Sunday, May 1, 2011

Chipkos Original Sandals Giveaway

Summer is one month away and with summer comes sandals!!


OK - Really?  Who doesn't love sandals?  Especially with a new baby on the way, my feet are loving being in sandals right now!


I was recently searching the internet and came across an eco-friendly brand of Sandals and....of course....this caught my eye immediately!


Their Mission



Chipkos was founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to contribute towards a better future. Whether you are a once a month recycler or a full-time environmentalist, Chipkos gives you a wearable badge to express your support for nature conservation, and take a proactive step toward a greener tomorrow.
They aim to inspire trends that represent guardianship of nature. Their mission is to utilize our products as a vehicle to truly make a positive impact in the world, and to bring people together in support of a common cause.
Chipkos "Eco-ness"
Products: Chipkos Original sandals are made from low impact, environmentally friendly materials including recycled EVA material for the outsoles and midsoles, sustainable jute fibre foot beds, and non-toxic water based adhesives.
Packaging: They use 100% recycled materials for our product tags instead of virgin cardboard. They’ve also opted against disposable shoe boxes, and instead protect their sandals in an eco-friendly and reusable jute shoe bag.
Shipping: Chipkos participates in a carbon offset program. For each pair bought, Chipkos makes an offset donation to ensure that the shipping of your Chipkos Originals is entirely carbon neutral.

The Stand for Square Feet

Chipkos’ first goal is to adopt 10,000,000 square feet of the rain forest, and they need your help. 






Conservation Efforts:






Guanacaste, Costa Rica has one of the rarest climate conditions on the planet. It is also one of the most threatened tropical habitats on Earth. The rain forest there has both wet and dry seasons. The dry lowland makes this forest especially vulnerable to deforestation. Guanacaste is teeming with life, harboring all kinds of exotic animals such as jaguars, howler monkeys, and even Costa Rican sea turtles.
In addition to actually protecting the rain forest land, Chipkos is a firm believer in creating a sustainable living environment for local Costa Rican residents. A portion of Chipkos donations goes towards hiring local community members to be park rangers, staff and educators of Guanacaste. Area De Conservacion is an entirely resident Costa Rican staff recruited from rural surrounding areas and the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose. By paying fair wages to local residents, Chipkos is offering alternative income producing opportunities that work with the environment, instead of against it.
Chipkos funds efforts to educate the children of Costa Rica on the importance of maintaining fragile ecosystems throughout the world. Every 5th grader living within 50 miles of Guanacaste has been visited by an educator to talk about conservation and biodiversity. Chipkos believes that every child is a natural conservationist, and that by educating our children on the importance of conservation, we are protecting our shared future by instilling a deep commitment to conservation, as well as a sense of respect for and admiration of our world's natural resources.
 
Rain forests are a carbon sink, storing enormous amounts of toxic carbon in the steamy depths of tropical foliage. Deforestation releases those gases into the atmosphere, affecting human health as much as the entire transportation sector put together. Reducing deforestation is a vital element towards curbing global warming, and protecting the health of local Costa Rican residents as well as people throughout the world.

For each pair of sandals you buy, Chipkos will adopt 100 square feet of the rain forest for the protection and preservation of land, species and natural resources.  100% of the Chipkos sandal donation is given to their partner, SaveNature.org.  SaveNature.Org is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to preserving fragile ecosystems by providing opportunities for personal, direct action to protect natural habitats around the world.

I must say that this is a small price to pay for a huge environmental undertaking!  

Like For Square Feet on Facebook - Having started on this past Earth Day, April 22nd - and ending in May -  for every new Facebook like that they receive, Chipkos will adopt one square foot of the rainforest!  Their goal is to adopt 10,000 square feet of the rain forest through Like For Square Feet and if they reach our goal, they will DOUBLE their adoption to 20,000 square feet! 

Do you want to win a pair of Chipkos Original Sandals?  Who wouldn't!

You can!   Here's how - Leave a comment for each entry WITH your email in every entry so I can get in touch with you!!!
MANDATORY ENTRIES (Must do both to Qualify)

* Visit Chipkos and tell me which pair of sandals you would get and why you want these +!

* Subscribe to the Going Green with Noah newsletter and verify +1
(If you already do, you must redo - I've had to reset the feed)

EXTRA ENTRY OPPORTUNITIES

* Follow Going Green with Noah on GFC +1
* Follow Going Green with Noah on Facebook +1 
* Follow Chipkos on Facebook and let them know that you entered with @GoingGreenwithNoah in the tag
* Follow me on 
Twitter +1
* Follow Chipkos on Twitter +1
* Tweet the following (Can be done 
2x a day - At least 2 hours apart- leave link) +1

I just entered to win a pair of @Chipkos sandals @GreenMomMel - Help the #Rainforest and enter! http://tinyurl.com/4x6mnmd  #eco #giveaway
* Share this giveaway on Facebook by clicking "Like" button below +1
* Enter any of my other giveaways +1
* Leave this giveaway in an online giveaway linky and come back and let me know where you left it +1
* Vote for us on Top Mommy Blogs by clicking on the banner at the top of this page and click through on my site (Can be done once a day for extra entries) +1

5 EXTRA ENTRIES - Grab my button and put it on your blog homepage and come back and let me know where to find it! +5

This giveaway will end on 5/16 at midnight CST.  
Any entries received after midnight will not count.  



165 comments:

cyndi said...

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cyndi said...

i would like to have a pair of the red original, womans because i really love their green values and support and i wear the color red to support heart disease research!! two important causes in my life!!!

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Lisa said...

Hi, I love your blog and want to thank you for introducing me to all these great environmental facts and tips. I also love the chipkos sandals (they look so comfortable) and would love to receive a red pair, since it's my favorite color. Thanks!! I also now follow you on facebook and Chipkos as well. I shared the link on my facebook page. my email is china_doll512@yahoo.com

Elizabeth said...

I'd love to own the Women's Chipkos Originals Black Sandals...and I subscribe to your newsletter. Thanks! :)

Elizabeth said...

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HomemadeBaby said...

I am an e-mail newsletter subscriber (resubscribed). I'd love the women's original in brown!
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carole said...

like the original in gray

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malika said...

i would like the black sandals and i am newsletter subscribed
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MrsScorziello said...

I really like the Chipkos Original in black!

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Anonymous said...

I like the Chipkos Originals Blue - Women's sandels thanks for the giveaway. My email is billysundayfan[at]yahoo[dot]com

Lori said...

I like the womens black sandals. My email is billysundayfan[at]yahoo[dot]com

kellyr78 said...

I would choose the Chipkos Originals Blue - Women's because they would look good with jeans, and I like the companies eco friendly attitude.
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Mandy said...

I like the womens black ones
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Maney said...

I would like the sandals in Original Blue because they support such a great cause and I wear a lot of blue.

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Dana said...

I like the Chipkos original black in women's size 8...I think I would enjoy them because they are versatile...good for inside and outside. dmatthews38751@yahoo.com

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Jennifer R said...

I subscribed to your newsletter and I would choose the women's original blue Chipkos sandals. reejen at comcast dot net

jcsjcs said...

I subscribed to the newsletter and I would choose the original sandals for women in black.

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turq said...

I would get the Women's Chipkos Originals in Red size 8.. and I would get them because I love Red! it would match my toe nail polish!
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jadavis said...

I would want the blue and i want them because i love what they stand for and they are so unique and cute!
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BKWilliams said...

I love the original red Chipkos sandals.

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lewalk said...

I would love to have the black pair. So cute and different. And what a great company.

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SisWins said...

I like the Chipkos Originals in Red - they are quite unique sandals and would be fun to own!
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janetfaye said...

I like Chipkos Originals Black and I want them because they look comfortable.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Chipkos Originals Black - Men's
Comfortable yet durable sandals that can be worn for urban dwelling or outdoor adventuring. 1 pair = 100 SF

Dana West said...

I would get the black Sandals because I wear a lot of black! I subscribe to your newsletter! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Aisling said...

I'd choose the Women's Chipkos Original in Red because they look great and I'm impressed with the environmental factor. I subscribe to the Going Green with Noah newsletter and have verified. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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mverno said...

the red original womens are cute mverno@roadrunner.com

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kakihara said...

I'd love to own the Women's Chipkos Originals Black Sandals and I am an email subscriber
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Rachel said...

I'd get the Chipkos Originals Red - Women's sandals and I love them because the company is so eco-friendly and the sandals are so cute!

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Tracey said...

I'd choose the Chipkos Originals Black - Women's because I could wear them most often.
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I subscribe to your blog and I like the red pair of womens

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angevege said...

I would love to have the Chipkos Originals Red - Women's sandals. Red is my favorite color!

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i would love the Chipkos Originals Blue - Women's
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I would like the Chipkos Originals Black - Women's because I feel like
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I wantthe Chipkos Originals Red - Women's cause they are so cute.

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Chipkos Originals Black - Women's
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