Wednesday, March 11, 2009

2009 Green Prom Contest & Teens Turning Green

I LOVE this!!!

From March 1st to March 30th, 2009, teens can enter a contest to Green their Prom - just create, shoot and submit a 3 minute or less video, that tells how you would green your high school prom. Contestants must upload their videos to YouTube via the Project Green Prom group, and must submit an application.

More info here:

The Grand Prize Winner will receive -
* Round trip airline tickets to New York for winner and guardian
* One night hotel stay in Manhattan on April 5-6 to attend Press Conference
* Transportation by hybrid courtesy of OZOcar
* One-of-a-Kind Eco Prom dress by Bahar Shahpar fitted for winner
* Eco Prom shoes by Olsenhaus: Pure Vegan
* Custom natural skincare consult and year’s worth of personalized regime, courtesy of Burt’s Bees
* Collection of eco products from jane iredale - THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP, John Masters Organics, Pangea Organics, Teens Turning Green, Weleda, Natracare, Organic Essentials, and more

* Eco Teen Lounge for winning school’s prom, courtesy of PBteen
* Prom refreshments provided by Whole Foods Market
* Consultation with Jane Iredale - Founder, jane iredale - THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP, skin care consultant from Burt's Bees, John Masters, Founder John Masters Organics, Danielle Vinokur -dvGreen Event Planner, and with Teens Turning Green to green your prom

This contest is supported by an impressive list of judges and sponsors, including Shailene Woodley (actress, ABC's "Secret Life of an American Teenager"), KayCee Stroh (actress, "High School Musical"), Whole Foods, and Burt's Bees.

Shailene Woodley at the Teen Choice Awards

KayCee Stroh

The contest was produced by the national coalition, Teens Turning Green, based in Marin County, California, just north of San Francisco. The teenage coalition members educate their peers about safe and healthy lifestyle choices, in order to create healthier lives, schools, and community environments that are free from chemicals and pollutants. The coalition advocates for policy changes, and works to inspire action, and promote change.

Teens Turning Green is an umbrella organization that also coordinates Teens for Healthy Schools, and Teens for Safe Cosmetics.

This video talks about some of the campaign's programs, and achievements:

I really like this Teens for Safe Cosmetics' campaign - Lips Against Lead.

I read this on the Teens Turning Green blog - what a great idea!

At MA's Green Festival this year, we would like to have a booth where people can bring in their old, toxic makeup, make art out of it, and then have it replaced with green, non-toxic makeup. Our goal is to replace students harmful products with new things, have them find out that it works just as well, if not better than their old stuff, and then the next time they go to the store to buy new makeup, they will look for the non-toxic brands. Know of anyone that can help?


source: Teens Turning Green website

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