Preschools: Apply Now for the “Green Your School Grant” from Episencial

Episencial and the Green Your School Grant co-sponsors will provide 12 preschools with the opportunity to receive over $2,250 in cash and products to fund student-related projects that teach green concepts benefitting the school environment. Intended to improve the health of preschoolers by reducing their exposure to unnecessary and potentially toxic chemicals, the Green Your School Grant is co-sponsored by EcoMom.com, CleanWell, Eco-Kids and Revolution Foods. One school per month will be awarded a grant package for the next 12 months for a total of more than $30,000 in cast and products.

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Episencial's Green Your School Grant Offers $30,000 in Cash and Products to Preschools Across the U.S.

“We believe that small hands can do great big things in service to the planet,” said Kim Walls, MS and CEO of Episencial. “Preschool is where children begin to learn how to take care of themselves...and care for the planet"

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 4, 2010

Episencial, the first skincare company to create authentically green and all natural products for healthy babies, kids and planet proudly announces a call for applications from preschools around the country for its “Green Your School Grant” program. Intended to further the company’s mission of making green choices both accessible and affordable, Episencial and the Green Your School Grant co-sponsors will provide 12 preschools with the opportunity to receive over $2,250 in cash and products to fund student-related projects that teach green concepts benefitting the school environment.

One school per month will be granted all three components of the Episencial Green Your School Grant:
1. $250 cash towards a green project that benefits the health of students
2. $500 of seasonal Cubby Kits with Episencial Skincare products
3. $500 of eco-friendly products from each Green Your School Grant co-sponsor: CleanWell, Eco-Kids and Revolution Foods.

“We believe that small hands can do great big things in service to the planet,” said Kim Walls, MS and CEO of Episencial. “Preschool is where children begin to learn how to take care of themselves; making it the perfect environment to learn how to make empowered choices and care for the planet.”

Applications for Episencial’s Green Your School Grant program will be accepted from May 4, 2010 to April 31, 2011. The application form and guidelines for submission are available at http://www.episencial.com.

Episencial is the first company to deliver clinically effective, newborn-safe products designed to support the essential immune functions of the skin. Made exclusively from all-natural ingredients and loaded with organics, Episencial is leading the chemical-free charge in personal care products for kids with pricing designed to support today’s actively healthy families with green values.

What You May Not Know about Your Child’s Immune System by Kim Walls, MS

§    The front line defenses in the immune system are, not surprisingly, located at the points of exposure: The respiratory system (lungs), the digestive system (stomach) and the skin.
§    These three areas are responsible for bringing harmful elements such as germs, viruses and toxins in to and then out of the body.
§    One important way to reduce the body’s workload and, therefore, improve your child’s immunity is to decrease (or, ideally, eliminate) your child’s exposure to everyday, unnecessary chemicals.
§    This is particularly important for kids under the age of five, when immune functions, including those of the skin, are still in a developmental stage.
§    Preschool and other group care settings are where a child’s immune system often meets its first biological challenge – germs, viruses and bacteria – that, generally, and typically temporarily, can make your child ill; but that ultimately serve to help develop immunity.
§    Chemical challenges to the immune system can represent a much higher risk to the body as they can cause damage at genetic and cellular levels.

The selection of the co-sponsors for the Green Your School Grant are manufacturers and retailers of products that embrace the program’s directive toward helping to reduce young children’s exposure to chemicals.

CleanWell Company
CleanWell Company’s mission was born over a decade ago from a family’s need to find cleaning and disinfecting products that could be used around the founder’s severely immune compromised son. The CleanWell scientific team was the first to discover how to blend natural plant oils, including thyme, to kill 99.99% of germs naturally. CleanWell is passionately committed to developing innovative solutions that offer a way to clean without compromise. For information about CleanWell Company visit http://www.cleanwelltoday.com.

Eco-Kids Eco-Kids brings environmentally friendly art supplies into the imaginative hands of children. Using safe, natural ingredients, we’ve developed a line of products that aim to raise awareness about our planet. From the colorful fruit, plant and vegetable extracts used in our signature product eco-dough, to the tree-free pages of our art pads, eco-kids brings creative play the natural way into your home. For more information about eco-kids visit http://www.eco-kidsusa.com.

Revolution Foods Revolution Foods was founded on the belief that all children deserve access to healthy, wholesome foods where they need it most - in their schools. After great success revolutionizing the school lunch line, providing over 2 million healthy meals to date, Revolution Foods now offers an entire line of organic snacks for on-the-go nutrition. To find a store or learn more about Revolution Foods visit http://www.revolutionfoods.com.

EcoMom
EcoMom.com is bridging the gap between making healthy choices and making easy choices - making eco-conscious living easy, affordable, and rewarding. We created EcoMom because we care and are concerned for babies and their moms, our families and our communities. By addressing the connection between the health of our environment and the health of our children, we are helping women begin to take better care of themselves and their families – with education, support, tools and vetted products. We empower women to take the all important first steps toward a healthier, more balanced, and sustainable lifestyle. We want every mom to be an EcoMom because being an EcoMom means making choices that are good for all of us, and the planet which we all share.

EcoMom will deliver Green Your School Grant product awards to the 12 winning preschools. To learn more about EcoMom visit http://www.EcoMom.com.

About Episencial:
With Episencial products you can begin to instill green values from day one. Sharing these fun and inviting products -- and the care and consideration that goes into making them - with children can serve as a building block for making actively healthy choices for themselves and the planet. Episencial was founded by Kim Walls, M.S., a second-generation skin care expert from the Epicuren family, who couldn't find skin care products for her babies that met her standards for quality and care for the environment - so, she created her own with the help of several moms and dads. Episencial now proudly offers two distinct all natural skin care lines: Epicuren Baby featuring exclusive imagery from renowned artist Anne Geddes and the new Episencial skin care system with artwork from The World of Eric Carle. Sales of Episencial products benefit the company's philanthropic partner Healthy Child, Healthy World and its mission to protect children from harmful chemicals. For more information, go to http://episencial.com.

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