Posts Tagged ‘Earthkeeper hero’

Who Wants to Be a Green Guru?

Now through October 16th, we’re holding a gaming tournament on our Earthkeepers Hero: Mission Possible Facebook trivia game to determine who is the Ultimate Green Trivia Guru.

The person that earns the most points and is able to unseat our reigning Earthkeeper Hero Champion, Greena Garbo, will be awarded:

  • A CASH PRIZE! of $1000 for themselves 
  • $500 for the environmental non-profit of their choice
  • Bragging rights as the Ultimate Green Trivia Guru (Priceless or tasteless?  You decide.)

Enter and start playing today to be the top player in our Hall of Fame, win a fabulous prize, and earn the opportunity to help a great cause.

More details about the contest, including important instructions on how to download and start playing the game, can be found at http://bit.ly/EKGAME_CONTEST.

May the best Earthkeeper win!

Store-Front Sustainability

Earthkeeper Hero Cate Trotter has had a busy month of hosting trend tours , which showcase all that’s hip and green in London. The theme of one of her more popular trend tours these days is “Green Retail” … and as it so happens, Timberland’s Regent Street store is one of her featured tour stops!  (We couldn’t be prouder.)

Cate’s retail trend tours are designed to inspire creative teams and entrepreneurs to rethink their own retail spaces with an eye toward sustainability.  What makes our Regent Street store sustainable enough to make Cate’s cut?

  • Physical elements such as reclaimed timber and repurposed seating (old cinema seats work just as well for weary shoe shoppers).
  • Open space, flexible displays and walls with interchangeable panels – key to refreshing the store’s interior design more easily and efficiently, without starting from scratch (and without creating more material waste).
  • “Storytelling” elements which speak (quietly, not in-your-face) to our corporate commitment to the environment.

We’re thrilled to be featured in Cate’s trend tours … and would love to hear from you which other retailers you think are showcasing sustainability in an effective way.

To keep up on Cate’s latest trendspotting, follow her story anytime on Changents.com .

A Different Kind of Summer Camp

In Chicago, a group of 13-year old kids are spending their summer not singing campfire songs or tying lanyards, but learning about geothermal heating and cooling, greenroofs and other elements of sustainable design.

The best part?  The program has inspired these teenagers to draw up plans and make recommendations for how to green the cultural center building where they meet twice a week, turning their summer learning into sustainable action.

Earthkeeper hero Elizabeth Redmond spent a day with these teens last week to talk alternative energy and share her POWERleap technology, resulting in a great hands-on, active learning experience for everyone.

Elizabeth shares more photos and her thoughts about the day over on Changents.com.  For more coverage of POWERleap, check out this recent blog post on EcoGeek or last week’s alternative energy program as heard on the Boston-based National Public Radio show, Here and Now.