New Yorkers who are committed to the environment can enter by writing a short essay stating why they deserve the title and how they have maintained a 'green spirit.' The winner should demonstrate a commitment and leadership to protecting the environment.
A panel of celebrities and influential green New Yorkers will judge the entries for 'Greenest New Yorker.' Judges include Chef/author/restaurateur Mario Batali, 'The Lazy Environmentalist' author Josh Dorfman, Twilight and Nurse Jackie star Peter Facinelli, interior designer Robin Wilson and architect Morris Adjmi,
Entries must be received by midnight on April 8, 2010 for the prize of getaway package, which will be announced on Earth Day.
The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. The winner will receive his or her choice of an I LOVE NEW YORK Green Getaway, which includes a three-day, two-night getaway package for two people to one of New York's Top Ten Green Destinations.
To apply, contestants can log onto http://www.escapemaker.com/ilovenygreen, and in 250 words or less, tell I LOVE NEW YORK and EscapeMaker.com why they deserve the title of "Greenest New Yorker."
To be considered for the title of Greenest New Yorker, New York State residents will need to describe how they've contributed to sustainable, eco practices and what they do regularly to maintain a "green spirit." The winner should illustrate a commitment to and leadership in protecting the environment while utilizing its natural resources. How feasibly an individual's green works can be replicated by others will also be taken into consideration. Submissions can be supported with videos and photographs. Submissions must be received no later than midnight on April 8, 2010.
Written by Christine Nyholm