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Eco-Conscious & College-Bound
Starting today, Teens Turning Green is challenging students to go back to school with an eco-conscious state of mind. Along with eBay Green and Whole Foods Market®, the non-profit is launching ProjectGreenDorm.com and its first-ever “Project Green Dorm Makeover” Contest, giving college kids everywhere the chance to win an eco-cool grand prize: everything they’d need to get their green life started at school (see the prize list here — good, green stuff!).
Here’s how it works:
- From August 1 through September 3, college students can enter the contest by curating the ultimate green dorm room with images and descriptions on Pinterest.
- All boards will be uploaded to the Teens Turning Green website to share.
- An esteemed panel of judges (including our fearless founder Zem Joaquin) will choose a first, second, and third place winner.
- Winners will be announced on September 7.
To get started, sign up here. And if you need some inspiration before you pin, check out the extensive lookbooks featured over at ProjectGreenDorm.com. They cover tons of products that have been vetted for safety, sustainability, and efficacy by the Project Green Dorm team. “ProjectGreenDorm.com is incredibly comprehensive, addressing every aspect of dorm life from coat hangers to organic pillows, so students can make healthier choices for themselves and the earth,” explains Lucy Iglesias, Teens Turning Green Campaign member.
Transitioning from conventional to conscious lifestyle choices at school (and everywhere life takes you) makes a powerful statement. “Smart individual and collective choices can make a huge difference in protecting our planet for years to come,” said Erin Schrode, Teens Turning Green co-founder and New York University senior. So fill those Pinterest boards with the certified organic, 100 percent post-consumer recycled, non-GMO, fair trade, compostable, and BPA-free items you love. And don’t forget: The greenest product is often the one that already exists, so vintage, reused, shared, repurposed, or recycled finds work as well. (Our favorite resource? eBay Green, of course.)
Image: Project Green Dorm