April 22, 1970.
Around twenty million Americans participated in the "modern environmental movement" in which we so lovingly call Earth Day. It wasn't all about flowers and peace and tree hugging. Earth Day was MORE than that. It was protesting and organizing and believing that the oil spills, power plant pollution and extinction of animals HAD to stop.
It still is very. serious. stuff.
And here we are. April 22, 2010. Happy Earth Day everyone.
How are you spending today? I don't suggest protesting or causing destruction to prove a point. Hypocritical? Yes...and also, getting arrested on Earth Day would not be a line item I would like typed on my life's resume. Instead, today should be used to bring awareness and INSPIRE other people to take small steps in making our world a better place to live, to survive, to thrive. Let's teach our children, and each other, to celebrate Earth Day EVERY day...so in the future, we have an Earth to celebrate.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Conserve. Cloth Bags. Less Packaging. Less Energy. Drive less. Walk more. Carbon Footprint. Plant a Tree.
We all talk a lot, don't we? Talk. Talk. Talk. Blah. Blah. Blah.
It's time for less talk and more action.
Don't you think?
And what about household batteries? My local environmental center recycles batteries, but some communities aren't so fortunate. Don't you just hate throwing those away, knowing they are going straight into a landfill? I can't even stand the thought. Actually, I go as far as collecting them from my workplace and my neighbor! Sound familiar? If so...check this out.
Just in time for Earth Day, Energizer® has just launched their new reusable battery charging system! The Energizer® Recharge Smart Charger was developed in response to consumer interest in understanding more about the charging status of their batteries, so they’ll know if they will last for as long as needed. Energizer developed a charger that delivers on consumer demand by communicating information about rechargeable batteries and the charging process in three ways:
· A countdown clock with large LCD numbers displays how much charging time remains
· A fuel gauge communicates the current level of power in the batteries
· A bad-battery alerts users if the batteries are no longer useful or if they’ve inserted a disposable battery by mistake
“There is nothing more disappointing than a toy or camera running out of battery power right at a critical moment. Knowing more about the charging process can help people avoid this. It is very empowering,” said Olsen, Brand Manager, Energizer Charger and Rechargeable Systems. “Think of it like a car’s fuel gauge: you don’t always need a full tank to drive the car, and you can make a decision about how far to travel and when to get a refill because you know how much gas is in the tank.”
The Energizer® Recharge Smart Charger also features a slow charge rate, which extends the number of life cycles, charges 2 or 4 AA or AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries, and is ENERGY STAR®-certified.
Energizer is introducing the new charger by getting consumers involved in a video campaign to drive donations to their favorite charity. The “Kids Take Charge” video campaign asks families across the country to post a video of their child explaining the mischief they can get into when the toys that keep them occupied run out of battery power. The top ten creative entries will receive a portion of the $10,000 donation – based on an online poll – for their charity. Parents can get inspiration from the online ad campaign and viewable at www.Energizer.com/SmartCharge, which features kids talking about everything from having tantrums to telling family secrets, each closing with a “Try the Smart Charger….or Else” message.
The first 250 people to enter a video will receive a free Energizer® Recharge Smart Charger. Energizer will select ten finalists based on originality, humor and alignment with the, “Kids Take Charge or Else” theme. Consumers can help determine the amount of money each charity receives by voting for their favorite at www.Energizer.com/SmartCharge.
***Congratulations to Gianna! I have sent you an email. You have 24 hours to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen. Thanks to everyone who entered!***
***This giveaway has been chosen as a Prizey Editor's Pick for prize quality, ease of entry or by popular demand!***
Sooo...you can't wait to see if you were one of the first 250 people to enter the contest? You want to try out a new charger NOW, you say? Listen up!
I am giving away one Engergizer Recharge Smart Charger to a lucky reader!
There are FOUR ways to enter:
- Visit www.Energizer.com/Recharge and let me know which video is your favorite
- Tweet the following: Happy Earth Day! Win an @Energizer Recharge Smart Charger from @ItsToni http://bit.ly/9DKlXa #giveaways
- Tweet the following: Win cash for your favorite charity! RT and you might win an @Energizer #Recharge Smart Charger: www.Energizer.com/Recharge
For five extra entries, submit a video to the Energizer® Kids Take Charge contest and post your link within the comment section of this blog!
Contest will end on April 29th at Noon (CST) A winner will be chosen using Random.org at that time. I will need need to contact you, right? Don't forget an email address!
Good Luck...and, hey, plant a tree or something today...would ya? *wink*
Honest Blogger Found Here: I received a Recharge Smart Charger at the recent SVMoms Chicago event - though no reciprocation was required. I am doing the giveaway...well...because I want to :)
Info & photo credit: Wikipedia