What would Earth Day be without a silly contest with a gimmicky prize? Sungevity shamelessly joins the fray with an Earth Day Makeover Contest. The winner will receive the fashionable and practical Sungevity Solar Messenger Bag which can charge your iPod, cell phone and other 12-volt gadgets.
Earth Day was first observed in 1970, when 20 million people participated in demonstrations around the country. Eight months later, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was born–talk about a successful action! In recent years, many observers have criticized the commercialization of Earth Day and the way in which corporations misuse it to greenwash themselves. Is Earth Day having a mid-life crisis? Does it need a re-boot? We’re not saying it does, but we’re curious what you think.
Using the comment feature below, answer this question in 200 words or less: If you were in charge of Earth Day 2011, what would it be like? You can envision something completely new, tweak the current model or simply suggest one new kind of action that could be added on to the traditional Earth Day next year. You’ll get points for proposals that are practical, creative, affordable, and inspiring. With your permission, we’ll pass the winning idea along to Earth Day 2011 organizers. Please submit your idea by April 30.