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LAST CHANCE: Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Over $1000 of Cool Green Products!
Posted By Diane Pham On April 24, 2011 @ 1:00 pm In Contests,Features,Green Design Competitions,Green Products,Innovation | 5 Comments
In honor of Earth Week, last week we teamed up with eco design partnership MBDC  to give four lucky readers four awesome Cradle to Cradle green home prize packages. But just because Earth Week is over, that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get in on this great giveaway! If you haven’t already entered to win a bounty of Method products  and a Casabella Cleaning System  (worth $100), a soft Shaw Ultra Shag Rug  (worth $439), an ultra luxe Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Blanket or the fabulous new SAYL Task Chair from Herman Miller, designed by Yves Behar  (worth $749), you stil have ONE MORE DAY to make one of these prizes all yours! Contest ends midnight on Monday – jump ahead for all the deets on how to win!
With the SAYL, Herman Miller  together with Yves Béhar  set out to design and build a chair family that defies convention. Inspired by the principles of suspension bridges, the frameless back of the SAYL Task Chair encourages a full range of movement while the suspension back material keeps you cool—all with an extremely small environmental impact.
Teaming up with MBDC , we’ve gathered a bundle of Method Products  perfect for cleaning the corners of your countertop, to the more treacherous parts of your toilet bowl. Method Products are a collection of non-toxic, biodegradable natural cleaning supplies with a focus on minimalist product design. The company has rapidly gained recognition for its commitment to sustainability, including taking innovative steps to measure and reduce its carbon footprint and boasting a wide range of Cradle to Cradle Certified products.
Perfect for kids and adults alike, the Pendelton Eco-Wise wool blanket features a fabric that is richly colored and delightful to touch. Designed to leave the lightest impact on the earth, from the sheep to the shelf the Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool passes strict standards of sustainability and responsible environmental stewardship. Each blanket has been Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Silver certified and is made in the USA from 100% natural wool fiber that can also be composted.
It’s chic, elegant, soft and plush. The Ultra Shag fits with just about any decor, providing a fresh burst of color with a crisp recyclable nylon construction. Each rug is Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver and made from a recyclable Type 6 Nylon that will be collected by Shaw  to put back into new carpet. On the underside of each rug you can find a phone number to call for recycling collection through Shaw’s program. Each year Shaw keeps 300 million pounds of carpets from hitting already overflowing landfills.
Developed by architect William McDonough  and chemist Michael Braungart , Cradle to Cradle design recognizes the complex, abundant processes of nature’s ecosystems, or ‘biological metabolism,‘ but also articulates a parallel ‘technical metabolism’ for human industry. Both metabolisms can be characterized by eco-effective, continuous flows of materials, energy and water, and whole-community mutualism. The Cradle to Cradle design framework moves beyond the goal of only reducing an organization’s negative impacts (eco-efficiency), to provide an engaging vision for executives and comprehensive strategies for managers to create a wholly positive footprint on the planet – environmental, social and economic (eco-effectiveness). The Cradle to Cradle  philosophy can apply to anything from houses to companies and to consumer products as well.
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URLs in this post:
 MBDC: http://www.mbdc.com
 Method products: http://inhabitat.com/win-a-basket-of-method-cleaning-products-and-a-casabella-cleaning-system-worth-100/
 Shaw Ultra Shag Rug: http://inhabitat.com/win-a-plush-ultra-shag-area-rug-from-shaw-worth-439/
 Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Blanket : http://inhabitat.com/enter-to-win-a-cozy-eco-wise-wool-pendelton-throw-worth-98/
 SAYL Task Chair from Herman Miller, designed by Yves Behar: http://inhabitat.com/enter-to-win-a-sayl-task-chair-from-herman-miller-worth-749/
 Herman Miller: http://www.hermanmiller.com/
 Yves Béhar: http://inhabitat.com/2010/02/19/inhabitat-interview-yves-behar-talks-greener-gadgets/
 MBDC: http://www.mbdc.com/
 Method Products: http://inhabitat.com/win-a-basket-of-method-cleaning-products-and-a-casabella-cleaning-system-worth-100/www.methodhome.com
 Cradle to Cradle Certified : http://mbdc.com/detail.aspx?linkid=2&sublink=8
 Pendelton : http://www.pendleton-usa.com/section/Home-Blankets/1816.uts
 Ultra Shag : http://inhabitat.com/win-a-plush-ultra-shag-area-rug-from-shaw-worth-439/area-rugDetails/Ultra_Shag_3Q002-Pink_Flamingo
 Shaw: http://www.shawfloors.com/
 William McDonough: http://inhabitat.com/inhabitat-interview-green-architect-cradle-to-cradle-founder-william-mcdonough/
 Michael Braungart: http://www.braungart.com/
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