Thursday, February 12, 2009

There Is a Benefit to Boosting the Immune System

As many of you know I have been sick for just under a week now. It is only a head and chest cold but since every bottle of red and green syrupy liquid in our bathroom expired two to six months ago I know it has been at least two years since I have had a significant illness. Even our aspirin was past its freshness date! Generally I am not a person who takes medication, in fact the reason the aspirin was expired is because I do not like to take that even for a headache, I feel that with a healthy diet, exercise, tons of water and the generally positive attitude I try to maintain most of the time I will stay energetic and ready to tackle the world. Most of the time it works but right now I have been dumping out old bottles, tossing them in the recycle bin and restocking with medicines that I have not been shy about taking the past few days to help me feel human.

One of the first things I do when I am sick is start drinking a glass of orange juice every day as I feel vitamin C has its own medicinal benefit. I try to drink it at night with dinner as I find my body is worn down by this point in the day and my immune system is at its lowest so it is in need of the extra boost. Last night as I was pouring my glass I looked at the juice container and immediately became impressed with Tropicana.

On the top of the carton are the words Rescue the Rainforest, a short blurb in reference to the rapidly declining number of trees in our rainforest and what we can do about it now that we have purchased this tasty beverage. In association with Coolearth, Tropicana is eager to preserve 100 square feet of rainforest for every promotional code entered on the Rescue the Rainforest website.

I went to the website, located my code on the carton and began the registration process. Registering on the site was quick and easy -- I first had to enter my birth date then complete a form providing an address and email (no phone number) and then it took me to the page to enter my 11 digit code. I entered the code and it was just that simple, I was thanked for helping to save 100 square feet of rainforest!

There is no limit to the number of times a new code can be entered! So if Tropicana orange juice is a staple in your household, or you just have one small carton like me, I strongly encourage everyone to take the two minutes to enter the information and help preserve this endangered resource. Upon completing registration, there is invaluable information regarding the current state of the rainforest and its resources on both the Coolearth and Tropicana websites. I hope everyone has a chance to read through this information as well as it is indeed eye opening.

6 comments:

Bridgete said...

That's great! I love these random tidbits you find. =)

Karen said...

Good tip! I think we have to train ourselves to look for things like that... they might pop up on many other food products.

High Desert Diva said...

You find the most interesting info...

artjewl said...

I noticed that on the last carton we bought (and almost took a shot with my phone to email to GLR). It's nice to see, and though we go through a fair amount of OJ, I don't think we'll be religious to Tropicana. Frankly, I'm cheap, and I could donate my cash savings (probably more than Tropicana is donating per code) and buy the store brand.

Also, I hope I read this wrong: I have been dumping out old bottles... You haven't been dumping them down the toilet or into the trash, I hope. Old meds, be they prescription or OTC, should be taken to a pharmacy/drugstore to be properly disposed. Otherwise, they'll more likely end up back in our water supply or "infecting" our soil. Just a PSA!

MelissaBBGG said...

I saw this when they first changed their packaging or whenever they started it, but was apparently too early...the Web site wasn't ready to accept the codes yet. And you know we go through OJ like it was going out of style.

I wrote down that first code intending it enter it later, but about seven bottles later (at least), I hadn't been back to check whether the site was up. Guess I can enter what codes I have now!

ginger said...

heehee. that's a worthy prank and i hope they don't get caught.

what julie says about the meds is true, but did you know that many of the hormones, vitamins and excessive medications people ingest through animal foods, supplements and pills end up in the ground and water anyway through their urine? yep, it's true. if it's not building up to toxic levels in our bodies it's because we're flushing it down the toilet.