While working to lower your personal carbon footprint is a reward in itself, the winners of Treehugger and Seventh Generation's Convenient Truths contest will receive considerably more than a warm, fuzzy feeling for their videos: the grand prize winner receives an all expense paid eco-tour for two to an Alaskan Wildlife Refuge (from Alaska Wildland Adventures), travel gear (from Patagonia), and carbon offsets (from DriveNeutral). The number two spot earns a green home makeover (from ecohome improvement), green household products (from Seventh Generation), and a full year of carbon neutrality (also from DriveNeutral), and third place snags solar bicycles (from Therapy Products), solar backpacks (from Voltaic) and a Zipcar membership. This week, another prize package was added to the mix: the GLOBE Foundation of Canada and EPIC Vancouver have joined forces with Convenient Truths helping create the EPIC International Prize. This award will go to the contest video that:
...best address issues of conscious consumerism and its relationship to climate change. Videos can discuss various components of daily life including transportation, home and garden, clothing, work, recreation, etc., and in this, the subsequent actions being taken to reduce one's carbon footprint.The EPIC International Prize will reward its winner with a cash award of $5000, a Jorg & Olif Citybike, a pair of Earthangels Shoes from John Fluevog, and a free flight to Vancouver for the EPIC Sustainable Living Expo. John Fluevog will serve as the judge for this prize.
If you’re not sure about how to start buying more consciously, consider giving green, climate-friendly gifts this season. Treehugger’s Green Holiday Gift Guide 2006 has a wealth of suggestions.
Learn more about the new contest category and upload your video here.