Thursday, March 28, 2013

Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition Presented by Pureology

Pureology is having a contest to win a green makeover for your local school
You can enter at

When you enter, it will ask for at least 3 pictures of your school and ideas on how you feel the makeover could best be used to benefit your school.

I entered today and it was pretty easy.  I'd love to see our local school get updated with energy efficient fixtures and a green conscious teaching program.

Info from the Pureology website:
"Every child deserves a learning environment that’s safe, comfortable and free of harmful toxins. Unfortunately, many schools across the country lack the funds to carry out much-needed repairs and renovations—subjecting children to outdated facilities with improper ventilation, poor lighting and inefficient energy usage. Global Green USA is working to address this situation and ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn in a healthy, green school.

When a school goes green, children benefit—as well as the environment! Green schools lead to:

Improved student performance. When children learn in classrooms with natural daylight, improved sound quality and non-toxic building materials such as non-VOC carpets and paints, test scores can improve as much as 20%. Attendance also improves!

More funds for student resources. When green upgrades are made to a school, water and energy costs can be reduced by as much as 40%. These savings can be channeled back into resources that directly benefit students, such as textbooks, computers and other essentials.

Reduced carbon footprint. Greening a school significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming."

This is a sponsored post; I received no compensation.