For fun I do sweepstakes and I came across this one. If you volunteer to make your community a greener place, you might qualify.
Last year's first prize winner was students from the Clifford School in Redwood City, CA who started a lunchtime recycling program. They obtained a grant to buy bins for collecting plastic and aluminum.
And students in the Jenison Public School in Jenison, MI collected phone books then donated them to a local company who makes ecofriendly cellulose insulation for homes. Imagine what you can do?
For our eighth annual volunteering awards, FamilyFun is partnering with Disney Friends for Change to celebrate all the ways families work to improve their communities. Together with generationOn (the youth division of Points of Light Institute), we'll select four grand-prize winners and ward $5,000 to each winner's favorite charity! Five first-place winners will receive $1,000 for their charity of choice. The entry deadline is November 30.
Entry form: http://familyfun.go.com/assets/cms/pdf/magazine/2012FFVolunteersEntryFormv2_distributed.pdf