OneMillionActsOfGreen.com Challenges Americans to Complete One Million Acts of Green with the Chance to Win a $5,000 Dollar Green Shopping Spree

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The last day of its "3 to Green" contest, with the chance to win a prize valued at $5,000, Cisco continues its efforts to promote environmental sustainability through the use of technology. These initiatives are part of Cisco’s One Million Acts of Green® campaign, an online eco-community to facilitate individual acts of green that, when combined with others and done for a common eco-friendly purpose, can have a tremendously positive sustainable environmental impact.

Go Green, Stay Green: One Million Acts of Green offers the chance to win a $5,000 dollar shopping spree

I just never thought about how easy it is to be more green

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote environmental sustainability through the use of technology, Cisco challenges Americans to go green and stay green, with the chance to win a prize valued at $5,000. These initiatives are part of Cisco’s One Million Acts of Green® campaign, an online eco-community to facilitate individual acts of green that, when combined with others and done for a common eco-friendly purpose, can have a tremendously positive sustainable environmental impact.

“I just never thought about how easy it is to be more green,” said Sommer Poquette, a stay-at-home mom and prelaunch user on http://www.onemillionactsofgreen.com . “My kids and I have made it a game to check the outside temperature, the temperature number on the house thermostat, and then see if we can turn it up one degree and stay comfortable.” Poquette continued, “We’ve learned to run around and close the window shades on hot summer days, turn off the faucet when brushing our teeth, and all these things—we’re using less electricity, less water, and spending less on utility bills, too!”

Enter the Three to Green Sweepstakes here for your chance to win a $5,000 green shopping spree: http://www.onemillionactsofgreen.com/gnx.aspx?name=3togreen

Facts / Highlights
·         Cisco’s campaign introduces two Going Green, Staying Green programs that make being environmentally responsible easier for Earth-conscious individuals and companies:
·         The Three to Green Sweepstakes asks visitors to pledge, complete and share three acts of green with friends through the One Million Acts of Green website or Facebook application. For every three completed green acts, consumers can enter to win a $5,000 green products shopping spree on buygreen.com.
·         The GREEN U program presents a list of simple eco-friendly acts that can be done quickly, whether alone or with family to help the environment, while it educates visitors about the site and how Cisco’s Human Network can make a sustainable difference for our planet.
·         This new green initiative marks the redesign and relaunch of One Million Acts of Green website and Facebook page in the United States. Visitors to the website or Facebook may pledge, complete and share more than 150 Acts of Green in five categories: Community, Home, Low-Cost, School, and Transportation.
·         In October 2008, Cisco launched One Million Acts of Green in Canada to show how easy going green can be for individuals, organizations and communities by completing green acts on their own while contributing to the greater good of environmental responsibility. Success with that project has prompted Cisco to extend the One Million Acts Of Green program to the United States.
·         Cisco’s involvement in One Million Acts of Green is a logical extension of the company’s belief that technology can transform how people connect, communicate and collaborate to address the world’s environmental challenges.
·         Cisco is committed to a high-level of environmental responsibility in operations, culture, products and customer solutions. To date, the company has set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its worldwide operations 25 percent by 2012 and has already cut its emissions from business travel by more than 350,000 metric tons since 2006.

“At Cisco, we believe that technology can transform how the world manages its energy and environmental challenges, and that true impact will be achieved through the human connections the network enables,” said Laura Ipsen, co-chair of Cisco’s EcoBoard and senior vice president, general manager of Cisco Smart Grid. “One Million Acts of Green is an online eco-destination that takes advantage of this capacity for collaboration and creates measureable Acts of Green. It's important for people to know how their individual acts add up to make a big difference. With that direction, we expect One Million Acts of Green to be much more than just another green movement; we hope lives will change because sustainable green habits are formed.”

Supporting Resources:
·         Visit the website and complete an Act of Green today: http://www.OneMillionActsOfGreen.com
·         View a video on One Million Acts of Green and how to pledge an Act of Green.
·         Follow One Million Acts of Green on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/1M_actsofgreen
·         Find One Million Acts of Green on Facebook.
·         For more information on Cisco’s environmental strategy: http://www.cisco.com/go/green

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About Cisco:
Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, this year celebrates 25 years of technology innovation, operational excellence and corporate social responsibility. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com.

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