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Five Ways To Be Epically Green And An EPIC Giveaway

by MARIA on August 23, 2013

From the creators of Ice Age, the year’s funniest, most exhilarating animated adventure comes home as EPIC debuting on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Deluxe Edition Blu-ray, and DVD this week from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by Chris Wedge (The Ice Age Franchise) and featuring an amazing voice cast including Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Pitbull, and Beyoncé, the blockbuster film comes home just in time to help families become one with nature and end the summer in Epic style.

The movie has such a wonderful message about the importance of saving and preserving our environment.

The characters in the film, work together to fight against the forces of evil and save the natural world. They want to keep the world beautiful, green, and wild.

Here are five simple steps that everyone including you, can take toward becoming epically green.

1. Unplug 

Although we may not realize it, our appliances suck up energy all day long.

By simply unplugging your cell phone charger when it’s not in use, you can save a lot of energy and in turn save the beauty outside your back door.

2. Turn It Off for Mub and Grub 

In addition to unplugging your appliances and chargers, be sure to turn off any lights that aren’t in use. Make the most of natural light during the day by letting the sunshine in through windows. At night, be sure to turn the computer all the way off instead of simply logging out.

By taking a few extra minutes a day, we can help save our outdoor friends like Mub and Grub.

3. Carpool 

The Leafmen travel by hummingbird, producing no environmentally harmful waste.  It may be pretty impossible for people our size to get from place to place on a bird, but there are other ways to be green.

By simply sharing your ride with friends or family, you can significantly decrease the pollution in our air.

4. Launder Like a Leafman 

The Leafmen use their surroundings to create stylish armor.  Although we may not realize it, even clothing can have an impact on the environment. Washing clothes uses tons of water and energy! Try to put off this chore as long as possible and only do your laundry on cold cycles and when you have large loads.

Take good care of your clothes so that you don’t have to buy new ones as often.

5. Grow a Garden 

You can create your own personal, beautiful Moonhaven right outside the back door.  Create a garden full of flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. This will have a fantastic impact on your backyard as well as the rest of the natural world.

When you aren’t buying goods that have been transported long distances, you are helping to reduce the harmful toxins in our atmosphere.

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The kids and I watched this last night and just loved everything about it. It’s really funny, sweet and has such a great message for the viewer. Also, visually, it’s amazing – even my six year old kept talking about how all the animals look so real and life-like. This is absolutely a fabulous and great flick the entire family will enjoy!!

GIVEAWAY!

I’m giving away ONE Blu-ray/DVD/Digital copy of the EPIC movie to one lucky winner!

To enter: Leave one comment below telling me your best tip for conserving energy/preserving the environment/being green!!

RULES:

OPEN to Canadian AND U.S. Residents

Giveaway will run until Friday, September 6, 2013

Winner will be chosen using Random.org

Make sure to leave a valid Twitter handle and/or email so I can contact you if you win!

THANKS FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!!

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lee-Ann S August 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Our tip for being green is that we walk or bike to things whenever we can including school & activities.

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2 Kristina W August 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm

We recycle everything we possibly can and use cloth over paper towels when cleaning etc.

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3 Siobhan August 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm

We use cloth diapers and wipes, saving thousands of diapers from heading to a landfill. Good for the planet and your wallet.

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4 Heather B. August 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

We are life-friendly by not consuming animal products. That’s a lot of water and lives saved every year! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win this movie!

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5 Rhonda Tenderholt August 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I don’t have a great green tip. We recycle, we use lunchbags for lunches, practice the leave no trace from boy scouts.

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6 tennille August 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

teaching our kids to garden and recycle

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7 Sharlene August 24, 2013 at 12:52 am

To save paper I let my kiddies colour on the back of used printer paper that would otherwise go into recycle, reuse/exchange toys/clothing from my older kids to my younger kids or girlfriends’ with kids the same age, garden with compost & collected rain water , wrap gifts in newspaper (comics) or re-use giftbags.

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8 Will G August 24, 2013 at 7:53 am

Recycle whenever possible!

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9 Karla Sceviour August 24, 2013 at 7:29 pm

My best tip is to recycle all those drink cans,juice boxes,cartons,etc..it is soo easy,,and I don`t know why everyone isn`t doing it!

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10 G K August 24, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Turn off the lights when you’re not using them.

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11 sarah stickney August 25, 2013 at 10:37 am

grow your own vegetables

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12 Lisa KH August 25, 2013 at 11:46 pm

My best tip for conserving energy (and money too) is turning off the lights whenever you leave a room. Now, I sound like my dad! lol!
@LisaJLKHansen

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13 KittyPride August 26, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Don’t leave the water running while you brush your teeth.

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14 Sharon August 26, 2013 at 5:36 pm

we run the dishwasher only when it’s full. and we use a trash pickup company that lets us recycle for free, so it’s super easy

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15 shawna g August 26, 2013 at 10:20 pm

we grow a huge organic vegetable garden each summer and water it using water from the lake rather than water from the municipal services.

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16 Sam B. August 27, 2013 at 11:52 am

We turn off all lights and the AC when not in the room, and will be starting our own organic veggie garden in the spring!

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17 Sandy August 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm

We only use reusable containers to pack our kids’ lunches in. :)

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18 Angela Mitchell August 29, 2013 at 1:56 am

We compost and grow our own fruit and veggies and involve the kids in the gardening so they understand how it all works.

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19 D SCHMIDT August 29, 2013 at 9:30 pm

We have three bins in the home so that we can recycle everything and we only use natural cleaning products

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20 Sunshine G August 30, 2013 at 1:08 am

We recycle, compost and grow food in the garden.

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21 Jean August 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm

We recycle and reuse, but one of the main “green” things we do is try not to overconsume. Buying only what you really need reduces waste and simplifies your life!

jeanbrinkley at 73 at gmail dot com or @hellina2000 on Twitter!

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22 Jean August 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I’m at jeanbrinkley at 73 at gmail dot com or @hellina2000 on Twitter!

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23 Sydney D August 30, 2013 at 8:02 pm

We always compost and recycle in our household.

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24 angela m September 3, 2013 at 7:20 am

We recycle ,compost and wash our laundry in cold water.
thanks

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25 Andrew P September 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

We recycle, reuse containers and grow our own vegetables

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26 Holly Messana September 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Composting is probably the best, it makes your garden soil beautiful and the veggies and fruit you go amazing!

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27 Holly Messana September 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm
28 Laura September 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm

We recycle everything possible, including donating instead of throwing things away. :-)

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