Oh prom season! Time to reserve a corsage, buy a new dresses, amp up your makeup, book a stretch limos, the works! With so many choices to make about the big night, caring about the environment might not automatically be a high priority.
But being green at prom is really easy, and the teams at Teens Turning Green and Whole Foods Market are working together to encourage teens around the country just how easy and stylish it is to make thoughtful, earth-friendly decisions and purchases around prom season.
The program called Project Green Prom kicks off today with a fun online video contest for high school juniors and teens where they are encouraged to post creative three-minute videos that answer the question â€œHow would you â€˜greenâ€™ your prom?â€
Essentially, teens submit videos between now and March 30th via (teensturninggreen.org.) that talk about things like how they use organic and eco-friendly makeup, what their dream sustainable prom dress would be by their favorite designer, how they would like to see a zero waste event at their high school etc; teens have the opportunity to make a difference.
The videos will be judged by fashion, beauty and green experts including model/activist Summer Rayne Oakes and Teen Vogue beauty editor Eva Chen among others where they will decide who will win a variety of prizes including eco prom dresses from top fashion designers sustainable beauty products, even a trip to NYC and a Full Green Prom Makeover for the grand prize winner, and more.