Harry's last green tip introduced the Charity Contest that allowed readers to submit a comment that included a suggestion about how to save energy or be green and the name of a charity. The winner would be the topic of Harry's video and we'd donate $20 the winner's choice of charity.
We're pleased to announce that Joan Razafimaharo was the winner, offering the above tip about light bulbs. We used a Network for Good good card to donate to Joan's charity, SOS Children's Villages. Here's the screencast.
The tip was to turn off the lights when you leave a room and to switch to CFL light bulbs. To learn more about how CFL can save energy here and find out how your state ranks in saving energy this way at the 18 seconds campaign site.
We're going to continue to include the $20 Charity Giveaway Contest (I still have a few gift cards that I got as gifts to recycle ..) As a parent, this is a great way to show Harry how to take the next step and integrate philanthropy into his activism. It is also a good way to stay involved with your child's online usage and guide as suggested in this article by Arun Rajagopal. Special thanks for the inspiration goes to Little Laura's Twenty Five Days to Make a Difference.
Please enter the Charity Donation Contest! Here's how it works:
- Leave a comment with your favorite being green tip. (We'll be using those for the content of Harry's Green Geek Video Tips)
- Include a sentence or two about an cause or organization where we can make donation online via Network for Good.
- Harry (with my help) will read and vet the requests and pick one.
- The winner will receive a $20 donation from us.
You have until March 15th!
Update from Joan:
Hey Harry and Beth,
I just celebrated my 26th birthday today! (but I enjoy saying " I am only 20 ") I this is the best gift ever!
So I had great time eating my favourite chocolate waffle when watching Harry my favourite green geek. I've been corresponding with the people at SOS Village Madagascar (for the next blogathon) and I know they'll appreciate the visibility and donation you did with this video.
On a sadder note my country was just swept by a cyclone last week-end and this time it is my turn to use your tips on fundraising and social media to help the people back home. I haven't slept much working on this project (but feeling really motivated!) and I can't thank you enough for the informations your blog provides us.