Global Green launched its second annual Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition earlier this week. The Pureology presented event offer kindergarten through high schools across the United States the opportunity to win an eco-friendly makeover. Runners-up in the green makeover contest can sustainability upgrades. Office Depot is one of the supporters of the competition.
The winning school will garner a grand prize of $75,000 in cash and $65,000 worth of technical assistance to fund the proposed earth-friendly projects. The top 10 Green Schools finalists will earn Office Depot gift cards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
Global Green CEO and President Matt Petersen had this to say about the competition:
“Global Green USA has been greening schools for more than a decade. We believe every child deserves a healthy learning environment. This competition provides an exciting opportunity to make schools greener, which has been shown to improve student performance, increase average daily attendance, and reduce operating costs, energy and water consumption.”
Students, teachers, and parents can register their schools until March 31. The winner will be announced in June. An entry form is available on the Global Green website. A panel of judges will select the Green School grand prize winner and four runners-up. The Texas School for the Deaf won the 2011 competition. The school used its prize money for energy efficient upgrades, water reduction and water conservation projects, and recycling education programs.
Pureology Vice President of Marketing Shae Kalyani had this to say about the Global Green USA contest:
“Pureology is proud to support Global Green USA and present the Green School Makeover Competition to help improve the lives of students while educating parents, teachers, students and the public about the importance of creating healthy green classrooms.”
Global Green USA will also be hosting its Annual Pre-Oscar Party on February 20. More than 1,000 guests, celebrities, media, and “eco-luminaries” from around the world attend the event to learn about the latest green initiatives from some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.