Sun Chips Giveaway: Green Effect Contest

Time for a little bragging! Recently, I joined Weight Watchers Online and I have been trying REALLY hard to lose some weight. Guess what? I am down 6 pounds!!! Considering I only have 12 to lose, I am half-way there! Whoo hoo!

I have been diligently following the Points system at Weight Watchers, but one of my weaknesses is potato chips. As I was contemplating which sandwich to purchase at Subway, I was introduced to Sun Chips.  These chips are 30% less fat than the regular potato chip, 18 grams of whole grain per serving and they are tasty, too!


Besides the obvious health benefits, there is another reason to love Sun Chips!  Right now, Sun Chips has partnered with National Geographic to launch the “Green Effect Contest” – a national intiative where consumers can submit their ideas on how to make their communities green for the chance to win $20,000 to make that green dream a reality. Hurry!  Your ideas need to be entered by June 8th!

Check out this video to see what steps Sun Chips is taking for a “greener” tomorrow!

To launch the Green Effect Contest, you can win your very own SunChips Prize Pack including TWO full size bags of Sun Chips and an Eco-Friendly tote bag (shown below)!


How to Enter:

1.  Tell me what YOU would do with $20,000 to make a “greener” tomorrow!

Additional entries (please leave each entry as a separate comment):

1.  Blog about this contest and link to The Not-So-Blog.

2.  Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway.

3.  Subscribe to my blog.

4.  Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on June 1st, 2009.  Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited.  U.S. Residents only.


  1. One of the green things I would want to do for my community is to purchase a few acres of land and establish a ‘community garden’ complete with a farmer’s market, and to provide education, tools, seeds and assorted materials such as heirloom seeds, green gardening techniques and all such related topics. I don’t know if $20K would be enough, but it would be wonderful to establish something like this.

  2. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    I would open a community trade center and a garden- you work in the garden you get some of the items, and they sell the excess..the other thing- have a community trade where people can safely trade items- or have an open swap meet for the community a few times a year

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  4. I love Mary’s community garden idea. My mind went a little more selfish with the idea of solar panels for my own home. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Darlene T says:

    solar panels in as many places as possible

  6. cathiem says:

    have a community garden

  7. Carol Lawrence says:

    With my $20,000 I would buy re-cycling containers for the schools and malls and hire someone to pick them up each week and take them to be re-cycled.

  8. Carol Lawrence says:

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  9. Carol Lawrence says:

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  10. 216amyc says:

    I would open an organic food co-op in my area. There isn’t one and I think the community would benefit from it!

  11. I’d need more time to make a great desision- but for now I’ll say, I’d upgrade my own home to be 100% eco friendly.

  12. Carol G says:

    I could use some more energy efficient appliances, and I would love to be able to do something to use either solar or wind power for my home.

  13. I live in a small community and there are no recycling bins of any type, so I would use the money to purchase containers and get as many people as possible to recycle. Thanks!

  14. I’d buy my husband and me two smaller eco-friendly hybrid cars!

  15. I follow on Twitter (cdziuba) and tweeted:

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  18. I would buy a self-sustaining home… so, solar powered, all my garden edible (except for some flowers, of course!)

  19. enter me yummy

  20. Ronda Garnett says:

    I would launch an advertising campaign to put the lawn fertilizer companies out of business.Try to convince the homeowner that it is NOT necessary…They are polluting the water shed with the run off.

  21. I’d have a seriously large community garden, if I had $20,000 to make a greener tomorrow. Thanks for the contest!

  22. I would look into Eco friendly vehicles for one. I would probabl buy more green products as well. We have some now.

  23. Buy a large piece of property and grown my own veggies.

  24. Katrina says:

    I would add solar panels to my house!

  25. Joannie says:

    My town doesn’t have community recycling so I would work toward establishing that as well as educating the general public on the values of reusing, reducing, recycling!

  26. c. clemens says:

    I THINK I would use it for a billboard in my town how ever many months 20 k gets me lol
    and i would just put facts on the bilboard and tell people its important to go green.

  27. Suzanne Denys says:

    We plant native flowers all around us. I love to start an Organic community garden.

  28. If I won $20,000 I’d like to use it to install tankless water heaters, a rainwater collection system and some type of solar panel system to supply energy for all the lights in my home.

  29. Community garden, or install solar, or a hybrid car.

  30. Stephanie V says:

    would start a community garden and program to teach our kids to respect mother earth (which will last forever)

  31. Janna Johnson says:

    I would use that money to switch all the light bulbs at all the community non profits in my city to energy saving bulbs!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson

  32. Janna Johnson says:

    Facebook fan!

  33. Linda Lansford says:

    I would educate our young people on how to be eco-friendly

  34. There’s an organization nearby that purchases open space to be left in perpetuity in its
    natural state. I’d donate the money to that organization because natural green land is the breathing mechanism of our planet. Thank you for the contest.

  35. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I would use the $20,000 to get my home “off the grid” if possible. Thank you!

  36. Erica C. says:

    build a park in our neighborhood!

  37. I would love to put solar panels on my home.. Yes I guess that is selfish, but honest. WE have a Ton of GREEN space where I live in GA.. and I would love to contribute to that to keep it Clean and nice and make sure it stays PRISTINE!!!
    Many thanks for this giveaway!
    Our Family loves Sun chips

  38. LeslieVeg is following you on Twitter & left a tweet

  39. I’m a subscriber

  40. Leslie Mayorga is already a Facebook Fan!

  41. I would do many things around my town such as clean ups, plant trees and flowers etc……

  42. valerie m says:

    a community garden would be fabulous – 20k would go a long way 🙂

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  44. Marica T says:

    The $20,000 could be used to equip lighted traffic signs with solar panels to save energy.

  45. Courtney says:

    I would want to start of my educating our community on being more eco-friendly.

  46. Vickie Couturier says:

    What I would do with that money is to putup a new clothes line so hang my clothes out an redo my kitchen with all eco friendly appliances

  47. Vickie Couturier says:

    I am a subscriber


  48. Vickie Couturier says:

    I follow on twitter an tweeted; vickiecouturier


  49. I think the idea of a community garden is great! I would also like to install energy efficient windows in my home, and maybe solar panels.


  50. I subscribe


  51. I would help schools and daycares become more sustainable and getting resuable water bottles, and teaching recycling

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  54. mary green says:


  55. Patti Hess says:

    Hmm very good question ….. I think I would use it toward those who don’t have any clean drinking water but really i don’t know it is a good question

  56. Patti Hess says:
  57. I would use the money to spread the word at my mothers of multiples group. Using diapers fills up landfills. Being a mother of twins I see how much it adds up even in just one day. I would get reusuable diaper supplies and provide that to families that may not be able to afford disposable or reusable diapers.

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  60. Patricia Treskovich says:

    I’d install a solar heating system on my home

  61. Patricia Treskovich says:

    am your fan on facebook

  62. Linda Fish says:

    I would plant many trees

  63. I like the idea of installing a solar heating system. This is a really good question.


  64. My mom teaches at our local elementary, so I think it would be great to help them go green. Items like reusable water bottles, or eco-friendly school supplies would be great for them.

  65. I subscribe. Thanks!

  66. I would use it to help the schools buy recycling bins and to educate the kids on recycling

  67. I subscribe via email

  68. I’d definitely embrace solar power with that kind of cheese! 🙂

  69. I would use it to buy a lot a green products like cleaning supplies for people in my community and to the local schools. Also, get a program at the schools started to teach kids about being eco-friendly!

  70. I subscribe!

  71. We are opening a pregnacy clinic in my town and I am the representative from our church for the clinic. I would use the money for the new clinic to teach the moms about cloth diapers and start them out with a supply.

  72. email subscriber

  73. Marianna says:

    I would invest in recycling and alternative energy!

  74. marybeth i says:

    I would give to my youngest daughter’s school with the hopes of implementing a recycling program that the other schools could model after – I think the kids are our future and the changes we make now will impact their lives in the years to come.

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  76. thedailyblog says:

    $20grand would so help create a eco-friendly greenhouse project for the neighborhood school. Children would learn about gardening by planting a variety of fruits & veggies…which would later be consumed as snacks or featured on their lunch plates. A flower and plant garden would be established as well as a compost station field along with rain water collection bins that would be used for watering the gardens.

  77. I’d use it toward the purchase of land to set up an organic farming coop and resource center.

  78. Twitter follower & tweeted,

  79. I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  80. Sandra K321 says:

    With $20K I would probably buy an energy efficient or hybrid car.

  81. Sarah Hirsch says:

    I don’t really know. I guess probably buy a hybrid car.

  82. Deborah R says:

    If I had $20,000 I’d install solar panels and a graywater system.

  83. Heather says:

    I would donate it to groups who provide clean drinking water to communities without running water. I can’t imagine living life without clean, running water.

  84. Heather says:

    I am a subscriber!

    (PS; Congratulations on your weight loss!)

  85. Heather says:

    I am a fan on facebook.

  86. I would use it for greater education on the use of recylcable bags and to also give out bags to those that might not be able to afford them.

  87. I would start a community garden and educate people on gardening and composting. I would also make the community (more) aware of the recycling opportunities in this area.

  88. I would invest that money in updating our furnace and hot water heater to a greener energy efficient system. Then I’d look at windows, doors and even shingles on the roof to increase the energy efficiency there also.

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  90. I would use it to buy more soil for my veggie garden. I would like to add more veggies and some plants. Thank you

  91. David Gresh says:

    I’d buy a hybrid carand pollute less.

  92. brandlyn says:

    Buy a hybrid Car.

  93. I really think I would buy everyone I know reusable water bottles, real dishes, etc. I hate seeing the waste around me in my everyday life. Thanks!

  94. I am following you on twitter (I am sbshortie) and I tweeted the contest at

  95. I am an email subscriber.

  96. I am your fan on facebook. My name there is Becca Okaneko.

  97. Oh wow..I think I would probably give it to a school to help teach the little ones how to be more green;.

  98. bridget says:

    I would love to set up some type of system at our recycling center to allow people to compost their food scraps.

  99. Linda F says:

    Buy my son a hybrid car?!

  100. i would get solar panels for my house, no more electric bill!

  101. Selinda McCumbers says:

    I would get solar panels, try for some kind of wind power in my area or more composting facilities.


  102. Joanne Schultz says:

    brown hair, a crown, a blue halter dress and sandals!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  103. Joanne Schultz says:

    please ignore prior comment – I couldn’t figure out how to delete it. Right prize, wrong site 🙁
    I’d get new windows for the house to help save on energy costs. Also, I’d check into getting solar panels and a heat pump to save energy also.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  104. Joanne Schultz says:

    I’m a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  105. I love being green. Thanks for the chance to win.

  106. I want to try Sun Chips and the bag would be great!

  107. Sheryl C says:

    New windows and doors plus better house insulation.Thanx for the terrific giveaway…hubby loves sunchips….

  108. I love sun chips, I would get a very green car if I had that amount of money

  109. I’d look into new windows, solar panels or a tankless water heater…

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  111. Theresa D says:

    I would get all new energy efficiant appliances

  112. I would get solar panels and an energy efficient washer and dryer!

  113. I would probably purchase a hybrid car that would help save emissions and keep earth green.

  114. I would get solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, energy-efficient windows and doors

  115. barbara wright says:

    I would get solar panels, a tankless water heater, LCD computer monitors, and a programmable thermostat.

  116. I’d love to set up a community garden for families who aren’t able to grow or purchase fresh fruits and veggies.

  117. I would buy solar planels and a rain barrel.

  118. Sarah Z says:

    I would use it towards a hybrid car!

  119. Melissa Reeder says:

    I would stop driving!!!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  120. Sheila R says:

    I would organize classes for kids to teach them about being green and recycling. I would also hold a Green Fair where you learn more about being green!

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  122. Christine W says:

    I would buy a hybrid car for my boyfriend. Thanks!

  123. Christine W says:

    I am a subscriber. Thanks for the chance!

  124. Christine W says:

    I am a facebook fan! thanks for the chance!

  125. I would spend my $20,000 for research into wind energy to make a “greener” tomorrow!

  126. israel y says:

    i would buy bikes for my whole extended families to use instead of their cars

  127. Annette says:

    Solar panels would be my purchase. Thanks!

  128. ky2here says:

    Wow. I’d get more insulation for the house and look into solar panels.

  129. Christie says:

    I have a large enough field to be able to install a windmill or two to provide power to my home. I really want to do that and have been researching it but have not been able to afford it so far.

  130. alma gros says:

    i’ve always wanted solar panels.

  131. Kimberly says:

    We would get all new energy efficient appliances plus new windows for our home.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  132. Nicole Gladitz says:

    Solar power or wind turbines

  133. I’d put in energy efficient appliances in my home starting with the furnace and then moving on from there to things like the washer/dryer, fridge, etc. I’d then make sure all my water users were low flow like toilets, showerheads, etc.

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  135. I would get energy efficient solar panels and appliances.

  136. georgie says:

    I’d like to get a windmill if $20,000 would be able to buy me one of them.

  137. SUZANNNA says:

    SOLAR PANELS AND WIND MACHINES i would get they would make such a difference in saving our ravished planet

  138. georgie says:

    Subcribed to your blog! electricisland(at)

  139. Congrats on the weight loss. It is a toss up for me- either replace the few appliances I have that aren’t energy efficient or put up some solar panels. Or maybe get the husband a Smart Car. Or (yeah, I am dying for this) a Vespa for me! Sounds selfish but I’d be doing so much to save gas AND couldn’t shop as much.

  140. Susan Smith says:

    I would buy some energy efficient appliances and upgrade my windows

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  143. tracy heyer says:

    Would get some Solar Panels!

  144. Charity S. says:

    I would replace all of my appliances, with energy efficient ones.


  145. Charity S. says:
  146. Charity S. says:

    I’m a fan on Facebook.

  147. Charity S. says:

    I subscribe to your blog.

  148. John Carr says:

    I would install double insulated windows and insolate the water heater.

  149. Justine says:

    With $20,000 to make a greener tomorrow, I would educated the school children around here and tell them they can make a difference! I would make sure all schools had full recycling facilities and used little packaging…

  150. I’d help my kids’ school set up recycling and energy efficient appliances and lights

  151. I would try to make my whole household more ‘green’ with better appliances, cleaning products, etc.

  152. kathy pease says:

    i would buy all energy saver appliances and probably put in a more efficient heating system :)oooooooh and change all my windows to more efficient ones

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  154. I would start a community garden where everyone in the neighborhood can spend time together growing vegetables and herbs and lovely plants!

  155. I would set up recycling and composting at our school.

  156. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    i would get more energy efficient appliances and a good bike to get around.

  157. Renee Turner says:

    If I had $20,000 to make a greener tomorrow, I would redo my home with green appliances, windows, ect.

  158. Jessica says:

    I would invest in Energy Efficient applicances and solar power panels for my home.

  159. Jessica says:

    I’m a subscriber

  160. Jessica says:

    I’m a Facebook Fan.

  161. I would insulate my home and replace inefficient appliances.

  162. I would create an organic community garden!

  163. I would use it towards creating a community garden.

  164. Heather C says:

    I’d install some solar panels in as many places as possible.

  165. jennifer miller says:

    solar panels for the house. buy more tupperware to reuse…buy those reusable baggies for my daughter.

  166. Donna K says:

    I would put a windmill and solar panels on my house.

  167. Donna K says:


  168. Charlene Kuser says:

    I would donate it to recycling plants

  169. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber


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