(PRWEB) March 06, 2013
PeopleTowels, the eco-friendly, on-the-go alternative to disposable paper towels, has joined forces with Whole Foods Market Florida stores, leaders in the quality food business, to host an Earth Day design contest. “We hope this contest will help to raise awareness of local agriculture and the importance of choosing local farms,” comments Karen Doyle, Regional Green Mission Specialist for Whole Foods Market stores in Florida. Learn more about these benefits and Whole Foods Market’s local produce.
“In addition to raising awareness of the benefits of eating local, we believe the design contest will inspire individuals to kick the paper towel habit,” states PeopleTowels Co-Founder, Mary Wallace. The average person consumes 3,000 single-use paper towels (equivalent to 8 large garbage bags) outside the home, annually. If just one in four adults in the United States switched to PeopleTowels, they would save enough trees to cover the state of Alaska, reduce enough landfill waste to fill Fenway Park four times, conserve enough water to fill 2,000 Olympic size swimming pools and cut CO2 emissions equivalent to removing 815,000 cars from the roads.
Two contest winners will be selected: The First Choice winner will receive $1000 and the Runner Up winner will receive $250. The First Choice winning design will be imprinted on PeopleTowels to be given away on Earth Day in Whole Foods Market Florida stores and sold online at http://www.peopletowels.com.
Submit your designs online from March 1 - 17, 2013. A panel of judges will select the winning designs to be announced on March 20, 2013. The winning PeopleTowels will be available for purchase online in time for Earth Day on April 22, 2013.
About People Towels®
PeopleTowels, LLC is the pioneer of the reusable personal hand towel in the U.S., with a mission to empower each of us to live more sustainably by switching from paper towels to reusable PeopleTowels when they are at work or on-the-go. A new concept in sustainability, PeopleTowels are specially designed using a patent-pending fabric made from 100% certified organic, Fair Trade cotton and printed with low impact dyes. Easy to use, PeopleTowels are small (9x9 inches), lightweight, highly absorbent, durable and fast drying (5-10 minutes). Functional fashion, PeopleTowels are an eco-accessory, featuring compelling graphics and designed with a hangtag for easy access when clipped to a purse, bag, backpack or other accessible locale.
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 69,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 16 consecutive years. The company currently has 345 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.