The teen-activism site DoSomething.org
has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nestlé Waters North America, and actress Olivia Munn to encourage the largest student-led focus on the environment during the fifth annual Green Your School Challenge, which launched on February 1.
The eight-week Green Your School Challenge invites students to select from a number of environmental projects and accomplish as many of their goals as possible. The first four Challenges mobilized more than 350,000 teens to start recycling programs, save energy and promote environmentalism. This year's participants will be reviewed by a panel of celebrity and expert judges, including Munn, for a chance to win "awesome prizes," such as scholarships and grants to help schools with future environmental projects.
"Teens know how to spread news fast," said Melanie Stevenson, director of business development at DoSomething.org. "The environment is consistently one of the top three causes teens care about, so why not tap into their gift for gab by encouraging teens to promote recycling and energy efficiency by sharing the projects they?re completing to improve their school and home?"
In a statement, Munn said she is happy to be participating in this year's Challenge. "If I can help inspire people to do a little more to help protect our earth, then it?s all worth it to me."
Visit the Green Your School Challenge webpage
to see Munn's PSA, to register your school, or to find out what other schools are doing to go green.