Eco-Hero Contest Offers Online Forum for Budding Philanthropists – Adults and Kids Alike – to Submit Stories of Making a Difference, Be Rewarded for their Efforts

Online PR News – 26-August-2010 – – As the summer blockbuster season draws to a close and our ironclad heroes head into hibernation for yet another year, the greatest damsel in the most distress – the incomparable Mother Earth – has yet to be saved. Suddenly, like a bolt of lightning streaking across a polluted sky, a new eco-hero emerges from the murk to save our fair maiden from the verge of destruction – you!

Environmentalist, green jewelry designer and trusted sidekick to eco-heroes-in-training Rebekah Green today announced the launch of a monthly “Eco-Hero Contest” through her website,, that aims to inspire and reward the growing community of globally-conscious, environmentally-savvy heroes already doing their part – big and small, day-in and day-out – to make the world a better place.

“I feel like it’s high time we create a forum for all of us to toot our own horns and be rewarded for our efforts, big and small,” said Green. “The Eco-Hero Contest allows for everyone to celebrate his or her collective greatness and not-so-random acts of kindness. My goal with this contest is to emphasize that no matter how grand the act, that act itself may very well become the defining gesture that changes the entire life of a person in need or ignites an unexpected domino effect of generosity.”

Inspired by Green’s own passion for compassion, the monthly contest asks users of all ages (adults and children alike) to submit their stories of action – whether they be tales of inspiring underprivileged youth, protecting neglected animals, cleaning up littered highways or performing acts of kindness and service on a local or even global scale – along with a photograph via the contest upload form on

Throughout the course of the month, visitors to – as well as friends and family of each Eco-Hero contestant – will have a chance to vote on which story they find to be the most uplifting, inspirational and all-around heroic. On the last day of each month, the eco-hero submission with the most votes wins his or her choice of Green’s 14K gold earrings worth up to $100 from Green’s online store (

“Our generation represents a paradigm shift in global consciousness and community citizenship,” explained Green. “Philanthropy is the new sexy. Charity is the new black. Everything we do is done in style, and that’s why I want to reward my Eco-Hero contestants with a pair of my 100% recycled gold, fair trade gemstone earrings for the best, most inspiring story.”

Green debuted her line of handcrafted, eco-friendly green jewelry – which features six unique design types, including children’s earrings – in summer 2009. Each gorgeous pair of Green’s earrings is manufactured in the United States (Los Angeles), made exclusively with 100 percent recycled 14K gold and fair trade gemstones and is accompanied with entirely biodegradable and plantable packaging. Five percent of all net profits from earring sales will benefit Global Green USA, Charity: Water and Heifer International.

For more information on the Eco-Hero Contest, Rebekah Green, or to purchase designs from Green’s line of sustainable jewelry, please visit

About Rebekah Green
As businesswoman, eco-pioneer and CEO of Rebekah Green, Inc., Rebekah Green is an eco-minded entrepreneur positioned at the forefront of the luxury Green 2.0 movement – where global responsibility is as expected as much as it is commended. In 2002, Green launched a multi-million dollar custom design and build firm (as featured on the Discovery Channel). In 2007, Green joined iTunes as producer and host of “The Green Scene with Rebekah Green” and partnered with Magical Elves (Project Runway, Top Chef) to develop green-themed programming. In 2009, Green launched a line of fair trade, sustainable and entirely handcrafted green jewelry (with proceeds benefitting Global Green USA, Charity: Water and Heifer International) as featured in Daily Candy, Hamptons Magazine and on red carpets throughout Hollywood. Green aims to set the example for beauty and accountability by encouraging intelligent, forward-thinking choices without sacrificing luxury. “Feeling pretty is powerful!”