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Today, I’ve got a giveaway that even the non-greenies amongst us will love. When I first joined Wal-Mart’s ElevenMoms group, I was told I would receive a Flip video camera like all the other members had, a means to begin video blogging with money-saving tips. What I didn’t know is that I would receive two cameras: one for myself and one to give away to my readers.

Since that time I have been wracking my brain for a good way to incorporate video blogging into Green Your Decor, with little success. Adding to this problem is the fact that I hate — no, despise — being in front of the camera. It’s just not a fun idea for me. Nonetheless, I want to offer my wonderful readers some multimedia content that will make Green Your Decor a richer experience all around.

So here’s where you come in:

To be entered to win a black Flip Ultra video camera valued at $149.99, I have a simple request of you. Leave a comment with at least one idea for how I can incorporate video into Green Your Decor. What would you like to see?  For your entry to be valid, it has to be relevant to Green Your Decor subject matter. Ie. It has to be green- or decor-related in some way. Irrelevant comments will be deleted.

Regular readers will have an easier time with this. If you are a new reader, you may want to spend some time going through the archives. Click the “categories” or “archives” tabs in the sidebar and browse to your heart’s content. Then leave a relevant comment and be entered to win. One entry per person.

No extra entries this time folks. If you want to win, you’ve got to comment. You’ve got until 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2008, to enter. U.S. mailing addresses only. So put on your eco-thinking caps and let the video blogging begin!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some people have been getting an error message when they try to comment. If this happens to you, please email me at jennae {at} greenyourdecor {dot} com with your comment and I’ll post it for you.

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  • Avatar Tatiana November 7, 2008, 5:42 pm

    I think that something fun to do with a video camera for your readers would be little clips of “before and after” home decorating. You know, like those time-lapse videos you see? Even if all you did was take a regular, boring room that makes a lot of the common home design mistakes and then move the furniture around to make the room more eye-catching, it’d be interesting. Or like when you reviewed that Eclipse curtain a few days ago, you were really descriptive in your writing, but it’s not the same as your readers getting the opportunity to see the difference (“here’s my bedroom with the Eclipse curtain drawn… here it is with the curtain open! huge difference!”).

    Tatianas last blog post..The Nursery, Again

  • Avatar Melanie November 7, 2008, 6:16 pm

    I think it would be neat to do a video “day-in-the-green-life-of” where you take us through the day in the life of a designer or business owner of a green company or service. Then you can highlight how they live green.

    Another neat thing would be a green “how-to” series. I think it would be neat to see a green decorating project or entertaining ideas.

    Melanies last blog post..Five things I am loving right now…

  • Avatar Kristofor Lawson November 7, 2008, 6:28 pm

    Go and visit the factories where some of the products are made. Talk to the CEO or one of the designers at the company. Find out why they think it is a great product and how it is ‘green’. It’s really great to write about this, but actually having the person talking about it in video is so much more worthwhile. You might even then be able to check out the manufacturing process through video, giving people an idea of how much time, effort and skill goes into some of the products. You might even be able to show the raw material before it has been transformed into the new product.

    Sometimes just you one on one with a camera is the best way to give a review. That way you can also bring your true feelings on the product into the video and actually show why you think the product is great, or fails.

    You could also then show the products in the video, allowing you to give a perspective of what it really looks like outside the marketing photos, in all dimensions. Sometimes the product photos don’t give a proper representation of what the product looks like. Being able to see how an object looks in a certain room, or against a certain colour is invaluable. Even just having the visual review, you can point out a products faults, or give an idea if the product looks well made and if not visually show it.

    Kristofor Lawsons last blog post..The Best Of Top 5 Lists With The New MakeFive

  • Avatar Cathy November 7, 2008, 6:37 pm

    How about a video showing how items can be repurposed? I also like Susan’s idea of decorating green on a dime 🙂

    Cathys last blog post..Buying gas at Costco: a sign of the times

  • Avatar Beth November 7, 2008, 6:42 pm

    It is very hard to understand what makes one product “greener” than the next product. It would be great if you would compare a green product with a non green products.

  • Avatar Stephanie V November 7, 2008, 6:47 pm

    Personally, I would love to see videos of places (homes, stores, etc) that have incorporated “green” into their decors — including some products you showcase in your newsletters. Does not mean you would need to be in front of the video. You could be the voice explaining the green environment.

  • Avatar Kristi Colvin November 7, 2008, 6:49 pm

    I really want one of these, but am just like you and don’t want to be on the camera myself. I think it would be neat, instead of just flat pics of things you find, for you to go to stores and tape products (those that will let you) and do interviews of store salespeople/business owners, etc. Find ways to incorporate the video that does not have you in front of the screen if you don’t want to be, but just using your voice as the interviewer. From time to time, you might do something “soothing” like set up the videotape in an environment (water running, an arboretum, a garden, etc.) and just let the natural sounds and images speak for themselves. For a more activist approach, you could interview car buyers, alternate energy makers, etc. and help people understand first-hand why they made the product choice they did, and how it helps. I hope to see lots of fun things come out of your camera – it is honestly a GREAT addition to your blog that will help you keep growing and finding an audience. 🙂

  • Avatar MRS.MOMMYY November 7, 2008, 6:56 pm

    cooking green???or maybe cleaning green- using green and showing making products etc–

    I would say cleaning room by room, even doing the car- being green in the car

  • Avatar MyBrownBaby November 7, 2008, 6:57 pm

    It would definitely be a HUGE service to your readers if you showed us on camera how to decorate green on a small budget. I love practically every last one of the items you post on the site, but sometimes the prices seem out of reach. Perhaps you can show the luxury brand, and then a less expensive version of the item that is equally beautiful and environmentally-conscious.

    Another great way to show off your killer skills on-camera would be to actually show how you’d use the products you review in your home… we’re all voyeurs, right? I want to see your house (not in a stalker kind of way–promise! LOL!) and how you use the green products and practice a green lifestyle… so if you’re decorating your child’s room, what green products are you using in there? If you’re sprucing up the dining room, what are you using that makes your dining room green? If you have an outdoor garden, let’s see you bring that outdoor garden inside and planted in those beautiful planters you showcased a few weeks back, and then give us some tips on how to do something similar.

    I’d sure watch!

    MyBrownBabys last blog post..OUR FIRST FAMILY

  • Avatar Amy B November 7, 2008, 7:02 pm

    I would like to see how to use everyday things reusable. Like taking something you can recycle and making it into something you can use as a decoration for your home. I see in people’s homes sometimes that they can get creative and when I ask how to make it they say they buy it. I am not creative and would like to know what I can from my home or how to make something in my home more eye catching so that I can show other people or send the link to them to be able to do it. I would love to get my girls involved with learning how to recycle old curtains or bed sheets and stuff like that.

  • Avatar jennifer bowen November 7, 2008, 7:04 pm

    well i dont know al that much abt liveing more greener since well most every thing i do own is well not al that new (but it is to me) the reason for that is well most every thing i own comes out of 2nd hand stores and well going to walmart is like a dream come true when i do get to go to one and then trying to find some thing that i know will be good to have for that know its been made for a more greener life well its realy heard to know and well most of the time the one thats on sale is the one i get. and well please enter me in to the giveaway i love to try and win a flip video camera so that i could have some thing nice and new for once thanks

    jennifer bowens last blog post..got a new 1 for you

  • Avatar Christie-A Work In Progress November 7, 2008, 7:04 pm

    Stephanie V stole my idea…okay…not stole…let’s say great minds think alike! I was thinking restaurants… going into restaurants to see how they are incorporating “green” decor, food, energy, etc. I know there are obvious “organic” places around but it would be cool to find a green atmosphere where you’d least expect it!!

    Christie-A Work In Progresss last blog post..Thought Provoking Thursday: Pride

  • Avatar Kimberly V. November 7, 2008, 7:09 pm

    GREAT giveaway!!!
    I love “how to” videos. I would love to see how to accomplish something from start to finish. Or things like transforming a room from one way to another. I love to see “how to” crafts too. Like how to make a wreath and change it to reflect the holidays/seasons.
    It’s nice to get a “3-D” view on things instead of a flat image. Maybe use the video camera to show off a product from different angles.
    These are just a few ideas.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  • Avatar carol November 7, 2008, 7:16 pm

    I’d like to see you use your expertise and savvy and use videos to show how GREEN is interpreted in all regions of the US. I can tell you from travelling that people have quite different approaches to being GREEN. I’d love to see various ways the American people try to be green, and your use of videography would be a tremendously interesting viewing opportunity.

  • Avatar Jess November 7, 2008, 7:29 pm

    A tutorial series is always awesome. I mean, fixing up salvage pieces is definitely useful.

  • Avatar Mary Jenkins November 7, 2008, 7:29 pm

    Great ideas so far! Here is another idea, take use to different chain department stores ( Wal-Mart, Target, Pier 1, etc.), and show us how to buy green from mass merchandisers. Not all of us live in urban areas or can afford the shipping costs of online items!


    Mary Jenkinss last blog post..Want me to link you?

  • Avatar Mary November 7, 2008, 7:56 pm

    I really enjoyed the other comments. One of the things I most appreciate when I am trying to learn something new and different is the details of things, i.e. the textures, colors, feel, uses, scale of size, etc. So when helping folks to go green, I think just using video to demonstrate products and uses would be great.

  • Avatar Susan Lindgren November 7, 2008, 6:02 pm

    I like the simple idea of showing people how to decorate “green” on a dime. A lot of people want to go green but are put off by the cost. Using Walmarts great prices plus your knack for decorating green would be a great combo!

    Susan Lindgrens last blog post..Old Soul

  • Avatar Tanya November 7, 2008, 8:15 pm

    I would love to see people from different cities record themselves showing the best places in their city to shop green. Whether it’s a store that sells green furniture, or a good thrift store to buy items you can fix up yourself. I know myself know alot of places to shop online, but to find places in their own cities would be great! You could also include maybe one place that has been fixed up itself, like a restaurant or school converting to green decor.

  • Avatar Karen S November 7, 2008, 8:19 pm

    I think a short video showing us the way to decorate in a green fashion would be great! I am so lacking in my green decorating ways! We all know the basics of going green, it’s the decorating green that I struggle with. You could show us new green products and accessories on the market, ways to repair and freshen up something used and old. One short video every week or so would be wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win something nice!

  • Avatar melissa @ the inspired room November 7, 2008, 8:49 pm

    I think using video in any way would be fun. Taking it shopping with you and letting us come along, doing a project at home and sharing it via video…so many ways you could have fun with a little gadget like that!

    melissa @ the inspired rooms last blog post..Holiday Link Love: Let The Merriment Begin!

  • Avatar Barbara Baker November 7, 2008, 6:49 pm

    I think that a “how-to” segmant on green product shopping around supermarkets, fabric stores and or plant nurseries would be great!

    Shopping is sometimes pretty difficult when you’re wanting to go green. Having a weekly video with you explaining steps and trades for living greener would be awesome. I know I’d be watching!!!

    Great giveaway- PLEASE OH PLEASE COUNT ME IN!!!! I want one S-O-O-O-O-O-O–O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O BAD!!!!!!!
    -Barb 🙂

    Barbara Bakers last blog post..Keep track of your winnings; you never know when it’ll bite you!

  • Avatar judy brittle November 7, 2008, 9:10 pm

    My idea would be to go to different schools and classrooms to interview children and teachers on green projects they are currently working on.
    Even contact schools for them to begin some green projects or just ask the kids if they know what green is,what their parents do or just to hear kids answer the question What does going green mean? They can even start recycling programs at schools and you could show how that is working. What a great thing it would be for schools to get involved and kids learning all they can about saving their planet.

  • Avatar Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland November 7, 2008, 9:19 pm

    hmm, you could do something like how to green decor videos. some people are more visual, so watching a how to video might help it sink in better. Also since the economy is bad you could feature green ideas on the cheap that anyone can do. Thats all I could think of for now. Hope it helps! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Avatar MaryBeth Isaac November 7, 2008, 9:28 pm

    I would like to see cleaning products that are natural – how to make your own cleaning spray, laundry detergent, air freshner, etc This really isn’t decor but it does show how to keep yhttp://blogfully.net/2008/11/keep-track-of-your-winnings-you-never-know-when-itll-bite-you/our house clean

  • Avatar Maggie M November 7, 2008, 9:37 pm

    I really want one of those flip video cameras so I can video my little grand daughters as they sing and play and “help” out in the kitchen. Have you thought about a video library? Or a video archive of “how to” projects, as well as Mary Jenkins’ idea of actually going into the stores and showing us how to buy more green and your home applications. You could incorporate your video slide show onto your site so we could click on the project or view a particular item, etc.


  • Avatar Janya November 7, 2008, 9:38 pm

    I’d love to see videos on how to move things around; how to make decorating changes with supplies you already have in your home.

  • Avatar Bettina November 7, 2008, 7:49 pm

    What about a daily green tip video? It could be a 30 second video for each installment with awesome tips on being green!

    Bettinas last blog post..Happy Halloween!

  • Avatar Rita Jackson November 7, 2008, 9:49 pm

    Use the video camera to show how something is done. For example a green thing for outside the house, a rain barrel, how make one, the bast place to put it. Be green save water and show others how to do the same. You would not have to be in front of the camera, use someone else. You can be the director.

  • Avatar Amanda B November 7, 2008, 10:36 pm

    I am pretty crafty and I like tips on how to make something beautiful and practical out of common household items…or better yet, stuff you’d normally throw out.

  • Avatar Nancy Jachcik November 7, 2008, 11:27 pm

    At this time of year I’d like to see a video of someone decorating a room in there house for the holidays with an eco friendly theme. Decorating with last years christmas cards and live greens. Decorating a christmas tree with nuts , pinecones , cinnamon sticks and vanilla beans ,cookies and other edibles .

  • Avatar jenn November 7, 2008, 11:31 pm

    I think it would be great to see a video of making a specific room in your home green, like the kitchen or bathroom. I often think that “going green” in my home wiould be too expensive and difficult. But if we were able to see some easy simple solutions, it might give us the courage to tackle the job!

  • Avatar sandra kao November 8, 2008, 12:20 am

    use it to demonstrate/illustrate ways of being green or to showcase green items

  • Avatar Noreen November 8, 2008, 1:30 am

    You are right it is hard to incorporate video for this site. I think maybe tutorials for DIY, before and after, or just the after picture but doing a 360 view of the item, and if your daughter is like mine make videos of her using stuff that way you don’t have to be in them.

    Noreens last blog post..Vote for my Girls and Giveaway

  • Avatar Katie November 8, 2008, 2:12 am

    I think it would be fun to see a room decorated. Maybe not the whole process but show important steps or maybe even options of what would go good with a certain item or color. Thanks.

  • Avatar Michele November 8, 2008, 3:27 am

    This is a great way to do a giveaway!! I think one way to use video would be to take it shopping with you. You don’t have to be in the video yourself, if you don’t want to be, but you could take your readers on a tour of green stores and decorating stores. You could give your recommendations using visuals and demonstrations.

    Another idea is to do interviews on camera with store owners, decorators, and/or other bloggers that I guess would need to be close by you in order to video them for the interview.

    I also thought you could use the camera to take video of you showing how to do green things. For example, making your own household cleaners that are green would be something to video.

    Finally, I like the idea of watching the process of how to decorate and/or rearange a room instead of just a standard before and after picture. Getting to see your trial and errors is very beneficial to how the process works.

    Anyway, have fun with your new camera, and hopefully I’ll be having fun with mine if I’m lucky enough to win!! Have a great weekend!!

    Thanks so much!!
    Michele R.(CA)

  • Avatar vanillalotus November 8, 2008, 8:24 am

    I think it would be interesting to have you video ways to decorate with dried flowers and botanicals. Or maybe how to slowly change an ungreen room into a green room without breaking the bank. I would love to see those. There are many ideas! Hope you enjoy your new flip Video Camera

    vanillalotuss last blog post..Open Days San Antonio: The Fox Garden cont.-Orchid Greenhouse

  • Avatar stephanie November 8, 2008, 9:58 am

    i’m with you jennae, i don’t like being on the photo end of the video camera, but *a lot* of people do ( hence, the proliferation of reality tv )

    maybe you could go to your favorite regular stores ( the market, the grocery, the pharmacy ) and interview folks about the things they’ve done to go green and the ways they’re trying to do more to be eco-friendly.

  • Avatar Elizabeth November 8, 2008, 8:57 am

    I think it would be neat if you could maybe do before and after videos of rooms going green in your house or even maybe friends of yours. Also, you could take the video camera around to different places in your city showing ways that they went green because of your advice or even just their own project.

    Elizabeths last blog post..Phone Call from Cousin Sarah

  • Avatar Amy @ Thoughts from the Mrs November 8, 2008, 12:40 pm

    I think you should use your Flip Video camera to take us on a tour of your home and the green things you use there. Then, if I win, I could send you a tour of my home and ask for ideas on how to be better at “being green”. 🙂
    *I hope…hope…hope I win*

    Amy @ Thoughts from the Mrss last blog post..Tiny*Prints Holiday Card Winner!!!!

  • Avatar Anna (Green Talk) November 8, 2008, 2:08 pm

    I happen to love what Amy said above me. You should just carry it with you and video tape everyday green. It shows up in the darnest places. Costco, Walmart, Home Depot, and places you never imagined including your neighborhood cleaners!

    Also, people think that green is more expensive so showing them how to take furniture from vintage or used stores with a little no voc paint can transform a piece of furniture.

    I think it is the most fun to re-use items that are bound for the trash.

    I have to say so many of the ideas on your site as terrific and they all should be winners. (Perhaps, they could offer a few more???)

  • Avatar Sarah November 8, 2008, 4:44 pm

    I think it would be neat to have a complete how-to on a craft project, from video of you picking out green fabrics at the store, to step-by-steps of assembly, to the craft being used after it’s done. Even better if you have issues finding the supplies or putting it together–funny outtakes are great!

  • Avatar Forgetfulone November 8, 2008, 5:23 pm

    I’d like to see a video of a project – making something for your decor from what we would once have considered trash, re-using an item in a new way – something along those lines. Great contest!

    Forgetfulones last blog post..Tennis Elbow

  • Avatar Erika November 8, 2008, 5:45 pm

    Such a neat website. I like the idea of before and after clips. Also inexpensive ways to go green. Maybe some step by step for novices.

  • Avatar Amy Huang November 8, 2008, 9:15 pm

    Show us how to go shopping! I am horrible at shopping green on a dime

  • Avatar Amy S. November 8, 2008, 9:24 pm

    How about a weekly video on new ways or ideas to help people go green.

  • Avatar Becca November 8, 2008, 9:49 pm

    You don’t have to feature yourself in your clips at all. I would like to see short clips you make while browsing at various stores, you can interview individuals in your community who are relevant to your blog, you could interview your own household members about how being green affects them or helps them or whatever.

  • Avatar Erica M November 8, 2008, 10:04 pm

    Make a Kids Going Green video in which you highlight some of the easy things you can teach your kids about going green! Short clips of kids turning off light switches to conserve energy, carrying their toys in mom’s reusable shopping bags, helping to recycle, playing with “green” toys like wood blocks, helping wash and dry dishes, hanging out the clothes on the line, etc. Anything we can do to help teach our kids to take care of the environment is passing on our belief in good stewardship!

  • Avatar Mandy November 8, 2008, 10:09 pm

    Why not record interviews with other like-minded “greenies”? See how they live green, what products they use…tips they can offer.

  • Avatar Betsy November 8, 2008, 11:08 pm

    Video yourself at retail stores finding great deals on green and natural products. Ask guest bloggers to share their own green ideas and crafts. Video yourself making green things for the home and other natural ideas.

  • Avatar Reiza November 9, 2008, 12:22 am

    I’d like to actually see video of the items mentioned/featured. It’s great to see the print up close, but I’ve found that often, in person or even in use, items look very different in different light and in different uses. For example, sheets may appear one way in a staged promo picture, but may look very different on the bed or in standard indoor light. A video could help show that and give a better idea of how items would really look in use.

  • Avatar Pamk November 9, 2008, 12:38 am

    what about making a clip showing and the pretty things you can use to redocorate your house but doing it green.

  • Avatar Eryn November 9, 2008, 1:20 am

    I think refurbishing/repurposing something would be an ideal way to integrate video projects into your blog. Do you have an exuberant friend that DOES like to be on camera? Maybe you can enlist their help for the vlogging. Video product reviews would be great, buy yourself a little tripod, and it won’t just be videos of you talking about a product, you can focus on the product (I have an intense hatred of putting myself out there like that, too. Makes you inventive)

  • Avatar Karen Luedy November 9, 2008, 1:42 am

    Going green can be very difficult. I would love to see weekly videos tips and steps to going green slowly, as a average budget would allow. Thanks!

  • Avatar CC November 9, 2008, 1:56 am

    Having an adorable child “convince” the readers about green ideas would be awesome!

    CCs last blog post..Check these links out!

  • Avatar Suzanne B. (Crunchy Green Mom) November 9, 2008, 3:09 am

    I think it would be neat if you made certain things like, homemade bubbles, or homemade playdoh, to show people how easy it is to do, and how little time it takes.


    Suzanne B. (Crunchy Green Mom)s last blog post..Leading Lady Quizz

  • Avatar International Freebies & Contests November 9, 2008, 3:49 am

    I suggest that you make short videos of you transforming a boring corner, in your house or someone else’s, by using a few items. You don’t need to talk in the video, put on some music instead. You don’t need to be in front of the camera, you can shoot the films yourself, or have someone film only your hands as you do the transformation.
    You could do videos that go as following: Feature a picture of a decor idea on some magazine, and then show a before-picture of a similar corner in your house that you’d love to make more galmour. Try to come up with green ideas and cheap tips (it’s important) to make your place look similar to the magazine’s picture. A piece of fabric from here, an old box from there, tadaa, you’re done.

  • Avatar Nancy November 9, 2008, 7:48 am

    I have many ideas that I am including in one post. I hope that’s OK!
    Film videos that …
    1. Show how to re-purpose items that we already have or items that have multiple decorative uses in the home.
    2. Film children making decorative items (perhaps for the holidays: winter holidays, Mother’s Day, July 4th, etc.) using recycled items.
    3. Film items at a yardsale and discuss how they could be re-purposed and refreshed.
    4. Actually “re-do” an item you were given, found at a yardsale or thrift shop and show how it was re-purposed.
    5. Film a friend who is eco-crafty either discussing or doing an eco-decor project.
    6. Go to a retail store – and with the owner’s permision – film items that could be used in an eco-decor makeover , showing several items. This could also be a short series of videos, doing 1 item per video and filming a series.
    7. In our town , we have a volunteer-run store with items salvaged from historic houses that were demolished. Those items are removed by volunteers and for sale to the public. If you have a similar store near you, that would be a great place to film for ideas and projects.
    8. What about filming at a Habitat for Humanity reStore? There builders and others donate both used and new items that are for sale to the public. Money is put toward Habitat for Humanity and the running of the store. You never know what you will find and that’s a green way to decorate and be creative.
    9. Are there ecology groups in your area that have eco-aware people with decorating ideas? Put them on camera discussing ideas and projects.
    10. Colleges are great sources of young people with great ideas! Check in the ecology and the decorating realms for enthusiastic young people who wouldn’t mind sharing and would be glad to be on camera!
    11. Art galleries are often a great source of re-purposed items for decor. Check in your local galleries for owners and artists who would like to get some free video publicity for their artistic items.
    12. Local museums often have items on exhibit that show home decor items that are re-purposed and green. When people don’t have much money, for example , they make do with what they have and are creative with that. Scrap quilts come to mind first, but there are many more examples : “tramp” paintings, woodworking with scrap wood, sewing and embroidery, painting with left-over paint, etc. Here’s another place for a video series with multiple films!

    Those are a dozen ideas for decor video projects that are also green. I hope my ideas are useful – I have been dreaming of getting a Flip Video Camera for a long time!

    allibrary [at] aol [dot] com

  • Avatar Kerry November 9, 2008, 9:35 am

    I think that you could use the flip video camera to do segments following you as you search for green items for your home. For example, take it with you the next time you are looking for a new rug (just an example). You could then show different products you come across and why you do/not choose them. It would be a great way to incorporate not only what to look for, but what to avoid as well. You could do it from your vantage point (showing only the stores, products) and then wouldn’t have to be in front of the camera :)!

  • Avatar Huguette E. November 9, 2008, 10:03 am

    I’m always looking for ideas and pictures are great but it hard to get anything to look the same. Step-by-step how-to videos would be awesome. It would give us the right ideas to follow to do our own.

  • Avatar Lisa November 9, 2008, 11:17 am

    With this video recorder it could add a whole other perspective to your website! You could post short clips on eco DIY’s (ie how to create your own rain barrel- complete with a rain drip that makes pretty soothing noises!).
    Another way to use videos- although we consider literacy to be a given in North America, the sad truth is that thousands of people have difficulty with or cannot read. Video’s are such a beautiful and simple way to reach those people where reading is a challenge. Short clips on what questions to ask at the health store to distinguish between greenwashing and true eco-claims, or interviews with “experts” on a topic every week regarding an eco-topic (ie bamboo- eco or not? and why?) would be fun, accessible to a wider variety of readers 🙂

  • Avatar Valerie November 9, 2008, 12:07 pm

    I think people need green tips that they can add to their daily routine. Also, most of us are short on time…..so, I like the idea of a one minute daily (or weekly) video with tips or examples. I think daily is very time consuming, so “Monday Morning Makeover…..In Green” or something like (I’m not too creative with titles!!) that would be great. I’d look forward to it!!! Thanks for the chance at this….I need one!!

  • Avatar Bridgette November 9, 2008, 2:21 pm

    I think it would be a great idea to take your new Flip Camera to a decorating store (like Michael’s, Target or World Market) and show readers items that would be good “green” choices for your home. That way you can vlog WITHOUT having to be in front of the camera! LOL!

  • Avatar Sara November 9, 2008, 2:50 pm

    I would love to see videos about how people or how you incorporate green living in to your life. Easy examples of how I can be green in my own life. Seeing it in a video will help me to visualize it better.

  • Avatar Baba November 9, 2008, 6:14 pm

    How about touring a real live Green Home to give us ideas on what all we can do in our own homes to help the environment!

    Babas last blog post..Touring Inside Our New Stone House-First Floor

  • Avatar Kellyjean November 9, 2008, 6:36 pm

    I agree with a lot of these comments! I think one of the best things about using video in a blog is that it gives the reader a break from well, reading, if you can believe it! I read over 15 blogs each day and sometimes its just nice to watch a video post for once…:) Obviously step-by-step tutorials are great, but even doing slide shows of the products that you are discussing, you are so creative with your blog, I know that you are going to create pretty amazing videos. You could interview kids on your block, parents at school, catch people in the act of doing one good green thing! Or catch people being wasteful! Oh yeah, going into a coffee shop an catching those with reusables and those without! 🙂 That would be my suggestion for you my dear!

    Kellyjeans last blog post..Goodbye Summer

  • Avatar Maureen November 9, 2008, 6:28 pm

    I would take advantage of the wisdom of the elderly who lived through hard times and found many ways to save and reuse everyday items. Those who were frugal and yet provided well for their families and didn’t waste. (I won’t tell you how my grandma reused a toilet seat cover)!

  • Avatar Deanna November 9, 2008, 9:46 pm

    Well this is a general idea, but I’d love to see videos of you showing “green” items or doing “how to” videos or giveing “green” tips. Can’t wait to see what you decide to do!

  • Avatar Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family November 10, 2008, 1:44 am

    Now this might be really off beat, but how about making a video of DIY milk paint? You could show all of the steps for making milk paint, application, results, trial and error, test batches etc. Heehee, you could even try removing it after the fact, apparently it sticks tighter than glue if it’s successful :). Green & decorating all in the same place!

    Jennifer @ Quiverfull Familys last blog post..Title Trakk Blog Tour!

  • Avatar Shilo Beedy November 10, 2008, 1:50 pm

    I would love to see videos of you going to peoples homes and helping them with there decor. Maybe videos of you doing projects in your own home showing you or people going green. Maybe have viewers submitting there own ideas showing them work on there places. Would love step by step projects for learning simple to more advanced ideas. Videos on how to do inexpensive frugal ideas for your home.

    Shilo Beedys last blog post..Contest

  • Avatar JuneM November 10, 2008, 2:23 pm

    All of the above are fantastic,

    How about a mash up of all the ideas and call it
    My green life, where it can go from
    reuse to recycling,
    to following you to the store, as you shop, what do you do and the choices you make, Did you spot a Green Washer product or something good that is not talked about?
    How about handy tips like changing the facets to low water use
    or see, when warming up my shower I keep a bucket to capture h2o & water my plants.

    Each shot could then be streamed as a day in the life of as well as segmented to categories on your blog, like
    Shopping green
    Green decor,
    Green Homes
    etc. allowing you to
    target green segments across the web.

    Fingers Crossed and hoping to get lucky
    I feel like I already won camera or not,
    Lots of great ideas here.

  • Avatar Abby November 10, 2008, 4:13 pm

    I would love to see tutorials on how you redo a room from start to finish!

    Abbys last blog post..Feature Product – Chartreuse

  • Avatar Tuesday November 10, 2008, 4:27 pm

    Perhaps you can make videos of new “green” decor and accessories you find in stores? Sounds like fun to me.

    Tuesdays last blog post..We Survived!

  • Avatar Tamara B. November 10, 2008, 4:43 pm

    I know everyone has a friend who always has something perfect in their house and wish you could copy in some way. Or there is this one house that is so perfectly decorated and wuld like touse some of their ideas. The Flip Video Camera would be your best firned in his case. Which I had one to take some photos of my favorite doecorated places.

  • Avatar Denise November 10, 2008, 4:51 pm

    I’d like a video-tour of a few green-on-a-budget decorated rooms. What an awesome prize!

  • Avatar Lo November 10, 2008, 4:56 pm

    I would find visual tutorials of DIY green home projects very helpful. I often find written instructions for such projects difficult to follow.

  • Avatar BlondeBlogger November 10, 2008, 5:10 pm

    I think it would be great if you could take us along on a shopping trip to show us tips and tricks for finding the best, green decor that’s out there…what to look for, what to avoid, etc. I think it would be fun and educational. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on being part of ElevenMoms!

    BlondeBloggers last blog post..LITTLEST PET SHOP Giveaway Galore!

  • Avatar jenna November 10, 2008, 5:55 pm

    I think it would be great if you did a comparison between similar “green” and “non green” products. What makes one toy “greener” than another. I think this would be a lot of clarity to consumers looking to buy “green.” Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Avatar Alice Hansen November 10, 2008, 5:58 pm

    I love when blogs use video to show a demonstration – its nice to hear and see the steps. Also I love video reviews – having someone hold the product and demonstrate how it works. Thanks for the chance!

  • Avatar Patti November 10, 2008, 6:17 pm

    I would love to actually see video of some of the “green your decor” posts you have done. I know, you can’t go out any buy all the stuff, but sometimes seeing it a little more 3-dimensional helps than just a flat photo!

    Pattis last blog post..Gimme more Monday

  • Avatar Sheila November 10, 2008, 6:31 pm

    I am always intrigued with about.com videos that show how to do things like make bibimbop (a Korean rice dish). I agree with the idea of demonstrating how to decorate green on a budget. A picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is worth millions of words. Keep up the good work.

  • Avatar Kathleen November 10, 2008, 6:51 pm

    Short of peeking in people’s windows around your neighborhood? Oh, you mean, legal ways of using video here.

    I’d love to see the transformation of a room in phases, maybe like a stop/start animation video using time lapse video clips.

    Kathleens last blog post..Tea-Licious Treats Link-Up

  • Avatar Morgan M. November 10, 2008, 7:10 pm

    Take video of how-to make decor items from recycled/upcycled items. Like using old t-shirts cut into strips to make a welcome mat/rug. Stuff like that would be neat.

  • Avatar Lori Z. November 10, 2008, 7:24 pm

    With the holidays coming, and birthdays always seeming to happen, I think a how to go green and entertain is important. We just went to the CA Academy of Science which just opened and has this whole area talking about how wasteful plastic forks, chopsticks and wrapping paper can be. It would be so fun to find interesting paper to wrap with (maps or something) and how to do different table scapes and party favors that would be reduce waste, reuse items or be made from recycled items.

    I think you could do this easily off camera with just voice overs.

    Also, being an elevenmom, I think it would be great to go to Wal-mart and discuss gree options by shelf or what not. I always feel so guilty shopping there because so many of their products are not at all green. It would be great to break the stigma associated with the store and film products that are recycled/reused/repurposed.


  • Avatar Jenna November 10, 2008, 7:32 pm

    I’d also love to see video tutorials, or videos of people who’ve “greened their decor” showing a tour of what they did and how they did it. You wouldn’t have to be on camera at all if you didn’t want to be… just your voice asking questions.

    Jennas last blog post..Halloween 2008

  • Avatar Roberta November 10, 2008, 8:46 pm

    I have a great idea that you could do which won’t even cost you anything!!!
    You could take a room, such as the lounge area and use different organic throws/ pillows to decorate the room differently to show different design or lighting techniques ets.

    And, you could buy from an eco store that will let you retun the products!!!! – Even somewhere like Target has eco lines. or you could go to a small individual shop that would be gald of the publicity just to get a mention!!!! (may be you’ll even get a FREEBEE)

    Sorry if this comment is too long, but I get excited!

  • Avatar amy purple November 10, 2008, 7:45 pm

    I think it would be great just to focus on how to reuse products already in our homes. Tutorials on the process would be nice too so we would see just a little more than before and afters. thanks.

    amy purples last blog post..Holiday Ideas: Christmas Trees

  • Avatar Maggie Smith November 10, 2008, 10:25 pm

    I really think it would be neat to take video clips of kid-friendly recycling ideas. You could do craft projects where kids make things out of 100% recyclable materials. That way when they are done with their creations, you could just recycle the whole thing.

  • Avatar Amy November 10, 2008, 11:34 pm

    I think it would be fun and interesting to see videos of green cleaning practices – making products, storing them, using them… Frugal and green!

    Amys last blog post..Rebekah Grace!!

  • Avatar PsychMamma November 10, 2008, 11:58 pm

    I personally love your Green Rooms in a Box and Green Steals of the Week posts the best (although I love them all), so I guess I would say that some sort of segment on going green “on a dime” or “frugal greening” would be great to see. That topic, including live, 3-D shots of products would be fantastic. You might even include visits to resale or architectural salvage places to show how you can find wonderful decorating touches on a dime while being green and repurposing at the same time.

    The Flip has been on my wishlist since it came out!! I’m crossing my fingers for the win.

    PsychMammas last blog post..Holiday Greening

  • Avatar Sara B. November 11, 2008, 1:32 am

    I think you should take on a green project once a month that you could document and then share with us at the beginning of each month :0)

    Sara B.

  • Avatar Karen November 11, 2008, 1:32 am

    Maybe a how-to series in which you show the nitty-gritty details of HOW things are done. If you’re camera shy, perhaps just your hands could be in the videos. 🙂


    Karens last blog post..Movie Date

  • Avatar Harmony Susalla November 11, 2008, 1:35 am

    How about a weekly video segment called “If products could talk…”
    You could show the item in use and be the voice over speaking from the perspective of the product explains why it is green and the details you normally cover. You could be off screen…..

    Keep up the great work!
    Harmony Susalla
    Harmony Art

  • Avatar Rachel November 11, 2008, 2:25 am

    How about showing up ingredients in green products vs. ingredients in non-green products? This would be interesting and I am not sure what the difference are….I bet a lot of people don’t…Thanks!

  • Avatar Angela K November 11, 2008, 3:41 am

    I would love to watch videos on various 1/2-hour long projects that can be done to spruce up a house using eco-minded materials or techniques.

  • Avatar Jacqueline in Atlanta November 11, 2008, 10:25 am

    If you ever get the chance to do a live interview with any of your artists or designers or entrepreneurs for the products you feature, video that and run a “live” video interview. Pull out sidebar type quotes of the best things they say so that people will want to click on and watch the video so they won’t just skip it.

    Also, you could do Jay Leno type man on the street interviews with a product you get to review that is easy enuf to carry around. Take it and ask them, “What do you think about this color of widget?” “Would you decorate a room in your house around this item or using this color?” “Would you spend $10 more for this item knowing it is eco-friendly?”, etc. and put the responses up on your site. People are always fascinating to talk to, I think.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

  • Avatar Karyn November 11, 2008, 11:18 am

    How about a video of what happens to all our recycled cans/bottles once they are picked up……..like a tour of the recycling plant.

    Karyns last blog post..White Ponies and Unicorns

  • Avatar Michele McHenry November 11, 2008, 11:30 am

    Being an artist and have remodeled a couple homes I would like to use it to chronicle the green remodel of our new retirement home we just bought. I have pictures and videos of our last remodel, but, this time I want to be heavily involved in making it green. We put in a “On Demand” water heater in our last house that cut our energy bill by 25%. Not only do I want to do this again, but, also use other things such as rain barrells, (hey, we live in Washington State!) and show how native plants can really make a difference in energy costs as well as water usage.
    I have been chomping at the bit to get started, but, have to wait till next year Papa says. So, I am looking into roofing materials, heated cieling fans for our porch, and drawing up designs as I collect magizine pages of the items I want. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Avatar Elizabeth November 11, 2008, 1:07 pm

    You could vidoe tape small kids doing green things – playing with toys they can make out of disgarded things, recycling, planting things, enjoying the outdoors, helping mom/dad clean with green cleaners, etc. Thus showing that going green can be easy and fun and that even the smallest family member can do it.

  • Avatar Kristen November 11, 2008, 1:30 pm

    I would love to see a video on here about how ‘easy’ it is to go green. Even for the new ‘greenies’ : ) I’ve started out going green and would love to see tips + tricks to doing just that!
    Thank you for the chance to enter in this giveaway! It’s a great one!!

  • Avatar Tina aka laidbackchick November 11, 2008, 2:35 pm

    Do a weekly 3-5 minute segment of “Green on the Scene” show behind the scenes of designers, companies, and readers who are incorporating green lifestyles. Go to the markets and spotlight customers who bring their own bags and talk to companies that are trying to cut back. Put the focus and spotlight on the person or company and you s narrate it so that you don’t have to be behind the camera but we still get your perspective.

    Tina aka laidbackchicks last blog post..I am Barack Obama

  • Avatar Keyomi November 11, 2008, 7:02 pm

    You can probably video an artist doing his/her art!! that would be wonderful. Also you can take videos of people in the way they live green and make a small documentary out of it! 🙂

    thanks for including me in the giveaway. I would so love to win this since i dont have a (video) camera to say the least!

    Keyomis last blog post..12 days of Fun

  • Avatar dianna k. ball November 11, 2008, 7:20 pm

    Ugh. I can see the difficulty here. Hmmm. I think the best say to incorporate video, without getting ridiculous, is to simply use the video camera to get more 3D representations of some of the things you already do – instead of just pictures of products you recommend, all-around video of it instead. It will give readers a more real-life perspective.

    When you recommend curtains for example, it’d be great for you to show them on video, show how they fall and flow. Show how paint colors looks in a room, etc.

    I’m not sure how practical this is – you obviously can’t be re-painting your living room every time a new low-VOC paint comes out…

    good luck!

    I’d love to win the Flip!!! 🙂


  • Avatar Condo Blues November 11, 2008, 10:37 pm

    I think you could do video pans of real life green rooms. So often photos don’t do rooms justice.

    Condo Bluess last blog post..Help Me Help You This Holiday Season!

  • Avatar Hayley G. November 11, 2008, 10:54 pm

    I’d love to see you interview people about what they are doing to make their homes and lives more green- I think that would be really entertaining to watch!

  • Avatar Michelle November 12, 2008, 12:07 am

    I think you should make videos on how to teach our children to go green while still having fun. Just simple things that they can do to learn to reuse, recycle, etc. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Avatar Lessa November 12, 2008, 12:11 am

    I think you should use what you already put into your blog to create entertaining and helpful videos. In other words, when you find yourself discouraged while trying to “green your decor,” you could video yourself discussing the problem and finding ways to perservere. You could video yourself putting together one of your green rooms in a box, showing the challenges you face, what is easy, how you start, and how you overcame challenges. I think it would not only be helpful, but it would also help others feel better when they know they’re not alone facing the challenges of reducing our carbon footprints!

  • Avatar crystal November 12, 2008, 5:20 am

    Even little things like showing what your family recycles and your local recycling spot,might make some people more willing and interested in the process. When i started recycling i was surprised on how much everyday garbage is recyclable!! A video showing some of the lesser known objects would be cool:)

  • Avatar Wendyburd1 November 12, 2008, 6:24 am

    How about showing people how to take kinda shabby looking items they find at tag sales,etc and sprucing them up so they look brand new or even better than the original. And maybe some reupholstering, so they don’t just throw away a perfectly decent chair,etc!!

    Wendyburd1s last blog post..Imagine That!!

  • Avatar katieg November 12, 2008, 10:11 am

    video tours of green places (homes, office, playroom, stores, gardens)

  • Avatar Deborah November 12, 2008, 11:30 am

    How about video on how to grow your own herbs and to cook with organic foods.

  • Avatar Jen November 12, 2008, 12:59 pm

    I have two ideas of how to incorporate video here, I would love to see one of two things. Firstly I would like it if you have a weekly green tip on your blog, you don’t necessarily have to be in the video you can just film maybe a household problem and the steps to resolve it all green like! Also I would love to see some reviews of green product done in video, you could even make montages with music and subtitles if your savvy enough on the computer with some green decor and where you got it and why it is awesome!

  • Avatar Maquel November 12, 2008, 1:48 pm

    You could post video “How-To’s”. I sometimes get lost in the verbal instructions.

  • Avatar Michelle B November 12, 2008, 2:03 pm

    Showcase a different green product every week, showing different ways you can incorporate the product into several different styles, and highlight what makes it so green. I think it would be awesome if you went a step further and started talking about Green building materials as well. Have you heard of Bluwood? I wonder if that would work for decks?

  • Avatar Tammy Kennedy November 12, 2008, 2:39 pm

    I think it would be a great video since everyone loves children, on children doing their part in becoming green since the green is for helping the future , who is are fiuture the children. I know children of all ages are helping for all of us to become green.

    Thank you for a chance to be a winner.


  • Avatar amber November 12, 2008, 4:14 pm

    Ooh, I’ve wanted one of those Flip cameras since last Christmas – nope, Santa didn’t deliver! lol.

    Here are a few of my ideas:
    1. How-To Videos – show us how to make homemade Green Cleaning products, show us a video on Eco-friendly lightbulbs and let us see what is good about them, etc. It would be great cause the possibilites are endless and you could even post the videos on YouTube also. My aunt runs her own green cleaning company, so if you need ideas, just let me know.

    2. Make videos of product reviews – review green products, show use what they look like, show us the item in action, etc. I have yet to see anything like this in the green theme, and I think it would be great!

    3. You could make a Do-It-Yourself green eco-friendly craft section. Show videos on how to create earth friendly items that we may normally buy at the store.

    4. You could even let your readers submit videos! How fun would that be? You could come up with a green topic, and record your own introduction video asking readers to submit their own ideas based on the specific green topic, then you could feature a few reader videos. Very interactive.

    Love your site, and thanks for the fun giveaway!


  • Avatar Nan G November 12, 2008, 7:15 pm

    I think a video on a couple of things would be good. Show us how to recycle products we already have or have used up to inexpensively decorate our homes or simple decorating crafts our kids can do alone or with our help that will also teach them about recycling.

    Nan Gs last blog post..Increase Website Traffic with Easy Article Marketing

  • Avatar Kerri November 12, 2008, 9:36 pm

    I think “a day in the life” vid would be great to show us newbies how easy being green can be. Thanks!

  • Avatar Zoey November 12, 2008, 10:00 pm

    I think it would be neat to feature videos that readers submit regarding ‘Green Decor Tips.’

  • Avatar Jamie Z November 12, 2008, 10:23 pm

    It would be neat to feature real people on video who are being creative in their every day life to go green.

  • Avatar Sandra November 12, 2008, 10:38 pm

    I thought of a couple ways for you to use video in your blog. I am so much a “show me” person and I know that I am not alone in that regard. Someone can tell me how to do something but I get it so much faster if they show me how to do it.
    So my first idea is for you to use the video camera at the store and show me how to find the green products. If I walk into Lowes looking for paint or wallpaper, then show me what to look for to find the “greener” products.
    Also I love your idea of using “vintage” or already used items in my home. Do you have any items where you can show how you reused them in a new or different way.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  • Avatar Vanessa C. November 12, 2008, 11:31 pm

    I would love to see how someone can do the ‘little things’. Alot of people I know want to go green but are put off by the time and money it takes. Maybe something where you can change just one part of the house, like a kitchen or guest bathroom. Adding small pieces and changing small fixtures. Something that doesn’t take up an entire weekend and where you know you are doing something that looks nice and is great for the environment. The little beginnings are a means to an end!

  • Avatar Megan November 12, 2008, 11:32 pm

    Maybe you could make a video of how an everyday mom uses “green” materials for the usual seasonal decor.

  • Avatar Cori Westphal November 13, 2008, 1:44 am

    You could add a section on green gardening indoors. Maybe have some instructional videos on how to plant certain things or grow your own herbs (in eco friendly pots of course!).

  • Avatar Anna November 12, 2008, 11:57 pm

    From your site we get great ideas that we can incorporate into our lives every day; how about you using the camera to show us how *you* incorporate these ideas every day? What’s green about your house? Your shopping habits? Your life? I’d love to see you lead by example. Plus, I’m just nosy 🙂

    Annas last blog post..top five, number three: bleak house

  • Avatar Shay November 13, 2008, 2:00 am

    I would like to see scalvaged furniture redesigned with a step-by-step video of how you did it.

    Shays last blog post..Already???

  • Avatar The Chatty Housewife November 13, 2008, 4:43 am

    I love to see videos of just everyday life around the home. Include videos of each green thing around the home. For example, when you do the laundry, video tape yourself, what products you use, how you are saving water or saving energy etc.

    The Chatty Housewifes last blog post..Oregon and a New Toy

  • Avatar Carol November 13, 2008, 10:42 am

    I would like to see a video on going green in the bathroom with step by step directions. Thank you!

  • Avatar Pat Connors November 13, 2008, 6:46 pm

    Have a contest where video clips are uploaded with voting to have a winner of the greenest eco-home.

  • Avatar Jeremy Killian November 13, 2008, 8:18 pm

    Wow, am I the only guy to comment? That has to make my chances a bit better, eh?

    At this time of year with the cold weather coming on, it seems like everything I do consume tons of energy. I need energy to stay warm. I can’t go outside to entertain myself, but instead stay inside and suck down tons of electricity watching television or playing video games, you get the idea.

    I’d like to see a video regarding activities that one can do to entertain themselves and their families that don’t use a ton of energy during the winter months.

    Jeremy Killians last blog post..Open Office – Microsoft on the Cheap

  • Avatar Lu November 13, 2008, 7:27 pm

    If you dislike being in front of the camera, how about you interview some of your favorite green local companies. You can record and blog about what you have found and how your readers can purchase what you have found. Kind of treat your video blogging like a scavanger hunt and find hidden green treasures we might not normally thing about.

    Lus last blog post..Do Nothing

  • Avatar Veronica L. November 13, 2008, 9:36 pm

    My favorite thing about decorating green is decorating with cents in mind. You can find great bargains at your local Goodwill, target, and Wal-Mart.

    I would love to see more videos showing people to be more money diligent when choosing decor.

    Thanks for a great giveaway 🙂

  • Avatar dani November 13, 2008, 10:26 pm

    Since you do not like to be infront of the camera, I would have guest video bloggers every week showing how they decor their space green. They could also show where they shop, or how they reuse and make decore.

  • Avatar Teresa Hoyt November 13, 2008, 11:26 pm

    You could incorporate video by showing visitors how to use things they already have, to make simple, green, and beautiful decorations for their homes and yards!

  • Avatar Elizabeth M. November 13, 2008, 11:01 pm

    Maybe you could have a guest v-logger once a week or so with their great green product ideas. Then you wouldn’t have to do it!

    Elizabeth M.s last blog post..Games People Play….well, I did

  • Avatar adrion s November 14, 2008, 9:20 am

    How about interviews with neighbors, local merchants, schools, etc. on what they are doing to go green and what kind of tips/projects they may have for us. (And you can do it all from BEHIND the camera! 8P )

  • Avatar Brooke November 14, 2008, 10:54 am

    I’m a very practical person so I’d like to see the video used for things that photographs simply can’t cover. There’s a lot I would like to know about, like how to start an indoor herb or vegetable garden in a small apartment or how to make a nice looking compost for a small apartment.

  • Avatar Katrina Ogden Kanary November 14, 2008, 12:02 pm

    I would love to see you shop for green supplies. It would be especially neat to see you go into widely available stores and choose items from them.

  • Avatar Ashley Sue of Green Grounded November 14, 2008, 12:05 pm

    I’m a HOLIDAY JUNKIE, and as I recently mentioned in my own post, I am looking for ways to have a greener holiday atmosphere. You could make holiday tips videos, which could also extend far beyond the winter holidays into Valentines, Easter, Spring, Independence Day, etc. showcasing a couple easy and great home ideas to deck the halls in a greener than traditional way.

    I’m thinking videos of great holiday soy candles (soot-free and toxin-burning-free), organic cotton or bamboo pillows on the couch, fresh pine sprigs and gourds instead of petroleum-produced plastic garland, etc. That is a video tip I would watch every month for new ideas!

    Ooh! Or, even sharing decor for parties tips… Less wasteful ways to decorate for your holiday and family gatherings (less plastic, recycled paper, name placecards, centerpieces, etc.)!

    And with video ideas like this, you don’t have to be in front of the camera. The subject is the theme and decor.


  • Avatar ciaran November 14, 2008, 12:15 pm

    I would love to see a high end/low end segment similar to where they show the same room for $$$$ vs $$ but in this case a Not Green/Green room where you show a really swank but not so eco friendly room and then show how you can get a similar look more healthily. Doing it inexpensively would be a double bonus. Maybe you could call it High/Low Impact decorating.

    ciarans last blog post..Bumble Bags Keep You Perfectly Organized

  • Avatar Sumer November 14, 2008, 12:19 pm

    I think that if you put in your video of some animals that the “non green” items are hurting will help the cause. People love animals and when their homes are being destoryed it goes right to the heart.

  • Avatar Daria November 14, 2008, 3:16 pm

    You could video a trip to a store, showing how to compare and contrast products to make a greener choice. That could be combined with a before and after tour of the room or area that you’re redoing with green choices.

  • Avatar Jonna November 14, 2008, 2:22 pm

    Vblog! You don’t have to show us ANYTHING! But we’d love to watch you tell us what you normally tell us in writing 🙂

    Jonnas last blog post..Work that Pumpkin!

  • Avatar ann November 14, 2008, 4:41 pm

    i think it would be interesting to visit some local green retailers and do interviews or store tours or maybe even just feature certain items. you could also do product demos. this would be a great way to get more sponsors involved in the site!

  • Avatar Audrey B November 14, 2008, 5:40 pm

    I would like to see a video diary, each day incorporating one green decorating or home thing you did, I think we’d all be amazed at the number of ways you can “go green” in your decorating!

  • Avatar Samantha Pruitt November 14, 2008, 5:47 pm

    i would definitely love to see mini demos on how to make an everyday thing green, like maybe a greener way of brushing your teeth.

  • Avatar kathy pease November 14, 2008, 6:42 pm

    i love looking at any videos with gardens or gardening crafts..id love to see some of that 🙂

  • Avatar sheri November 14, 2008, 7:06 pm

    How about if you have your blog readers have video of how they changed something for green in there home from your suggestions on your site?

  • Avatar Sito November 14, 2008, 7:11 pm

    You could make videos of people building green decor items, maybe giving viewers help in how to make a similar item for their own home.

  • Avatar Jennifer November 14, 2008, 9:46 pm

    I think a great video would be a step by step DIY green project. So often on the web there are written instructions for a decorating project and one or two photos but I yearn for more detail. A video would be the perfect way to do this.

  • Avatar Heather C November 14, 2008, 9:49 pm

    I think videos of progression would be great. Like how people use chemical laced shampoo, then show the hair before you start using green products, then how it might improve daily by using green. Not just before and after, though; progression. Can be used with cleaning, facial products, hair products, etc.

  • Avatar Pamela White November 14, 2008, 9:53 pm

    Use video to give out decorating ideas for the holidays.

  • Avatar Caryn B November 14, 2008, 10:04 pm

    I would love to see green product reviews/demos

    Caryn Bs last blog post..Book Review: Baby Lists

  • Avatar Tammara November 14, 2008, 10:19 pm

    I would love to see how to go green when it comes to your baby. I know there are many products out there btu I would love to see products that are easy to local

  • Avatar Green Me November 14, 2008, 11:16 pm

    How about a “less is more” theme? Go into a room in a house and document how de-cluttering can make a healthier more open space! You could show which items to remove and or re-arrange items and then maybe add a plant (bamboo is great for the air) or some natural fibers that clean it up, bring it together, and make the room more vibrant!

    On a side note (or as a supporting statement) — I think all the green products that are popping up is wonderful, but until we cut back on our need for new, new, new and more, more, more, we can’t really make a difference! Less is more when it comes to life and the environment!



    Green Mes last blog post..Green Buying Angst

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