The Audubon Society and Toyota are teaming up to promote volunteering for the environment by offering prizes, including tents and bikes, to those who log the most volunteer hours.Starting today, their project, TogetherGreen, will let folks track their community volunteer hours and qualify to win prizes. Here's what you do:
-Sign up at www.TogetherGreen.org for a Community Passport, which tracks your hours.
-Start volunteering at unpaid conservation volunteer gigs as possible between April 22, 2009 and July 22, 2009.
According to Audubon, "the most committed volunteer will win a grand prize of two LL Bean bicycles for emission-free traveling fun. Other environmentally friendly prizes include a Sierra Designs Tent, an REI Trail Pack and water bottles, and TogetherGreen t-shirts."
Audubon and Toyota launched the TogetherGreen initiative to "fund conservation projects, train environmental leaders, and offer volunteer and individual action opportunities that significantly benefit the environment." The project is funded through a $20 million Toyota gift to Audubon.