Want to spit on your hand and then shake mine? Or rather, would you rather cut your palm with a sharp knife (don't worry, I'll do the same) and then we can shake that way?
You know – a pledge. A pact. A promise.
Okay fine, I won't require any blood from you (yet… muah ha ha) but I would love you to pledge something for me. After all, we're only a week away from Earth Day. And this is as great of time as any to start thinking about the effects that our actions have on our local environment and our world as a whole.
Now, don't worry. I'm not a crazy hippy who's going to go hug a tree and tell you to get rid of your SUV. Well, I may be a hippy (still not sure) but that's not the point.
The point is that we're aware and that we're moving in a positive direction toward where we want to end up.
I love finding great companies like this – companies who care about their environmental impact and what that will mean for our future. I see so many correlations between this ‘eco-friendly' lifestyle and that of us homesteaders. After all, isn't it the homesteaders mantra to ‘waste not, want not'? Or ‘use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without'? Or ‘buy it once, buy it right'? As a homesteader, I HAVE to think about our environmental impact because it directly affects the products we grow on this land. If I don't properly care for my pasture land, it will fail to thrive. If I drench my weeds and lawn in chemicals, my animals feel the immediate affect. Working with nature is a gentle balance – a dance. Mighty Nest gets that balance.
I'm so excited to be able to offer a special giveaway in honor of this great company and of Earth Day. Because tree hugger or not, I'm very passionate about this beautiful world. And when you think about the amount of toxins that our bodies take in throughout the course of a day, it's pretty remarkable.
My morning cup ‘o joe is no exception.
Unfortunately, plastic coffee makers leach all sorts of chemicals into that succulent cup of goodness. And when there are easy, safe, and beautiful alternatives (lucky for us!) it's a very painless transition. So what I'm asking you to do is pledge (with me!) to ditch the plastic coffee maker! A small step, yes. But why not! You could win $150 worth of MightyNest eco-friendly coffee gear!
By taking this pledge, you have the opportunity to win this beautiful Chemex, glass coffee drip system:
I love this thing. Like a piece of art on my stovetop. Have you ever used one? They're so fun!
A filter, some freshly ground coffee (organic and fair-trade, naturally) and a bit of hot water from the drip kettle also included in the giveaway:
Isn't she a beauty?
And over the grounds the hot water goes:
And these glass mugs? Fu-get-about-it. I feel like an eco-Queen.
You've only got a week to enter this giveaway, so don't snooze! Have another cup of (plastic-free) joe and take the pledge with me (and then head over to MightyNest to purchase this super-cute tea towel that's practically the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life).
Here's how to enter:
l. Take the pledge to brew your coffee free of plastic!
2. Support your local school by entering them to win up to $1000 in the Mighty Nest for Schools Earth Day Challenge. Use the widget below to choose your school (based on zip code) when you pledge. MightyNest will accept pledges up until April 22th, then the school with the most pledges will win $1000. Other top schools will share $3000 in additional prizes.
Happy Earth Day, my friends!