Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Solar Car Kit Giveaway - Reducing Your Carbon Footprint Can be FUN!

Image by theresangooi via Photobucket

Last week I was invited to sit in on a call with folks from and explore ways to reduce my carbon footprint.

What is my Carbon Footprint?

Each of us product a certain amount of greenhouse gas through the things we do and the products we use. The footprint is and how much it contributes to global warming.
On you can use the Carbon Calculator to see what affect you are having on the Earth.

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint can be Fun!

On the call I learned how to make a solar oven and all I can say is we are definitely doing that this summer. I will start with cookies but my goal is to cook chicken breasts and see how long it takes. Anything to no turn on my oven, or stand in front of the hot grill when it’s 90 degrees outside!

A solar oven is just one way learning is fun. The site has lots of cool activities that will engage you and your kids and are great tools help your family learn more about reducing your carbon footprint. For example, one activity shows tips for cutting back your carbon footprint as you travel.

Not only that, you can shop for carbon credits so as you work to reduce, you can purchase credits that will offset what you produce!

Win a Solar Car Kit!

One lucky reader will win a cool solar car kit….not for you to drive, but Barbie and Ken can take a spin. This is a great activity to show kids the power of solar energy and it’s importance in our future.

How to Enter: (be sure to leave a separate comment for each with your email or twitter ID so I can reach you if you win!)

Visit and play one of the games then leave me a comment and tell me which one you played.

Extra entries:
Tweet this giveaway
Email this giveaway to 5 of your friends and cc me (scarytwins at yahoo)
Subscribe to this blog (and leave me your email)

Contest open to US residents in the 48 contiguous states and ends June 9, 2009 at 11:59pm. Winner will be chosen using and notified via email or Twitter and will have 3 days to claim the prize.

Dreaming of solar baked cookies,


Product supplied by

Bonneville Environmental Foundation


  1. I tried sorting the recyclables. Lets just say it's a good thing I am better at sorting the real thing. :)

  2. I played the Transportation Game and The Planet Game, this would be neat for my daughters. My one helped put together a "Save the Earth" Club and they go to the school and clean up trash.


  3. I tweeted the giveaway as well:

  4. I played the sort the recyclables game. This is a lot harder than it looks.

  5. I played "Home is where the carbon is" and found our our TV is an energy sucker. That doesn't surprise me!

  6. I tweeted the giveaway, too. I'm "itsarizona" on twitter.

  7. I played "Don't be a Pane." The days are getting hotter, so keep blinds closed/ tilted is an excellent idea.

  8. I retweeted your final call, @ JustDoingMyBest.