Saturday, March 12, 2011

Conserving Now - Envirosax Bag: Review and Giveaway!

As many North Americans, I am no different in that I am trying to live more "green". I have done a number of things to do this, both personally and within my home. Not only do I recycle, use "green" cleaning supplies, and not use fabric softener sheets, but I also love using reusable grocery bags. I have so many around the house, I think I may have an addiction. My only problem with them is that most of them are BORING! If I am going to use reusable bags for groceries on a weekly basis, I want the bags to have pizzaz and spunk...and now, with Conserving Now I can. Conserving Now carries a great variety of bags and totes, including my new favorite ENVIROSAX!



Who Is Conserving Now:


Gayle and Meghan are a mother and daughter team who care deeply about environmental issues.
Meghan is a lawyer who believes that lasting change requires community and legislative action. She is deeply committed to environmental living and blogs about conservation issues and news. She was inspired by cities (such as San Francisco, CA) and countries (such as Ireland), in their quests to rid their environments of toxic plastic bags.
Meghan hopes to keep us all up-to-date on what inspirational communities around the world are doing to reduce plastic bag consumption. You can read and comment on her blog here, Community Change.
Gayle began her career as a first grade teacher who believes that early education creates positive lifelong habits. She was widely recognized for her innovative teaching style as one of the first educators to utilize computers in the classroom to teach reading. She soon became a statewide leader instructing other educators on how to teach students of all ages to read by composing and creating daily personal journals and storybooks on the computer. Gayle was eventually recruited by a leading computer company and spent the next 15 years creating and building successful internet technology companies. Building on her success as a veteran Silicon Valley technology executive, Gayle frequently speaks on the topic of social media and online community building. As a former educator and CEO, Gayle understands the challenges business and community leaders, teachers and parents face in creating positive and sustainable, long-term changes. Please join Gayle in her efforts to make a difference and create a better world for tomorrow's children.

Our Philosophy:
Like so many others who are committed to bringing their own bags when shopping, we quickly realized how often we forgot our bags in the car or at home. It was incredibly frustrating to be in line at a store and realize (yet again) we had forgotten our reusable bags.
We knew that all our good intentions to make a difference by always using our own bags wouldn't really help if we could not remember to bring them to the store. Our local Whole Foods had their lunch tables by the checkout stands and we would sit there eating lunch and listen to shopper after shopper say "Darn!! I left my bags in the car."
Obviously we were not the only ones with this problem. So, after much discussion, we set out to create and sell products that would help everyone remember to bring their own bags when shopping. Our goal was to offer a wide array of convenient, effective, and green reminder products. We also wanted to share our passion for reducing plastic bag consumption with our community and to encourage people to consume wisely.
ConservingNow.com has been built from the ground up with environmentalism and sustainability as our core priorities. We pride ourselves on the incredibly high standards we set and will not compromise. More importantly, Conservingnow.com is our ethical responsibility.
ConservingNow.com wasn’t designed as a traditional business with only profits in mind. We are very committed to do our part to make this earth a better place for future generations and believe our products  will help educate and change people’s attitudes toward the use of plastic bags. Many of our products are sold below or at cost. We consciously made a choice to set up our business to give back and believe what is good for the environment will be good for business as well.
We also understand that consuming products can cause environmental degradation, and we are a retailer selling products that have been manufactured, packaged, and transported – all of which leave a footprint. Our commitment to the planet and to our customers means that Conservingnow.com will constantly challenge itself to do as little harm as possible, make wise and sustainable decisions for the long term, and always act responsibly as possible

What We Do With Sales and Sponsorship Proceeds:
ConservingNow will use 100% of sponsorshop proceeds toward funding classroom kits for schools.
Classroom kits:
  • Provide teachers with comprehensive classroom resources
  • Are filled with lesson plans, activities and field trip ideas
  • Provide students with take-home items for their parents, including complimentary products designed to help them remember to bring their reusable bags
100% of the profits from the products sold on the Shop page goes toward funding classroom kits for schools and/or to offset the costs of the static cling distribution.

One other cool product that Conserving Now carries is a fantastic Static Window Cling that reminds you to bring your reusable bags each time you head to the grocery store, library, or wherever you can use them!


Aren't these fantastic! Head over to Conserving Now to get your free Window Cling today!


My Review:

I love my ENVIROSAX designer bag! I was generously sent the Bloom Bag 3 (seen above) and it is adorable. Not only is it very well made but super stylish....and all mine. My husband says he won't use it for shopping if he goes on his own because it's too girly. I'm not complaining. I have actually used it just as a tote bag too. Seriously though, this bag fits A LOT of groceries in it. In fact, they hold 44lb!!! I am so impressed I want to get a few more to replace the bags I currently use. And maybe I will even get some that are a little more masculine for the hubby!

The other thing that I loved about my experience with Conserving Now is the customer service. Every email was answered in a timely fashion and the tone of emails was fantastic! I love that Conserving Now is going into classrooms and communities and teaching our future generations how to be responsible for our Earth, and what changes we can do (using reusable bags!) to help. Fantastic!

If you are looking for fun, cute and funky, economically and environmentally friendly bags to grocery shop with I highly recommend Conserving Now and ENVIROSAX!!! You will not be disappointed!


BUY IT: Head on over to Conserving Now and shop today!

WIN IT: 
One (1) reader
 will win
 their choice 
of an 
ENVIROSAX (single bag)

MANDATORY ENTRY: Head over to Conserving Now and tell me which ENVIROSAX bag you would pick if you win 

EXTRA ENTRIES: (mandatory entry must be done first in order for extra entries to be counted)

1. Follow A Mom After God's Own Heart via GFC (see side bar)

2. Like A Mom After God's Own Heart on Facebook

3. Grab my button

4. Subscribe to A Mom After God's Own Heart via email

5. Follow me through Twitter

6. Like Conserving Now on Facebook

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GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. and CANADA

GIVEAWAY ENDS MARCH 26, 2011

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

***I received a complimentary ENVIROSAX, courtesy of Conserving Now, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***



54 comments:

  1. I like the Envirosax - Animal Planet Bag 5 Dog
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  3. I like the Botanica Bag 3 which is lovely. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I would pick the Envirosax - Mikado Bag 2 Black.

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  12. I would choose the Bloom Bag 3.
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  19. I like the Envirosax - La Boheme Bag 1.

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  28. Envirosax - Animal Planet Bag 2 Butterfly
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  35. I would choose the Botanica Bag 3.
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  39. So many choices! I think my fav is Mikado Bag 5 Mushroom

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