Archive for July, 2011

free tickets to start growing at clarence house ..

July 18, 2011

 

Our good friends at Start have given us 5 pairs of ‘exclusive’ tickets to give away for the ‘Start Growing: An Open Garden‘ event at Clarence House, between July 27th to 30th (time slots between 10am – 12pm, 12pm – 2pm, 2pm – 4pm & 4pm – 6pm).

If you’re a member of Ecomodo and would like to go – please e-mail us at hello@ecomodo.com with your name and Ecomodo screen name, and if you’re not yet an ecomodo member – sign up – It’s FREE to join.

This event is only open for the public to get tickets on 31st July – so if you would like a special invite as a guest of Ecomodo – just get in touch. First come, first served!

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More details about ‘Start Growing’ ..

Visit to The Prince of Wales’ backgarden at Clarence House, for a wonderful display of sustainable gardening and growing. See exhibits from Garden Organic, Soil Association, The National Trust as well as a fantastic “Forest Garden” installation by “Petherick, Urquhart and Hunt” who are renowned experts in organic gardening.

Guests will also have a rare opportunity to visit The Highgrove Shop, whose products take their inspiration from the gardens at Highgrove and reflect the wide-ranging interests and passions of HRH The Prince of Wales. (Profits from the sale of Highgrove products are donated to The Prince’s Charities Foundation, a grant-making charity which supports a wide range of causes and projects).

Visitors to Start Growing are also most welcome to the exciting event that will be taking place just next door at Lancaster House – our Start Pop-up Restaurant, promoting sustainable eating.  You’ll be able to enjoy a drink or light meal in the Garden, or you may even wish to pre-book the full dining experience and enjoy the splendour and atmosphere of the Grand Hall inside the House, which was recently used to depict Buckingham Palace for the Academy Award winning “The King’s Speech”.


All in all, it will be a wonderful, sustainable and – we hope – inspirational day out.

how to make money with ecomodo ..

July 10, 2011

Have you got a spare drill, ladders or a pushchair you’re keeping hold of until your next child grows into it? If so, why not put it to work and make some money!

Ecomodo.com is an effortless way to make some spare cash simply by renting out your household goods, your skills and any spaces you may have available. And you can save money too by borrowing the things you only occasionally need.

From lawnmowers to tents; golf clubs to awnings, Ecomodo lets you to list your items to lend and see what others have on offer. Items can be lent for free or as a lender you are able to charge for an item, and choose if you want to keep the fee or make a donation to charity.

People all around the UK have started to use ecomodo.com to lend their stuff to make money and save by borrowing.

Recently, Jon made £24 from lending his petrol hedge strimmer to a neighbour just for the weekend. And David from Reading, whilst on holiday in Guernsey, borrowed 2 Kayaks, earning Andre £12 from stuff that would otherwise have been idle.

Byron from Edinburgh fixed his shelves and saved £50 by not having to fork out for a new drill when he borrowed one locally from Jeremy for free. And Jayne in London borrowed Vicky’s iPad for a week to continue with her college work whilst her laptop was in for repair. From the lend Vicky raised £21.16 for a favourite charity The Princes Trust.

To buy these items would have cost the borrowers well over £1000 and though the lenders haven’t earned huge amounts from their stuff it only took a few minutes work.

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6 steps to start making money with Ecomodo ..

1. Sign up to Ecomodo. It’s FREE and always will be!

2. Think about all the stuff around home. Look under your bed and in your shed for those items gathering dust that you only occasionally use. And if can’t think of anything > Get inspired.

3. Take photos of your items and add them on our web-site to lend. It’s FREE to add items – so add as many items as you like.

4. Enter a description, choose a price to lend (for a day, weekend or week) and opt to take a deposit or insurance for extra peace of mind. And don’t forget to upload your photos.

5. Sit back and wait until a borrower in your area needs your item.

6. When you recieve a request – through the site send a message to arrange a convenient time to collect and return. At the end of the transaction receive your cash direct to your Paypal account! Simples!

DON’T Forget: You can add skills and spaces too: Anything from helping someone with a spot of gardening to teaching how to make a fish stew; a spare room to a beach hut.

Lend with confidence on Ecomodo.com. Available throughout the UK.


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