NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses, has launched the Green Your Seasons Challenge, a nationwide contest to inspire and empower people to make eco-friendly decisions throughout the holiday season and into the New Year. The Challenge, which runs until January 6, 2012, encourages a range of green actions, including reducing waste, conserving water and energy, and choosing more sustainable transportation methods. Participants learn tips, take pledges and challenges, and submit their own ideas to make the entire holiday season greener and earn Recyclebank points. The Challenge features some incredible prizes, such as two grand prize packages that include $5,000 worth of Kohler Tresham products to create a dream bathroom, an Eco-Citizen Paladion watch and a Simmons Natural Care mattress set. There are many ways for all participants to win, from earning the most points, to referring the highest number of friends, through a sweepstakes drawing and even by submitting the most creative tips to green the holiday season.
"As the holiday season kicks off, the Green Your Seasons Challenge encourages people to take small steps towards greening their holiday traditions, lifestyles and even New Year resolutions," said Jonathan Hsu, chief executive officer at Recyclebank. "Whether by pledging to conserve water when preparing a holiday meal, taking public transit to festivities, or considering ways to reduce waste at home, we hope to inspire even more people to work together towards a more sustainable future."
To take the Challenge, people can visit http://seasons.recyclebank.com and start earning points immediately. As the Challenge progresses, Recyclebank will reveal new seasonal themes with actionable content and activities to green your Autumn, Winter and New Year. The Autumn phase, for example, features fun facts and games on green ways to use paper throughout the season, from Recyclebank partner and sustainable paper company Domtar. For each challenge completed, pledge taken, tip submitted or friend referred, participants earn Recyclebank points. In addition to redeeming points for discounts and deals, participants are eligible to win grand prizes including:
- High Earners Grand Prize: (valued at $5,840) Includes up to $5,000 worth of Kohler Tresham products to create your dream bathroom, an Eco-Citizen Paladion watch and a selection of Wholearth Beauty perfumes. Participants can win the High Earners Grand Prize by earning the most points through the Green Your Seasons Challenge.
- Sweepstakes Winner Grand Prize: (valued at $2,265) Includes a Simmons Natural Care queen-sized mattress set, an Eco-Citizen Riva watch and a selection of Wholearth Beauty perfumes. Participants are eligible to win the Sweepstakes Winner Grand Prize by simply signing up for the Green Your Seasons Challenge and participating in at least one earning opportunity on the website.
In addition to grand prizes, the Challenge also features finalist and second place prizes including:
10 First Place Prizes
- U-Konserve™ Waste-Free Lunch System
- Two Destination Dinners Recipe Kits
- Gaiam Everything Fits Gym Bag
- Set of Preserve® Eco-Friendly Kitchen and Tableware from ChooseUp™
100 Second Place Prizes
- 1,000 Recyclebank Points
Throughout the Challenge, participants are encouraged to submit their own favorite green living tips and ideas online for additional chances to win. The top 50 participant-submitted ideas in three categories, as judged by Recyclebank, will win great prizes from brands like Ziploc®, PeopleTowels®, KidsKonserve™, SmartyPants™, Abe's Market, UncommonGoods and ecomom®.
For more details on the Recyclebank Green Your Seasons Challenge, visit http://seasons.recyclebank.com.
Recyclebank® is the leading environmental social platform that realizes the collective impact of individual action. Through its digital offerings and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank incentivizes green actions with points that can be redeemed for discounts and rewards. By educating, engaging and empowering its community online and offline, Recyclebank aims to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle by increasing household recycling, reducing household energy usage and motivating individuals and communities to take environmentally preferred actions. Recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme, and for Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.recyclebank.com.
Kathleen Stuart | Bateman Group for Recyclebank
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