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Another Contest

A couple weeks ago, I was chosen as a finalist in a contest, and asked for you all to vote for me. Well, I ended up coming in 9th out of 10 entries, probably because other entries had actual, y'know, production values and stuff, and mine was made with a $3 microphone, some free sound effects, and twenty minutes of work. Oh well.

But! I entered another contest, and my entry was chosen as a finalist, and this time, I'm actually in the lead! But my lead is quite narrow, and with only a few hours left, I am getting nervous. Anyone willing to help me out again?

Please vote for my entry in the Treehugger Eco-Packaging Contest!

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(Anonymous)
Apr. 6th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
I didn't see when it ends. I didn't think the argument against your co-op's bags in the comments had much merit - I think people could tell which was a regular plastic bag and which came from the co-op. But the other ideas were kind of ridiculous. Emptying a whole box of cereal and then using 2 parts of the contents along with the exterior doesn't seem very minimal to me. I guess her argument is she's reusing instead of recycling, but still not very reducing. I think it's very clever they get bags made out of corn starch.

Netflix is a ridiculous idea in so many ways... sure, it saves gas becayse I don't drive to the store, but what about all the gas used by USPS to get the DVD to me? And I'm sure Netflix gets them in their original boxes/wrapping which all gets discarded; they may not send that to every customer but I think all they're saving there is postage.

The only one of the others I thought had merit was the soap; I've seen soap like that at my co-op and yes, the packaging is definitely minimal compared to other soap. Poor girl only has 33 votes.
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rfreebern
Apr. 6th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
Re: that was me...
I agree. Rather than re-use the sturdy plastic case the DVD comes in, Netflix instead uses up hundreds and hundreds of little cardboard envelopes mailing the thing back and forth. How is that good?

Sigh.
rachelish
Apr. 6th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
i voted for you :)
rfreebern
Apr. 6th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
isquiesque
Apr. 6th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
I am, perhaps, just a dumbass. I want to vote for you, but I don't see how - perhaps I have to have an account?

Those bags are a great idea.
rfreebern
Apr. 6th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
The poll with clickable buttons and stuff is down below the body of the post. No account needed!
isquiesque
Apr. 6th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
I figured out what it was - javascript was off (duh). Voting now...
allypopsicle
Apr. 6th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
student teaching is very handy.
a computer lab with a dozen or so computers,all with their own IP addresses.

hmmmm.

oh look at that, you are in the lead by 10 now! how did that happen?
:) !!
rfreebern
Apr. 6th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
Ha ha ha. You are a sneaky beaky.

We will see if the lead lasts. That crazy Netflix entry seems to always be able to find a few more votes.
rfreebern
Apr. 6th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Hey, look at that. She's two votes ahead, once again.

I think something fishy's going on.
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