Best of the Greenists – Our Most Popular Giveaways + A Greensmart Giveaway

Posted on December 31, 2010 by Allie

It’s so much fun to do giveaways! And we’re so thankful to all the great green companies who gave us the opportunity to give you some great green stuff this year.  Here are our most popular giveaways from 2010:

5. Hope for Women Giveaway – Dianne hosted a giveaway for Hope for Women, an organization that helps economically disadvantaged women support themselves by handcrafting Fair Trade, eco-friendly products made by women across the world, and the winner, Kristen from Dine & Dish received her favorite Hope for Women product.

4. SOFT Green Baby Clothes – Melissa hosted a giveaway for an adorable growl organic cotton, fair trade onesie (modeled by her adorable son, Owen), and Erin was the lucky winner.

3. Earth Divas – Stefanie hosted a giveaway for Earth Divas fair trade made handbags made from eco-friendly materials.  Jennifer Y. from Ifferjenn Independent won, and got to choose her favorite bag from the Earth Divas site.

2. MAVEA Water Filtration Pitcher - Deborah hosted a giveaway for a 100% BPA-free MAVEA Water Filtration pitcher, and Emily won.

1. GreenSmart – NPW hosted a giveaway for a reader’s pick of GreenSmart products (pictured above), made from recycled soda bottles.  Laura won, and chose an adorable hot pink laptop sleeve.

Since the GreenSmart giveaway was our most popular in 2010, the lovely people of GreenSmart have agreed to do a repeat! All you have to do is check out their website and leave a comment about which of their products you like best.  Make sure to include the color you’d like if you win!  We’ll announce the winner on Friday, January 7th.  For an extra entry, tweet about the contest, and leave a second post with a link to your tweet in the comments below!  Good luck!



  1. Ooooh! Everything looks so cool AND green! <3

    December 31st, 2010 at 11:02 am
    Comment by Andria
  2. Not gonna lie, I’m coveting the Mandrill Backpack in green. :-D

    December 31st, 2010 at 11:07 am
    Comment by Andria
  3. Tweeted! The status was too long for twitter, so I shortened it…
    “Andria E. Corvid
    Greensmart! by @TheGreenists”

    December 31st, 2010 at 11:10 am
    Comment by Andria
  4. Dear Greenists – Thank you for a great year of advice, ideas, and thought provoking articles. Have a wonderful, green, peaceful, and prosperous 2011! XO

    My last giveaway entry for 2010. Maybe I’ll win this one?!

    I still LOVE the Mandril backpack in olive. (Actually, I love everything they have.) TIA?

    December 31st, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    Comment by Lynn
  5. I love this idea! Amazing what we can do with recycled items! I fancy the Kea backpack in mocha. Very stylish!!

    December 31st, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Comment by Laurie L
  6. Wow, so cool! The puku messenger bag in orange would make an awesome diaper bag :)

    December 31st, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    Comment by Amanda
  7. Baringo in Green!

    December 31st, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    Comment by K8
  8. I have to agree the mandrill backpack in green is awesome.

    onepinkfish @

    December 31st, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    Comment by onepinkfish
  9. happy new year! i love the green mandrill backpack as well!

    January 1st, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    Comment by janet
  10. OOOH! I love that Baringo in Olive. SERIOUSLY!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    January 2nd, 2011 at 2:41 am
    Comment by Kierra
  11. I tweeted this too!

    January 2nd, 2011 at 2:43 am
    Comment by Kierra
  12. [...] Don’t forget to enter our GreenSmart bag giveaway! [...]

    January 4th, 2011 at 9:44 am
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  13. I like the manatee bottle bottle bag in tangerine the best, followed by the narwahl messenger bag

    January 4th, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    Comment by Rob
  14. I work for a green company – we build geothermal power plants in the pacific northwest and am always looking or other green products.

    I just recently found your website after a friend turned me on to GreenSmart’s webpage (when I asked about a bag he had of theirs.) I have to say I love your sight and I LOVE all the GreenSmart products.

    I have a list of 4 things to buy from them but by far my favorite is the Puku Messenger Bag in orange. If I don’t win it I’ll buy it for sure!

    January 4th, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    Comment by Amy
  15. still keeping my fingers crossed for the silver/black baringo! Love that the company names the bags after endangered species. Every little bit of knowledge-spreading is good stuff.

    Thanks so much for round two!

    January 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    Comment by rachel
  16. I would LOVE the Mandrill backpack in green for a toddler diaper bag for my son (and my stuff, too!). Thanks for hosting another great green giveaway!

    January 7th, 2011 at 1:03 am
    Comment by velocibadgergirl
  17. I tweeted also:

    January 7th, 2011 at 1:06 am
    Comment by velocibadgergirl
  18. LOVE the baringo in olive!! SO cool!!

    January 7th, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    Comment by Erin

    January 7th, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    Comment by Allie

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