Another Entry in the Gaiam Giveaway

Posted on March 12, 2009 by Allie

Want another entry to win the Oriental Pattern Reversible All-Weather Mat made from recycled soda bottles?

I admire Gaiam’s corporate social and environmental policies.  That’s why I was so excited when they contacted me about this contest.

Check out their policies for yourself, and come back here to leave a comment on this post, telling me one thing you learned about Gaiam for another entry into the giveaway.


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  1. The send catalogs based on customer purchasing history, but even better, they encourage customers to shop online-ending the need for catalogs at all.

    March 12th, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    Comment by Katie
  2. I love that Gaiam uses recyclable and biodegradable eco-conscious packaging. I love ordering things online, but the serious wastefulness in packaging is so upsetting. Gaiam makes better choices, which I appreciate.

    March 12th, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    Comment by Leslie
  3. Katie stole mine: They apparently don’t keep sending catalogs to people who never buy stuff. I used to get catalogs for years from a company that I never made a single purchase from.

    Gaiam, your approach is revolutionary!

    March 12th, 2009 at 3:17 pm
    Comment by mickey
  4. At their corporate office they have a zero-waste policy and they even use composting. Awesome!

    March 12th, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    Comment by nancypearlwannabe
  5. I, too, like Gaim’s policies. I’m especially pleased that, according to their site, they purchase all non-Gaim branded products from sources that verify fair wages and working conditions for their employees.

    March 12th, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    Comment by Beth @ Smart Family Tips
  6. Gaiam uses 100% recyclable and biodegradable eco-conscious packaging for all media. Designed to make the smallest environmental footprint possible, the lightweight, tough and resilient packaging is made from 100% post-consumer waste and is printed with soy-based ink.

    March 12th, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    Comment by Michelle
  7. Oh, I’m so glad you posted this again — that rug seems pretty ideal for someone that tends to spill red wine on the floor, a lot (not to name names, me).

    Anyway, Gaiam uses 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging for all media… which I sort of already knew from the Yoga DVD I bought from them a few months back :)

    March 12th, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    Comment by kir
  8. I love their catalog policy, as well. I hate stores that put you back on their catalog list whenever you actually order something from them. I don’t feel like calling after every order to opt out of catalogs! If I am going to look at products, it will always be online. That’s how I shop, and other stores need to get with Gaiam and learn that.

    March 12th, 2009 at 9:19 pm
    Comment by Stephanie PTY
  9. They have composting in their office! That is great! :)

    March 12th, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    Comment by Mrs. Money
  10. They are huge into fair trade, with artisans in Cambodia, India and Vietnam. They also screen the companies they work with first to make sure that they pay fair wages and adhere to ethical practices.

    March 13th, 2009 at 12:31 am
    Comment by Erin
  11. Gaiam was the first company to use carbon footprint free shipping(or whatever you call it). They plant trees to offset carbon use in partnership with the Conservation Fund. In 2008 they planted nearly 7500 trees in wildlife refuges and protected parks. Lotta trees!
    And so since I went to the site I had to order the yoga kit!

    March 13th, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    Comment by Roger
  12. I absolutely love that they use 100% recyclable packaging! That is wonderful.

    March 14th, 2009 at 5:06 am
    Comment by Tia
  13. Everything about Gaiam is incredible. They offset the carbon footprint of shipping, you can donate when you check out, recyclable materials, fair trade products and excellent pricing. I go to Gaiam first for everything.

    March 14th, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    Comment by Kirsten
  14. I learned they have a code of ethics whihc is very cool. And example of one of them is: Be honest and trustworthy in all of our activities, relationships and communications.

    March 15th, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    Comment by Carolyn G

    March 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    Comment by Allie

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