Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ecojot

4887_115547979459_38613369459_2842804_6565230_n I’ve discovered Ecojot through a friend who posted something about them on facebook.  I decided to ask if they would be willing of sending me some products and in exchange I would blog about it.   Well they agreed and I received a 6x9 Kids Sketchbook as well as a 9x12 EcoKids  from them.

What is ecojot?
Ecojot – is a Canadian company who makes acid free, processed chlorine free paper and board.    All glue and ink are vegetable based which means it is biodegradable.  No new tress are used to make the paper and the paper mill itself is powered by Biogas harnessed from a nearby garbage site.   Ecojot products are designed, printed and made in a sweatshop-free environment in Canada.

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The Jane Goodall Institute is a non=profit organization that empower people to make a difference for all living things.   Ecojot has a partnership with JGI and have created wonderful journals, sketchbooks, and notebooks with four endangered or threatened animals.   The chimpanzee, giant panda, sumatran rhino and whooping crane can be found on Ecojot products.   From the sales of these products, a royalty will be paid to the JGI to help conserve these and other endangered species.

Buy 1, We give 1 program
Too many families cannot afford the costs associated with sending their kids to school, and without the proper tools to learn, the chance of success is dramatically decreased.   Ecojot has a new campaign that delivers workbooks to children in need.   Consequently, with the sale of every 5x7 journal, jumbo journal, eco kids sketchbook and eco studio sketchbook, Ecojot donates a workbook to a child in need.    

In 2009, Ecojot donated kids sketch and scrapbooks to The Tunahaki Centre for Development – an arts-based center for street kids in Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.  Ecojot is partnering with the following 3 organizations: Veahavta – Kinderkits Program, Free the Children, and The Stephen Leacock Foundation for Children.
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My Thoughts
I am quite impressed with the quality of the products I have received.   As I mentioned above, I have received two different sketchbooks to review.  These are perfect to use when you do nature studies and drawing things you see around you.    The sketchbooks are bright and very colourful.  They are a pleasure to look at.

As a mom who homeschool her kids, I am always on the lookout for products that will make our days more fun.   These are definitively wonderful little books to bring with us.   The kids can doodle in it and color wonderful pictures for us.  Or it can be used by an adult who is discovering drawing and want to have a book to explore the possibilities of a variety of pens, pencils, pastels and so on.

Personally, I particularly like the big size sketchbook.    I was actually looking for a sketchbook that I could use when I found myself inspired.  Sometimes it happens during a church service and I don’t always have paper with me.   Now I have no excuses….  

I also liked the fact that the products are 100% recycled and produced in an eco-friendly paper mill.   And to have the designed made in Canada as well is wonderful.  I am also impressed with the fact that the company is involved in helping kids in need and giving them the tools to help them to learn.  I applaud the initiative of the people behind the company.

Wondering where you can buy these wonderful journals, notebooks, sketchbooks…?   Go to http://www.ecojot.com/wheretoshop.aspx and select the country you live in.   I personally discovered that they are available all around the capital region in Canada.  WoW!   As you can see they are available everywhere!

This review was possible because I received some products from Ecojot

GREAT NEWS!
Ecojot is giving one of my readers a beautiful jumbo journal for my readers.  The contest is simple,  follow the steps below to get a chance to win.

1) Go to http://www.ecojot.com/ and tell me which style you would be interested in buying if you were at a store that sell these.

This entry is mandatory before proceeding further.

More entries opportunity if you do the following…

2) Follow the Ecojot blog at http://jotanddot.blogspot.com/ and let me know about it.
3) Like Ecojot on facebook and let me know about it.
4) Follow Ecojot on twitter and let me know about it.
5) Follow Canadianladybug Reviews! on Blogger (see right side of the blog) and let me know about it.
6) Like Canadianladybug Reviews! on facebook and let me know about.
7) Follow me on twitter and leave me your twitter ID.
8) Blog about this contest and give me your link in a comment.

Don’t forget to include your email for each steps.   No email means I will have to pick someone else.    I need to be able to contact you if you win!   Random.org will be use to determine the winner.  You will have 48 hours to contact me and give me your mailing address so I can send it to my contact at Ecojot which in turn will ship the jumbo journal to you!

Open to US and Canadian residents ONLY.

Deadline:  October 4, 2010.

24 comments:

  1. I would pick ecoKIDS Sketchbook with the frogs.

    lcmpm7@msn.com

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  2. I like the ecoSTUDIO:Sketchbooks:75 sheets of 70lb.

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  3. I liked you on facebook! Like me back if you can http://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Homeschool-Reviews/120395238014700?v=wall&ref=mf

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  4. I already follow using GCF and I just followed using NetworkedBlogs. :o)

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  5. I liked the Birds Aqua version. Nice!

    Julieanne
    http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

    ejm (at) truevine (dot) net

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  6. I'm following the EcoJot blog now!

    Julieanne
    ejm (at) truevine (dot) net

    http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

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  7. I like the "city" style. They have lots of nice designs!

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  8. I follow you on Networked Blogs.

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  9. These are so cute!! I love the sweetmilk style!

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  10. Hi there! I like the city style!


    juliebumboolie(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  11. Lovn' the paisleys and the cat ones~either~love love love!!

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  12. I finally figured out how this works. It took me a total of almost 2 hours. If I were in a store I would select the Prairie ecoCOLLECTION JumboJournal or the Garden ecoAgenda. I follow ecojot on FB as well as Twitter as thepianospeaks. I liked Canadian Ladybug Reviews on Facebook. I blogged this on my Facebook wall actually yesterday so that was done right. Thank you

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  13. Also regarding the quastion about the 3 wall papers, my favourite one is the one on the top left in turquoise background and very intricate earth color patters as well as bright colors.

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  14. I would get the Cat ecoCOLLECTIONS Jumbo Journal.

    lotusbeans at gmail dot com

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  15. I'm following Canadianladybug on twitter! (louisey)

    lotusbeans at gmail dot com

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  16. I'm following ecojot on twitter! (louisey) lotusbeans at gmail dot com

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  17. I'm following http://jotanddot.blogspot.com/ via GFC. lotusbeans at gmail dot com

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  18. I like the Dots style

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I follow ecojot on twitter as edmontonjb

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I follow the ecojot blog with GFC

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I follow you on twitter as edmontonjb

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I follow this blog with GFC

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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