Solar Charger Giveaway: IEEE Launches Green Your World Challenge Facebook App

The IEEE Green Your World (GYW) Challenge has officially launched! IEEE wants to bring visibility and support to the UN declaration for 2012- the year of Sustainable Energy for All, and to maintain awareness of global social responsibility, has upgraded the IEEE Green Your World Facebook page to get global users engaged. IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, recently launched its GYW Challenge in an effort to encourage and inspire more sustainable living.

Users can create their own “green” challenge, play around with the drawing application, send invitations to their Facebook friends, spread the word across social media channels, explore, comment on and make pledges to other challenges, and browse the user-submitted pictures– all in one place.
The idea behind the challenge s to motivate individuals to make easy changes to your everyday and help lower impact. No action is too small because when multiplied by the world populations, every bit of a greener lifestyle helps (remove) a tonne (of CO2)!! A great place to begin is by committing to just one activity that reduces your environmental impact and can be easily integrated in your day-to-day life. To get started, you can make a commitment, and invite your friends to do the same, by participating in the IEEE Green Your World (GYW) Challenge, which is a fun Facebook app that asks you to support or create an eco-friendly pledge.

It is easy! Just log in to Facebook and “like” the IEEE GYW Challenge page.

After you “like” the page, you will have the opportunity to create your own green challenge, support someone else’s challenge, or create a drawing that shows what a greener world looks like to you. You can share the challenge on Facebook and invite your friends.

If contributing to a greener world isn’t incentive enough, readers of Ecopreneurist will have the chance to win a USB device solar charger, courtesy of IEEE, when you participate in the GYW Challenge. How to do so is below.

Solar Charger Giveaway on Ecopreneurist

To enter the Ecopreneurist Solar Charger Giveaway, just follow these three steps:

  1. Go to the IEEE Green Your World (GYW) Challenge page, “like it” and submit a challenge.
  2. Share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, or Reddit.
  3. Come back to this post and let us know in the comments below (just one comment, please) what your challenge was and where you shared the post.

The giveaway will end on Sunday July 8 at 11:59 pm and winner will be selected on Monday, July 9.

Follow @IEEEorg on Twitter, for the latest updates on the GYW Challenge and you can share your green ideas for the challenge by tweeting them using #GreenYourWorld.

What will you pledge to do for the IEEE GYW Challenge? What are some of the actions you regularly take now to contribute to a more sustainable future?

*Note: the giveaway is only open to residents of the United States.

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