Did you know that it's National Indoor Plant Week? In celebration of the movement for cleaner, fresher indoor air in homes, schools, and on the job (September 15-21, 2013) - The Rock Father and Costa Farms have teamed up for a very special O2 For You: Houseplants with a Purpose Giveaway! Just moments after dropping off my oldest at Pre-K this morning, FedEx arrived here at Rock Father HQ with an assortment of houseplants... and one lucky reader will receive a similar assortment later this week! Read on for details...
O2 for You: Houseplants with a Purpose:
‘O2 for You’: Houseplants with a Purpose has been spreading awareness since 2008 on how live houseplants can cleanse indoor air from chemical pollutants (volatile organic compounds) emitted from products and materials found in homes and offices.
Besides removing carbon dioxide and giving back oxygen, emerging research indicates that certain varieties of indoor houseplants work best to help cleanse interior spaces of indoor pollutants and improve productivity in offices where we spend most of our day.
Plus, studies from the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) have found that levels of indoor air pollution can be two to five times higher - and in some cases 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. And since most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, these findings are particularly alarming.
This is where nature’s natural air purifiers take center stage. Working 24/7, certain plants absorb almost all volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in indoor air. These toxic VOC’s are common chemicals like ammonia, formaldehyde and benzene emitted from products you may already have in your home and office like carpets, printer ink, tobacco smoke and cleaning products.
During National Indoor Plant Week and throughout the month of September, look for varieties such as peace lilies, ferns and spider plants with ‘O2 for You’ plant tags at your local retailer and reap the benefits of these hardworking plants.
Would you like to win an assortment of these great plants? Costa Farms will get one lucky reader hooked up with the following: (From left to right) 1. Palm 2. Fern 3. Dracaena 4. Orchid (plants will vary in size and appearance) - a $52 value!
To Enter: Use the Rafflecopter Widget Below.
The Fine Print: Promotion open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous states (sorry Alaska and Hawaii) only, ages 18+. Void where prohibited. Prizing provided and shipped by Costa Farms. Winner will be chosen at random on, about, or after September 20, 2013, and will be notified via email to obtain their shipping address. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Shipping address must be a street address - no P.O. Boxes, and a phone number will be required for delivery of the plants - they're perishable. Good Luck!
About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is The Rock Father™.
Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the parent blogging landscape, Zahn is a regular contributor to Chicago Parent, serves as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent), and has guest blogged as a member of the Sprout Kindness Crew.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for the likes of FEAR FACTORY, DIRGE WITHIN, PRODUCT OF HATE, ARCANIUM and others, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands.
James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, and in 2013 he's been quoted on CNN, Babble, The Huffington Post, and The Good Men Project, in addition to making appearances on ABC News and WGN.
Learn more here.
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