Thursday, April 15, 2010

Green Giant Giveaway! {CLOSED}

Congratulations to Heidi Comment #29!We just finished a very yummy supper of loaded chicken and Green Giant Simply Steam® Garden Vegetable Medley. I love Green Giant vegetables because they come pre-seasoned in a microwave package that you just toss in and cook in 5 minutes. They have been the perfect size for Derek and I to have a serving each with no leftovers. Now that Avin is moving on to table foods we'll probably switch to eating the Family Sized Bagged Vegetables. I wanted to share some really interesting things I recently learned about Green Giant.

For Green Giant, it´s all about trying to live up to the name by working every day to care for the land, the people who grow our vegetables and the families who share our vegetables at their tables. Throughout its century-long history, Green Giant has worked to reduce its environmental footprint through many measures including:

Reducing the amount of land and water needed to grow vegetables

Packing vegetables in smaller, lighter cans, so it takes less fuel to deliver them to supermarket shelves

Utilizing traditional seed breeding methods over the last 35 years to double the amount of sweet corn grown on an acre of land

Teaming up with growers to install a more efficient irrigation system that can reduce water use by more than a million gallons a year;

Switching to more earth-friendly paperboard to package frozen vegetables, saving approximately 54,000 trees annually in the process.

Green Giant is now celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by giving $200,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help fund an innovative project that will encourage greener farming practices to repair and protect a natural treasure - the Root River, one of Minnesota´s (home to Green Giant) best trout streams.

To learn more about Green Giant´s sustainability program or make a donation to The Nature Conservancy, visit http://www.greengiant.com/sustainabilityduring the month of April.

I received a "Seeds of Change" prize pack that includes one VIP coupon valid for a free package of Green Giant frozen vegetables, in addition to a mini herb garden, an eco-friendly bamboo utensil set, and a 100% recyclable grocery tote. It was provided by Green Giant through MyBlogSpark. My mini herb garden (Chives, Basil, and Parsley) is living in my kitchen window and is starting to sprout! My husband has to take care of it though because I've got such a black thumb that I've been known to kill plants by looking at them.

Green Giant and MyBlogSpark are also providing a "Seeds of Change" prize pack to one of my readers! This contest is open to US Residents, 18 and over, void where prohibited. Contest will close on Earth Day, April 22, 2010 at 11:00 PM CST. Please leave one comment per entry (5 entries = five comments). Please leave your email in your comment so I can contact you if you win. One winner will be selected using Random.org.

Mandatory Entry: Go to http://www.GreenGiant.com/sustainability and come back and leave me a comment telling me something you learned about the sustainability program.

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99 comments:

jennifer57 said...

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i learned: Green Giant is taking a commitment to the environment one giant step farther, by giving $200,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help fund an innovative project that will encourage greener farming practices

Jackie said...
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Jackie said...

Green Giant reduced its green house emissions by 80% by switching their cardboard containers to ones made from unbleached recycled material ones!!
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Bebemiqui said...

I like that they've made their cardboard now w/ recycleables!
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Amy said...

their new canning technology has allowed them to can the same amount of veggies in a smaller can!
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CricketSaunders said...

Their packaging engineers and business teams are continually discussing innovative ways to deliver the fresh nutritious vegetables nature intended while reducing packaging waste and minimizing greenhouse gas production

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Kim said...

LEARNED: Over almost 70 years, the agricultural research team has made advances in greener farming practices with a focus on three areas: less land usage, less water usage, less pesticide usage.

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Tiffany said...

I think it's awesome the they've given over 200,000 to the Nature Coservancy.

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Ashley Elaine said...

With a 100 percent move to drip irrigation, total water savings will be as high as 1.2 billion gallons annually. Which is great.

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Anonymous said...

I was happy to read they they have revamped their packaging to unbleached, recycled materials.
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pixie13 said...

n the last 35 years, advanced hybrids from conventional breeding have more than doubled the sweet corn yields on the same amount of land

Renee G said...

I learned that With a 100 percent move to drip irrigation, total water savings will be as high as 1.2 billion gallons annually.
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Anonymous said...

how awesome! tweeted!

Heidi Maxwell said...

LEARNED: Their location allows them to grow with minimal use of pesticides or additional irrigation - thereby creating less of an impact on the land.

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Carolyn G said...

I learned they are reducing packaging

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Amy said...

I learned that Giant switched the frozen veggie carton and an unbleached recyclable version which reduces emissions by 80%

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I learned they have revamped their packaging to unbleached, recycled materials.
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Amanda said...

I learned that their sustainability program focuses on less land, less water, and less pesticides!

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Gina said...

I learned Packaging Reduction
Can a Green Giant have a small footprint? We think so. Our packaging engineers and business teams are continually discussing innovative ways to deliver the fresh nutritious vegetables nature intended while reducing packaging waste and minimizing greenhouse gas production.

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Julie said...

They are/have reduced their packaging while striving to deliver fresh nutrious vegetables as nature intended..kudos to Green Giant

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Nancy said...

I learned that they have an initive to educate farmers in the MN Root River Valley on more sustainable farming practices.

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The Bookworm said...

I learned that Green Giant switched its boxed veggie cartons from bleached white paper board with no recycled fibers to an unbleached recycled carton, reducing green house gas emissions by an estimated 80%.

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Anara said...

GG has been committed to over 50 years of valley stewardship

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Janet and Maya said...

I learned
Through an outreach program with broccoli farmers in Mexico, Green Giant agriculture specialists introduced drip irrigation systems.

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degood said...

I learned that their veggies are rushed from field to freezer so that all the nutrients are locked in at the peak of freshness.

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