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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March Giveaway: Organic Boba Carrier & Sleepy Wrap

This months prize donor is Sleepy Wrap (NAP Inc.), Boulder based company and creator of the Organic Sleepy Wrap and Organic Boba Carrier.  Whether you are a baby carrier or not, these make great gifts for friends, grand kids, grandmothers, or just a surprise to someone who could use it.  Please read below to learn about ways this company is making a green impact!  (Details on the giveaway at the end)
What they are doing:

~They introduced their Organic Boba Carrier made locally in Boulder, Colorado with both GOTS and OE100 certified organic cotton

~They introduced their Organic Sleepy Wrap made with Organic Exchange 100 certified organic cotton

~NAP, Inc. Management team’s commitment to using bicycles for at least 50% of their local transportation needs. They are lucky to live in Boulder which boasts nearly 100 miles of linked bike paths within city limits.

~All packaging supplies are now being recycled or donated for re-use

~They are now using virtual business cards! No more wasted paper. Send a text message “NAP” to phone number 50500

~NAP, Inc. invested into a new green server in April ’09 with Rackspace. It offers carbon neutral hosting and energy conservation. Data center emissions and power consumption can have a significant environmental impact so they opted for a carbon neutral low-voltage server and a processor with an energy efficient drive and memory. Although their website hosting costs increased almost 3-fold it is worth it for us to know that they are running a carbon-neutral website.

~NAP, inc. supports and donates to local Eco-Cycle and their efforts to build Zero Waste communities

~They use only CFL & LED lighting in all office and warehouse space

~They sponsor the Holistic Moms Network (www.holisticmoms.org)


In the future, NAP, Inc. plans to:
~Offset employee commute emissions through carbon credits

~Offset company facility emissions through carbon credits

~Work with their loyal customers and incorporate more GoGreen ideas – feel free to email them with your green thoughts at info@sleepywrap.com!

The giveaway:


Nap, Inc. has generously donated 1 Organic Cotton Boba Carrier and 1 Organic Sleepy Wrap


Anyone who participated in One Small Change this March is eligible to enter.  Even if you haven't started your March change yet, or even if it isn't going so well...if you had good intentions for an eco friendly change this month, you can enter!


How to enter:
Leave us a comment here and let us know what your change for March is...that's it!  Please leave me with an email address so I can contact you!  Winner will be announced this Friday March 25th

Good Luck!
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52 comments:

  1. My family is making lots of changes this spring! we have decided to visit our local botanical gardens more frequently and my kids are loving it! we went this past weekend and got some amazing pictures of my kids enjoying nature! I'm also going to start loading up my 3 little ones in the wagon and a baby carrier to walk to the bus stop to pick up big brother instead of the driving down 2 streets and driving back! II think the little ones will enjoy it more, its better for the environment, and better for my waist line too! lol! i hope i win... i could use a new sleepy wrap for the walks to the bus stop! :) my email address is juliebmcdowell@hotmail.com FINGERS CROSSED!

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  2. Does the winner get both carriers? I just went to the website and learned about the Boba that I was not as familiar with... it looks amazing for when Alice gets a little bigger! Fingers are now DOUBLE crossed! lol :)

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  3. Our family's change this month is the addition of two new little ones...our twins were just born! Our "small" change is to use all cloth diapers for these new little bottoms. We're not 100% yet, but we're trying! I'm actually shopping for a new carrier so both my husband and I can wear a baby at the same time. Maybe I'll wait and shop after Friday! Thanks for the chance! My email is newtknees@rocketmail.com. Thanks.

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  4. We're now bringing reusable produce bags to the market and glass jars for our bulk goods.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. Our family is focusing a lot of energy into composting. At times we seem to slip up and easily compostable materials find their way into the regular trash. Our one small change for March, is to really pay attention to what is going into the trash & anything that can be composted, will be.
    These carriers are great :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    wildasweeds@yahoo.com

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  6. This is more in the planning mode than anything else, but planning ways to control weeds now that the greenery is creeping back: vinegar or salt in the cracks of our driveway (rather than herbicides), will require re-application after rain; boiling water weekly for the garden path weeds (won't work for the cracks in the driveway, many of them are too narrow to accept enough boiling water); and planting small plants like elfin thyme at the base of the garden's stone walls to discourage tall weeds from growing there (which not only detract from the beauty of the garen but also encourage the stone wall to fall down!). Also, I haven't fertilized much partially because I don't want to use fertilizer that's petroleum based, but...you've inspired me to look into and find out that our lingonberries and blueberries just want some organic material (our compost garbage cans should provide that if they are working...!) and acidic soil (pine needles!). Love your inspiration.

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  7. My change is to stop using disposable feminine hygiene products, and make my own!

    earthymother30 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. Our change this month was to use less plastic in the kitchen. It started with replacing plastic sippy cups with stainless steal and has snowballed in great ways! Its exciting! This is a great giveaway! Thank you so much!

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  9. What a great give away! I've just found one small change and I'm excited, it's exactly what I need right now. For March I am going to bring glass jars from home for the bulk goods I buy at the health food store here in town.

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  10. My family hung up a line for our cloth diapers, my husband uses a wrap for his sandwiches at work instead of plastic bags, and I bought some wool dryer balls to reduce the energy my dryer uses on rainy days.

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  11. We've been using gdiapers for most of my little guy's 6 months of life, but this month we've switched to using cloth inserts instead of the disposable ones. It's a small step, but a good one, I think!

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  12. We've been working hard over the past few years to implement changes, but our newest green/eco initiative is to cut our electricity and water use by 20% in March. A cookie-timer to help cut down our shower time, a new low-flow shower head and faucet aerators, 2 new power bars to cut out the "ghost power" when appliances are not in use, and better meal planning so we don't use the oven for small things, etc. I'm so impressed at the actions being taken by NAP! Really inspiring to see that businesses care so much about our Earth and future too! Way to go!!

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  13. We are starting back with using the clothes line now that the weather is nice again.

    digitalscrap.chick at gmail dot com

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  14. i have started to wash our clothes in cold water and hang them up in my apartment (minus the undies... no one likes crunchy underpants). i am also growing my own herbs this year (no plastic shakers). we have stopped buying processed food, so our trash barely fills one 13 gallon bag/week. i use the bus when i need to go somewhere further than 5 miles from house, otherwise we walk. :]

    email is: daughterhecate@gmail.com

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  15. I believe its the little things that can make a big difference. In our house we started keeping the heat lower during this winter and using blankets or cuddling to stay warm. Also have reduced our hot water usage by only washing in cold water. can't wait for summer so we can use the dryer less often. We also believe it is important to NEVER buy bottled water as it is a waste of plastic and the companies that benefit from it are taking important water resources from people in other countries and making people pay for a necessary thing in everyone's life that no one should have to pay for.
    AND what an amazing giveaway!!! I LOVE BABYWEARING!!!

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  16. In March we are starting potty training with cloth pull-ups as opposed to disposable ones!

    email: tracyanderson36@gmail.com

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  17. I am planting a garden, composting, and recycling.

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  18. I'm embarrassed to say that my family has never recycled. Working on getting my husband on board, since he's the one that drinks all the cans of soda and bottles of beer!

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  19. At home - we just ordered some chicks for our urban homestead!

    At work - I am coordinator for our Green Team and am leading the charge in our month long Energy Challenge with 19 other buildings across campus!

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  20. We switched to reusable wipes and no jarred baby foods.

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  21. We're renewing our commitment to walking our son to school all. the. time.!

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  22. We've been using reusable snack bags for a while now and switched over to cloth napkins. I cloth diaper my boys and our newest green living change is no more bottled water! Sending reusable bottles to work with my husband :) One small change to make a big impact!

    EverSewClever@hotmail.com

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  23. Our small change is getting rid of plastics in the kitchen. Mason jars reused as drinking glasses and silicone covers for the kids.

    andrea.jennings@live.com

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  24. This Spring we are riding our bikes to school everyday, rain or shine!
    catsmeow29f@hotmail.se

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  25. I switched to all natural cleaners - it's safer for my family and safer for the environment! They also come in concentrated form so I add water at home so there is less shipping and less plastic bottles.
    ChristineMCappetta@yahoo.com

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  26. I have encouraged my mom to start an organic garden in the front yard. I helped with the startup cost and the digging. We traded for some heirloom seeds on rareseeds.com and we're reading about natural fertilizers from Mother Earth News.
    And I'm working on a commitment to cloth diapers too. :)
    cuteguitarchick @ hotmail.com

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  27. My change this month is investing in wetbags to stop using plasic bags and this summer I am living without power with a cloth diaperd 1 year old... will be interesting

    kailapatrice@hotmail.com

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  28. We switched to cloth wipes and making our own wipes solution just this past week. Just before that we went paper towel free in the kitchen (there is still one roll but it is rarely being used now).

    I am also going 'no poo' - using baking soda and apple cider vinegar to wash hair instead of shampoo.

    Kelly (at) BecomingCrunchy(dot)com

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  29. We're going plastic free! It's amazing how much plastic there is on the consumer market today. I'm also saving up for

    http://www.naturemill.com/

    it's a kitchen composter that I want badly!

    would LOVE either of these carriers for my 4 month old (I just had to return the moby wrap I was borrowing)

    Melissa L. hugatree88@hotmail.com

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  30. We do a lot of great things, but like anyone we can always do better. Our project for March has been to get our garden seedlings started. We're also cutting back on our meat consumption in hopes of eventually phasing it out all together. I have Lupus and protein is a definite source of flare for me. I was nearly vegetarian until getting pregnant last year. For some reason m baby-body was craving meat! Now that my son is here we would like to set a better example for him and help him be as healthy as possible.

    Thanks for considering me! Dawn0376@yahoo.com

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  31. Our change is to use the clothes line to dry clothes, and always bring reusable bags to every store we go to, not just the grocery store. We are also reducing the amount of meat that we eat. Down to only one meal per week. Hope to win!
    mrs.s.nolan@gmail.com

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  32. our change has been to eat more raw and start becoming vegetarian! we've been reading about how much raising cattle for food negatively impacts the earth and our bodies. now, we've started making and eating a raw gourmet dinner each week, and are phasing out animal meat (except dairy/eggs). i'd love to win a boba carrier!~kate

    email: katekate@cableone.net

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  33. I finally started using our own grocery bags this month. It's amazing how much less clutter we have in the house without plastic bags floating around. As an added bonus, our grocery store gives us a .10 credit per bag each time we shop. It's an extra dollar in my pocket. :)
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  34. We started a backyard organic garden! : )

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  35. This March we made the switch to using cloth diapers and cloth wipes and we just planted an organic vegetable garden! thefowlerfam@gmail.com

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  36. This month I began meditating every morning! It has been so healing and rejuvenating, and helps me be the most patient and accepting mommy and partner I can be!!!

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  37. This month we started clearing out a good chunk of our backyard for our huge garden! It's something I've been wanting to do for awhile. Excited to be growing and using our own REAL food for years to come. We're also researching coops for urban chickens! Hooray!

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  38. I am using reusable baggies instead of plastic for my lunch. I have started using skoy cloths instead of paper towels. We still aren't completely PT free but we are working on it. We also have only one vehicle so we save on gas/less emission being spit out.

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  39. I don't know if my email is visible in my profile so if it's not, here it is: tvpg at aol dot com

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  40. What a great giveaway! My one small change this month is actually a pretty big one....we started cloth diapering!!! And it's going very well! :)
    mamalam4 at gmail dot com

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  41. What a great giveaway! Our one small change this month is actually a pretty big one....we started cloth diapering!!! And it's going very well! :)
    mamalam4 at gmail dot com

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  42. chicadoll at gmail dot com

    I started using soap nuts and vinegar to do laundry and am looking into cloth diapering! I'm excited. Thank you for the contest!

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  43. I have never bought disposable diapers, formula or baby food for my now one year old daughter. She's in cloth, and I use mama cloth. My change is to try family cloth to reduce our paper consumption. My husband isn't quite on board with that one yet, but I figure even me making the switch would have a big impact.

    k8park at yahoo dot com

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  44. My one small change starting this month is to USE my reusable shopping bags. I found that I haven't gotten into a routine of using them and often forget to bring them. I keep them now under the front seat of my car so they can't be forgotten when hustling out of the house with two small kids. Love this giveaway. Thanks so much for this giveaway Sleep Wrap! - I mentioned this giveaway on a blog I did about babywearing!
    http://obellanaturals.blogspot.com/2011/03/babywearing.html
    obellanaturals [at]gmail[dot]com

    I love what One Small Change represents. My little family and I have found that these are the best changes and the most doable. From starting a garden, to switching to reusable products. All the way up to big changes like cloth diapering, making our own natural body care products and plans to build a natural cob house and have a small sustainable farm. It's the best, most gratifying way to live.
    Betsy

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  45. What a generous giveaway! Thank you!

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  46. my family has been using reusable bags now instead of getting the plastic ones, were even asked at the store if we have a bag today. We installed a umbrella clothes line which I currently have my cloth diapers drying on, and we are building a garden so we can have our own veggies fresh from our front yard. we are also collecting newborn cloth diapers to cd our next baby due in october. thank you for the one small change challenge, I hope people take this serious and really do make one small change

    lilcowboysmomma@gmail.com

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  47. I'm starting to use cloth diapers this month, after using disposables for my baby's first two months.

    Sarah

    Saraheaton81@gmail.com

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  48. Our change this month was getting our organic garden set up in our very own backyard. We used non treated wood for the boxes. We also used our very own compost in the garden that we started last year! Can't wait to see how our garden turns out!

    Katelyn
    peaceloveandleener@yahoo.com

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  49. We are making a ton of changes this March since I am due to have our son in May. I have started working only three days a week. Which gives me time to volunteer at a local farm. I help package fruit and veggies that goes out to homeless shelters, stuck in seniors, WIC etc. We also just invested in our cloth diapers so we will be ready when the baby gets here!

    Laurel
    Labhras@gmail.om

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  50. I have started using cloth wipes for baby instead of disposable

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  51. We're further greening our already green habits-we've made the switch to ALL cloth wipes & greener "mama care" products, trying REALLY hard to just use reusable shopping bags, cloth napkins & reusable stackbags, using more eco-friendly cleaning & hygeine products, and line-drying everything-not just diapers. Most of all, in our bathroom remodel we're donating the salvageable fixtures to Habitat Restore and buying sustainable/less water-usage products.

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

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  52. our change is that we are growing some of our own food this year.matdrew@optonline.net

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