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A Fun Way for Teens to Go Green (and Win Prizes!)

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Calling all eco-conscious teens: Now's the time to join the Project Green Challenge, a 30-day challenge that kicked off on October 1st. Each day, participating teens will receive an e-mail with a green-friendly task and helpful resources. (Past projects have included everything from cutting back on water to writing letters to congressional representatives.)

Led by the youth non-profit Teens Turning Green, the initiative's goal is to encourage teens to make small but lasting changes for their health and the planet's. Those who complete the challenge can enter the finals, where 12 students will attend "Green University," a three-day eco-summit in the Bay Area, California. There, they'll create social action plans and platforms that the organization will put into place for the next year. The judges will select one champion, who will win a grand prize valued at $15,000.

Last year, more than 2,600 high school and college students from across the nation joined in. For more info or to get involved, visit ProjectGreenChallenge.com.

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