Monday, July 27, 2009

Review and Green Giveaway: Fuji EnviroMAX Batteries

Our contest has officially come to a close! Thanks to all who entered! Here is our lucky winner, as selected via

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Welcome to our very first Green Organic Giveaway Contest!

This past weekend marked the arrival of Fuji's EnviroMAX line of environmentally-friendly alkaline batteries, now available at Target stores, and online at These revolutionary line of batteries have already been awarded the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval for its “Impressive Performance” and “Environmentally Respectful Manufacturing Process”, as well as the iParenting Media Award for “Outstanding Product”.

This is what Fuji has to say about their new line of "Super Alkaline" and "Digital Alkaline" batteries:

Fuji EnviroMAX batteries bring long-awaited peace-of-mind to consumers who “live green” when choosing consumable products. The batteries:
  • do NOT contain poisonous cadmium, lithium, or mercury
  • are packaged with recycled paper and fully recyclable PET plastic.
  • can be harmlessly disposed of through normal waste systems
  • do not contain ingredients harmful to the environment
  • are landfill safe as they degrade
  • equal or exceed performance/longevity of major equivalent brands
  • offer outstanding performance at an affordable cost
  • ozone-depleting compounds have been eliminated in the production of Fuji EnviroMAX batteries
Fuji is kindly providing me with a pack of these batteries to try. While our family does try to use rechargeables whenever possible, sometimes that's not always practical. For example, we live in the Florida Keys, where power failures are very common, as our electricity travels down undersea cables from the mainland, and of course, there's always the threat of hurricanes. We can't exactly charge up rechargeables when there's no power. That's why we always keep a large supply of alkaline batteries in a watertight storage box, along with our emergency supplies. We'll be glad to switch to these environmentally-conscious EnviroMAX batteries, as our akalines-of-choice. I'm certainly guilty of forgetting to bag up my used disposable batteries for "safe" disposal by our recycling trucks. Now, that won't be a problem anymore. Safer batteries from a trusted company, that keep the environment in mind from their creation to their disposal, and are comparable in performance with major brands -- sounds like a winner to me.

Speaking of winners, in addition to providing me with a package to try out, Fuji is offering a variety pack of EnviroMAX batteries to one lucky reader of this blog! This variety pack includes a mix of sizes in AA, AAA, C, and D in Super Alkaline, and AA and AAA Digital Alkaline (MSRP $30.00).

To enter this contest, please leave a comment below, letting our readers know what you do to live a little "greener". Please be sure to leave your e-mail address, so I may contact you if you're the lucky winner. (If you want to stay private, e-mail me via the CONTACT button below, and tell me your comment number(s)).

For additional entries, please first leave a comment about what you do to live "greener", and then do any one (or all) of the following, for a maximum of 5 (five) total entries in this giveaway contest [please be sure to come back and leave a follow-up comment for each of these completed tasks, in order to be counted as an additional entry]:
  • Follow this blog with Google Friend Connect, by clicking the button on the right-hand column of this blog (or if you're already doing so, leave a comment telling me so)
  • Follow this blog with NetworkedBlogs by clicking the link, or on the button on the right-hand column of this blog (or if you're already doing so, leave a comment telling me so)
  • Tweet about this giveaway with this: Win an eco-friendly pack of Fuji EnviroMAX batteries at
  • Follow me on Twitter @greenorganicmom

By entering this contest, you have read and understand the rules and fine print of this contest:
  1. Contest ends Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
  2. Contest open to U.S. residents
  3. Winner shall be chosen from the pool of valid comment entries, using
  4. Winner will be contacted via e-mail, and will provide a U.S. mailing address, which will then be provided to Fuji EnviroMAX, for the purpose of directly mailing the giveaway prize to the winner
  5. Fuji EnviroMAX reserves the right to modify the prize package offering and quantities
  6. Winner will be announced here on this blog, and on Twitter, and NetworkedBlogs
  7. Fuji EnviroMAX sent me one pack of batteries to review for this post, and they will send the winner a variety pack of batteries. No promotional consideration was paid for this post.
Good luck to everyone!! :)


  1. Hi, there! Visiting from SITS. Cute blog and wonderful giveaway! I am proud to enter! As far as going greener, we have been big time recyclers and reusable bag users for years, we have one hybrid car and want to do even better next car purchase, and we have been buying and using far fewer water bottles (still trying to improve in that area and unplugging things more) THanks! my email:

  2. * Visiting from SITS
    I have just started using reusable bags. I was getting tired of all the plastic bags I was accumulating and having to take back to the store and recycle. I am happy with my decision.

  3. Hi! Saw your giveaway on SITS. We belong to a CSA, recycle like crazy and carry reuseable shopping bags whenever we can. I like what you are doing with your blog!

  4. I'm following your blog now too!

  5. using vinegar as a natural cleaner

  6. I use reusable bags when I go to the grocery store. I recycle I plastic, glass, aluminum and cardboard. I also recycle anything that is paper, especially junk mail! We also subscribe to the electronic edition of teh Citizen instead of having it delivered!

  7. Hello! We use natural cleaners (baking soda, orange apeel, etc.), our recreational stuff does not include anything with a hard impact on the environment (canoeing, camping, hiking - trails only, biking, etc). We use canvas grocery bags and chargable batteries! :) There's a lot of other stuff, like recycling and whatnot, but I don't have time to list it all. :) AT rogers DOT com

  8. I use laundry detergent that is eco-friendly as well as a clothesline instead of a dryer. I also recycle, grow my own veggies...or buy local if I don't have what I need. Thanks for a chance to win some rechargeables! clotheslinechronicles at gmail dot com

  9. I'm also a Green Mommy Blogger ( I've switched to cloth diapers, buy local produce from a farmers market, make my own baby food, recycle...and the list goes on!

  10. I have been trying to take it easy on the emails I print at work & encourage co-workers to recycle often.

  11. Following.

  12. following with networkedblogs.

  13. following on twitter.

  14. love your website hun.will keep a look out for these

  15. We switched to all cfl bulbs and are only buying green cleaning products ( we are using up the non-green products first - it would be a bigger waste to throw out)

  16. I follow via google friend connect


  18. I follow on twitter. Im @dwalline

  19. I recently switched to cloth napkins and stopped using paper napkins.

  20. Following your blog on google friend connect.

  21. Tweeted:

  22. Stopping by from SITS! I now live in Austin, TX which is a very green city! Before, I lived in a town that thought I was from another planet for organic gardening!