Win a “Soy-At-Home” eco-prize pack from @SoNiceOrganic and me

I was browsing through my corner store recently and reached to look into refrigerator to check the So Nice soy beverages. Strange as it may sound, checking these out gave me a strange warm-and-fuzzy feeling, because I am actually one of the judges of the So Nice Contest, which captures ideas on greening our world.


In promoting their contest (and judging it), the kind folks of So Nice (Canada’s largest sustainable, organic soy beverage brand) gave me a pack of goodies for one of my lucky readers to win. I will be giving away a “Soy-At-Home” prize pack containing:

  • Eco-Chic Home by Emily Anderson (compliments of Raincoast Books: great book on creating a sustainable style at home)
  • The Legacy by David Suzuki (compliments of Greystone Books: Suzuki, one of the planet’s preeminent elders, explains how we got where we are today and presents his vision for a better future)
  • Sapadilla rosemary/peppermint Counter Spray (plant-based, biodegradable and earth friendly cleaner)
  • Simplicity natural vegesoy candle (made with soybeans and all natural vegetable wax-petroleum free)
  • Green Zebra 2011 Savings Guide (over 250 coupons, $10,000 in savings on eco-friendly products, restaurants, organics, health-fitness, cultural activities and getaways)
  • EcoJot: 100% recycled paper journals made in Canada
  • Abeego Snack: natural, reusable, eco-conscious food storage
  • So Nice product voucher (1.89L carton, as shown below) (This product needs to be refrigerated, hence the voucher)


The So Nice “$5,000 Towards a Better Organic World Contest’s deadline is December 31, 2010. I will keep my giveaway running until December 27th, 2010 at 5:00pm. The contest’s eligibility is for Canada residents only.

To enter my giveaway:

“Like” the So Nice Facebook Page (- while you’re there take a look at their Green Contest where I am a judge)

AND THEN do one of the following:

Tweet your favorite green tip and include @soniceorganic and the hashtag: #sonice-rpv

Comment below with your favorite “green tip”. Something that you do to reduce your ecological footprint, for example. Your green tips can be anything from how you conserve water, to linking to your favorite vegan recipe. Just be sure to keep your idea clean ;-)

About So Nice
So Nice only uses certified organic, non-GMO soybeans that are grown in Canada and the US.

The So Nice “A Better Organic World Contest”

SN-sticker-En-150 The So Nice “A Better Organic World” contest on Facebook runs until December 31 and asks: “How would you spend $5,000 towards a better organic world?” . Answer in 300 words or less for a chance to win $5,000 to put this plan into action! Check it out here. You can submit ideas of how you would go about making the world (or even just your corner of the world) a greener place.

For more information about the So Nice Facebook contest, visit the link above or view the “Media Room”.

Disclosure: The bag of goodies was generously sponsored by So Nice Canada, and it’s a token of appreciation for me as one of the judges of their “A Better Organic World”. I am neither paid to run the contest, nor do I get any other form of monetary or in-kind compensation. I just think So Nice is a very cool green brand that is working towards greening our world. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do feel free to contact me via email.

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Comments (35)

SanazDecember 2nd, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Eating organic food is the most effective way to reduce your carbon footprint.

ChristaDecember 2nd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Eschew chemical cleansers, and use some simple and inexpensive homemade cleaners, like good old baking soda and vinegar, to do your housework. There are many excellent recipes online, using commonly found, non-toxic ingredients from your own kitchen.

Michael KwanDecember 2nd, 2010 at 4:03 pm

My attempt to be green is intrinsically linked to my greatest environmental sin. When I can, I turn off the power going to my power bar. This helps to reduce the “vampire power” that is being drawn, even when my computer is turned off.
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MoniqueDecember 3rd, 2010 at 8:24 am

Hi Raul! Thanks for posting about So Nice and the contest. Happy to see solid green ideas already. I greatly appreciate your participation with us as a judge. All the best to your readers.

Steve ZussinoDecember 3rd, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I do not waste resources and try to reuse as much as possible.

When printing use both sides of page.

Thanks for the contest.
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DilaraDecember 4th, 2010 at 2:16 am

I line dry my clothes whenever possible and when I do use the dryer I toss in a dry towel with the load to speed up drying time.

AmyDecember 6th, 2010 at 9:50 am

I stay green by always unplugging my electronic devises when not in use!
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Karen GDecember 6th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

I have a list on my fridge of the produce that is available locally during every month of the year. I do try to buy organic, but I believe that buying local is more important because it reduces our carbon footprint far more.

MoniqueDecember 7th, 2010 at 9:59 am

Lots of great ideas here! Thank you again.

And Karen, (and anyone else interested) you can also enter your ideas in the main So Nice contest for a chance at the $5K. click on the Green Contest tab. In particular with buying organic, I haven’t seen an entry yet on using the money toward organic produce for the year. Or putting the money towards Bullfrog Power as part of electrical conservation. Great green tips, thanks again Raul.
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Alicia O.December 7th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

My favourite green tip is becoming vegan! The production is meat and dairy is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emmissions and water consumption. By being vegan I am not only being a more compassionate human being, but I have drastically reduced my carbon footprint.

Fawn MulcahyDecember 8th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

I run around the house turning off lights behind my family – they seem to be slowly getting the hint!

mariaDecember 8th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Not using any unecessary lights, low watt bulbs. I use grocery bags for garbage bags, recycle as much as i can.

Serena HayDecember 8th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

We volunteer alot of time for town and waterway cleanups. You wouldn’t believe how much garbage is DUMPED in our bushes and rivers. Although your patience with humans is tested when you see how much trash is carelessley and KNOWINGLY dumped on purpose, it makes you feel good that your actions have done something good for the environment. To date, we have caught 3 people dumping and had them convicted, with large fines levied and truck impoundment. I would have really liked to put their faces on the front page of the town paper to SHAME THEM.

CeciliaDecember 9th, 2010 at 9:47 am

Get on a bike, take transit, join a car-sharing program like Zipcar or Car Coop. Going without a permanent vehicle is the best way I know of reducing your day-to-day carbon footprint.

Wayne SDecember 9th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I try to stay green by walking each way to work, even in the winter!

JarrahDecember 10th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I just discovered these reusable beeswax-based food wrappers from BC company Abeego – they work just as well as plastic wrap or ziploc bags but none of the plastic – They also smell great.

At this time of year the other thing I do is make sure I’m making presents for people that won’t end up in landfills. This year I made jams and jellies in reusable glass jars.
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MoniqueDecember 10th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I live in a student residence. I put aside all compostable waste and carry it down to the compost bins in the communal kitchen or to the community garden on campus. This means I don’t have any “wet” garbage, and hence don’t need to use any plastic bags in the waste basket in my room.

Lina Zussino - Victoria Mortgage BrokerDecember 10th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

I like to walk to work and use my bike around town.

MaryanneDecember 11th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

We were wasting alot of paper at work, by recycling or throwing away everything (and we print ALOT), so I started chopping up old paper and using it as notepaper and scrap. Double the usage!

RebeccaDecember 12th, 2010 at 11:45 am

Buy vintage clothing! I have been doing this for years and really love wearing something with a history. Also, vintage fabrics and other materials can be recycled and turned into a vast array of things.

AmandaDecember 13th, 2010 at 9:59 am

Reducing my consumerism. If something is broke – fix it. If you need something- build/make it. If you want something – do you really NEED it. And if I find I do have to buy something I always try to find it second hand.

amfriesenDecember 15th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

too bad i don’t do facebook otherwise i would have ‘liked’ so nice for sure, i’ll tweet anyway just for fun
my main clean idea is to go natural – raw food, vegan, grow ur own, etc.
we also recycle, reuse, reduce and distribute in our house via the different mechanisms available in a large area like Vancouver – almost never by new let alone retail price

GingermommyDecember 18th, 2010 at 6:36 am

I always buy local meat, produce etc. Trying to cut back on fuel and transportation helps my carbon footprint

EllenDecember 18th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

In addition to some of the above tips, I try to encourage co-workers to use my own cutlery and plates for work parties.

I even have friends who bring tupperware to restaurants to bring leftovers home.

Another tip is to buy from the bulk food bins in order to reduce buying new containers and packaging.

amyDecember 19th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Recycle plastic grocery bags by using them to pick up your doggie’s poop.

edmontonjbDecember 20th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I have nagged my boys and husband so much that they are now very good about turning off lights that aren’t being used, not running water while brushing their teeth, and not cranking up the thermostat when I’m not looking. We also reuse any grocery nags we end up with as garbage bags and we walk whenever possible.
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Millon ChristensenDecember 25th, 2010 at 5:10 am

Using Hemp products can make a huge difference and the quality is greater then other products.

Erin O'ConnorDecember 26th, 2010 at 8:55 am

We gave away our car 3 years ago and now we take public transit everywhere we go.

AgathaDecember 26th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

We havent used our dryer in over 5 years.
In the summer we hang out clothes to dry outside, in the winter we hang them indoors.

Allison EwendtDecember 26th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

It’s important to buy locally, made in Canada, close to home – reduce travel of the products that hit your table. Buy products that have less packaging, or buy in bulk and make from scratch as much as you can, using local ingredients. You’ll not only be “green”er, but will have higher quality food!

XingDecember 27th, 2010 at 9:26 am

Leave the car at home and walk!

MoniqueDecember 27th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I am continually impressed by all the great green suggestions! Thanks for hosting a So Nice giveaway Raul.
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RyanDecember 28th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I ride my bike to work and love not being tied down to a car. It’s a great way to ensure you’re getting exercise each day, and the fresh air puts you in a great mood to start the day!

TracyDecember 29th, 2010 at 4:08 am

There are many ways I try to reduce my family’s carbon footprint: We recently bought a front loader washer and dryer – uses a lot less power, water. Of course, hang laundry out on nice days to dry! We only eat 1 or 2 servings of meat per week, I buy local and organic when possible. We also use sweaters and blankets instead of cranking up the heat when it’s cold. Recycling and composting are second nature. Those are just a few of the ways we try to help mother earth!
Also, liked so nice organic on facebook and will tweet :O) Thanks for the great tips!

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