Climate change is one of the most daunting threats facing our world today. Creative solutions will be the key to changing the tides of the biggest fight of humanity. EverythingLongBeach.com will begin using Mokugift’s tree-planting rewards as prizes for the Great Green Ideas contest.
EverythingLongBeach.com actively supports green activities in Long Beach by promoting events that help the environment such as neighborhood tree-plantings and beach cleanups.
“We’re always looking for ways to encourage residents to get involved in the green movement on a local level,” said Barbara Holbrook, managing editor. “We support a lot of volunteer efforts by promoting green events on our website at no charge—community tree-plantings, beach cleanups, farmers markets and fundraisers.
The community news website will use Mokugift trees during their Great Green Ideas contest, which will solicit green living ideas from readers and then let the community vote for their favorites.
“Mokugift trees just seemed like a natural tie-in for our promotion,” said Keith Lewis, Social Media Director. “We wanted something tangible that participants could ‘open up’ but, it was important that it fit with the spirit of a green contest. We didn’t want something that could be thrown away and end up in a land fill.”
“That’s what we love about Mokugift,” Holbrook added. “We can use the trees as a tangible reward for participation. Plus, it’s a cost-effective way to get people excited about doing something green.”
Everything Long Beach will kick off the Great Green Ideas contest in April. Be the first to know all the details by following the site on twitter (@everythinglb) and Facebook (Everything Long Beach on Facebook). EverythingLongBeach.com has already kicked off the contest by planting 100 trees. These trees will absorb an average total of 500 lbs of carbon per year. Holbrook and Lewis say they hope to plant more than 250 trees by the end of the Long Beach contest.
Mokugift created the 1,000 Ways To Plant A Tree campaign to enable innovative companies, like EverythingLongBeach.com, to invent news ways to plant a real tree as a gift for customers at $1 apiece. The goal is to plant 100,000 trees by July 29, 2010. These trees will absorb an average of 5 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year.
Mokugift trees are planted by farmers practicing environmentally sustainable forestry and agricultural methods in tropical zones in Central America, Africa and Asia. The plantings not only restock, with native trees, existing forests that have been depleted, but also contribute to more diverse, productive and economically sustainable land-use systems. Business can join the 1,000 Ways To Plant A Tree campaign today at Mokugift.