Green is no longer just a color—it’s a lifestyle! Whether you’re setting up recycling bins in the classroom or simply shortening your shower time, the little changes we make now can have a huge impact on our future.
So, in an effort to continue our green habits, we’re partnering with the book Girls Gone Green to bring you Project Go Green!
Project Go Green is a photo and essay contest, so it's your chance to get creative. One green girl wins an awesome getaway to Amelia Island!
Girls Gone Green
contains inspirational stories from teen girls just like you who have stepped up and taken the initiative, and in doing so, they have helped make a change. We especially love the story about Erin Schrode, a 17-year-old who collaborated with Teens Turning Green
in developing a new skin care line.
How have you gone green? We wanna hear about it!
Send in your story about your eco-friendly, earth-saving, totally green ways (250 words or less please) with a picture of you going green to firstname.lastname@example.org for an opportunity to win! Enter to win February 23rd through April 9th.
The top ten most inspiringly green stories will be featured on Girlslife.com. YOU will then have the chance to vote on your favorite go green story. Vote on the top ten April 15th through April 21st!
The writer of the story that receives the most votes will win the grand prize–the ultimate green getaway: a trip for four to Amelia Island Plantation off the coast of Florida. This amazing 4-day/3-night getaway will include activities for every green-loving girl, from nature tours on Segways to kayaking through the beautiful island waters. It’s a go green paradise! (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) = $4,532.00.*) We'll announce the lucky winner on April 22nd.
*Prize does not include transportation or travel expenses to Amelia Island
Plus, all of our top ten green girlies will receive products from Erin Schrode’s skincare line, Teens Turning Green
and their very own signed copy of the book, Girls Gone Green
! (ARV = $132.00)
For more details on this fabulous island destination, voted one of the top island destinations in North America by Conde Nast readers, head to AmeliaIsland.com.
No purchase necessary.
Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, ages 10-18, who have a valid email address and Internet access at the time they are eligible to enter.
Entries must be received no later than April 9, 2010 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Ten finalists will be selected by a qualified panel of judges based on how well their essay and photo answer the question: “How are you going green and making a positive impact on the environment?” Final winner selection will be based on the number of votes received and will take place on or about April 22, 2010. Void in Rhode Island and where prohibited by law.
Discover more fab earth-friendly ways by checking out GL’s Six Day Guide to Being Green
Day 1: Paper Trail
Day 2: Unplug
Day 3: Shop N’ Save
Day 4: Give Green
Day 5: Summer