Politically Savvy: The Green Choice Awards

Everywhere you look today, everyone’s talking about going green. “Going green” is the latest in trendy buzzwords and catchphrases to hit the masses.

However, for all the talk out there about the green movement, there’s a whole lot less action. There are small, easy ways everyone can take action to make the world a better place, but often the organizations working towards this cause struggle to gain the attention they truly deserve for their efforts.

However, one nonprofit organization called GreatNonprofits, aims to solve that very problem by creating the first ever Green Choice Awards —  a contest to identify the best environmental nonprofits out there, according to everyday, concerned reviewers. Nonprofits as big as the NRDC and Greenpeace will be reviewed alongside small, focused, local groups…think Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Committee or the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. Everyone and everything is game — hundreds of reviews specifically on environmental nonprofits. Good, bad, scathing, praising — you name it.

Anyone can submit a review of any nonprofit organization on GreatNonprofits.org. Winning organizations will get national media coverage, and anyone who submits a review will be entered to win prizes such as earth-friendly wines from Fetzer, a stay at Joie De Vivre hotels, Whole Foods gift certificates, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream coupons, a subscription to Stanford Social Innovation Review and more.  Reviews of nonprofits can be submitted at: www.greatnonprofits.org/green.

If you’re interested in the green movement, helping nonprofits, or if you’re just interested in winning some cool prizes, check out GreatNonprofits.org and consider taking two minutes to write a review of a nonprofit you might know that’s doing something cool to help the planet. You can also check out GreatNonprofits on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/GreatNonprofits.

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