Resource Water Eco Remodel Sweepstakes! (P.S. it’s HUGE!)


I’m so excited to share with you guys this AMAZING, HUGE sweepstakes I am a part of with resource® Natural Spring Water.   Finding ways to make the home more green is something I have been focusing on in my own life and work.  From eco-friendly fabrics and low- VOC paints to energy efficient windows and insulation, there are big and small ways in which you can live more consciously of the environment.   resource® Natural Spring Water also has the same focus, introducing it’s next-generation 100% recycled plastic bottle (*excluding cap and label) which contains sustainably sourced water from carefully selected springs with naturally occurring electrolytes for a crisp, clean taste.  Put those two things together and what do you get? One heck of an awesome eco-remodel sweepstakes, that’s what!

So what can you win??? Glad you asked, because it’s awesome. :)


One Grand Prize Winner will win:

An e-design consultation with me to discuss an eco-friendly remodel of a living space in the winner’s home!

A $16,568 check payable to the Grand Prize Winner that can be used for making eco-friendly updates to his/her living space.

Winner will also get a years’ supply of resource® Natural Spring Water in its new 100% rPET* bottle awarded as twelve (12) cases of 24 700mL bottles delivered to Grand Prize Winner’s home. *excludes label and cap

Secondary Prize

Ten First Prize Winners will each win:

  • A $1,000 Visa gift card for winner’s own green refresh project.
  • A copy of my new book “Elements of Style”.
  • A 1-month supply of resource® Natural Spring Water awarded as one (1) case of 24 700mL bottles delivered to First Prize Winner’s home,

How can I enter to win the Eco-Remodel Sweepstakes**?

Consumers can enter at the mobile optimized microsite,

How long with the Eco-Remodel Sweepstakes** run?

The Eco-Remodel Sweepstakes will run from March 3, 2015 – May 12, 2015.

Who can enter the Eco-Remodel Sweepstakes**?

The Eco-Remodel Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are at least 18 years of age. Visit for more details.

**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 5/12/15. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit Sponsor: Nestlé Waters North America Inc., 900 Long Ridge Road, Building 2 Stamford, CT 06902.


* This post is sponsored by resource Natural Spring Water.



  1. Thanks Erin! I was just online looking for “stuff” to refresh the homestead for spring!

    Winning this would sooooo help, especially after this winter! Enjoy the heatwave today☀️

  2. Hi Erin;

    I was looking back at the older post of your kitchen renovations, and I saw you got your kitchen cabinets from Vermont Custom Cabinetry. I am currently working on my own kitchen redesign, and I am curious what wood type you went with, since you knew you were going to paint them. That is the struggle I have now, paint grade wood vs. stain grade.

  3. I’m really surprised you’ve partnered with Nestle Erin. I’m not sure if you are aware, but the CEO of Nestle thinks that Water is not a human right and I wonder how much this new “brand” and sweepstakes is about whitewashing THESE Statements in the past.

    I’m sure that the partnership was a lucrative offer, but given your platform – I’m disappointed that you would align yourself with this brand that does not have respect for humans or pets for that matter let alone our environment.

    1. Thanks for your comment – I always appreciate any issues or concerns being brought to my attention. I admire what Resource is doing and really wasn’t thinking about Nestle as a whole. However, after looking into the issue further, it appears that the remarks you are referring to were taken out of context. Nestlé’s Chairman has since clarified his sentiments that he does strongly believe that access to water is a basic human right and should be available to everyone.

  4. I completely agree with Meredith. Nestle is not a company I support nor one I would have thought you’d align yourself with. I get we all have to make a living but this can’t be the answer.

  5. Yeah – not thrilled with this either, Erin. Bottled water is just a no – the energy used to recycle the plastic, the fuel costs is getting, making and transporting the water, what it’s doing to our water tables and last but not least, Nestle. Sorry, this has really disappointed me. This isn’t green, it’s re-badging and making a bad thing slightly less bad.

  6. Sadly the plastic bottles are just the tip of the iceberg that is the ongoing battle many communities are fighting against Nestle. In Ontario and BC they have deals where they can remove many millions of liters of water for a pittance (like $2/million or close to it). And yet still fought the Ontario gov’t last year for the right to have no limits on what they could take during times of drought. They have no respect for water as a resource necessary for life and only care about their bottom line. Take the water for almost free, bottle it, sell it back to the community they took it from and make that community pay the recycling costs for the bottle waste. Not a bad business model if you don’t care about the impacts of your work.

    1. We have the same problem here near Sydney Australia. Coca cola buys cheap water from landholders. This water is eventually part of Sydney’s main water catchment and they’re taking out millions of litres. Why can’t everyone just have one good bottle and refill it from a tap?

  7. Our village has banned the sale of bottled water altogether, and instead installed fresh water bubblers . A much more sensible approach and so much cheaper (zero cost) for all of us.

  8. Water sold (!!) in plastic bottles will never be the eco-friendly way to go. How could it be?

  9. I share the misgivings about bottled water, but more than that, this type of sponsored post doesn’t feel very valuable to me as a reader. I support the idea of having sponsored posts if they’re done well, but this one just doesn’t offer enough above the sponsorship; it feels more like an ad got thrown up to cover the blog for the day. I’m sure that winning will be very exciting for the lucky winner, but for those of us who aren’t looking for contests to enter, it’s a turn-off.

  10. I don’t usually comment on posts, but felt compelled to post a response here in Erin’s defense (not that you need any, Erin, because clearly you have many, many loyal readers). We are all, of course, entitled to our opinion, and constructive discourse is a positive thing, however I just feel that Erin deserves a bit (read: a lot) more of our benefit of the doubt. Not only has she shown over and over how deeply and genuinely she cares for our environment, other people, and especially animals and pets, but her blog is consistently thoughtful, introspective, compassionate, and kind. I understand that there are significant and impactful problems with the bottled water industry, but I wouldn’t think that critiquing Erin’s decision to partner with Resource (even if Resource is owned by Nestle) would be the way to elicit positive change from massive corporations. To express disappointment with Erin’s choice, especially in light of the article she linked to in her comment, feels like an affront to a personal choice she made, which doesn’t seem right or fair. Just a small voice of support to say that I, for one, am impressed with Resource and will forever be a loyal EOS reader!!

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