This post is Sponsored by Entenmann’s but my opinions are 100% my own!
Entenmann’s Little Bites ® snacks, the individually portioned lunch snack that’s perfect for lunch boxes and grab-and-go fun, is helping kids and families become recycling pros this year through two cool new eco-initiatives with both TerraCycle® and the Arbor Day Foundation — just in time for Earth Day 2015!
For the third year in a row, Entenmann’s will partner with TerraCycle, an international leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste, for the Little Bites “Turn Trash to Cash” recycling campaign. Entenmann’s will also partner with the Arbor Day Foundation for Earth Day 2015 to launch a special Facebook Sweepstakes to help plant up to 25,000 trees in forests in need throughout the United States.
Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks is also partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation for Earth Day 2015 to launch a special Facebook Sweepstakes that could help plant up to 25,000 trees in forests in need throughout the U.S.! What a way to make Earth Day extra green! The Sweepstakes, which launches March 1 and runs through April 30, 2015,will award 25 first prize winners free Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks for one year! Consumers can also enter to win an assortment of weekly prizes.
Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks, the individually portioned lunch snack that is perfect for lunch boxes and grab-and-go fun, has partnered with the recycling and upcycling experts at TerraCycle to create new lives for used Little Bites pouches, while at the same time help fundraise for schools.
As part of the Little Bites “Turn Trash to Cash” program, participating Pouch Brigades throughout the country collect empty Little Bites pouches to earn points that can be redeemed as cash for the school; the used packaging can also be turned into innovative new products at TerraCycle such as tote bags, pencil cases and even picnic benches. The Little Bites “Turn Trash to Cash” campaign demonstrates Entenmann’s dedication to recycling and reducing the amount of Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches that end up in landfills each year.
LITTLE BITES EARTH DAY/ ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION
Trees help clean the air! They improve the quality of the air we breathe by capturing dust and pollution particles that can affect our health.
- These particles cling to the leaves rather than float in the air. When it rains, the dust and particles are simply washed to the ground.
- Global forests removed about one third of fossil fuel emissions annually from 1990 to
Trees help fight climate change. As trees grow, they remove greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide from the air, store carbon, and release pure oxygen into the into the atmosphere.
- In one year an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced by a car driven 26,000 miles.
- One large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for up to four people.
- More than 20% of the world’s oxygen supply is actually produced in the Amazon Rainforest.
Trees planted along waterways can help filter out chemicals that might otherwise wash to our water sources. They also can create stable soil and help prevent soil erosion, flooding and even landslides!
- In 1997 NYC spent $1.5 billion to preserve the forested watershed that supplies it’s drinking water by purchasing thousands of upstate acres of forested watershed (A filtration plant large enough to clean the city’s water supply would have cost more than $6 billion!)
- Today, New Yorkers enjoy some of the cleanest drinking water in the world and NYC has even won regional water taste competitions.
Trees properly planted around a home can help lower air conditioning and heating costs by up to 25%!
- Carefully placed shade trees — planted to the west, east or northwest of a house — can save that household’s energy needs for cooling during the warm weather months. (The overall cooing effect of a healthy, mature tree is equivalent to TEN room-sized air conditioners operating 20 hours a day!)
- When these trees loose their leaves in the winter, they also allow the sun to reach and warm the house, saving energy for heating as well.
- Evergreen trees planted to the north or northwest can serve as ‘windbreaks’ and help reduce cold winter winds, blowing snow, dust and even block out noise! This all means less burning of fossil fuels, which is good for the environment.
(1) Koupon Karen reader will win an Entenmann’s Little Bites & Earth Day Prize Package which includes a Little Bites upcycled Tote Bag and Four $5 Little Bites Coupons. A total value of $35!
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