Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to School - Klean Kanteen Giveaway!

From the time I was in Kindergarten, I've always thought of the first day of school as a new beginning. This year I'm making a commitment to eliminate the last of the plastic from our packed snacks and lunches. Previously options were slim in this area, but I'm happy to say we've found a treasure trove of products and added them to our store so you can have a green house too! The picture below shows a sampling of our new products, but make sure to click over to the our green house store and see all the goodies we've found. From organic cloth napkins to eco lunchboxes, there's something for everyone!

Win a Klean Kanteen 18oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle!

Three lucky readers of Our Green House Blog will each receive an
We've found these to be the perfect size to send to school with the kids. Often I'll fill the bottles up with a few inches of water and place them in the freezer overnight before filling the rest of the way in the morning. This helps keep both the water and the packed lunch nice and cold during the day. If you would like to win one of these stainless steel bottles, please answer the following question in the comments section of this post:

Do you have any special traditions
for the first day of school?

We also have several opportunities for extra entries!
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Please post a separate comment for each additional entry. The giveaway will close Friday, August 20, 2010 at 5pm EDT - Winners will be selected using Random.org and each must reply to their notification email within 3 days or a new winner will be drawn. Good luck!

Congratulations to our Giveaway Winners: Erika from PA,  Helen from CT and Pamela from CA!


  1. We need ideas for traditons. My son starts his first day of school next month. I guess it will be to drive him every day and not let him take the public bus.

  2. We don't have any traditions as of yet. Our daughter is only 7 months old, but we look forward to beginning them in a couple of years. My hopes are to be able to send her to school with a healthy packed lunch and hopefully some eco-friendly school supplies.

  3. My family always went out to breakfast before the first day. We would get up early, get ready, and head over to the local diner for some eggs, waffles, and huge glasses of orange juice! It was awesome and really energized me for the first day!

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  5. We all (three brothers) take a photo with our book--filled backpacks in front of Mom's favorite flowers in the backyard. At the end of the day we compare who has the most homework after only one day of school.

  6. My oldest is starting Kindergarten on Monday, so no traditions yet. I am thinking about making a back-to-school cake for her... we will see!

  7. I am a fan on FB