Green Dorm Makeover Contest From Teens Turning Green

“Being green isn’t just about buying organic or recycled products, but rather about being mindful and embracing the transition from conventional to conscious living.” –Teens Turning Green

I recently had the pleasure of working with ten teens over the past six weeks for an interior design contest and am continually amazed by their level of consciousness towards improving their world. They are socially savvy, environmentally aware and understand their influence. Not to mention, they are extremely sweet and well-mannered. One couldn’t have asked for a better bunch.

 Green Dorm Makeover Contest From Teens Turning Green

Last October, I had teamed up with Teens Turning Green to celebrate the launch of Project Green Challenge and this year they have added a new program called Project Green Dorm. They told me about a fun contest that they’re running for students that are 18+ and I had to share it. It’s a Green Dorm Makeover Contest that runs through this Monday, September 4th, 2012 so hurry up and enter! Students are invited to curate the ultimate green dorm room or living space on Pinterest. Each Pinterest board must contain between 25 and 50 amazing eco items with a brief description of what makes each item green or eco-friendly. Here’s how to enter:

Step 1: Complete contest registration: Answers will be judged as a part of final scoring.

Step 2: Log in or sign up for a Pinterest account at If you are new to the site, it may take a few days to be granted access.

Step 3: Create a new board called “Project Green Dorm.”

Step 4: Follow Teens Turning Green on Pinterest at for inspiration!

Step 5: Start pinning on your new PGD board! Images should make up the ultimate green dorm room or living space. The finished board must have between twenty-five (25) and fifty (50) pins, including a minimum of four (4) items from Whole Foods Market ( and four (4) items from eBay Green ( or

Step 6: In the description of each pin, include the name of the product, company and a brief description (50 – 100 words) of what compelled you to select this item, a link to the site where you found the item, and hashtag #greendorm.

Step 7: Post a link to your entire board and/or specific pins to Facebook and or Twitter. Like and tag @Teens Turning Green on Facebook and follow and tag @TeensTurnGreen on Twitter. Use hashtag #greendorm. Quality and quantity of social sharing will be factored into your final score.

Step 8: Once your board is complete, email your board link (the “Submission”) to with the subject line: “PGD Contest Pinterest Board Submission.” Please include your full name, age, phone number and email address (for individual or team Participants). The deadline for entries is 11:59:59 PM (PDT) on September 1, 2012 (the “Closing Date”). By taking this step, you agree to be bound by the Official Rules.

Head back to school in style this year–best of luck to all of you amazing teens out there!! xo Jacyn

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