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Earth Day giveaway!

Whether packing a picnic to enjoy in the park or transporting your weekly supply of groceries, this foldable, reusable tote makes being kind to the planet, even prettier. In fact, we think reducing paper and plastic waste has never been more attractive!Shopper Tote in Viva la VeraGiveaway! Comment below and share ways you’re celebrating Earth Day, and we will select 12 random winners to receive a free Shopper Tote in Viva la Vera.

*This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for commenting and congratulations to our 12 winners: Paula Fisk, Tina Baldwin, Shelly, Wendy Baker, Ivy, Tara, Diedra, Samantha Kostrzewa, Christina Cox, Karen C., Heidi Smith and Stephanie S. All of the winners have been contacted at this time.Β 


  • Emily Carpenter says:

    I use reusable grocery bags whenever I go to the grocery store. Plus, I use an aluminum water bottle to reduce plastic bottles!

  • Debbie M. says:

    I just bought refillable travel water bottles for all my friends!

  • Sachie says:

    Just a suggestion to everyone out there. Instead or purchasing gift bags, I use reuseable totes as the gift bags.

  • Sonya Anderson says:

    I use re-useable bags everyday. To incorporate something new, we are recycling at work!

  • Joan Maurer says:

    I ride my bike instead of driving to the store and always carry a reusable bag.

  • Trish says:

    Love it, Need it !!

  • Trish Shoemaker says:

    I am not only being earth friendly but I am getting very stylish, and so is my 86 year old mother who I take shopping every Thursday. She says that it makes her feel like a movie star when she leaves the grocery store. I like them because they have long handles and they make it easier to carry and put more in. The colors are fabulous and I wouldn’t go shopping anywhere without them. Say goodbye to plastic and paper bags and say a big HELLO to VERA BRADLEY TOTES!

  • Doris Kressly says:

    I took my circle handled tote to the dedication of our medicinal garden Seeing the idea go to a ground breaking at Earth Day 2010, then to this, was NEAT!

  • Hannah Sage says:

    Love the color of Viva la Vera! So pretty!

  • julie l. says:

    Cloth Diapers!!!

  • Debbie says:

    Would love to do my grocery shopping with this!

  • Joann Bally says:

    For Earth Day 2011, I do everything that I normally do all year around since I am the biggest “green” person I know πŸ™‚
    I always take my own bags to the any store (some stores give you a discount for doing that) I took my re-useable mud to Starbucks for tea, I took all of my cosmetics and skincare empties to origins (which I do all year around)
    The best part is I had more in my recycling bin than my regular trash. The recycling guys gave me a compliment that he wished all my neighbors cared as much as I do about recycling and keeping the bin organized. I LOVE earth day so much but I do things to help keep the Earth “green” at least 3 times per day. Most people think I am silly for collecting and savings recycling from work just to being mom πŸ™‚
    I wish everyone would recycle and reuse as much as possible not only for freebies or Earth Day for for themselves and especially for Mother Earth !!!

    Thank You

  • I love the Viva la Vera pattern! Would match my Alice Handbag.

  • Ashley Rosenberg says:

    On Earth Day I planted lettuce, basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, marigolds, bluebells, tulips, and daffodils. I also took a short shower, rode my bike in the park, drank water in the park using a reusable water bottle, put out our bins for recycling where the truck picks them up, went grocery shopping for my mom using reusable bags, and ate an organic lunch. I would love to win this bag because I could carry my groceries in style while being green. πŸ™‚

  • Allison Black says:

    I like to use the Re-usable shopping bags, recycle cans and bottles, clean the yard, and limit amount of trash being thrown away.

  • Angel says:

    Earth Day is not a day to celebrate once a year. It should be celebrated everyday of the year! In our house, we do this by recycling our papers, plastics and cans as well as using reusable shopping or tote bags when we do any type of shopping. Its one small way to help keep the earth healthy. =)

  • Andrea R. says:

    So cute! I always take reusable shopping bags to the store.

  • Toni says:

    Every morning I get my travel mug refilled at the coffee shop, then I slip it into my recycled/reusable shopping tote–and I walk to work. Earth Day is every day for me.

  • Lisa says:

    How fitting! I was just thinking of getting new Vera bags to replace my ripped grocery bags!

  • Lorna says:

    I always use my refillable water bottles and insulated mugs everyday.

  • Tanya K. says:

    I love Vera Bradley products, and this bag would be a great addition to my collection and would be a great way to celebrate Earth Day.

  • Carrie Lu Dodson says:

    I carry Vera Bradley products all the time as do all the female members of my family. I would love to update my current VB tote with this one. I celebrated Earth Day by using regular plates instead of plastic in the cafeteria.

  • laura says:

    while having company today we will be using cups that i can wash instead of throwing cups away. we will also be dying eggs and playing board/card games instead of watching tv.

  • Abby says:

    I love this bag!!!!!!!!!!! What a great way to help save the planet!!!!

  • Dena says:

    I also keep reusable bags at hand in my car.

  • Jeanne Hunt says:

    I celebrate Earth Day everyday. I only use my refillable Tervis mugs for water and coffee and have recently started car pooling and walking more when possible for cleaner air. I am also teaching my college daughter to use reusable bags for grocery shopping as well as general shopping and this tote would be a great start as she loves Vera Bradley items and is always up on the latest designs.

  • Jill R. says:

    I celebrated Earth Day by teaching my students about the importance of taking care of our Earth. I would love to use one of these totes when I go shopping instead of using plastic bags πŸ™‚

  • abbie wells says:

    I am a teacher, and we celebrated by being “earth protectors”. We went a “earth walk”, each kid had a glove, the teachers had bags and we gathered trash that was laying around/

  • Cathy says:

    I use reuseable bags for my grocery shopping, now I can have a Vera bag for real shopping.

    • Marsha says:

      I love my Vera bags and use them constantly! I am a girlscout leader. Me and my co-leaders utilize the bags to carry our supplies in as we teach the girls the importance of re-cycling. The girls have been learning ways they can help mom and dad conserve water, and electricity at home. Also ways to help the environment by planting.

  • Michelle Love says:

    Who were the winners? Just wondering πŸ™‚

  • Tonja says:

    Hello, And Thank you for your time ~ In honor of Earth Day… and everyday we are given to be a part of this wonderful World that God has created… we need to think of Small & Large ways to not harm the beauty of what is around us ! I just found out about VB, hand bags & acces. They all have beautiful patterns & designs.. Our Ladies at Church are all ” Catching” on . I recycle, buy recycled… use the ” Green” bags… Sometimes they are not as strong as this one looks ! I am on a fixed income, Socl. Scr., so I have to save for a while to get one of your wonderful items… I LOVE that they can be washed ! Thank you so very much for your consideration ! And everything we do, if even in a small way is important !

  • Amy says:

    We didn’t use paper products, but instead used washclothes, reusable bags, etc. Also planted in my garden and let baby play in the dirt. πŸ™‚

  • Deepa says:

    Definitely French-inspired! πŸ™‚

  • D says:

    I work with adults who have disabilities. We have a current events class or some type of education class every Monday. We start talking about Earth Day at the beginning of the month and ask our clients to start thinking about what our “project” should be. I have to say, most ask to plant flowers and/or vegetables from seeds. This year we are planting herbs (dill,parsley&chives) and vegetables (tomatoes). We are also planting 2 sapplings . Why two you ask? We have been at our new facility for two years and the clients thought it would be nice to replace a tree or two that were removed from that piece of land. The final decision was today. The clients will going out to purchase the seeds & sapplings this week. I can’t wait to see them sprout!
    Thank you for your time,

  • L Hanner says:

    I love the earth day bag! We use reusable bags all the time!

  • Mia says:

    I clean up around my neighborhood to save the earth!

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