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AVEENO® just announced the THIRD winner of their Be An Active Natural™ Fund: Rachelle Roper of Belleview, FL. and her organization, Feed The Need Garden, will receive the $10,000 grant as a reward for the incredible work she does! And you have a chance to win a set of gardening tools and seeds to plant some of the Active Naturals ingredients in your own garden! (Details on entering are below.)
AVEENO®, best known for its ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients, launched the BE AN ACTIVE NATURAL™ Fund to award individuals and organizations that create positive changes in their communities. Eight $10,000 grants are being awarded throughout 2012 to consumers whose work impacts the lives of others through one of these three categories:
- Inspiring others to see their natural and inner beauty
- Educating about the values of an active and healthy lifestyle
- Preserving, restoring and improving the local environment
Rachelle truly is an Active Natural. After learning all there is to know about gardening and producing her own source of food while growing up, she saw the need to share the insight and knowledge she acquired to others in her community during the economic downturn. From there, Feed the Need Garden was born. This non-profit’s mission is “to end hunger locally by teaching those in need how to grow and preserve their own food.”
Rachelle organizes local seminars where she educates those wanting to learn her craft. In addition, Rachelle has donated a plot of her very own land to create what she calls “the teaching garden,” where she invites locals to learn best practices first hand. This grant will allow the Feed the Need Garden to continue to expand, allowing Rachelle to educate more people allowing her to continue her non-profit’s mission.
I am thrilled for Rachelle, but it doesn’t end there! AVEENO® will be rewarding one philanthropic organization every month until December! The next two Be An Active Natural™ Fund semi-finalists will be up on August 13.
How can you win the garden tools and seeds giveaway? By commenting on this post! Share anything about gardening below and you’re entered. A winner will be drawn on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 5pm CST. The giveaway is open to United States residents only.
How would a $10,000 grant help you BE AN ACTIVE NATURAL™ leader in your community? Are you already doing work to make your little piece of the world brighter and better? Would some extra money extend your reach? Spread the word?
AVEENO has the answer! The ACTIVE NATURAL™ program is about the people behind the acts that make our world a better place. These people celebrate Earth Day year-round. They are passionate about their beliefs and want to talk about them constantly. They are the people who are making a difference!
This year, the AVEENO® Brand is launching the BE AN ACTIVE NATURAL™ Fund to award more than $300,000 in grants to individuals and organizations that create positive change in their communities. The program began on April 10, 2012 and the ends on October 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm EST.
You can enter to win one of eight $10,000 grants that will be awarded in 2012 by creating positive change in one of the following ways:
- INSPIRE - Inspiring others to see their natural and inner beauty
- EDUCATE - Educating about the values of an active and healthy lifestyle
- PRESERVE - Preserving, restoring and improving the local environment
Check out the details here and find the link for submitting your story. How are you nurturing beautiful change? Tell us what kind of activities you’re doing to nourish beautiful change within your community, school or family, for example. Each month, through November, two finalists from all the eligible entries will have the opportunity to win a $10,000 grant to further their efforts. And it could be you or someone you know!
Go to the AVEENO® facebook page for full program details to vote for the Active Natural who inspires you.
If you do enter, I’d love to hear about it! I want to share your story with all my readers! Good luck!
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Have you visited the Aveeno Be An Active Natural Facebook page recently? This month they are asking us to reduce our use of plastic shopping bags.
I have plenty of reusable shopping bags. They are one of the things I seem to collect. Yet, I never remember to take one into the store with me! I need to work on this!
Go to their Facebook page and take the pledge to carry reusable shopping bags. You can get these for little cost at most retailers, you can make your own, you can craft your own…really the way to get them is endless! The point is, we need to get them and use them!
According to Aveeno:
About 1 million plastic bags are used every minute, and a single plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to degrade. So before running errands, try to remember to have a reusable tote bag on hand. Make it part of your checklist before leaving the house. So if it used to be keys, wallet, phone, now it’s keys, wallet, phone, tote.
This is such a small change but it makes a huge difference by eliminating plastic bags that many times end up in dumps and lead to unnecessary waste.
Join me! Take the pledge, get your Recyclebank points and redeem them for cool things! The more you pledge, the more points you earn!
Let me know how this works for you! I’m vowing to use my bags from now on!