Green Your BBQ with generationME & Glass Dharma Reusables

When the sun comes out, we have a natural inclination to start doing more outdoor entertaining. And with that comes a lot of disposable paper and plastic products, like napkins, paper towels and straws, piling up in our landfills.

So I challenge each of your to reduce your waste and green your summer BBQs this year. A simple way to get started is to switch to more reusable products. That’s why I’m excited to offer one reader a great eco-friendly package of reusable products that would be great to help you get started.

generationME, an Etsy shop filled with wonderful reusable products, is generously offering a set of their reusable paper towels and reusable napkins ($24 value) to the winner!

Glass Dharma, a maker of high quality glass straws, is kindly providing the winner with a $25 gift certificate good towards anything on their website!

This prize pack has a combined value of $49! Entering is easy – just complete the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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  1. Alicia E. says

    My fiancee and I are planning a family get-together before we get married, and we will be insisting that the caterers keep waste down by using reusable napkins and dishes, as well as only ordering as much food as we need. We also are having a simple ceremony with no decorations, and we are asking our friends and family to donate to charity instead of buying us gifts we don’t need.

  2. Viviana says

    This summer I’m looking for cute fabrics to see if I can make some reusable trash bags, and grocery bags, too. It’s a fun project, and I get to say no to plastic!

  3. JennyOH says

    One of our biggest eco-friendly steps has been to buy nearly all our clothes second hand. For my almost-three-year-old daughter, every year last year’s summer dresses become this year’s empire-style tops. At the end of the summer (or any clothing season), any with stains become household rags.

  4. Marysa N. says

    I am using rags instead of towels, we’re doing lots of composting, and line drying all our laundry :)
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  5. susan says

    I’m making strides toward being paperless in our kitchen; its been harder than I thought, but there’s progress.

  6. wendy g says

    we use fans not a/c, we recycle, drinking out of reusable bottles, we go out pool to keep cool instead of running air

  7. Margot C says

    We are the most fanatical (possibly neurotic) composters ever. Summer is great because the stuff rots gloriously fast and then gets mounded up in the garden. Every paper towel that hasn’t gotten involved with meat juice or chemicals, every newspaper, every carrot peeling ~ every single one!

  8. Tegan says

    We are tying to reuse everything instead and what we can’t reuse we buy items that we can recycle. No more non-recyclable plastic cups!

  9. Stephanie H says

    I use sun light to light my house over artificial light. I keep my house warmer during the day than at night.

  10. Amy S says

    We cloth diaper, so this summer I am drying all of the diapers out in the sun instead of using our electric dryer.

  11. Amanda Alvarado says

    We are using natural sunscreen when we are outside and turning up the AC when we aren’t at home.

  12. Linda says

    I’m expecting a baby in July. Most of the clothes and items we have for him have been gifts, handmedowns or bought second hand. I found a great consignment store that sells lots of baby/kids clothes, so that is where I plan to get a lot of clothing for my baby this summer.

  13. Kasee Johnson says

    I made the switch to cloth napkins a few months ago, and I’m switching out our camping napkins for cloth now, too! I’d rather bring home more laundry than create more trash. And cloth napkins are much easier to keep track of when the wind picks up.

  14. Diane Zielinski says

    I found a place to recycle my papers and magazines so that’s what I’ll be doing from now on.

  15. Paul T / Pauline T says

    walking/biking more this summer instead of using the car – emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  16. JR Pickett (Vicki Vix on r/copter form) says

    I’ve switched to using “green” cleaners and this summer I’m planning on switching to reusable napkins, dishcloths. No more paper towels. As it’s summer I can also go back to hanging my clothes out to dry rather than using the dryer.

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