Its springtime, which means Prom Season for kids in high school! Choices ranging from attire, to makeup, and even the decorations at the party can be eco-friendly. To further this effort, Whole Foods Market has sponsored “Project Green Prom,” which encourages students to turn the annual event into one that is more environmentally-friendly.
Among other things, girls can reduce wasteful consumer spending associated with attending the Prom by finding a gown at the dress swap in New York City on April 6. Simply bring a dress you no longer love and exchange it for a new one. The event will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Whole Foods Market at 270 Greenwich Street.
Pamper yourself with green spa treatments and cosmetics. Experts will also be at the April 6 event to give nutrition and party-planning tips to make the special night the most environmentally friendly as possible.
There’s even a contest – which ends tomorrow, March 30 – for juniors and seniors who believe they will host the greenest prom to produce and submit a video. Hurry! Winners will be flown to NYC and announced at the April 6 prom dress exchange!
Go to www.teensturninggreen.org for a form and more details.
Project Green Prom is a part of the more encompassing movement, “Teens Turning Green.” Its both inspiring and educational for participants.
Teenagers learn that they CAN make a significant difference with respect to caring for the planet. Simply helping them become aware with respect to their purchasing habits, whether wasteful or otherwise “non-green,” can set them up for a lifetime of successful stewardship. After all, they are inheriting the earth in its current condition. Its up to teens to see about improving things for themselves, their children and grandchildren.
And it looks like they are up to the challenge.
As explained on the website:
“Teens Turning Green is a national coalition of teens educating peers and community members about safe, healthy, and green lifestyle choices. The campaign focuses on the daily chemical exposures in our schools and communities that harm our health. Teens across the country work to advocate for policy change to protect our health and inspire actions that sustain our earth.”
Check out this amazing video of a new Teens Turning Green cosmetic product line. Yep – its the brain child of a group of entrepreneurial teenagers:
From cosmetics to catering, programs to punch, you don’t even have to formally participate in Project Green Prom to minimize the environmental impact of prom this year at your school.
Will you or your teen be attending a green prom? What choices can you make in order to enjoy a more earth-friendly event?