.com

carolynishis said...

I follow you on twitter.

Carolyn Barnett

Carolynishis@gmail.com

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I planted new trees!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Anonymous said...

I Plant, Plant, Plant! My Birthday is on EarthDay and I Plant a Tree Every Year! Thank's and I Love The Totes! I Sure Would Love To Win! Mary....chirpy@twlakes.net

clc408 said...

I will try to take shorter showers and wash clothes in cold water whenever possible.

dawns41 said...

Patricia
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

We are using reusuable grocery bags!

Al Henneberry said...

using a rain barrel

Anonymous said...

I am going to the used clothing store.
Sue
farrell@crosslake.net

Anonymous said...

There are so many easy things we can do! I will try to do everything I can everyday...

Cristi - mpjklj@yahoo.com

amme22 said...

Thursday April, 30th I am washing all my clothes in cold water.

FoxyMoxie said...

for earth day, I had committed to recycling all my plastic bags and shifting over to only carry bags for groceries.

jadisrationality@aol.com

Fionen said...

I will use earth friendly cleaning products.

fionen_ftw (at) fionen (dot) com

Fionen said...

I subscribe to Champagne Living by RSS feed.

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Fionen said...

I follow you on Twitter.

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Aisling said...

I'd like to remember Earth Day everyday and am working on all those little things that definitely add up such as doing laundry in cold water and carrying reusable bags when I go shopping.

dawns41 said...

Patricia
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com
I watered our veggies, fruit trees and vines. We also use reusable grocery bags when we shop.

Kelly F said...

Kelly
wordsmoveme(at)gmail(dot)com
We went on a picnic to enjoy nature!

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I planted new trees!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

nunya said...

juliburke@gmail.com

We took shorter showers, planted flowers, made sure that the bird feeders are all up and full, fed nature's critters with left over food, started a compost, talked about the importance of recycling and took a nice long walk to enjoy what mother nature has given us.

clc408 said...

I always use the air dry feature on my dishwasher.

cindiizzy said...

Cynthia Mercado

mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

We are using less energy. unplugging electrical things when not in use.

Heather said...

heather goldsmith
heatherg_cna@yahoo.com
To celebrate Earth Day we gave up disposable water bottles, small disposable soda bottles and drink boxes/bags. We now use reusable sports bottles

Heather said...

button's up on sidebar

Heather said...

subscribe via e-mail

Heather said...

twitter: heathergf

at-chan said...

My boys and I made a worm compost bin with two plastic storage boxes. The best part was to collect the worms outside :) Happy Earth to everyone!

At-chan
atsuko_chilton(at)hotmail(dot)com

m&n said...

Use resusable shopping bags

quelleheure4 said...

We made a compost bin this year.

quelleheure4 said...

I follow you on twitter now (quelleheure4)

quelleheure4 said...

I subscribed to your RSS feed.

Beverley said...

We went hiking by the river.

camper223 said...

We did clean up work, we also do weekly curb side recycling so every bit off the streets, and parking lots, and city parks helps us all.
I wish states would have the bottle refunds on plastic water and soda bottles and cans like some states have. We would have been rich.

Thank you

camper223[at]live[dot]com

Donna said...

I recycle.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I am a subscriber.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I follow on twitter. (donnak4)
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I put your button on my blog.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Sarah Z said...

Plant a garden!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

ktgonyea said...

Great Prize :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Brooke said...

We are going to try cloth diapers... I'm scared but it's sooo much better... brooke weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

todd said...

Use candles and no electronic devices for the evening.

i.am.823@gmail.com

todd said...

Subscribe to Champagne Living for FREE by Email or RSS.Follow me on Twitter
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tinkerbell5676 said...

I have gone paperless on all of my accounts....banking,credit cards, bills, etc

tinkerbell5676 at gmail dot com

bndraldy said...

In honor of Earth Day, I put the morning newspaper and other appropriate materials in the recycle bin. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Erma said...

I would love the chance to win,thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Let's all plant a tree or three. Then sit out and watch it grow.

littlebus72@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Patricia
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com
We worked in the garden and watered our veggies, fruit trees and vines. We also use reusable bags at the grocery store.

taxchyk said...

We plant more every year, and compost. We recycle lots of stuff, whether by our local county or Freecycle.

clc408 said...

I am driving less, making sure I stock up and combine errands.

purango said...

I am going to plant a tree. garrettsambo@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I am going to recycle all of my plastic bags at the grocery store

Sue Marinelli
marinelsue@gmail.com

Marianna said...

I am going to plant a tree (in my yard)!

Nancy said...

I will stop buying bottled water and use a reusable bottle.

nancymeyer1@gmail.com

barbara said...

Thanks for the contest! bahjeep@aol.com

gillhome said...

planting my own garden this year!!

Kit Kat K said...

I will plant a garden in my back yard, using heirloom tomotaoes

angie said...

I did what I try to do every day. I recycled, used reusable bags, car pooled, etc. Thanks :)

liliesrnice said...

we are using washcloths instead of paper towels.

kathy pease said...

i will be planting a bunch of perennials :)

kathy pease said...

following on twitter klp1965

K. Cleaver said...

I'll work in my garden.

Naddez said...

We used our reusable bags for groceries and recycled pop cans & bottles.

sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Naddez said...

Email subscriber.

http://twitter.com/Naddez

Naddez said...

Follow on Twitter-Naddez.

sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Naddez said...

Added your button to my blog @ http://naddezsgoodycorner.blogspot.com/

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Shel said...

I'm unplugging appliances when not in use to reduce my consumption of "stand-by" power usage.

Michelle
shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Following on twitter (username:auntiethesis)

shel704 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

We planted a bunch of trees on our property and always recycle.

sarrah930@yahoo.com

huggr1960 said...

Turn the hot water heater down and turn off all lights

GabbyLowe said...

I am using canvas bags for my grocery shopping

timmiedeluca@comcast.net

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

We plantedc a herb garden!
I am foiling all my windwo to keep the heat down & ave electricity.
I tuen off the hot water heater when not in use!
Going to replace all my light blubs too.
zestywonderland@gmail.com

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I subscribe!
Sorry for the typos.

Tracysweetangl said...

We planted some trees and some flowers.

Swtlilchick said...

Charlene Kuser
We helped neighbors clean up trash along the
main road leading to our neighborhood.We cut off
all our lights,burned candles and cooked out on the grill.I also hung my clothes on the clothesline

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Swtlilchick said...

Subscribed via email

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Swtlilchick said...

Following you on Twitter (Swtlilchick)

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Helen said...

We planted herbs on Earth Day.

Heather said...

We planted a sweet potato that had sprouted! Also planted some tropical plants in the front yard.

Heather said...

Follow on twitter.
choochoo428

Heather said...

Subscribe to rss feed via google reader.

JoAnn said...

recycle

houmasweeper@bellsouth.net

masonsgranny59 said...

cleaned up the yard:) ty 4 sponsoring this awesome giveaway and 4 the entry:)

lilyk said...

I had a picnic in the park on Earth Day.

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

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