As Earth Hour Approaches, the Go Green Initiative and Glogster EDU Partner for International Earth Day Contest

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As Earth Hour approaches, the Go Green Initiative helps kids examine the sustainability of their community’s energy, water, and food systems.

Jill Buck, founder & CEO, Go Green Initiative

It's not enough to prepare our children for the future. We must prepare the future for our children.

Glogster EDU announces their partnership today with the Go Green Initiative (GGI) to launch the first annual International Go Green Glogster Earth Day contest. Students will be asked to investigate the sustainability of the food, water or energy system in their community and express their findings through videos, podcasts, blogs, music and photos compiled in a “Glog” (see http://www.edu.glogster.com).

“Even after decades of environmental activism in this country, we still struggle to reliably deliver clean and safe water, food and energy to our nation’s children,” says Jill Buck, founder of the Go Green Initiative. “It’s time to take a good hard look at the sustainability and success of the energy, water and food systems that serve our communities. Who better to bring this issue into focus than the children who will inherit these systems?”

Prizes include an organic garden to a winning school; a full-service, all organic BBQ for a winning class; four (4) five-hundred dollar and five (5) one-hundred dollar cash prizes to winning students; and a wide array of environmentally-themed items such as DVDs, t-shirts and stainless steel water bottles.

"This is our first contest on Glogster EDU, and we're very excited to partner up with GGI,” says Patrik Prepsl, Co-founder and Vice President of Product Development, Glogster EDU. “Their mission of conservation and sustainability truly aligns with our online platform. We see more and more schools going paperless through the help of our creative Glog platform."

The Go Green Glogster Earth Day contest runs until Earth Day, April 22, 2012. For more information on entering, visit http://edu.glogster.com/contest/Go-Green-Initiative-Earth-Day-Contest/.

About the Go Green Initiative (GGI):
The Go Green Initiative is the global leader in fully comprehensive environmental action plans for schools, businesses, organizations and homes. By promoting environmental stewardship on campuses from preschools through universities, the GGI works to involve families, businesses and local governments in the common goal of protecting human health through environmental stewardship. Since its inception in July 2002, the Go Green Initiative has been endorsed by the National School Boards Association, National Recycling Coalition, adopted by nine State PTA Boards, implemented in all 50 U.S. states, 71 countries and on 5 continents. The Go Green Initiative has kept more than ten million pounds of recyclables out of the world’s landfills, conserved 25.7 million gallons of water; reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3,800 metric tons; conserved 34,500 barrels of oil; and saved over 67 billion BTUs of energy. These accomplishments were achieved voluntarily, with no mandates or legislation, showing that “going green” is practical and simply makes sense. There are currently over 2.5 million students and teachers in registered Go Green schools.

More information is available online at http:// http://www.GoGreenInitiative.org.

About Glogster EDU:

Glogster EDU is the leading global education platform for the creative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom and beyond. We empower educators and students with the technology to create Glogs online multimedia posters with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more. Our project-based learning platform brings creativity and excitement to the learning process for teachers, students, and parents. Learn more about Glogster EDU at http://edu.glogster.com.

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