Friday, January 11, 2008

Competition

Dear Readers – time for a competition! Put your thinking caps on.

If you cast your mind back (and if your mind fails to cast, just look further down the page), you’ll see that before Christmas I wrote about some ideas I had for ‘green’ presents – including Kagi jewellery.

Anyway, Kagi's designer, Kat Gee, wrote to me, and offered one of her darling canvas eco-totes in way of thanks, but because I am so super-fantastic, I thought I would offer it as a prize instead.

Fact. New Zealanders use over 1 billion plastic bags yearly.
Fact. Each bag takes over 500 years to biodegrade.
Fact. Thats 243 bags per person.


Use one of these instead of a plastic bag and you’ll not only be doing something nice for the environment, but you will look stylish too, not like those sad-sacks trawling their fake Anya Hindmarch shoppers around town.

So – EMAIL me (email link on the left), by next Friday with your creative suggestions on how to do something nice for the environment, with your postal address, and the winner takes the bag!

I'll announce the results next Monday (the 21st).

9 comments:

Lita said...

jeesh - the lengths you go to get my address lady.

jeesh - the lengths I go to for free stuff, off to the post office to set up (easily traceable) PO Box. don't want to cut off all your stalk avenues cos i like it really.

i totally think your slight acq loves showing off that tricky label, just like the trend of youfs who wear their trou low so we all know they have Calvin Klein stroking their balls. Ugh. I personally ensure all my acqs House of G labels are tucked in or cut off. I am le cheap label angel.

Mark said...

"So – EMAIL me (email link on the left), by next Friday with your creative suggestions on how to do something nice for the environment, with your postal address, and the winner takes the bag!"

Let's see. We COULD take Al Gore, John Edwards, and all the denizens of Hollywood and send them to Devil's Island, thereby reducing the Earth's carbon footprint by at least 3/4.

Mrs Smith said...

Lita - quite right. This is really a ruse to acquire readers addresses for the sole purpose of spying on them to make sure they are not wearing Crocs/deliberately flaunting labels.

No really - I swear on my handbag collection, stalking by moi is not an added bonus.

Elijah Lineberry said...

We could simply use the environment and stop this paranoia about Global Warming and other nonsense...and simply be guilt free.

I love using plastic bags, I love throwing cigarette butts and other rubbish on the ground, I like our Dairy Farming industry, I like factories and cars and oil exploration and Summers being warm (etc, etc)

Oswald Bastable said...

I use plastic bags as fuel. When you throw them into a hot log fire, they burn without giving of toxic shit.

500 years my arse!

Mark said...

Hey, Elijah, let's go for a ride in my V-8 truck. Drive over some protected habitats, eat some endangered species.

And Oswald, I've got some lead-paint encrusted lumber and pressure-treated crap you can throw on the barbie as well...

Which one of us three won, Mrs. Smith??

Mrs Smith said...

Right - Mark, Elijah, and Oswald. I'm putting you all on the Green Party's mailing list.

Oswald Bastable said...

More free fuel!

Cactus Kate said...

I think the answer to global warming and doing nice things for the environment is very simple and begins at home.

BREATHE LESS.

I could think of groups of people to nominate forthwith. Starting with Pinkos.