LUSH- Good smelling and Good for the Earth

Yesterday, my daughter asked me if Mother Nature worked for Father Earth. Interesting, I wanted to explain that they were the same thing and that there really isn’t a Father Earth.  But her reasons for asking had more to do with saving and being more globally aware so I left it alone for now.  

But she left me thinking about what I was doing to help sustain better foods, leave less of a carbon footprint..yada, yada, yada and then I went to take a shower. As I pondered the conversation using my amazing KARMA soap from Lush.  I decided to check out their website and see what THEY were doing.  This is what I found and what I would like to share with you.  Looks like Lush is holding a fabulous contest this spring and I wanted to help spread the word (a) because I love their products (b) because if you are reading my blog I probably have some form of affection for you and (c) because I would love if someone who I am connected to actually won one of the prizes.  There is nothing in it for me.  No one contacted me and asked me to blog on the contest.  I just thought that it is a great idea and I wanted to share it.  Here are the details…

 

Show us how you make a difference in your community; make the world greener and a more beautiful place.

Tell us your stories and show us your green thumb: what did you do with your seed bomb? How do you help in your community garden? How do you participate in an act of greening your community (and yes, watering the office plants and efforts around your workplace do count!)?

How it Works

ENTER — Read though this overview and contest rules, then complete our online entry formthat includes open-form questions about what you are doing to help make our world more beautiful. Voting starts April 20, we will accept entries throughout the entire contest period. You can see a sample entry here.

GET VOTES — Next, tell all your friends, family and all about the contest and encourage them to visit www.lush.com/seedthenationvoting and vote for you. (Renee Here: You need not vote for me because I am not participating.  I want YOU to!) Your supporters can vote once per IP address per day.

CHECK YOUR PROGRESS — Everyone can see how you are doing by checking out the Green Graph next to your contest entry. The more green showing, the better your chances to make it to the final round. Online voting ends on June 21.

How We Pick the Winners

After our customers and online visitors have had their say, the top 15 percent of all the vote getters will be our finalists. Then, the LUSH Team will review these entries and select the top 10 Green Thumbs.

The Big Announcement

We will announce the top 10 winners online on June 29, 2009.

The Prizes

We will award 10 eco-friendly prizes for the top 10 Green Thumbs.

Grand Prize

Two Bicycles (retail value of $500 each):
One grand prize winner will be selected from the top green thumbs in Canada 
One grand prize winner will be selected from the top green thumbs in U.S

First Place Prizes

Four Gardener’s dream gift sets 
Two winners will be selected from the top green thumbs in Canada
Two winners will be selected from the top green thumbs in the U.S.

The perfect tool to keep your hands, feet and body silky smooth after a long day in your garden:

 

Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter Fair Trade foot lotion
Helping Hands hand cream Volcano foot mask
Dream Cream body cream Paradise Regained moisturizer
Fizzy O’Therapy bath bomb Breath of Fresh Air toner
Tisty Tosty bath bomb Soft Touch body butter
Honey Bee bath bomb Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar
Fig N Leaves soap French Kiss bubble bar
Sandstone soap  

 

Second Place Prizes

4 summer gift sets
Two winners will be selected from the top green thumbs in Canada
Two winners will be selected from the top green thumbs in the U.S.

The perfect tool to keep your hands, feet and body silky smooth after a long day in your garden:

 

Ring of Roses butter cream Potion Lotion body lotion
Amandopondo bubble bar Dream Time bath melt
Auntie Pamela bubble bar Godiva solid shampoo bar
Tisty Tosty bath bomb Karma solid Shampoo bar
Softy bath bomb      

And that’s it.  Again, nothing in it for me but a great idea and a wonderful product. More soon!

 

 

Bohemian Soap