Take the Scott Naturals 4 Week Test Drive! Go Green and Win Scott Naturals Product and a Ford Fusion Hybrid Sedan!!!



As you know April is Earth Month!  Earth Month is a time to for everyone to reevaluate what they  can do in their everyday lives that overall can make a huge impact on the preservation of our planet.  I must admit that my family and I could make some improvements when it comes to going green.  Over the next 4 weeks we will be taking the Scott Naturals 4 Week Challenge.  During the challenge my family will be using the Scott Naturals hybrid paper products which include: bath tissue, paper towels, napkins and flushable wipes.


Scott Naturals Launch Story

According to a recent poll, one third of consumers believe eco-friendly products don’t work as well as “regular” ones. That’s why Scott Naturals is on a mission to get people to rethink their notion of environmentally friendly products. As the world’s first line of “hybrid” paper products, including bath tissue, paper towels, flushable moist wipes and napkins, the Scott Naturals brand combines the green benefits of recycled fiber with the quality people want, making it easy to take a green step forward. If every American pledged to use Scott Naturals for four weeks, it would save two million trees. Starting on April 4, as part of the “Take the 4-Week Test Drive Sweepstakes,” Scott Naturals began challenging Americans to test out its line of hybrid paper products for four weeks and enter for a chance to win a new hybrid sedan.

The Scott Naturals Pledge

Between April 4 and September 30 you can go to www.ScottBrand.com/Naturals and make the pledge to participate in the 4 Week Test Drive.

By taking the pledge you are automatically entered for a chance to win a Ford Fusion Hybrid Sedan!

Check out this sweet ride that could possibly be yours just by taking the Scott Naturals Pledge!


National Wildlife Federation Partnership
As part of the 4 Week Challenge promotion Scott Naturals has partnered with the National Wildlife Federation and will be making a donation of up to $25,000 in support of the NWF.  

Here's how it works:
Please take advantage of Facebook and Twitter, you can use the #ScottNaturals or #ScottTestDrive hashtag, to share this link with everyone you know so that we can reach our goal of a $25,000 donation to the National Wildlife Federation


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Easy Tips for Going Green

In celebration of the Scott Naturals 4 Week Challenge each week I will be blogging about a different green theme.  This week I have chosen the theme Easy Tips for Going Green.  I especially thought that this topic was a great choice because my family and I are looking to make some small changes that can make a big difference.  I spent some time researching easy tips for going green and I came up with a list of tips that I felt were fantastic ways to go green that will seamlessly fit in with your everyday life.  Without further ado here they are:

  • Shop for paper products made from recycled fibers.  By purchasing products made of recycled fibers it reduces the virgin fiber demand.  This will result in reduced tree harvesting, which saves 17 trees per ton of recycled fiber.   
  • Bring your own reusable bags with you when you go grocery shopping.  There are lots of great compact bags that you can carry with you in your purse and only pull them out if you need them.  They quickly fold up and aren't much bigger than the size of a coin purse.
  • Unplug electronics and appliances when not in use.  Electronics and appliances use power even when they are turned off.  By unplugging the electronics not in use you can save power and money!
  • Shop at locally owned markets and buy organically grown meats, dairy and produce.  By buying from local markets not only are you supporting your local farmer but because the products are retained locally it saves fuel on transport of products to the markets.  Also, when buying organic no pesticides are used, therefore less energy is used.  Not to mention they are healthier for you.
  • Don't buy bottled water.  Bottled water is a waste in many ways.  The plastic bottles are made from polyethylene, which comes from petroleum, a non-renewable resource.  Each plastic bottle also requires water to cool it down during the process of its creation.  A large percentage of plastic water bottles are not recycled so they end up filling our landfills.  Instead of bottled water you could purchase a water filter and drink filtered tap water in a reusable water bottle.  
  • Recycle.  By now most everyone has access to a recycling center.  It only takes a quick second to rinse out an item that can be recycled and put in your recycling bin.  If your garbage service doesn't provide this service you can store recyclable items in a container and take them to your local recycling center.
  • Re-Use.  Many items that we use everyday can be re-purposed or re-used.  For example, plastic tubs of margarine can be used to store art supplies or children's craft supplies.  Many items can serve other purposes if you take the time to think about it.
  • Learn about Free Cycling.  Free Cycling is a popular trend that is taking over.  Instead of taking old items to the dump you can place an ad for free with many local free cycling online classifieds.  There are online services dedicated to free cycling.  Another option is placing an ad on Craigslist for others to find your free items.  Its like they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure!  Free cycling helps to keep our landfills from filling up with items that still have some life left to give.
  • Start composting.  Composting is also great option now available in most areas through the local garbage service.  By combining food scraps, coffee grounds, greasy food containers, etc with your yard waste it saves on what is going into the landfill.  Plus it creates a useful product from organic waste.  There are great benefits to using compost like enriching the soil, remediating contaminated soil and it prevents pollution.
  • Use energy saving lightbulbs.  Using energy saving light bulbs not only reduces the amount of electricity that you use but it also helps keep your electric bill lower.
  • Collect rainwater to water your plants with.  Indoor plants definitely need to be watered but you can save water by gathering rainwater in a bucket or pail and then using the rainwater to water the plants.
  • Pay bills online and opt to receive electronic statements via email.  By doing this you can significantly reduce the waste of paper in the process.  This not only reduces the waste of paper but the fuel it takes to deliver the paper mail or statement to you.


    If you have any other simple and easy tips for going green I would love to hear more ideas.  Please leave a comment with your ideas and they may be featured in a future post.


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    Win It!
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    In celebration of Earth Month and the Scott Naturals hybrid paper products, Scott Naturals is offering one Scott Naturals kit to a Pretty Pink Momma reader each week over the next four weeks!  Each kit includes Scott Naturals Tissue, Scott Naturals Towels, Scott Naturals Napkins and Scott Naturals Flushable Wipes. 


    How to Enter:   GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Visit www.ScottBrand.com/Naturals and take the pledge to participate in the Scott Naturals 4 Week Challenge.  Comment back on this post telling me that you took the pledge and also please leave one of your easy tips for going green.

    Congratulations Sohomalina!



    Get Extra Entries!


    • Get one extra entry per day for tweeting about the unique URL that once clicked upon will donate $1 toward the National Wildlife Federation for each unique click - up to $25K.  Put this in your tweet:
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    Prizing: Limit one prize per person per week in the giveaway, regardless of the number of entries submitted between this and all other participating blogs.  One person can win up to four times during the four weeks of the giveaways, but only one time each week.

    Eligibility:  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are 18 years of age and older at time of entry.  Employees of TheMotherhood.com, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate.

    Winner Selection:  One winner from each participating blog will be selected in a random drawing during each week of the promotion using www.random.org or comparable service.  Winners will be notified by email.  In the event the winner doesn't respond within 48 hours of first notification attempt, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.

    Fulfillment:  TheMotherhood.com will ship prizes when giveaway winners have been announced and a mailing address has been provided.  Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.




    Kimberly
    *I received a Scott Naturals 4 Week Test Drive kit for review and a stipend from TheMotherhood.com and Scott Naturals for my participation in this 4 week promotion. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.  Please refer to my disclosure policy or email me if you have any questions.*

    Comments

    ky2here said…
    I'd already taken the pledge. Turn off the water while showering so you can soap without the water rinsing too quickly. You'll clean yourself more efficiently and save plenty of water.

    ky2here at msn dot com
    ky2here said…
    I also clicked the URL.

    ky2here at msn dot com
    ky2here said…
    Here's my first tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/57743754848780288

    ky2here at msn dot com
    ky2here said…
    And my second tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/57743990950342656

    ky2here at msn dot com
    Jackie said…
    I also clicked on the link
    jackievillano at gmail dot com
    Anonymous said…
    HORTON111@AOL.COM

    CANNOT GET TO THE PAGE TO TAKE THE PLEDGE...MY HINT IS TO RECYCLE ALL YOUR PAPERS
    Anonymous said…
    HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I ALSO CICKED ON THE URL....YOU WON'T NOTICE A DIFFERENCE BUT THE ENVIRONMENT WILL
    AbstractRose said…
    I took the pledge and the link you have didn't work. This one might http://www.scottbrand.com/community/landing/

    I could go greener by shredding my junk mail into the compost bin that I have for gardening. Yeah, and it would feed the worms too.
    tatertot374 said…
    I took the pledge and my best tip is to leave the totes in the car for shopping
    thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net
    traciet said…
    I took the pledge! I always use cloth rags instead of paper towels! tracietrump@yahoo.com
    traciet said…
    Clicked on the link! tracietrump@yahoo.com
    Anja M. said…
    I took the pledge and my best tip is to use tupperware or plastic containers instead of plastic bags.

    anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com
    Anja M. said…
    I clicked on the URL.

    anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com
    Anja M. said…
    I shared on Twitter. @anjathisandthat

    Click here to see my tweet.

    anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com
    Anja M. said…
    I shared the unique URL on Twitter. @anjathisandthat

    Click here to see my tweet.

    anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com
    Kiara said…
    I took the pledge. My tip is to wash your laundry in cold water.
    austma7@aol.com
    Ashley said…
    I took the pledge. My tip is to always turn off the lights when you leave the room.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com
    Ashley said…
    I clicked the url.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com
    scarlette10 said…
    I took pledge and we no longer use water bottles but have re-useable bottles
    melsywsou said…
    I took the pledge. We make sure that most of our cleaning products are natural.
    Andrea said…
    I took the pledge! We go green by making our own cleaning products using baking soda, vinegar, and water!
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
    Andrea said…
    I clicked on the URL http://www.ScottBrand.com/4WeekTestDrive!
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
    Andrea said…
    Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/ampaetka/status/58015167740526592
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
    Andrea said…
    Donation tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/ampaetka/status/58015303849877506
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
    sohamolina said…
    took pledge
    tip: recycle
    sohamolina said…
    clicked on this URL http://www.ScottBrand.com/4WeekTestDrive
    sohamolina said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/sohamolina/statuses/58028241058938880
    sohamolina said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/sohamolina/statuses/58028385108115456
    i took the pledge and i recycle crystletellerday@yahoo.com
    sohamolina said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/sohamolina/statuses/58190512053694464
    sohamolina said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/sohamolina/statuses/58190633243906048
    Andrea said…
    Contest Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/ampaetka/status/58205581860806656
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
    Andrea said…
    Donation Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/ampaetka/status/58205706121256960
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
    PAIGE said…
    I took the Pledge. Our family will only use Green light bulbs.
    elysesw@aol.com
    Jessica said…
    I took the pledge. My tip is to walk or ride your bike whenever possible
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com
    Jessica said…
    I clicked on the link
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com
    Jessica said…
    I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/58229641890107392
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com
    Jessica said…
    I tweeted the donation link
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/58229885814063104
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com
    sksweeps said…
    I took the pledge. My easy tip for going green is to get a small worm composter and put all your green kitchen scraps in to make good worm compost!
    sohamolina said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/sohamolina/statuses/58559539611574272
    sohamolina said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/sohamolina/statuses/58559667554619392
    BethElderton said…
    I took the pledge and I use my reusable shopping bags everywhere, not just the grocery store.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com
    Jessica said…
    4/14 daily giveaway tweet
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/58626473984131072
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com
    Jessica said…
    4/14 daily donation tweet
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/58626694965235713
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com
    Andrea said…
    Contest Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/ampaetka/status/58633986024554497
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
    Andrea said…
    Donation Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/ampaetka/status/58634139586400256
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
    Jessica said…
    4/15 daily giveaway tweet
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/58915396102791168
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com
    Jessica said…
    4/15 daily donation tweet
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/58915614798000129
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com
    sohamolina said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/sohamolina/statuses/58935149093588992
    Andrea said…
    Contest Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/ampaetka/status/58940515198046208
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
    Andrea said…
    Donation Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/ampaetka/status/58940662657204224
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
    Anonymous said…
    took the pledge.
    and I agree with you - bottled water is such a waste in every way - my other big pet peeve - please pick up after your dogs when you walk them!
    arobertson75@comcast.net
    s8r8l33 said…
    I took the pledge and I wash all my laundry in cold water.
    s8r8l33 at yahoo dot com
    s8r8l33 said…
    I also clicked the URL
    s8r8l33 said…
    tweeted #1
    http://twitter.com/#!/s8r8l33/status/59154827690782720
    s8r8l33 said…
    tweeted #2
    http://twitter.com/#!/s8r8l33/status/59155196739190784
    Jessica said…
    4/16 daily giveaway tweet
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/59232486114336768
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com
    Jessica said…
    4/16 daily donation tweet
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/59232791841341440
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com
    Erica C. said…
    I took the pledge! An easy tip for going green is bringing your own bags to the grocery store.
    sohamolina said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/sohamolina/statuses/59312338104352769
    sohamolina said…
    http://twitter.com/sohamolina/statuses/59312462876524544
    purplelover04 said…
    took the pledge and i use a water saver shower head .
    purplelover04 said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/59314308252827648
    Anonymous said…
    I've pledged.

    My tip for going green is to not be a scardey cat by listening to everything that companies tell you to sell you stuff. Use hand towels instead of paper towels. Use cloth napkins and handkercheifs instead of paper napkins and kleenex... there was nothing wrong with reusing things before, why does everything need to be single use now!??! Germs? Get serious...
    kanderspina~at~yahoo~dot~com
    Bohemian Gypsy said…
    I took the pledge. Pyrex glass bowls with lids make nice containers for left overs, instead of using plastic ones. It's better for you and the environment and the glass bowls can be washed safely in a dish washer.
    Alicia said…
    Took the pledge. I do my best to plan out my shopping trips so I can make a loop rather than doing a lot of back & forth.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com
    Nancy said…
    I took the pledge. All those facts were enlightening! My tip is to find new uses for old items so they don't end up in a landfill.

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com
    Kitty Cardero said…
    I took the pledge. My green tip is to wash your clothes in cold water only.
    Kitty Cardero said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/kittycardero/status/59582974454272000
    Kitty Cardero said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/kittycardero/status/59583142067052544
    Aisling said…
    I took the pledge and my tip is to remember to take your reusable bags to the store by writing "BAGS" at the top of every new grocery list you make. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net
    amyd said…
    pledged,green tip create a compost pile
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com
    amyd said…
    clicked on the url above
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com
    Jessica said…
    4/17 daily giveaway tweet
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/59624207704788993
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com
    Jessica said…
    4/17 daily donation tweet
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/59624477155274752
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com
    lyndseyluvsjj said…
    I took the pledge and my best tip for going green is to use the nice spring air to dry your clothes until they are almost dry and throw them in the dryer with a dryer sheet for about 5 minutes. They still smell fresh, aren't stiff and you used 90% less energy :)

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com
    lyndseyluvsjj said…
    I clicked on the link.

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com
    Andrea said…
    Contest Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/ampaetka/status/59659290344042496
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
    Andrea said…
    Donation Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/ampaetka/status/59659412033380353
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
    clynsg said…
    I took the pledge earlier today, and, because I live in the country and driving is a necessity, I make every effort to combine errands into as few trips as possible.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com
    susan1215 said…
    I took the pledge and I turn off the water when I brush my teeth to save water

    s2s2 at comcast dot net
    susan1215 said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/59723969460314112
    susan1215 said…
    I clicked on the link
    susan1215 said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/59724646815244288
    shiloh said…
    Took the pledge, and take your own bags to the grocery.
    spiersrp at gmail dot com
    SalanderServant said…
    I took the pledge. Recycle like a madman. On average, I end up bringing 8 bags to my recycling center weekly from my home and workplace.

    fatally_flayed at yahoo dot com
    SalanderServant said…
    Clicked on the URL you listed.
    SalanderServant said…
    Tweeted for the NWF here: http://twitter.com/#!/Fatally_Flayed/status/59794357754134528
    SalanderServant said…
    Tweeted the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/#!/Fatally_Flayed/status/59795054872629248
    purplelover04 said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/59785114833534977
    purplelover04 said…
    http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/59785056704675840
    nightowl said…
    I took the pledge. One of my easy tips for going green is to simply take shorter showers.
    winit6 at hotmail dot com
    nightowl said…
    I clicked on this URL http://www.ScottBrand.com/4WeekTestDrive

    winit6 at hotmail dot com
    nightowl said…
    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/winsome6/status/59807001907183616

    winit6@hotmail.com
    nightowl said…
    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/winsome6/status/59807672647684096

    winit6 at hotmail dot com
    s8r8l33 said…
    DT
    http://twitter.com/s8r8l33/status/59818758176374784
    s8r8l33 said…
    DT #2
    http://twitter.com/s8r8l33/status/59819192307826688
    kelley c said…
    I took the pledge and my tip is to compost. It is great for the environment and your garden.

    pandahugger(at)gmail(dot)com
    Move Over Betty said…
    I took the pledge! My tip is making a paste using baking soda and a bit of hot water to remove crayon, pen, and marker off my walls! It's like magic! Now that I have kids, no chemicals in my home. :)

    moveoverbetty at gmail dot com
    Move Over Betty said…
    I clicked on the URL. (And entered a contest while I was at it!)

    moveoverbetty at gmail dot com
    Move Over Betty said…
    I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/moveoverbetty/status/59826010140573696

    moveoverbetty at gmail dot com
    Move Over Betty said…
    I tweeted the unique URL:
    http://twitter.com/#!/moveoverbetty/status/59826699583488000

    moveoverbetty at gmail dot com
    purango said…
    I took the pledge. My tip is to use an environmentally friendly reusable bottle instead of buying bottled water. garrettsambo@aol.com
    brianpiero said…
    Thanks for the giveaway...took the pledge; we just went a littler greener at our place by replacing some very old shower heads in our bathrooms with new low flow models !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com
    brianpiero said…
    ...clicked on link for 4 Week Challenge promotion @ Scott Naturals for daily pledge/donation:

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com
    brianpiero said…
    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/brianpiero/status/59856386758164480

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com
    brianpiero said…
    National Wildlife Federation tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/brianpiero/status/59856869254103040

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com
    Betty C said…
    I've taken the pledge. Take a shower instead of a bath. Bathing takes as much as 10 times as much water as a shower.
    Betty C said…
    Clicked on this URL http://www.ScottBrand.com/4WeekTestDrive.
    Betty C said…
    Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/59867723328520192
    Gianna said…
    I pledged..
    I grow my own fruit, veggies and herbs.
    Gianna said…
    I went to http://www.ScottBrand.com/4WeekTestDrive