Win $20,000 to Put Your Green Idea Into Action!

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Win $20,000 to Put Your Green Idea Into Action!

SunChips and National Geographic have joined forces to create the Green Effect, an initiative to inspire individuals to spark a green movement in their communities.

YOU could be the one to make a difference in your community—for the planet! Submit a description of your Green Effect idea by June 8, 2009. Ten finalists will be announced July 7, 2009. Online viewers and a distinguished panel of judges will review these inspiring ideas.

Beginning this Earth Day, Frito-Lay’s SunChips brand and National Geographic invite everyone to join them in the Green Effect, an initiative to inspire people to take small steps to create big change. Because big change starts with small steps, SunChips and National Geographic believe that if each one of us takes a small step to make our community greener, we can create big change for our planet.

To get the movement started, they’re awarding $20,000 grants to five people or groups with compelling ideas for green change. Plus the winners will also be featured in National Geographic magazine and will travel to Washington, DC to share their idea with environmental leaders.

There are individuals and groups who have amazing ideas in your local community, and we hope they will take the time to share their “green dream” for the chance to win $20,000 and make a big difference in their community. All they need to do to be considered is to submit a written essay online. The deadline is June 8, 2009.

For additional details and to enter, please visit “ “