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Eco-Contests | The Green Beagle

Mandrill Candle Holder Give Away

Mandrill Ceramic Candleholder

Mandrill Ceramic Candleholder

 

 

It has been a long time since I have had a contest so I figured now is an excellent time to get back on the ball. I found these super cute Mandrill Candle Holders quite some time ago and think they are a great addition to any ones home. The artist, Putu Oka Mahendra makes his art in memory of his mother. He has this set of candle holders and other beautiful home decor items as well. I like Putu’s style and artistry. I think many of you would enjoy his style which is why I have decided to give away a set of his Mandrill Candle Holders. I have also given you some interesting information on what exactly a mandrill is because they are not only interesting they are kind of really cute to boot! CLICK HERE TO ENTER!!!

The mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is a primate of the Old World monkey (Cercopithecidae) family, closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the drill. It is found in southern Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Congo. Mandrills mostly live in tropical rainforests and forest-savanna mosaics. They live in groups called hordes. Mandrills have an omnivorous diet consisting mostly of fruits and insects. Their mating season takes place from June to October.Both the mandrill and the drill were once classified as baboons in genus Papio, but recent research has determined they should be separated into their own genus, Mandrillus. The mandrill is the world’s largest species of monkey. Charles Darwin wrote in The Descent of Man that “no other member in the whole class of mammals is coloured in so extraordinary a manner as the adult male mandrills.” The mandrill is classified as vulnerable by IUCN. The mandrill is the most colorful primate. It has an olive green or dark grey pelage with yellow and black bands and a white belly. Its hairless face has an elongated muzzle with distinctive characteristics such as a red stripe down the middle and protruding blue ridges on the sides. It also has red nostrils and lips, a yellow beard and white tuffs. The areas around the genitals and the anus are multi-colored, being colored red, pink, blue, scarlet, and purple. They also have pale pink ischial callosities. The coloration of the animal is more pronounced in dominant adult males. Both sexes have chest glands which are used in olfactory communication.

To enter the contest all you have to do is comment below with what kind of animal you think is interesting enough in real life to be made into a piece of home decor for your your home and why! The contest ends August 31st! I will announce the winner via Facebook so make sure you are a Fan or you will miss out. As per my usual contest rules the winner has 48 hours to contact me with their contact information so that I can ship them their candle holders.   If I don’t hear from the winner in 48 hours I will choose a new winner right away.  You don’t want to miss out on this great contest! Free shipping in the US only.  International shipping fees apply. 

Saa Wrapping Paper, ‘Bougainvillea Garden’

Saa Wrapping Paper

Saa Wrapping Paper

 

It has been a while since I have had a contest and it is a new year so here we go! Saa Wrapping paper is available at Novica.com. Novica carries a few different varieties of Saa Wrapping paper that are all equally interesting. I choose the Bougainvillea Garden because Spring is on its way and this wrapping paper gets me in the spring mood!! Here is a little description of the product:
Tumthong selects pink and peach bougainvillea petals as well as hummingbird sesban agasta leaves for the design of these wrapping papers. They are crafted by hand with natural saa pulp using legendary crafting procedures. Set includes four sheets of 45 grams each.
An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.

The contest rules are as follows:
1. Comment below on what you would like to see be more green when it comes to wrapping or packing gifts/packages
2. Like my fan page The Green Beagle
3. Like Novica’s fan page

Once you have done these 3 things you are entered into the contest. I will choose a contest winner on May11TH so keep your eyes peeled. The winner has 48 hours to send me their address and contact information to send the prize. Shipping costs are not included for international winners so I will inform you of the charges once I have your address.
Good Luck and I hope you enjoy!!

Recycled Glass Earrings

 

How adorable are these recycled glass earrings!?! I love the pattern in particular. Not that the pattern is anything very intricate but the simplicity is what makes me like them that much more. Recycled glass items in general have been interesting me more and more lately. I have been making some crafts of my own at home using recycled glass. I don’t know why exactly recycled glass has been catching my eye so often but these earrings are completely my style and the fact that they are recycled glass is only an added bonus.
If you don’t know what Depression Glass according to Wikipedia is clear or colored translucent glassware that was distributed free, or at low cost, in the United States and Canada around the time of the Great Depression. The Quaker Oats Company, and other food manufacturers and distributors, put a piece of glassware in boxes of food, as an incentive to purchase. Movie theaters and businesses would hand out a piece simply for coming in the door.
Most of this glassware was made in the central and mid-west United States, where access to raw materials and power made manufacturing inexpensive in the first half of the twentieth century. More than twenty manufacturers made more than 100 patterns, and entire dinner sets were made in some patterns. Common colors are clear (crystal), pink, pale blue, green, and amber. Less common colors include yellow (canary), ultra marine, jadeite (opaque pale green), delphite (opaque pale blue), cobalt blue, red (ruby & royal ruby), black, amethyst, monax, and white (milk glass).
Although of marginal quality, Depression glass has been highly collectible since the 1960s. Due to its popularity as a collectible, Depression glass is becoming more scarce on the open market. Rare pieces may sell for several hundred dollars. Some manufacturers continued to make popular patterns after World War II, or introduced similar patterns, which are also collectible. Popular and expensive patterns and pieces have been reproduced, and reproductions are still being made.
You can get a pair of your own recycled glass earrings or any recycled jewelry at Novica.com.

Because I love these earrings so much I have decided to give a pair away so you can enjoy them as much as I do. Click here to enter to win a pair of your very own Depression Glass Earrings. Good Luck and don’t forget to check out Novica.com for even more awesome items!!!

Depression Era Glass Earrings

Recycled Glass Earrings

Recycled Glass Earrings

 

 

How adorable are these recycled glass earrings!?! I love the pattern in particular. Not that the pattern is anything very intricate but the simplicity is what makes me like them that much more. Recycled glass items in general have been interesting me more and more lately. I have been making some crafts of my own at home using recycled glass. I don’t know why exactly recycled glass has been catching my eye so often but these earrings are completely my style and the fact that they are recycled glass is only an added bonus.
If you don’t know what Depression Glass according to Wikipedia is clear or colored translucent glassware that was distributed free, or at low cost, in the United States and Canada around the time of the Great Depression. The Quaker Oats Company, and other food manufacturers and distributors, put a piece of glassware in boxes of food, as an incentive to purchase. Movie theaters and businesses would hand out a piece simply for coming in the door.
Most of this glassware was made in the central and mid-west United States, where access to raw materials and power made manufacturing inexpensive in the first half of the twentieth century. More than twenty manufacturers made more than 100 patterns, and entire dinner sets were made in some patterns. Common colors are clear (crystal), pink, pale blue, green, and amber. Less common colors include yellow (canary), ultra marine, jadeite (opaque pale green), delphite (opaque pale blue), cobalt blue, red (ruby & royal ruby), black, amethyst, monax, and white (milk glass).
Although of marginal quality, Depression glass has been highly collectible since the 1960s. Due to its popularity as a collectible, Depression glass is becoming more scarce on the open market. Rare pieces may sell for several hundred dollars. Some manufacturers continued to make popular patterns after World War II, or introduced similar patterns, which are also collectible. Popular and expensive patterns and pieces have been reproduced, and reproductions are still being made.
You can get a pair of your own recycled glass earrings or jewelry you can visit Shop to be Green. Shop to be Green tons of great recycled glass and pottery jewelry and items for your home.

Because I love these earrings so much I have decided to give a pair away so you can enjoy them as much as I do. Click here to enter to win a pair of your very own Depression Glass Earrings.  Good Luck and don’t forget to check out Shop to be Green for even more awesome items!!!

Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish Review &Give Away Again

Hopscotch Nail Pollish

Hopscotch Nail Polish

 

 

I love nail polish! I change mine all of the time and I really love making it my own. What I don’t like is the smell and chemicals that go into making nail polish. Even my pooches cringe when I am applying. This made me think about a few things, one being what about children? I know mom’s love making their little ones look extra cute by painting their finger and toe nails but are they considering what is actually in the polish might be harmful? I never really did until I went on a mission to find some non-toxic nailpolish brands.  I found Hopscotch Kids Nail polish at Nature’s Basin. Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish comes in 16 incredibly vibrant colors that are super fun!

I tried a bottle of the color Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater to see how it worked. I won’t lie I kind of thought the colors would need many coats to look as thick and vibrant as they do in the bottle but that wasn’t’ the case at all. The polish went on smoothly, the color was gorgeous. It was also easy to remove and didn’t stain my nails. I was glad I tried it. This is a brand we can all feel comfortable using. Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish is also made in the USA!! That is something you know I can get behind! To find Hopscotch and other great products visit Nature’s Basin. Free shipping on orders over $49 and free samples!

Product Description: This natural nail polish is the premier non-toxic, kid-friendly alternative to solvent-based nail polish. The water-based formula is free of the harsh, smelly chemicals that most nail polishes contain, helping condition your little one’s nails with long-lasting, salon quality vibrant color. Hopscotch Kids is free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, nitrocellulose, butyl and ethyl acetates, acetone, FD&C, coal tar and lake colors.

If you want to try your very own bottle of Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish click to enter here and read the contest rules! The contest ends on July 2nd so enter ASAP before it is gone.

ECO Lunchbox Contest

ECOlunchbox  Contest

ECOlunchbox Contest

 

 

I don’t know about you but I bring my lunch to work with me almost everyday. I don’t generally like to use plastic bags or disposable wrapping because it really is just a waste of time and packing. I prefer to use tupperware but after eating certain foods some of it stains or will always feel greasy no matter how many times I wash it, then I feel bad having to recycle it because it probably could be used more but I feel like it’s not clean.  Food containment is a constant struggle.  I was looking for some eco-friendly alternatives and I found ECO Lunchbox. I like the concept of stainless steal which does not retain odors, stains or residue. They are dishwasher safe (not microwave safe), non-toxic, non-leaching, unbreakable and easier to clean.  They are independently tested and found to be lead free.   I wanted to try ECO Lunchbox because stainless steal just seems like a cleaner way to go than plastic.
I have reused mine with many a different meal and after washing it is good as new. I bring it to work with me everyday. Nothing spills or drips (which happens to me often with my tupperwear).
ECO Lunchbox has tons of other styles including lunch bags, snack sacks, napkins, bags, utensils and my fave the lunch tray. I personally never liked the concept in school but now it seems so appealing. I am one who likes to segregate her food. Learn more about ECO Lunchbox here!

 

CONTEST!!!!

Since I loved my ECO Lunchbox  so much I decided to give away one as well. To enter click here. Once you have done that you must
Follow ECO Lunchbox on Twitter here
and The Green Beagle here.
Like Eco Lunchboxes. Once you have done that comment below that you have done all 3 and you are entered to win!
The contest ends on May 31st. The winner has 48 hours to send me your contact info and pay for shipping. If I do not hear from the winner in 48 hours the contest starts all over again!!
Good Luck and Thank you for participating!

Butterfly Bloom Coconut Shell Necklace

Butterfly Bloom Contest

Butterfly Bloom Contest

 

I love coconut shells!!! I have a handbag made from them and I am in love! I figured this necklace would make for an awesome give away!!! The Butterfly Bloom necklace is perfect for the spring and summer! The winner didn’t claim her prize so I am starting the contest over!!
To enter all you have to do is click here and you are entered to win. The contest ends on April25th so don’t miss out! The winner has 48 hours to contact me with their info. After 48 hours if the winner doesn’t contact me the contest will start all over again!
If you want to win an additional prize you must friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and like my Pinterest boards. Once you have done all three comment on this post below with your Facebook (not my fan page), Twitter and Pinterest names so I can follow you back. If you don’t have all 3 of these accounts just say so below.
Good Luck and I hope you enjoy!!

Pinterest Contest!

Pinterest Contest

Pinterest Contest

 

 

 I am absolutely loving Pinterest lately! It is a great social networking site that brings people together with images which I tend to think are much more powerful than words in situations like these. Pinterest has helped a great deal with our dog rescue efforts as well as showing people how to do green crafts, upcycle and where to find green products. When people can see the images of “green” next to other images I think it will make them less averse to try going green because in reality the difference for you is almost nothing compared to the difference for our environment and global community. So with that said here is my contest. You have until Friday March 9th to follow all of my boards on Pinterest. On March 10th I will choose a winner to send a special green prize!!

Napa Soap Sample Set

Napa Valley Soap Sample Set

Napa Valley Soap Sample Set

 

 

Napa Soap Company sent me amazing soaps to review for them and I must say before even trying the soaps the scents are more than enough to make me fall in love with their products. They were kind enough to also send some samples to give away to my readers so that is exactly what I am going to do. The flavors I was sent are amazing and I know you will love them as much as I do.
All you have to do to enter is click here. If you want to win an extra prize all you have to do is make sure to friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Once you have done this comment below with your name on Facebook and Twitter so I can keep track. The winner will be announced on February 27! Don’t be left out of the fun!
Incase you haven’t heard of Napa Soap Company click here to find out more.

‘Distant Lands’ Cell Phone Carrier Give Away

Distant Lands Cell Phone Carrier Give Away

Distant Lands Cell Phone Carrier Give Away

 

 

 
The winner didn’t claim their prize so we are running the contest again!! The contest begins today and ends on January 27th.
We love Novica.com for introducing us to super cool stuff made by some super cool people. The Distant Lands Cell Phone Carrie is made by Anchalika Chamnan who celebrates the colorful artistry of the Akha hill tribe people with this stitched phone carrier. Cross-stitch patterns recall the images that decorate traditional costumes. Each is sewn of cotton and lined, featuring a coconut shell button.
All you have to do is like me and don’t forget to share so your friends get a chance to win too! The winner has 48 hours to give me their contact info to where I can send their prize as well as send the shipping costs to my Paypal account. If in 48 hours I do not hear from the winner we will just start the contest over! Have fun and I hope you enjoy! Click here to enter!
If you want us to send you an additional gift friend us on Facebook at The Green Beagle and follow us on twitter twitter.com/thegreenbeagle. Once you have done this comment below and we will send you something special with the Distant Lands cell phone carrier.