Sunday, November 23

Xeko Mission: Have an earth-friendly Christmas


Green is the obvious buzz word for this year's Christmas push, and with good reason. Eco-friendly products are better for the environment and safer for our children, above all else, so why not make an effort to keep your kids' Christmas wish list as green as possible?

One great way to do this is with the new award-winning, earth-friendly trading card games and accompanying plush animals that encourage kids to learn about conservation, the environment, and the world's most threatened species. I got to take a look at the newest addition to the line with Xeko Mission: China starter set.

Buttercup's too young to appreciate this right now, but I was pretty impressed with the packaging (a beautiful pagoda-shaped box decorated with animals from China's habitats)and am glad to see company's realize how important playing can be to helping teach our children about the world they live in. And with earth-friendly materials used in the packaging and game, you can feel good about what you put under the Christmas tree, too.

I also got a chance to look at the new line of Xeko pals, with each based on the most popular characters from the Xeko eco-adventure game. We were sent a Giant
Panda made from soy and certified organic cotton. He' cute, soft, completely squeezable and huggable, and comes with his own "mission code" to allow kids the opportunity to join in on the fun at Xeko!

The starter kit retails for $24.99 and the 7.5" plush Giant Panda retails for $19.99. Both are available at specialty stores across the country like Barnes & Noble, Borders, and select Whole Foods.

And thanks to the good folks at Xeko, I've got a berrie cool chance for one reader to win a Xeko Mission: China starter set and a Giant Panda! To enter to the contest, please visit Xeko and then leave me a berrie (read: comment)about something you and your kids learned while there. You have until midnight, EST. on December. 1 and the winner has four days from the announcement date to respond. U.S. entries only, please.

Additional extra entries are also available if you:
* subscribe to my RSS feed and comment letting me know you did so.
* Blog about contest and link to this post.
* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest at berriesweet.info (at) gmail (dot) com and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!
* Grab my Berrie Sweet Picks button and place it on your blog page. I'll check!
* Follow me on Twitter! (nickname: berriesweetest)
* Tweet the contest and leave a comment with your username telling me what you said to your "tweeple"! Please note all entries MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing! That means that well, all entries must include an email address to be considered valid. Simple enough, right? ;)

126 comments:

DMarti2620 said...

I follow you on Twitter!

DMarti2620 said...

We learned that Xeko is dedicated to a bright green future and preserving some of our planet's greatest riches!

DMarti2620 said...

I subscribed to your feed!

mar said...

My grandsons and I learned that we need to practice the 3 Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

mverno said...

exeko products are safer for the children i like the animal cards

Sandy said...

OK I love this about the company- and hope other card and packing companies follow... Xeko booster-pack display boxes now come wrapped in EarthFirst® PLA film made from Ingeo™ polymer, which comes from annually renewable resources — plants — unlike the usual plastic shrink-wrap, which is made from petrochemical-based plastic film. Our goal is to use eco-friendly materials in everything we do, and we're getting greener all the time.

If every person and every company were to choose recycled and recyclable products — and if we all reduced the amount of stuff we consume in the first place — just think how much better off our planet would be!
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Stephanie said...

Be Green - Practice the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
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agordon10 said...

I learned that my kids can be entranced on that website for hours.

peg42 said...

I love the greenworks ideas, especially the one about the 3 r's - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

cdziuba said...

My kids and I learned that there are many stores in our state.

lisagee said...

A piece of coral is actually tiny animals known as polyps...which is the same name as a polyp you can grow on or in your own body somewhere...

Jesica said...

Xeko game materials and packaging are made with recycled and recyclable materials.

Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber

jenny said...

wow this is realy sweet i just love panda bears thanks

Irene said...

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Once you've posted the link, let me know the URL of the page that it's on, and I will post it on our site.You can reply to me at izoocaro@gmail.com
Thank you very much,
Lisa

Jenn S. said...

My kids had a blast looking through the animals in the Xekopedia. They also learned about making a difference in the greenworks section

susan1215 said...

Be Green - Practice the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

janetfaye said...

They use use eco-friendly inks, which are kinder to the environment, when printing Xeko trading cards.

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

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janetfaye said...

Your button is on my sidebar:

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Stephen said...

wow nice... reduce reuse and recycle.

drming said...

Be Green---Practice the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

idahomom said...

There is always one more thing that you can do to be green. Remember and practice the 3 Rs - Reduce, reuse and recycle.

Super Blogger Girl! said...

we learned the packing materials are recycled!!!

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imjasonc said...

I learned about the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Thanks for this giveaway!!

Amy said...

We need to practice the 3r regularly.

redron said...

the 3rs

reb said...

I love that they use recycled materials.

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llinda29 said...

I learned that we need to practice the 3 Rs

PsychMamma said...

We learned that the closest living relative to the Manatee is an elephant!

PsychMamma said...

I Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/PsychMamma/status/1021389735

PsychMamma said...

I subscribed!

moushka said...

If you join the club you can get tips, news and other cool stuff.

matty55 said...

i learnt the harlequin frog is very poisonous, and that it lives mostly in costa rica

jffryclough said...

green is good

coriwestphal said...

We learned that they donate four percent of Xeko game net sales to CI. What a great way to support conservation by just buying products we love! Thanks!

coriwestphal said...

I'm also now following you on Twitter, coriwestphal. Thanks!

Tonya said...

neat, reduce reuse and recycle

TC said...

Xeko is doing a great effort in conserving the environment, very impressed on the packaging they have implemented in their products. Have learned how small effort of the 3Rs can make a big difference as consumers and manufacturer of products.

TC said...

Xeko conducting great effort on conserving the environment. Have learned how a small effort of the 3Rs by the consumers and product manufactureres can make a big change in the environment.

Brooke Lorren said...

The golden frog is poisonous.

Christina said...

I learned that Xeko has a recycling program called Green Stars Program!

Christina said...

I subscribed to your feed!

Christina said...

I followed you on twitter (stinawins)!

Christina said...

I tweeted the giveaway (stinawins)!

Smooshy said...

xeko's a green company! they use recycled products!

Shelly said...

I like the reminder to practice the 3 Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Shelly said...

I subscribe to your feed

Shelly said...

I follow you on twitter - phxbne

vboackle said...

we learned the importance of being green.

tatertot374 said...

I learned to Practice the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We try to do this now as much as possible. Thank you
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silverbele said...

Xeko emphasises being green

Kitty said...

Xeko game materials and packaging are made with recycled and recyclable materials.

Sunnyvale said...

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Beverley said...

Be Green. Practice the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Jenna said...

I learned the Ashy Tailorbird "sews" leaves together when building its nest.

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Jenna said...

I follow u on Twitter!
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Gina said...

i follow you on twiiter (lilmami81)

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Gina said...

and i follow your blog

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Gina said...

This would be a great Christmas group for my 8 year old son. He thought the website looked "awesome" and I liked that it encouraged children to be more green. I like the extra recycling points they get for sending in their wrappers.

AmberRose95 said...

We learned that we need to Practice the 3 Rs--Reduce, Reuse and Recycle--more often than we do. Thank you for the contest!

AmberRose95{at}gmail.com

shiloh said...

They have a goal to use eco-friendly products in everything they do.

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
packaging are made with recycled and recyclable materials

rosannepm said...

They use eco friendly even down to the wrap-not petroleum based plastic

rosannepm said...

I subscribe

rosannepm said...

I e-mailed 3 people and cc'd you about the giveaway

SeahorseLady said...

We learned that it's easy to go green. You can practice the 3 Rs —Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
This would make a great Christmas present.
Thanks for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

Anonymous said...

My son would absolutely enjoy this. I learned that the staff and partners of Xeko consist of top talent from publishing, entertainment and technology industries with a shared passion for making earth-changing products with a positive impact.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

yellowlabs said...

This would be great for my adopted daughter from China! I learned about the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Erin said...

We learned all about Club Xeko. We were very excited to sign up for such a great site for kids!

chromiumman said...

we learned how easy it is to go green

jennem said...

Acropora is a species of coral.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

dhunt said...

nice!

Tanya W. said...

I learned that they use eco-friendly inks!

Deb said...

I think it is great that they use eco-friendly inks and packaging! Thanks for the great giveaway.

nannetterya said...

I like that recyled materials are used

bison61 said...

It stated we should Practice the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

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Heather said...

we learned we need to practice the R's more

Andreah said...

I learned that as a family we should practice the three R's. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Andreah said...

I have your button on my blog.

Andreah said...

I subscribe in Google Reader.

JACLYN said...

My panda loving son would love this! What a fun way to teach kids responsibility towards our planet! :) firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

masonsgranny59 said...

We heart that Xeko is dedicated to a bright green future and preserving some of our planet's greatest riches! ty for the awesome giveaway and entry!:)

Brooke said...

Xeko game materials and packaging are made with recycled and recyclable materials.

Anonymous said...

Practice the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle


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Maja said...

it's made of recycled paper and xeko is dedicated to a bright and green future

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I really love that they make their stuff from recycled and recycleable materials!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I have your button on my blog: Here

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a subscriber!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I blogged about this giveaway: Here

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am following you on Twitter.

Username: wastebasket

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I tweeted.

Win a Xeko Mission: China starter set and a Giant Panda at Berrie Sweet Picks! http://snurl.com/6zv7x

Username: wastebasket

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Grammy Kay said...

My grandson is learning that there are many parts of the world. Since the movie Madagascar he has been fascinated with wild animals and can not believe all the different species. So we looked up the Giant Jumping Rat. It can jump 3 ft high and is the largest rodent in Madagascar, although it is about the size of a rabbit.

grammykayg@gmail.com

Grammy Kay said...

I subscribe to your feed.

Thank you,
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Grammy Kay said...

I emailed 3 friends and told them who I wanted to win it for, so I hope they enter too.

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Grammy Kay said...

I follow you on Twitter. grammykay

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Grammy Kay said...

I tweeted this contest.
Twitter name is grammkay.

Thank you,
grammykayg@gmail.com

Grammy Kay said...

oops, forgot to tell you what I tweeted:

Really cool contest for Xeko Mission: China starter set

and

Check this out, it has got to be the coolest idea/concept/game/educational tool ever. I don't know what to call it. http://xeko.com/

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Anonymous said...

We learned more ideas about ecycling!
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klp1965 said...

Xeko seeks to inspire the next generation of eco-leaders through enriching and exciting game play

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is very easy to remember and learn, which happened while visiting Xeko!

Steph said...

My kids learned about to practice the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

justicecw said...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!!! Coninsidentally I just bought a bunch of reausable shopping bags for someone as a Christmas present today! Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Laura said...

we learned that we need to practice the three R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Annemarie said...

Practice the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

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blueviolet said...

If you send in your wrappers for recycling you can also earn points in the Green Star club.
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blueviolet said...

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I'm a subscriber.
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blueviolet said...

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blueviolet said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/blueviolet/status/1033325961
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artmarcia said...

In the "green" section of their website it states: Xeko is dedicated to a bright green future and preserving some of our planet's greatest riches — biodiversity and ecosystems around the world. Our world is an interconnected wonder — the air, water, land, plants, animals, and human-made things create our environment and are directly connected. What occurs in one part of the world impacts the balance and health of our entire planet.

Helen said...

It's easy being green:

* Practice the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
* Help Xeko recycle and earn Green Stars by recycling Xeko booster packs
* Learn about the hotspots and Xeko's hotspot conservation partner, Conservation International
* Get involved with local clubs and learn more about sustainable living

shaker72 said...

We learned that a Xeko master knows that balance is required to support any eco-system. If you create the strongest XEKO System you win the game.

This is awesome.

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shaker72 said...

I subscribe to your feed.

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shaker72 said...

Follow you on Twitter. shaker72

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shaker72 said...

I tweeted this giveaway. shaker72

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Julianne said...

Oh this is so cute. Actually one of my older daughters would probably claim it over the younger siblings...LOL! We learned that Xeko is trying to preserve the planet and give our children safer products.

ReinyDey said...

Well the kids and I learned that the Asiatic Black Bear lives in China and is rare. It can run, swim and climb, plus smell an insect 3 ft underground.

What I learned is that learning something so important can be lots of fun and that I will play with this when the kids aren't around.

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ReinyDey said...

I subscribe to your feed.

Thank you,
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ReinyDey said...

I follow you on Twitter. My username is reinydey.

Thank you,
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ReinyDey said...

Tweeted giveaway.

ReinyDey Know Xekopedia? Should you choose to accept your mission: http://tinyurl.com/6doo6z

Thank you,
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ReinyDey said...

I emailed three friend.

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Gabriel said...

We learned that The golden frog is poisonous, ouch!!!

Please, enter me, great prize!!!

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Gianna said...

Practice the 3 Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

lilyk said...

I learned that in Chinese the written characters that make the name for panda translate to "bear-cat".