Saturday, October 10

Green deals and misc. news from around the green blog-a-sphere

The White House chefs are now offering tours of the WHKG for school groups:
(As first reported on Obama Foodorama)
At this time, tours are limited to "local area" schools.However, if you are connected to a school, it can't hurt to apply anyway, since (1) we all know that "local area" has many definitions, and (2) it stands to reason the more interest they hear from around the country (and heck, around the world), the more likely the WH is to expand tour offerings and other school outreach programs. is having a 50% off Fall Sale: (on selected items) and $5.99 shipping on orders of more than $40.

Read about Nike Teaming up with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for a Weeklong Recycling Drive:
Whether you're a hardcore runner or a screaming spectator, there's nothing like the thrill of a marathon – especially the Bank of America Chicago Marathon , scheduled for this Sunday, October 11. But what happens to all those shoes that get destroyed when training for this storied 26.2-mile race?
Starting today, Nike Reuse-A-Shoe and Bank of America are teaming up to keep those dead runners out of the trashcan with a weeklong shoe recycling drive. Through Friday, October 16th, you can bring your athletic shoes (any brand) to extra Reuse-A-Shoe drop-off locations across the city, including:
October 9-10: Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place
October 11: 27th Mile Post-Race Party at Grant Park's Butler Field
All Week: 33 Bank of America banking centers in the Chicago area –
download a list of locations or, Visit the Chicago Marathon website for details.

Method is introducing a new line of pro chef products including a stainless steel cleaner!:
every kitchen needs a good clean-up crew. good thing our new PRO CHEF line has specialized cleaners for everyday chefs. specially formulated for granite, stainless steel and multi-surface, our non-toxic sprays keep kitchens sparkling clean without any nasty residue leftovers. used with our microfiber cloth, they’re a must-have tool no cook should be without – that goes for you too, mr. i-order-takeout-and-pass-it-off-as-my-own. now available nationwide at bed, bath & beyond stores.

Consider giving the gift of a Green Home Makeover from Green Irene: A Trendy, Unique Holiday Gift Option:
- At the start of the holiday season, many of us struggle with what seems to be a recurring chore: figuring out what gifts to purchase for our loved ones. However, today, more people are "going green" and that may influence - and, perhaps, make it easier for - shoppers to make unique gift choices this forthcoming holiday season.

Brittanie’s Thyme LLC October Special is the Teen Pack:
$5 off the Teen Pack: (now $17) The Teen Pack contains: 2 oz. Organic Acne Treatment, 4 oz. Organic Citrus Facial Cleanser and 40 ml. Almond Oatmeal Facial Scrub.
If you have a fruit fly problem (like we do) I highly recommend clicking over to enviromom's blog and reading their post: How to get rid of fruit flies. I tried it and it works!
That is it for now. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful, joyful, stress free, fun-filled weekend!

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