Majesta Product Review - $15,000 Green Makeover SweepstakesWednesday, April 21, 2010
Just in time for Earth Day!
For the past few weeks, I have had the good fortune of testing out some paper products from Majesta's new eco-friendly line called Treesponsible. In the company of some fantastic Canadian mom bloggers, I learned about what makes Majesta products unique, shared our experiences and discussed ideas on what we can do to be more "green."
In fact, one of the first things we discussed was the types of things we are currently doing in order to be eco-conscious and help our planet. From the list of the things I'm currently doing (or trying to do) to be eco-friendly, I have created a list of tips and ideas on how we can all be more "green."
- Look into buying high-efficiency appliances.
- Use High Efficiency detergent.
- Do laundry during off-peak hours and use cold water.
- Fill the dishwasher to the max before washing.
- Use cups when brushing instead of letting the water run.
- Water the grass minimally.
- Invest in low-flow toilets.
- Consider buying a water purifier instead of bottled water. We just bought a new one by Mavea that has a filter recycling program.
- Use eco-friendly water bottles.
- Recycle. And teach your kids to do the same. I'm still working on my husband.
- Encourage your child's school to take part in an eco-school initiative. The school where I work is an eco-school and just yesterday we planted five new trees in front of the school.
- Use low-wattage, high-output light bulbs. You can even find some that emit "natural" lighting. And remember to turn off the lights when you're not in the room.
- Stock up on re-usable grocery bags.
- Donate unwanted clothing and toys to local charities.
- Use rechargeable batteries and dispose of old ones safely. Do not throw them in with the garbage.
- Mail out old ink cartridges to be reused.
- Buy organic, natural and local foods whenever it's feasible for your family.
Now, when I was first asked to try out Majesta's new line of recycled paper products, I had this pre-conceived notion that the toilet paper and facial tissue would feel pretty rough and probably wouldn't do as good of a job as some of the popular brands out there. But I must say, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the facial tissue and toilet paper. They felt quite soft and held up very well when I put them to the test. The texture of the paper towel was a bit different, being a bit stiff, but compared with the other brand I used, it was pretty much the same. It felt a bit thin but it did seem to handle the cleanup fairly well.
- No dyes or fragrances
- Whitened without chlorine
- Biodegradable and plumbing-friendly
- Made in Canada
Recently, Majesta Bathroom Tissue has been awarded the 2010 Product of the Year in Canada in the category of household products. I also love that, for every tree used in the production of Majesta products, they will plant three more. And not only that, but they have offered a prize of $15,000 towards a Green Makeover! The contest will end on June 27, 2010 and you can enter daily. Hmmm, $15,000. That sounds like a lot of money! If I won, I would like to replace some of the older windows that are drafty which makes me think of redoing the insulation. I am also interested in Solar energy in terms of powering heating, cooling, and electricity. And landscaping... our home could definitely use a *professional* landscaper. (Sorry, dear husband...)
What would you do with $15,000? Leave a comment sharing your ideas for a "green" makeover and spread some Earth Day love with some inspiring tips on how families can become more eco-conscious. And then be sure to head on over to Majesta's web site and share with them what you've done to be more Treesponsible. Have you planted a tree lately?
Disclosure: This post was written as part of the Mom Central Majesta Blog Tour. I received a package of Majesta toilet paper, facial tissue and paper towels for the purpose of this review. I have also received a Chapters gift card as a thank-you for participating. I was not compensated in any other way. The thoughts expressed are my own honest opinions.