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Friday, October 5, 2007

Going Green $10,000 Challenge

I just learned about a Green invention contest for kids sponsored by the website By Kids for Kids (BKFK) and the Weather Channel. Here's the low down if your are interested:

BKFK Launches the "Going Green Challenge" with $10,000 Grand Prize

America's "Green Teens" Challenged to Create New Eco Products and Services to Save the Environment"

STAMFORD, CT - October 2, 2007 - By Kids for Kids (BKFK) today announced the "Going Green Challenge," designed to stimulate the creation of new products or services that could help the global environmental crisis. With an unprecedented $10,000 grand prize, the "Going Green Challenges" seeks solutions to some of our most pressing environmental issues, including; global warming, drought, famine and flooding. The Going Green Challenge is sponsored by The Weather Channel.

Green Teens already in action proving that young people can make a difference include: Smitha Ramakrishna, 15, was one of ten chosen in the nation for the President's Environmental Youth Award, given by the EPA. She was recognized for a special project that helped deliver clean water to the world. Victor Nashan, 16, of Tanzania, East Africa, raises environmental consciousness through using creative methods like songs, poems, art and games. And Gabriela McCall, 17, initiated a project to raise public awareness about birds and the importance of preserving their habitat in Puerto Rico.

The Going Green Challenge officially runs from October 1 – December 31st. All youth under the age of 19 are eligible to participate. Participants can create and invent new methods to improve air quality, alternative energy, forest reclamation, irrigation, land preservation, recycling systems, water purity and more. All entries must be received via the newly revamped BKFK website,

Sounds pretty cool, let me know if you decide to enter!


Anonymous said...

How am i supposed to know how to go green?

Anonymous said...

Check out to help inthe ultimate challenge of going green. 1000 eco friendly activities in 15 days!!!

Nikki said...

I am currently teaching a costume design: going green class to kids 11-18. They will be learning about recycling and sustainable materials and over the course of the class will make a costume out of recyclable objects! I hope to teach them about going green and recycling so they grow up to value it even more.