Eco-Friendly

LittleEcoFootprint March Delivery

Little EcoFootprint

They say good things come in small packages, and while LittleEcoFootprint’s March delivery wasn’t exactly small, it was definitely a good thing.

The second ever delivery of eco-friendly, nontoxic mama and baby items was even better than the first in my opinion. This month’s box is filled with many useful items that are both practical and safe for me and my baby.

 LittleEcoFootprint March

Let’s take a closer look…

Mum2Mum Face Washers

    • face washers 100% cotton face cloths from Mum2Mum: These little cloths are so soft and I have 100% confidence in using them on my newborn’s delicate skin. Retail: $4.99

Caree Jaune

    • Carré jaune: body wash and cream samples for baby + 15% discount code. These products contain:
      • NO Phtalates
      • NO Petrochemichals
      • NO Parabens
      • NO Synthetic or chemical ingredients
      • NO EDTA
      • NO Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
      • NO BPA

      Retail $5.00 for sample sizes

John Masters Organics

    • John Masters Organics body wash: The Blood Orange & vanilla scent is almost edible. It’s invigorating and soothing at the same time. The products are made without sulfates.. Retail: $3.00 (for sample size)
    • Buncha Farmers Stain Remover: This all natural 100% biodegradable stain remover is amazing! I love using this product on my cloth diapers. It’s so effective and my diapers that are seven weeks old still look brand new. This is a product that I’m already a huge fan of so finding it in my delivery was perfect! Retail: $4.42

boske kids

    • Coupon for $10 off from boskekids.com: This company features natural, vintage inspired clothing for children aged newborn to six years old. Retail $10.00
    • Crayon Rocks: these cool crayons are developed by Barbara Lee, a teacher of special needs children. These crayons are not only eco-friendly but they are perfect for children with grip strength problems and/or disorders effecting fine motor control.Crayon Rocks are made with Kosher soy wax and several other organic waxes such as carnauba; the colorants are derived from minerals and the fillers, which gives the crayon its body, is made of natural ground up rock. Retail: $1.75

ecojot growth chart

  • Giraffe growth chart by ecojot + a 10% discount code: A really cute unisex-style growth chart to measure all the growth milestones. Ecojot creates journals, sketchbooks, cards, gift wrap and more and of course all products are made with 100% post consumer recycled waste.

After receiving the March shipment from LittleEcoFootprint, I am more excited than ever to be a member of this awesome company! I’m learning about some fantastic companies and products that are healthy and safe for my whole family. This information is priceless!

April shipments will be going out on the 15th so you still have to time to sign up!

Village Mom

LittleEcoFootprint Coupon Code

LittleEcoFootprint Box

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about LittleEcoFootprint and for good reason. Everyone (including me) seems really excited about the opportunity to have nontoxic, Eco-friendly items for mom and baby delivered right to their door.

The feedback I’m receiving shows a common theme that parents across the country like the idea of having the “work” done for them. Many of us want to make the move to implementing more environmentally friendly items into our homes but we don’t know where to begin.

Many like the idea of being able to test out the products before deciding if they are right for their family. And others love the fact that LittleEcoFootprint contributes to the chemical-free regimen they already have going on at home.

SAVE 20% OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH

For whatever reason you’re excited about LittleEcoFootprint, you’re not alone. And here is one more reason to add to your list:

When you sign up for your LittleEcoFootprint membership* on or before February 10, 2013, you will get $5.00 off the first month’s fee. That means that instead of $25, your first month will cost $20.00.  Use coupon code LITTLEECO20.

BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER

And there’s one more reason (like you needed another) to join now; when you become a member before the launch, you will automatically become a founding member.

What does that mean?

Well, as a founding member, you will receive special gifts and rewards throughout your subscription with LittleEcoFootprint.

SNEAK PEAK

Each month’s delivery is tailored to the season and the age of your child but the rest is a surprise. Here are a few hints about what to expect in LittleEcoFootprint’s first ever delivery.

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* Please note that this is a referral link

City Mom

LittleEcoFootPrint Giveaway

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Last month I announced my role as a Mom Expert with LittleEcoFootprint. This Canadian company was founded by two enviro-conscious moms who were looking for safe, nontoxic products for their sons.

Today, LittleEcoFootPrint is a doorstep delivery service that offers eco-friendly, chemical-free and most importantly, safe products for moms and their babies. Consider Lisa and Kristy your personal shoppers and know that they have your child’s health and safety at the top of their list. Sit back and enjoy all that motherhood has to offer and let LittleEcoFootprint do the work for you.

GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF EASE

LittleEcoFootprint’s first monthly box of goodies will be shipped in February of this year. You can now sign up for your membership for $25 a month. Boxes will be filled with age and season appropriate items for mom and baby that all fall under the eco-friendly, nontoxic category. Box values are between $35 and $45 each month.

FOLLOW ALONG WITH VILLAGE MOM

As mentioned back in December, Village Mom, a.k.a. Lindsay will be City Mom’s new Baby Consultant as she is expecting her first baby in February. Each month, Lindsay will share what the contents of her LittleEcoFootprint box are and her review of each product. Stay up to date on the latest, safest and most trendy baby and toddler items through City Mom and LittleEcoFootprint.

WIN A THREE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO LITTLEECOFOOTPRINT

I’m excited to share that one City Mom reader will win a 3 Month, LittleEcoFootprint membership. The winner’s first shipment will be tailored to the age of their child and sent out on February 15, 2013. They will also receive a second shipment in March and a third shipment in April. How exciting!

Giveaway is open to all Canadian residents with a Canadian mailing address.

Please use the form below to enter the giveaway and good luck!

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City Mom

Introducing LittleEcoFootprint!

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Excited. Thrilled. Honoured. Enthusiastic.

Those are some words that you could use to describe my feelings towards partnering with LittleEcoFootprint as a Mom Reviewer Expert.

INTRODUCING “VILLAGE MOM”

I’m also really excited to share that I won’t be doing this on my own. My sister Lindsay (a.k.a. Village Mom) is expecting her first baby in mid-February and she’s coming on board with us as our City Mom Baby Consultant. Lindsay is going to be City Mom’s Mom Reviewer Expert when it comes to LittleEcoFootprint. So stay tuned to read her posts.

ABOUT LITTLEECOFOOTPRINT

LittleEcoFootprint is a really cool concept created by two, really cool moms, Kristy and Lisa. They each have a son close in age. While participating in play dates and chatting about motherhood they soon discovered that they shared a passion for the health and safety of the products their boys use.

In their discussions they became increasingly concerned with perfumes, allergens and toxic chemicals that are often found in the products designed for babies and toddlers. They made it their mission to find and share quality and safe products with other like-minded moms.

HOW IT WORKS

LittleEcoFootprint Box

LittleEcoFootprint is all about moms helping moms find great, healthy and eco-friendly products for themselves, for baby and their family. As a member of LittleEcoFootprint you’ll receive a monthly box of hand selected goodies delivered right to your door (always free shipping). But it isn’t going to be your average box of items; Kristy and Lisa have given you their promise that they will never allow companies to pay for placement in the boxes. This guarantees that every product that is selected has been truly picked by real moms.

Each month’s box will contain eco-friendly, nontoxic and healthy items for your child. When you sign up for your membership, you get to indicate the age of your child, so each box you receive will be tailored to your particular needs. Even the season will be taken into consideration. It’s truly a personalized approach.

MEMBERSHIP

Memberships are offered to Canadian residents.

LittleEcoFootprint is launching in February 2013. The first shipment is set to go out around February 15th. But don’t worry; you don’t have to wait until then to sign up. Visit www.littleecofootprint.com to request your invite (no cost for invite request).  As an early member you may be able to achieve Founding Member status, which will provide you with exclusive discounts and bonus gifts.

Memberships cost $25 a month and boxes are valued between $35 and $45 each month. You’ll also receive advice and tips from LittleEcoFootprint Mom Experts. Check them out here.

CONNECT WITH LITTLEECOFOOTPRINT

You can also follow along with Kristy, Lisa and the mom experts at the following places:

Blog: littleecofootprint.com/blog

Facebook: facebook.com/LittleEcoFootprint

Pinterest: pinterest.com/littleecofoot/

City Mom

Sharing with the #LdnOnt Community – Seventh Gen’s Diaper Donation Program

Seventh Generation

 

Seventh Generation is aiming to reach their goal of giving away up to 240,000 diapers to 40 shelters in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. And guess what, we’re a lucky recipient here in London.    

That’s because I am part of the Seventh Generation Diaper Donation Program so I get to donate 160 Seventh Gen, chlorine-free diapers to the charity of my choice. And because I live in London, they’re going to a special place in our community.    

ROTHHOLME WOMEN’S & FAMILY SHELTER

Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter has always held a special place in my heart. I feel as a woman and as a mom that it’s very important to have a place for emergency accommodation in times of crisis for women and families specifically. I’m proud that London houses a safe place like this.    

RWFS is a 41-bed facility that primarily accommodates families (two parent and single parent families, both male and female lead). Single women who have no other shelter options may also reside at RWFS. The length of stay varies from one day to several weeks. Twenty-four hour emergency admission is provided for families and single women age 16 and over, and who:    

  • are homeless and in need of temporary emergency accommodation
  • are in crisis and require emergency shelter and care

Caseworkers and a Child and Youth Worker provide crisis counseling and assist clients to re-enter the community. Clients are referred to community agencies where they get help to plan an appropriate support system. Support service for clients with mental health or concurrent disorders are available through referral to the Community Mental Health Programs.    

Right now RWFS is extremely busy. Currently, and for the past few weeks, 80 clients have been calling this place home. That’s 39 residents over the number of beds they have available so they’ve had to borrow cots from the Men’s Mission and other places to meet their growing needs.    

You see, recently Rotholme opened their doors to men. This helps to keep families together and allows single dads to make use of their facilities as well.    

Me & Kristy, Front-Line Staff at Rotholme Women's & Family Shelter

 

Kristy, a front-line staff member at Rothholme, asked me to communicate the need for donations from the London community. Especially at busy times like they’re experiencing now.    

Kristy also wanted me to sincerely thank the London community for donations received to date. She said that London has really stepped up to help out, especially at busy times like Christmas.    

“The babies here [at Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter] get more presents under the tree than most children in shelters,” said Kristy.    

This made me happy to hear and even more proud to be a Londoner.    

Seventh Generation Earth Mother    

EARTH MOTHER BOGO (Buy One Give One)

During the month of October, every package of Seventh Generation diapers that you buy anywhere in Canada will mean one package is donated to a women’s shelter in a community. That means one mother will be able to offer her child the same safe & effective, chlorine-free diapers that you’re able to offer yours.    

That is the power of Mothers Helping Mothers, and with your help, Seventh Generation will donate up to 240,000 diapers across Canada during this month. To view a list of all the participating women’s shelters, click here.    

SEVENTH GEN CANADA

And don’t forget to stop by the Canadian Seventh Generation site to sign up for great money-saving offers. Right now you can save $1.00 on any Seventh Generation product and/or $2.00 on any Seventh Generation laundry product.    

You can print each coupon twice and the page is often updated with new offers.    

    

I would like to thank Seventh Generation and Mom Central Canada for allowing me to part of this wonderful program. I have to say it was the greatest feeling sharing these diapers with men and women in need.    

Disclosure – I am participating in the Seventh Generation program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.    

City Mom

Seventh Generation For Your Family {Giveaway}

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Seventh Generation

I must admit that before having children, I wasn’t too concerned about the products I used for myself or in my home. If I liked the product, I would use it.

Today as a mom, things are very different. Now I read labels, research before buying and I care to know more about the companies that make the products I bring into my home. I make my decisions based on health, safety and eco-friendliness before anything else.

That is why I’m so excited about the Seventh Generation  products that have come to Canada. Each product is safe for your family and good for our environment.

Free & Clear Diapers

  • Hypoallergenic, fragrance and latex-free
  • Absorbent core is processed without chemicals containing chlorine
  • Free & Clear Baby Wipes
  • Free of dyes and fragrances
  • Hypoallergenic with a plant-derived cleaning agent
  • Made with a soft cloth that hasn’t been processed with chemicals containing chlorine

Natural 2X Liquid Laundry & Fabric Softener

  • Non-toxic, biodegradable formula
  • Plant-derived cleaning agents
  • Chlorine-Free Bleach
  • Non-toxic peroxide formula without chlorine bleach or optical brighteners

Natural Dish Liquid

  • Hypoallergenic, non-toxic and biodegradable
  • Automatic Dishwasher Gel, Powder & Pacs
  • Phosphate and chlorine-free

Natural Household Cleaners

  • Non-toxic and biodegradable without harsh fumes

Paper Products

  • Made with 100% recycled paper (minimum 50% post-consumer)
  • Whitened without chemicals container chlorine
  • No added dyes or fragrances

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions
on the next seven generations.” – From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy

ABOUT SEVENTH GENERATION

Seventh Generation believes their products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home – and for the community and environment outside of it. They want their products to make a difference – from their development through to their production, purchase, use and disposal.

I like Seventh Generation because of their environmental consciousness and their concern for my family and yours. I like that they make the decision process easy and provide lots of good information on their products. Bottom line, I feel good about bringing these products into my home.

JOIN THE SEVENTH GENERATION NATION

Come join me in the Seventh Generation Nation. As a member you’ll receive coupons (there’s a great one now for free wipes!) and special offers and you’ll be able to create your own member profile where you can interact with other eco-conscious moms. You’ll be able to share tips and info on the forums and participate in research panels.

WIN SEVENTH GENERATION PRODUCTS

Whether you are a new consumer of Seventh Generation products or a long-time fan, you’ll love today’s giveaway opportunity.

One reader will win a 100% organic cotton Seventh Gen Eco lunch bag as well as coupons for a FREE package of Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers, Free & Clear Baby Wipes and dish washing products. Note: the Seventh Gen Eco lunch bag and Coupons are provided by Seventh Generation.

HOW TO ENTER

First Entry (must complete before extra entries):

Simply share your best tip on how to be more environmentally conscious. Leave a comment below.

Extra Entries (Leave a separate comment for each)
  1. Like City Mom on Facebook.
  2. Follow @SeventhGen and @_CityMom on Twitter and Tweet the following (Can be tweeted once a day): “Enter to win eco-friendly products from Seventh Generation via @_CityMom and @SeventhGen http://www.citymom.ca/?p=2104 #giveaway #SeventhGenCanada
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Contest Rules
  1. Contest is open to Canadian Residents only
  2. The contest will run from Aug. 23 – Sept.16 at 11:59 ET.
  3. One winner will be chosen using And the Winner Is and will be notified at the email address used upon entry. The winner will have 48 hrs to respond and failure to do so will result in a new winner selection.

Good luck and have fun!

Disclosure – I am participating in the Seventh Generation program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.

City Mom

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