My sister, Tracy, introduced me to this website that offers a free download of an eco-friendly font. Printing with this font will save you up to 25% of ink or toner! Whoever thought of this is a genius! The reason why this particular font saves you ink or toner is because there are tiny holes placed in the letters, thus having less to print. Plus, when the font is smaller (used for essays), you can’t see any of the holes! I’ve already started using it for homework assignments! =)
Click on the “Download Ecofont free" link on the bottom of the left hand menu! Yay! Saving the environment and saving your money!
This is what it looks like; the top word is in size 10 font!
Cost Plus World Market is currently having a promotion where they are giving away a FREE TOTE BAG with any $10 purchase in store!! It’s a really cute reusable bag and it looks like it can hold a lot of things in it! It’s until supplies last and the ad sales end 1/31/10, so I wouldn’t wait until the last minute to get it…!
Link to Ad HERE! You can read about it at the bottom of the first page!
Credit to Michael =) Thanks you!
I found out about this reusable bag simply from browsing JustJared.com, an awesome website that I get all my celebrity gossip from =P I like when I find things like this randomly online! Many of you know that I love reusable bags, and I am never without one when at the grocery store or at the mall. I use different kinds of bags depending on where I am. I use the simple, cheap tote bags that Forever 21 sells when at the mall because clothes aren’t that heavy; plus, it would look kind of weird to be carrying a grocery type of bag full of clothes at the mall… at least in my opinion hehe. For grocery stores, I go for the reusable bags that can hold up to 25 pounds, which is a necessity when buying groceries.
So when I saw this product, I instantly wanted it! Not only is it cute, but purchasing this particular bag will provide food for one child during an entire school year in an underdeveloped country! And of course it reduces the waste of plastic bags that are NOT recyclable through your neighborhood garbage pick-up. Although most grocery stores are starting to offer recycling bins solely for plastic bags outside the store, there are SO MANY plastic bags that get tossed into the garbage and thus lay in wastelands for years and years and years! Just thinking about it now makes me sad all over again… It seriously takes no effort to carry around your own reusable bag since many of them fold up into tiny pouches. I keep one in my purse and one in my car at all times =) Anyway, back to the point! If you’re shopping around for a reusable bag, I highly suggest purchasing a FEED bag!
Now, I know that they’re pricy for a reusable bag. But think about the children! I know some people would say, “Well, for that price, I would rather just donate that money directly to the children.” Yeah, they say this, but how many of them actually go through with it? Since you would be spending that money to feed a starving child, you might as well also get a bag! Plus, if you divide the price by how many times you will use the bag, it practically pays itself off!
I think this cause hits close to home because I’m currently taking a class about child development and how crucial an education and nutrition is to their development. I’m also taking a lab where I am a caregiver to children 3-4 years of age, and it kills me to ever think of them without an education or food.
One more thing I wanted to say… I don’t want to sound like a hypocrite, but I don’t own this bag. I am a poor college student who is neck high in loans and credit card bills… but I am saving up for this bag for the near future! I guess I’m recommending this reusable bag to those who can afford it without feeling guilty! I don’t want to feel like I’m forcing it on anyone =)
OH and just to throw it out there, stores like Safeway, Walmart, Rite Aid, and I’m sure many others have bins outside of their stores where you are encouraged to bring back those plastic bags to be recycled. They recycle those types of bags specially because the neighborhood recycling doesn’t accept them. So at the very least, take advantage of those bins! =)
More Information: The FEED bag
SUMMARY: The FEED bag is a fashionable reusable bag offered exclusively through Amazon, partnering with the UN World Food Programme and spokesperson Lauren Bush. Purchasing this bag will provide food for a child for one school year in an underdeveloped country. The price is $35 with free shipping. I’m not sure how many pounds it can hold, but it’s made out of burlap so it’s definitely durable. Oh, and it’s reversible! =)