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Friday, April 16, 2010

Celebrating Earth Day Series - Hanes EcoSmart & Arbor Day Foundation

What an exciting week this is because we will be enjoying some great Earth Day celebrations next week, family coming to visit, my daughter's birthday and lots of parties. To celebrate Earth Day, I am going to bring you some great posts for a week, starting off with this one about Hanes.

Our family loves Hanes: From my husbands drawers stocked with their undershirts, to their Tees that I use for layering, to the tagless undies that are my daughters favorites, we are always well-stocked. So, I was thrilled to learn about some steps that Hanes is making to make their products more eco-friendly and contribute to Earth Day by teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation.

A. How is Hanes working towards being more Eco-friendly? First of all, they have launched Hanes Green (I have sure you have seen some of the news commercials) to share what they are working towards:

*At the end of 2009, approximately 30% of the energy we used came from clean, renewable sources

*Since 2007, our energy efficiency programs have reduced the amount of energy we use to make our products by 11 percent.

*In 2010, we were named an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Partner of the Year

*They currently have 3 LEED certifications and have applied for four more.

*Their CO2 emissions feel 41% for some divisions and thy have reduced they water use per product by 18%.

*Most exciting to me is their current release of the EcoSmart textiles that are made of recycled plastic and other end textile end products that are normally throw away.

B. Partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation From April 1 - May 15, 2010, when you purchase three Hanes products, you will receive a free Earth Day t-shirt with proof of purchase through mail-in redemption. For every t-shirt redeemed, Hanes will make a $1 donation to the Arbor Day Foundation. For every $1 of Hanes donations, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree, up to 20,000 on Hanes' behalf.

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Wehaf said...

In addition to participating in our community's recycling program, we bike to work whenever the weather permits. It's under two miles, so it's not a hardship; it's actually become a pleasure.

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Renee said...

There isn't a recycling program at my office, so I take all of paper trash home once a month to put out with our recycling. Other people in the office sometimes stop by and drop off their old papers too

Carole said...

I am vigilant about recycling paper, including magazines, catalogs, mail; I take it to a Paper Recycler drop off so that my local library can benefit. In addition, I recycle plastic, glass, metal, and take outdated computer eqpt & peripherals to computer recycling drop offs. I keep my fridge stocked with reusable water bottles and grab one when I'm on the go. I bring it home, refill it (I even recycle my Brita filters), and pop in back in the fridge.

I try to buy from local farms and dairies.

Sarahviz said...

Great giveaway! Everyone in my household has their own (BPA free) water bottle.

Sarahviz said...

I follow you on Twitter!

angela@spinachtiger said...

We recycle even though we don't have to. I buy good clothes that will last for years. We buy old furniture and fix it up. We make many trips to the dump.

We never use paper napkins, linens only.

Mommy Niri said...

Instead of little bins for recycling we buy huge containers with the aim of reducing our regular trash. So far we always have 2 barrels full of recycled containers. Plus my both kids know exactly how to recycle.

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Kammi said...

I am following Savorthe thyme and Hanes Comfort on twitter. I tweeted the contest. I'm @kammikoza

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I am a fan of Savor The Thyme's and Hane comforts on facebook.

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I subscribed onto your blogs/newsletters

Kammi said...

I take bottles to the recycling bins. I also use recycle bags instead of paper and plastic. I just love cute looking reuseable bags. I love fashion.

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shirley said...

I compost food for my garden & plant trees. In summer the tree conserve energy by keeping house cool.

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