Competition: Win Tickets to Radical Nature At The Barbican

Life Goggles has teamed up with the London’s Barbican Art Gallery’s latest exhibition to give away two tickets.

Radical Nature – Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009 exhibition, celebrates the
innovative and environmentally friendly developments that have occurred in the design and architecture fields and the people behind them.

Radical Nature

Tickets usually cost £8 but we have two to give away by answering the simple question below. The closing date is 5pm (GMT) on Monday 5 October and the winners will be notified by email. You can find out more about he exhibition on its website.

Question: In which city is the Barbican Gallery?

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Green Videos At Go Green Tube

Here at Life Goggles we’re fans of green videos, and do many for our product reviews. You can see them rotating on the bottom right of our homepage.

Now there is a home for purely green videos called Go Green Tube. It strives to be the destination for the world to share and view “Green” online videos that help provide important information about our environment, green technologies, innovations, products, and services so we as governments, corporations, organizations or individuals can “Go Green” using the most effective means possible.

Go Green Tube

What makes the site different is that for each video that is watched by a Go Green Tube community member, Go Green Tube offsets one pound of carbon through Carbon Fund. They have also partnered with National Wildlife Federation for their Global Warming Solutions Video Contest and they are looking for the best videos of global warming solutions on campus. National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program’s Chill Out competition is in its third year of awarding and recognizing all the cool things students, faculty and staff are doing to reduce the impacts of global warming.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to create a three minute creative video about what they, their school, or their campus group is doing or could do to reduce the impacts of global warming. Campus groups are eligible to win grant funding and the opportunity to be featured in Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming, a nationwide multi-media broadcast in April 2009. The competition begins September 1st and the deadline for entries is November 30, 2008.

The site seems to be a great addition to the video sharing websites out there, and the green focus definitely makes it interesting. We’ve only just started adding videos to their site but you can see all Life Goggles’ Go Green Tube videos here.

Win An EnviroVac Vacuum Cleaner With 1GreenProduct

Just a quick update to link to another competition, this time hosted by 1GreenProduct.

What’s better than a vacuum cleaner that uses 1/3 less power than a standard vac while still trapping 99.97% of dust and allergies in a HEPA filter? How about a free vacuum cleaner that does all that! To enter you have to simply sign up for the email subscription list at 1GreenProduct.com by 11:59 p.m. on October 10th and be automatically entered to win.

Get the full details here.

Is Your Fridge A Work Of Art?

As a follow up to our Save $100 Per Year With A New Fridge article a few weeks ago (which highlighted the US Department of Energy’s Recycle My Fridge campaign), they now have an Art Fridge competition.

Ben Franklin painting a fridge

There will be a National Fridge Art Exhibition and celebration event at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C USA, from August 25th to September 2nd, 2008. Organizations and people actively participating in the campaign are encouraged to decorate their recycled refrigerators and submit images for consideration for the exhibit at the National Building Museum.

Submit high-resolution digital photos of a decorated refrigerator or refrigerator door (like the one pictured where for some reason Ben Franklin is doing a spot of painting), as well as a 250-word project and program description, including artists’ names and materials by July 15th, 2008 to Dana Schallheim at dschallheim [at] drintl [dot] com. Refrigerators can be decorated using any visual medium, and incorporation of recycled art materials is encouraged. Entries will be selected by a distinguished judging panel based on photos and submitted descriptions. Award categories include: Coolest, Best Use of Recycled Materials, and “Best Portrayal of the Campaign Theme, “The Time is Right.” Up to three winners will be awarded a trip for two to Washington, D.C.

For people who aren’t interested in exhibiting but would like to check out the “cool” exhibit (very funny), mark your calendars and make plans to visit the National Building Museum in Washington D.C, USA between August 25th and September 2nd 2008. For more info, and a video from Ben Franklin, check out the Recycle My Old Fridge website.

Win Jewellery from Adila.co.uk

It’s competition time at Life Goggles and we’ve got some stunning jewellery to give away courtesy of our friends at Adila. One winner will win both a bracelet and a pair of earing from Adila’s sparkly new summer range – Xhenoga.

Adila jewellery

The bracelet, or ‘beaded tube arm ring’
is pea pod green around 9cm by 1.5 and worth £29. The tassel earrings are a meadow green and have a 20cm drop and look fantastic. The pair is worth £20.

And a bit of info on who made the prizes: “In 2002, designer and founder Jeannette Gibson started an independent empowerment and skills training program, employing thirty women from the surrounding informal settlements of Cape Town, South Africa. The studio is filled with laughter, song and plenty of chatting as the women weave and crochet the extraordinary designs created by Jeannette. Xhenoga not only creates much needed employment, but also provides a base for the traditional community spirit to flourish.”

All you have to do is answer the following question and enter you email address:
How much is a beaded cuff in the same range as the bracelet and earrings? For a clue, click here.

This competition is now closed. Current subscribers are automatically entered.

If you don’t win, don’t worry, there’s plenty of them online at Adila and they come in many colours.

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The Great Green Giveaway Competition Update #3

Life Goggles’ Great Green Giveaway launched on 31st March and we’re still receiving prizes, now with 86 prizes worth $3,819 / £1,909.

There are lots of ways to enter so give it a go!

1 x Lili webcam worth $40/£20 from United Pepper International (International)
Lili webcamBorn in Vietnam, designed in Belgium, the Lili webcam is about 74 mm in size with a 1.3 MP camera, flexible legs, and a microphone. Made from sand, cotton, kapok it has a low ecological impact with recycled packaging, and uses renewable materials. Plus it looks funky and is available in a variety of colours.

1 x CynerGreen stainless steel reusable water bottle worth $13 / £6.50 International (International)
CynerGreenCynerGreen bottles are 304 Stainless steel, and are reusable, recyclable and a great value – cool shapes too! They provide eco-friendly promotional products and services to the global community, specializing in the meetings and hospitality industry. The company sells its exclusive stainless steel water bottles in an effort to minimize the use and purchase of plastic water bottles which causes an additional 47 million gallons of oil to be produced each year in America alone.

1 x Reborn Glass Night Light from Reborn Glass worth $45 / £22.50 USA (US only)
Reborn Glass Night Light The prize is a Reborn Glass Night Light valued at $45. Reborn Glass is a trash to treasure artistic endeavour… One of a kind kiln formed fused recycled bottle glass gifts. They realized that bottles only come in green (trees), brown (earth), blue (water),and clear (air). The relationship between those colors and the earth’s natural resources inspired them to create our line of subtle, artful reminders to conserve. All of their offerings are packaged in hand stamped recycled gift boxes and/or hand stamped cotton draw string bags, and their original keepsake conservation themed poems are enclosed. They will ship via US Priority Mail to the continental US.

And those are in addition to the prizes from our other sponsors: Nigel’s Eco Store, Ecotopia, Bulldog, Stubby Pencil Studio, Klean Kanteen, Male Organics, Fair Trade Sports, Monave, Green People, Ethical Babe, Green-kit, LetsGoGreen, GreenTomato, Radius Toothbrush, HarperCollins, Source Books, Penguin, Green Books, Real Deal Brazil, adila (just & fair), Ganesha, Simple Shoes, ChicoBag, Flip and Tumble, Satvia Bags, autonomie project, SIGG, ECOutlet, The Green Dog Company, http://www.anbPortal.com, Nixie Clothing, Natural Collection, Forest Secrets Skincare, Ingle & Wood, By Nature, Akamuti, CamelBak, Bourgeois Boheme, Green Gift Bagz, Lu Lu’s American Baby, Verdant Computing and howies.

So go and enter the competition!

The Great Green Giveaway Competition Update #2

Life Goggles’ Great Green Giveaway launched on Monday 31st March and is proving incredibly popular. There are lots of ways to enter so you can win loads of prizes. In fact, we’re getting more each day. Since last week’s update we’ve got prizes from six more companies to add to the list, making a total of 83 prizes worth $3,721 / £1,860.

6 x CamelBak water bottles worth in total $54/£27 (each worth $9/£4.50) USA (US only)
The CamelBakCamelBak are the originator and world leader in hands-free hydration, allowing mountain bikers to drink without taking their hands off the handlebars. You can win one of their new 750ml bottles that is made of their new Tritan material, that is 100% BPA and phthalate free, so there is no-leach or residual taste.

1 x gift certificate from Bourgeois Boheme worth $40/£20 International (International)
Bourgeois BohemeBourgeois Boheme are a compassionate fashion boutique with an ethical-business model that aims to facilitate an attitude of compassion towards animals, humans and the environment. They have a range of ethical fashion accessories for both men and women where every product is free from animal ingredients (suitable for vegans). You could win a gift voucher worth $40/£20.

1 x gift certificate for a Premium Set of Three Green Gift Bagz worth $16.99/£8.50 USA (US only)
Green Gift BagzBeautiful cloth gift bagz designed by Green Gift Bagz provide an alternative to traditional wrapping paper thus eliminating waste. These fashionable bagz are not only designed to wrap a gift but become an additional gift as they can be reused over and over! Just think – you won’t ever have to buy another roll of wrapping paper again! In addition to being re-usable and sustainable, fabric gift bags save time – no more scissors and scotch tape, no more mess and stress!

1 x Rock Star Baby Organics Gift Tote from Lu Lu’s American Baby worth $36/£18 USA (US only)
Rock Star BabyRock Star Baby Organics Gift Tote includes one organic “Paparrazi Lime” Shampoo, one organic “Tangerine Limousine” Conditioner, one organic Rock Star Lip Balm (healing stick), and one pair of Rock Star Sunglasses (child size), all packaged in our new signature white zipper gift tote! a href=”http://www.lulusamericanbaby.com/”>Rock Star Baby Organics is selling out weekly just as fast as they can make it (yes, it’s all made by hand by a team of moms)! They contain no dye, no artificial fragrances, no parabens and are 100% natural.

1 x MINIWIZ HYmini charger from Verdant Computing worth $49.99/£25 USA (US only)
MINIWIZ HYminiHYmini is a handheld, universal charger/adapter device that harnesses renewable wind power / solar power and conventional wall plug power to recharge almost all your 5V digital gadgets. It’s a hybrid mini green power station that fits in the palm of your hand. As with a hybrid automobile, more than one power source is used to collect energy. Provided courtesy of Verdant Computing, it can be used to recharge your cell phone, MP3 player, iPod, PDA, digital camera and more!

1 x t-shirt from howies worth $40/£20 UK (UK only)
howiesYou can win a t-shirt from the new Spring range, probably something like this. howies also give % of our turnover or 10% of pre-tax profits (whichever is greater) to grass-root environmental and social projects, so why not sign up for their catalogue? You can also read about their battle with Levis here.

And those are in addition to the prizes from our other sponsors: Nigel’s Eco Store, Ecotopia, Bulldog, Stubby Pencil Studio, Klean Kanteen, Male Organics, Fair Trade Sports, Monave New York Gift Set, Green People, Ethical Babe, Green-kit, LetsGoGreen, GreenTomato, Radius Toothbrush, HarperCollins, Source Books, Penguin, Green Books, Real Deal Brazil, adila (just & fair), Ganesha, Simple Shoes, ChicoBag, Flip and Tumble, Satvia Bags, autonomie project, SIGG, ECOutlet, The Green Dog Company, http://www.anbPortal.com, Nixie Clothing, Natural Collection, Forest Secrets Skincare, Ingle & Wood, By Nature and Akamuti

So go and enter the competition!