Monday, September 16 2013 10:55

National Indoor Plant Week: A Special Giveaway from Costa Farms! #O24U

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nationalplantDid you know that it's National Indoor Plant Week? In celebration of the movement for cleaner, fresher indoor air in homes, schools, and on the job (September 15-21, 2013) - The Rock Father and Costa Farms have teamed up for a very special O2 For You: Houseplants with a Purpose Giveaway! Just moments after dropping off my oldest at Pre-K this morning, FedEx arrived here at Rock Father HQ with an assortment of houseplants... and one lucky reader will receive a similar assortment later this week! Read on for details...

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O2 for You: Houseplants with a Purpose:

‘O2 for You’: Houseplants with a Purpose has been spreading awareness since 2008 on how live houseplants can cleanse indoor air from chemical pollutants (volatile organic compounds) emitted from products and materials found in homes and offices.

Besides removing carbon dioxide and giving back oxygen, emerging research indicates that certain varieties of indoor houseplants work best to help cleanse interior spaces of indoor pollutants and improve productivity in offices where we spend most of our day.

Plus, studies from the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) have found that levels of indoor air pollution can be two to five times higher - and in some cases 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. And since most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, these findings are particularly alarming.

This is where nature’s natural air purifiers take center stage. Working 24/7, certain plants absorb almost all volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in indoor air. These toxic VOC’s are common chemicals like ammonia, formaldehyde and benzene emitted from products you may already have in your home and office like carpets, printer ink, tobacco smoke and cleaning products.

During National Indoor Plant Week and throughout the month of September, look for varieties such as peace lilies, ferns and spider plants with ‘O2 for You’ plant tags at your local retailer and reap the benefits of these hardworking plants.

Would you like to win an assortment of these great plants? Costa Farms will get one lucky reader hooked up with the following: (From left to right) 1. Palm  2. Fern  3. Dracaena  4. Orchid (plants will vary in size and appearance) - a $52 value! 


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The Fine Print: Promotion open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous states (sorry Alaska and Hawaii) only, ages 18+. Void where prohibited. Prizing provided and shipped by Costa Farms.  Winner will be chosen at random on, about, or after September 20, 2013, and will be notified via email to obtain their shipping address. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Shipping address must be a street address - no P.O. Boxes, and a phone number will be required for delivery of the plants - they're perishable. Good Luck!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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