Teens Turning Green
For some teenagers there are only a few months left before prom night arrives. While many of these teenagers are buying new dresses, new shoes, new jewelry, renting limos, etc., others are a concerned about the carbon footprint prom night leaves on the planet. To encourage a greener prom, maybe a greener lifestyle too, high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to enter the Project Green Prom Video Contest.
Project Green Prom launched March 1st and will end on March 30. To enter contestants must submit an original creative video of 3 minute (or less) in length explaining their visions of a greener prom. The videos are then uploaded to YouTube at the Teens Turning Green YouTube site teensturninggreen.org. The "video may include or be produced by more than one person but must be submitted by one eligible contestant who will be the grand prize winner". Take a look at the contest announcement video below.
The winners and runner-ups will be announced at the Whole Foods Market Tribeca in New York City on April 6th. The New York event will feature a fashion showcase of the Eco Prom dress collection as well as tips to green prom night. The grand prize package includes: round trip airline tickets to New York, an eco-prom dress by fashion designer Bahar Shahpar, eco-shoes by Olsen Haus, natural and organic skin care products from companies like Burt's Bees and Pangea, a green prom makeover, and much more. There are also additional prizes for 2nd-4th place.
Project Green Prom is sponsored by Whole Foods Market and hosted by Teens Turning Green. Teens Turning Green "is a national coalition of teens educating peers and community members about safe, healthy, and green lifestyle choices." So, if you want to green your prom or encourage someone you know to green their prom click here for contest rules and more information. If you also want to know more about Teens Turning Green, how and why the program came into existence or you just simply want to take a look at any of their other events click here.
Via Treehugger and PRNewswire