Win: a green start with

by EcoStreet on February 11, 2008

in Competitions, Energy Saving

pop-up-gt-kit.jpgDo you want to start living a greener life but don’t know where to start? There’s a lot of encouragement out there these days from councils collecting your recycling to the rising cost of energy prices. And now the guys who brought us London’s first eco-friendly taxi company have put together an energy saving kit to help get you on the road to being greener.

The greentomatokit can reduce your yearly energy consumption by 400kg of CO2, which is the equivalent of 17 car
journeys from London to Bristol. You can also save up to £100 a year by using the contents of the kit, and considering that the kit costs a mere £9.99, that’s a very good deal.

The kit contains items that have been sourced for their ability to be used in all homes, their net environmental benefit, their ease of use, and their ability to save you money:

  • a reusable cotton shopping bag
  • two energy saving lightbulbs
  • two radiator panels – to reflect heat back into the room, increasing the radiators output by 10%
  • a water saving device – to save a litre of water every time you flush
  • a room temperature thermometer
  • “no junk mail”, “turn it off” and “recycling” stickers – because sometimes we all need a reminder

These kits are a great starting point to going green, and would also make a good gift for others who you’d like to encourage to become greener. You can buy them direct from, or you could enter our giveaway for a chance to win one of five greentomatokits.

This competition is now closed.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

matt February 17, 2008 at 1:17 am

Excellent post and great contest. My US residence precludes me from entering, but someone will be happy!


Anita February 19, 2008 at 4:17 am

Hurray for reusable bags! I am a firm believer in saving our Planet from destruction and mankind from extinction. Everywhere I shop I’m haul’n around two or three reusable bags… just keep them rolled up under the seat of my car. Usually a big and medium size for groceries and a smaller size for wine bottles and breakable containers. I recently began buying my BYOTotes and NeoBags from because they have a special every day of the week on different shopping bags and wine bags. Can’t beat their prices at $2.99 for a reusable canvas bag with a 2 year guarantee, that’s a lot of uses for such a cheap bag. Check’em out: : Wine Bags or email them at


Jay February 19, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Energy saving light bulbs and radiator panels are a great idea for saving energy.


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