As moms, we're always looking for ways to keep our kids safe. One of those ways is using eco-friendly products whenever possible. Another way is ensuring that the environments in which they live and learn are also eco-friendly. I entered this contest for my kids' school because I believe that eco-improvements could help - not just for my kids, but for all future students. I already love my boys' elementary school, but adding improvements like a school garden or solar panels could help them lower costs and be even more amazing!
-Did you know that school test scores improve when children can learn in an eco-friendly environment? Natural light, low-VOC paints, and non-toxic building materials are all ways schools can improve classrooms.
-When schools improve their energy efficiency by switching to low-energy bulbs and low-flow toilets, they can save a ton of money on energy and water costs. They can use this money to get better books, materials, and technology for their students! Amazing what a big difference little changes can make, right?
-Lastly, schools can make the world a better place for future students by having a smaller carbon footprint!
Unfortunately, many schools lack the funds to make this initial investment into becoming more eco-friendly. That's why I'm encouraging you to enter the Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition, Presented by Pureology! Just click this link:
Have fun entering your school! If you already know what kind of improvements your school needs, you're good to go! Just so you know, they ask for 3-5 pictures of the school showing the improvements that need to be made. Other than that, just go for it!
Disclaimer: I found out about this contest through Influenster, and I'm spreading the word! I did not receive any monetary compensation for entering this contest or blogging about it.