Monday, August 22, 2011

Living Green At School : Enter Global Green USA's Green Schools Makeover Competition

Living green is important to me. (I'm an obsessive recycler - just ask Chris...). Actually, way back in high school, a looooooong time ago, Chris was responsible for starting our school's recycling program when he helped form an Environmental Club. Kids spend a lot of time in school, so it's vital to promote living green in the classroom as well as at home. Recycling is just one aspect of a green lifestyle. We also try to eat natural, organic foods as much as possible, and to conserve water and electricity. Not only is it good for the environment, it's also cost beneficial and healthier, both for families at home and for schools and businesses.

Pureology is presenting the Global Green USA's Green Schools Makeover Competition. Here are a few benefits of a green school:

  • Better student performance - even improved test scores.
  • Improved health, for students and teachers.
  • More money for student resources (when less is being spent on energy and water).
  • Reduced carbon dioxide emissions, leading to reduced carbon footprint.
  • Water conservation.
  • Encouraging future environmental awareness and education.
I became aware of this competition through Influenster. For more information, and to enter, please visit Influenster members who participate in the competition are eligible for a special bonus gift from Pureology.

The Grand Prize winner's school will win a green makeover valued at $65,000! Plus, four finalists will win $2500 to use toward green upgrades.

What are you waiting for? Do something for your local school and enter the competition. You have until September 30, 2011.

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