Go Green and Win Some Green. Hollerrrr.

Are you committed to living green?  Are you committed enough to work at making your school devoted to becoming green, as well? Do you like moolah?

Keep on reading, ladies. Keep on reading.

There is a new contest on the block and we want everyone to get involved. America’s Greenest Campus, running from now until October, is aimed at college students nationwide in an effort to reduce their school’s carbon footprint.

In order to participate, you have to sign up with any .edu e-mail address and then encourage your friends, classmates, and professors to sign up as well… and commit. Commit to what? To making your campus a greener and more earth-friendly place to live and learn.

The contest is catching on quickly; in only the few short weeks since it was launched, AGC has signed up over 6,000 students at over 400 universities, and it’s shaping up to be the largest measurable youth environmental campaign in U.S. history!  Currently, students who have signed up have committed to:  reduce their annual carbon emissions by 4 million pounds, save over $500,000 per year, reduce 1.5 million gallons of water usage each year, and avoid using over 25,000 gallons of gasoline total.

The leaderboard on the site keeps track of the school with the most members and the amount of carbon reduced. Currently, George Mason University, University of Maryland-College Park, and American University are in the lead. Are you going to let them win?

I didn’t think so.

And if the glory of beating those schools – and, of course, saving the planet – isn’t enough, both the school with the most members and the school with the best results will win a $5,000 price.

How cool is that? You can help your school earn money while doing your part to help the environment, and be a part of history! And it’s easy. By teaming up with hundreds or thousands of other students at your school, you can be a part of something huge and really see a difference in the way your school runs and interacts with this lovely planet of ours.

We couldn’t be more excited about this contest and we urge you to get involved. It’s our planet, so we really gotta start taking care of it. Together.

And maybe win a little moolah.

Check out the site and sign up today to get entered in the contest, watch Obama Girl’s hilarious (and inspiring) video, and learn what you can do to help more people on your campus get involved.

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