Recyclebank already rewards participants for adopting greener habits like recycling with discounts and deals from local and national businesses. Now the New York-based company is offering more than 100 prizes to people who pledge to take green actions in their homes and motivate their friends to do the same with the Green Your Home challenge.
Each week on the Green Your Home website, Recyclebank will “unlock” a different room of a house, revealing new green tips and challenges for that room. In the kitchen, for example, participants can take a tutorial on product labels such as “organic” and “fair trade” and pledge to use one less paper towel a day.
Participants’ scores are tabulated based on the number of challenges they complete and the number of friends they convince to take actions. The challenge runs until April 30.
The contest’s grand prize is an $18,000 green kitchen makeover by green living expert Danny Seo and includes LG Energy Star appliances, chairs made of recycled plastic Coca-Cola bottles and a one-year supply of Ziploc products, featuring their new bags made with 25 percent less plastic. Ten first-place winners will receive green prizes such as a solar backpack and NOOK Color e-reader.