Green Your School Year Giveaway Hop Grand Prize! Ends 8/19.


Welcome to the second annual Green Your School Year Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, rays of bliss and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! We’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you the chance to win prizes that will help your kick your child’s school year off on a green foot! After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other #GreenSchool giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post for your chance to win more eco-friendly and healthy giveaways!

Here on rays of bliss you have the chance to win the Grand Prize giveaway! Just in time for Back-to-School we are offering a chance to win a prize package that will Green Your School Year! Read below to find out more about these eco-friendly companies and their great products.


Grand Prize Includes:

Tidy Books Book Shelf ($215 Value)

Tidy Books offers unique, eco-friendly bookshelves that encourage your children to read more because they can see the covers of their books! Even though this bookcase has a very narrow profile and doesn’t take up much space, it hold approximately 85 books. It is made from sustainably grown lime wood and finished with a water-based lacquer, making it a safe and eco-conscious choice. Tidy Books also offers Book Boxes, Bunk Bed Storage, Baby Storage and a Family Organizer. Read Happy Mothering’s review to see how much her girls love their Tidy Books Bookcase!

Back to School outfit from KicKee Pants

KicKee Pants offers a wide variety of eco-friendly clothes for babies and kids. This family owned and operated company has created a clothing line made with eco-friendly bamboo. They create outfits that can be worn comfortably and without restrictions. And most importantly, their clothing celebrates the innocence of childhood. See how much Brittney’s daughter at Brittleby’s Corner loves her new Back to School dress from KicKee Pants!

Waste-Free Lunch Kit from Kids Konserve ($40 Value)

Kids Konserve offers reusable and safe food storage solutions. From lunch bags to ice packs to water bottles to containers, Kids Konserve has your little one covered for waste-free lunches at school. Their Waste-Free Lunch Kit includes a recycled cotton lunch bag with Velcro closure, a food kozy sandwich wrap which doubles as a placemat, 2 leak-proof stainless steel 8-oz. containers, a 13-oz. stainless steel water bottle, a recycled cotton napkin, and a recycled aluminum nametag. Find out more at Brittleby’s Corner!

$50 worth of YumEarth Products

YumEarth offers mouth-watering snacks and sweets made with organic and natural ingredients, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, and none of the major allergens, such as gluten, nuts and dairy. YumEarth Organics Fruit Snacks are a back-to-school snack choice with a taste kids love. Responding to the growing concern among parents to feed their children healthier food, YumEarth has become the leader in organic candy. YumEarth Organics Fruit Snacks combine a recipe for success: parent-approved ingredients, kid-friendly packaging and flavors and overall fantastic fruit taste.

$50 Gift Card to is an online consignment store where you can buy, sell and swap pre-owned kids’ items.  It initially focuses on kids’ clothes, toys, books and DVD’s, kids’ sporting equipment and kids’ accessories. You can also trade maternity and nursing clothing, as well as parenting related books. consignment store is great way to Green Your School Year.  

$50 Gift Certificate to provides a great buying experience by offering a wide range of products, the tools you need to understand why a product qualifies as ‘green’, and superior customer service. You will find a wide range of green school supplies, as well as, the widest range of environmentally friendly product, including bamboo clothing, green home environmental products, natural organic products, biodegradable and compostable tableware and solar powered products, just to name a few. The winner of this giveaway will receive a $50 gift card to shop for earth-friendly products for back-to-school. 

Enter the Giveaway

One lucky reader will win the Green Your School Year Prize Package worth $455! This giveaway is open to US only, ages 18+. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Disclosure: This contest will run through August 19, 2014 at 8:59 pm PST (11:59 pm EST). The winner will be chosen the following day and announced on rays of bliss. No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. Please note that Happy Mothering, rays of bliss, Brittleby’s Corner, the Green Moms Network and the Green Your Mom event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.


  1. We pack our own lunches in reusable containers and take reusable water bottles with us!

  2. Jessica Asbury says:

    This would be a great start to the school year!

  3. Brandi Strunk says:

    I started using cloth diapers!

  4. Angela W says:

    We use reusable containers, use our own eco friendly bags at the grocery store, and most of all we recycle

  5. Amanda Heck says:

    We have been recycling more by going around and picking up cans and bottles to make sure they get into the recycle bin. Also, by conserving energy by turning off the lights during the day and open the blinds for natural sunlight.

  6. Shaylene Marie wilson says:

    This summer we began cloth diapering, we also only eat fruits and veggies from my sisters garden or bought from the farmers market.

  7. Jennifer says:

    we’re going off grid in a new house! 🙂

  8. Cindy McElwee says:

    Hanging clothes out to dry, composting, catching rain water to water plants, going glass & less plastic. Kids get into being green & keep the family in order ♥

  9. We planted our own garden, we reuse and recycle items.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I’m without a car this summer, so my options are biking, walking, or carpooling. Luckily I live in a small town where it’s easy to get around, and I have experience being carless in the past for environmental reasons. 🙂

  11. Mippy/Sabrina says:

    We are cutting back on water, growing some of our own produce and also recycling as usual. 🙂

  12. We are trying to keep our electric bill under control. We’ve also been very proactive in not wasting food and making as few car trips as possible.

  13. We are trying to not waste electricity by keeping everything closed up when the A/C is on.

  14. Lynda Del says:

    I am conserving water and closing the shades and curtains so that we won’t have to keep overworking our AC to cool down the house.

  15. Kristen T says:

    We pack lunches with reusable containers. We all use reusable water bottles!

  16. Natasha Chapman says:

    Saving the environment and money on gasoline by using public transit/ walking and biking all summer long! This has been a super green summer!

  17. crystal sheckles-gibson says:

    We grow a garden in the summer and reuse or recycle as much as we can.

  18. Allison Ziff says:

    I take a reusable water bottle to the gym everyday.

  19. Sarah Oswald says:

    I use reusable containers and recycle anything I can sometimes into crafts with the kids.

  20. We started a garden in raised beds using reclaimed lumber. We use a rain barrel for watering with a timer backup for vacations/out-of-town trips. I am cooking from scratch more, which means less prepackaged boxes/bags for the family. The boys are responsible for sorting and placing recycling curbside every week.

  21. Using cloth diapers! Been eating lots of veggies!

  22. We reuse our shopping bags! And if we forget to bring them to the store, we use paper and reuse it!

  23. crystal sheckles-gibson says:

    I bought a bunch of refillable stainless steel water bottles to cut back on the amount of bottled water that I buy.

  24. We cloth diaper and I’ve been trying to preserve as much food as possible by freezing and canning it!

  25. That’s awesome!!!

  26. Packing our lunch

  27. Heather Lewis says:

    We are trying to make a difference in the crazy world. We started recycling everything we can, composting, farmers market shopping, and eating healthy & clean as possible no more junky processed foods. Trying to teach our kids to live with a conscience & compassion. This lunch boxes & other products would make a fantastic difference for our family

  28. We drove instead of flying for our summer travel to help make our summer green. We also grow a backyard garden, compost, eat packed lunches in reusable containers, etc. etc.

  29. Kristen Smith says:

    We bring our own reusable water bottles and pack snacks in reusable

  30. We don’t use paper towels anymore, just cut up tea towels.

  31. We only use green bags when shopping, reusable containers for snacks and drinks and we ride our bikes anywhere we can. 😀

  32. Lily Kwan says:

    using recycled paper plates and napkins

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