Grades of Green is having our first ever contest and we hope you will want to join in the fun!

As a grassroots non-profit, we are trying to spread the word about Grades of Green to as many schools as we can. We have found that the best way to do this is through a personal referral. We know people LOVE to win things, especially really cool things, so we have come up with a plan.

If you refer a school to Grades of Green, and that school registers on our website, you will be sent a gorgeous, environmentally-friendly Lifefactory water bottle. Lifefactory is generously donating the bottles specifically for this contest. Thanks Lifefactory! Now, this isn’t just any old water bottle, it’s made from BPA-free glass and comes in really stunning colors. Check it out at

The more schools you refer, the more bottles you will get! Wouldn’t it feel great knowing that your simple referral would help educate students on how to care for the planet? And we all know that once a kid knows how to protect the earth, they tell their parents, and the next thing you know, the whole family has gone green! Your efforts are already making a huge difference, so why not spread the word and make an even greater impact?

The rules are simple. E-mail us when you refer a school, and if they register, we will contact you immediately to let you know and send you one of these super cool bottles. There is no limit on how many bottles you can get, so refer away! It’s the least we can do to thank you for helping to get Grades of Green into as many schools as we can so we can inspire and empower students across the nation. Contest ends January 31, 2011.

On a side note, if you want to purchase some for yourself, Lifefactory is offering Grades of Green friends a 15% discount. The discount code is gradesofgreen. Feel free to let your friends know about this, post it on Facebook, e-mail your Grandma, the more the merrier! Grades of Green will get a small donation for every bottle purchased using this code.

Thanks, good luck, and let the games begin!