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It Pays to Dream…

Over the past few months nearly 2,500 people and teams submitted entries to a contest National Geographic helped sponsor. The idea was for people to dream of ways to green their neighborhoods and communities. Based on the number of submissions received, the so-called Green Effect–taking small steps that together create big change–is in full force....

GE_winner_102x68.jpgOver the past few months nearly 2,500 people and teams submitted entries to a contest National Geographic helped sponsor. The idea was for people to dream of ways to green their neighborhoods and communities. Based on the number of submissions received, the so-called Green Effect–taking small steps that together create big change–is in full force.

Five winners were awarded $20,000 each to pursue their plans for a tree planting, building a high school greenhouse and environmental education program, supplying a school with re-usable classroom party kits, a community recycling program that uses tricycles, and greening a low-income city block.

Read more about these ideas and find inspiration for your own.

–Tasha Eichenseher

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Meet the Author

Tasha Eichenseher
Tasha Eichenseher is the Environment Producer and Editor for National Geographic Digital Media. She has covered water issues for a wide range of media outlets, including E/The Environment Magazine, Environmental Science & Technology online news, Greenwire, Green Guide, and National Geographic News.