Monday, April 19, 2010

Get Green: How can you reduce your carbon footprint? VIDEO Contest Announced for Students

This weekend I bought a new bike in the hopes to not only keep me in shape, but also reduce my carbon footprint. From taking the bus to work everyday, to recycling my water bottles, to turning off all the lights in my condo and using only my lamps and keeping the AC/Heater turned off I've dramatically reduced my carbon footprint in just the past 3 months and have a tiny electricity and gasoline bill every month to prove it.

So you can only image how thrilled I was when I opened my inbox this morning and learned that I was asked by Planet Connect to judge the
GET GREEN video contest for high school students.

An individual's carbon footprint is the direct effect one's actions and lifestyle have on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. Planet Connect wants students to make a creative video that shows how they are reducing their carbon footprint – whether it’s biking, using less water, walking more, etc. We know you can make a difference and here is your chance to make it happen.

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) Planet Connect "GET GREEN" Video Contest is open to all legal United States residents, who as of May 2nd, 2010 are between the ages of 14 and 19 years of age, are currently enrolled in a U.S. high school program.

Enter for a chance to win an Apple MacBook, iPad, or iPod Touch. Submit your video by May 2nd, 2010. The opportunity to rate the 10 finalist's videos will on May 17th, to help determine who wins. LEARN MORE on how you can enter HERE.