A $500 gift card to the new Whole Foods is the grand prize of the Lakewood Neighborhood Association's latest contest. The association's new "green" committee is interested in finding out what steps neighbors have taken to protect the environment, both big and small, so everyone can learn from each other. Of course, Whole Foods is working on its LEED certification for the new building, which also ties into the contest.
The categories are: Here and There (contestants are already using a few green ideas); Green I Am (contestants have made up to $50,000 in green improvements to their houses); Dr. Seuss (contestants have made more than $50,000 in green improvements to their houses); Green Landscaping (contestants utilize green strategies on their lawns and landscaping, such as xeriscaping or vegetable gardening); and Green Kids (contestants from ages 5 to 18 are helping with going green at home).
First prize winners will receive a $100 Whole Foods gift card, and honorable mentions will receive gift cards from "green" neighborhood merchants. Full contest details are below.
Deadline to enter is Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 by 5 p.m. Contestants should choose a suitable category and include category title, name, phone number, address, e-mail, at least two digital photos (300 dpi preferred) or two color prints accompanied by a type-written 250-word (max) description of your green efforts and strategies used. Remember to tell us how much energy your home uses in kilowatt hours (kWh) each month. Note: This information is on your electric bill.
Mail entries to:
Lakewood Neighborhood Association
PO Box 140618
Dallas, TX 75214
Email entries to: email@example.com
Open to all residents of Lakewood. Only one entry per household. Members of the LNA board and LNA committees may submit entries but are not eligible for prizes. Contest winners to be announced in January 2009.