Earth Day is here! Time to plant trees and offer a mega giveaway from Murphy Oil Soap a company doing their part!

Congrats to our winner Jesselyn A!

I could never have survived both of my children’s infancies without disposable diapers and I’d likely choose going to the movies over taking a hike in the forest. That being said I’ve also become incredibly anxious in light of all the recent natural disasters that, as a planet, we’ve been pummeled with on what feels like a weekly basis. And it’s getting harder to chalk up these earthquakes, tsunamis and even intense NYC snowstorms (or lack thereof) as nothing more than Mother Nature being fickle. In fact there are countless scientists who are suggesting this barrage of natural disasters are the consequences of global warming and such weather patterns will continue to wreak havoc on the earth we’re leaving to our children. Imagine leaving these children that we hold so dear, whose fragile psyches we painstakingly nurture and whose college tuitions we save for as soon as they’re safely out of the womb, with a world depleted of its natural resources.

BUT…this is a big but, right now we have a chance to keep global warming’s effects, at bay (maybe even reverse it). This Earth day, (as well as the other 364 days a year)  even if you don’t consider yourself a crunchy-granola eating backpacker type- and believe me, neither do I- you’d be pleasantly surprised that you can indulge your PINTEREST Obsession and Help give back to this planet we call home!

In conjunction with upcoming Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 26) commemorations, Murphy Oil Soap is stepping up their commitment to our planet and well it is a program worth sharing! According to the Arbor Day Foundation, replanting trees in natural areas is critical and the U.S. Forest Service claims more than a million acres of devastated forests are in need of replanting.  In response, Murphy Oil Soap will donate $1 for every repin from its “Repin. Reforest” Pinterest page to The Arbor Day Foundation to help tree conservation in the U.S.*

Did you know that a single tree produces 260 pounds of oxygen per year? That means that two mature trees will provide a year’s supply of oxygen for a family of four for a year. Knowing that, imagine what an entire forest can do!


Pinterest Page

 *No purchase required.  Purchases will not increase donation amount. For every repin from the Murphy® Oil Soap “Repin. Reforest” Pinterest® page between April8, 2013 and June 30, 2013, Murphy® Oil Soap will donate $1.00 (USD) to the Arbor Day Foundation, for a minimum donation of $50,000 and a maximum donation of $70,000.  Pinterest® is the Registered Trademark of Pinterest, Inc.

To kick off this new campaign, Murphy® Oil Soap is donating $50,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation to help support forest restoration efforts.  Furthermore, for each repin of an image from the Murphy® Oil Soap Pinterest® page between April 8 and June 30, 2013, the brand will donate $1.00 (USD), up to $20,000, to the Arbor Day Foundation to help plant trees in forests across the U.S., for a maximum donation of $70,000.

The Murphy® Oil Soap Pinterest® page features a variety of boards as a tribute to wood, including:

·   Inspirational images of home and building interiors

·    A collection of interesting wood pieces – from furniture to wooden toys – that showcases the beauty of new, old and repurposed wood

·   Beautiful images of trees and inspirational quotes

  And in honor of this new campaign we are Giving ONE Lucky reader all these goodies from!

Murphy® Oil Soap Giveaway

·         Murphy® Oil Soap cleaning solutions: Clean & Shine, Squirt & Mop, Original, and Clean & Dust.

·         Western Red Cedar Small Square Planter: The Susquehanna Small Square Planter is quality constructed in the USA with rot-resistant Western Red Cedar harvested from sustainable forests. The planters tighten naturally when filled with dirt and water so no liner is needed.

·         Scotch-Brite Greener Clean Natural Expanding Sponge: The Scotch-Brite® Greener Clean Natural Expanding Sponge’s condensed size means less packaging, which equals less waste and storage space before use. It expands when wet to easily wipe away messes. Plus, its reusable, long lasting and biodegradable.

·         If You Care Household Gloves: If You Care Household Gloves are made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified latex. Furthermore, the rubber tappers, who cut the bark to get the raw material flowing, have received a fair trade premium, and it is their decision how to spend their extra income.

·         Kona Wood Coasters: Made of thick, durable Acacia wood, these contemporary coasters have rich stained finishes and a high lip to keep drinks in place.

·         DIY Wood Trays: Decorate these unfinished wood trays any way you choose for unique gifts. Use a stencil to trace a picture and paint a meaningful phrase or use your own hand drawn design…there’s no limit to what you can do!

For a chance to win this fabulous prize poackage leave a comment here with ONE thing you are doing to go green in 2013! For a second entry you can Follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway! For a Third entry you can Like Married My Sugar Daddy on Facebook !  For a fourth entry you can follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram!Good luck! Giveaway ends April 24th!


  1. Mary Beth Elderton says

    We’ve made a lot of changes over the past couple of years to “go green.” One thing I want to do this year is to look for better household products.

  2. Beth Hill says

    We keep a box of our old newspapers and junk mail and I take them to a recycle bin on a weekly basis, instead of throwing them in the trash!
    We also finally have a plastics/cardboard/paper recycle pickup service now and use that firmly!

  3. Margot C says

    I am the most crazy compositor now (every single shred of unused vegetable matter in my kitchen, plus all coffee grounds – goes into my compositor), so 2013 is my green year.

  4. Cassie says

    I try to use all natural cleaners…and things with less chemicals all around as it is better for the health of my family. Cassie M dow cassiemdowatgmaildotcom

  5. Sarah Blake says

    To go green I’ll keep more of my scrapbooking scraps. I have a tendency to use a part of a paper and to toss whatever’s left even though I know I can recycle them in future projects. I’ve wasted so much paper so it’s definitely time to stop!

  6. Sky says

    We’ve put in recycling containers and have made a great effort to recycle plastics, cardboard, paper and aluminum with our city.

  7. Kelly D says

    I am going to carpool more with friends to save gas, and donate usable items rather than throwing them away,

  8. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    For a long time now we’ve been recycling shopping green,using reusable or recyclable bags – but this year we are adding to our very authentic commitment to SAVING OUR PLANET – SO we are just starting our own composting AND my Honey/Hubby has been riding his bike to work (about 30 miles round trip) in all kind of wretched Chicagoland weather!

  9. Betty says

    Both cars are stocked with reuseable bags. We are taking them into all stores, not just the ones that give a credit

  10. christine w says

    i like you on facebook as christine hammer weideman! I love this prize pack, thank you so much for the giveaway!

  11. Jill D says

    We are growing (some of) our own veggies, composting and recycling. We also try to use products that are eco-friendly and chemical free whenever possible.

  12. says

    We are trying to cut back on how often we use our car, and we are shutting off lights when not in use and buy the more efficient bulbs, we installed a conservation showerhead to our shower (its lower flow but still powerful), we recycle cans, use backs of returned school papers for doodling.

  13. Amanda Rauch says

    I am going to try to start composting this year. I have been really wanting to do it and just need to dive in head first!

  14. McKim says

    We recycle everything we can, and are fortunate to have a city-wide recycling program. I also use cloth grocery bags.

  15. Mechele Johnson says

    We use cloth diapers, un-paper towels, recycle, compost, grow our own veggies, and for 2013 we have cut out all processed foods. The food part has been tough, but well worth it!

  16. Annmarie W. says

    I am trying to recycle more than I ever have…and if I can’t recycle it, I freecycle it, giving it to someone else who can use something I’m not using anymore!

  17. Amanda J. says

    Every year, I try to do more! I recycle like mad, compost, reduce, reuse,and recycle. Turn off the water when not needed.

  18. Fiona N says

    And I followed MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram as name: greenavocado
    Thank You for the chance to enter

  19. Joan Chartier says

    I make a natural homemade laundry detergent to help keep artificial fragrances and synthetics out of the waterways.Thank you for the contest.

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