Last year I had the pleasure to go back to Washington DC and be apart of CropLife America’s 2014 Policy Conference. It was an incredible experience and I walked away with so much respect for this organization. When I heard they are supporting the Food Recovery Network (you guys know how I feel about food waste) by asking people to use social media and show their “green thumbs” – I was even more impressed with CropLife.
CropLife America is holding a social media initiative called the Green Thumb Challenge. They are asking those of us who support all forms of sustainable farming methods and U.S. farmers (and ranchers!) to tweet @CropLifeAmerica, a simple picture of your green thumb, why you support agriculture. Make sure you use the #GreenThumbContest to enter!
Now this is the cool part for every submission on twitter they receive “CLA will donate $1 to the Food Recovery Network.” This is an organization “that unites students on college campuses to fight waste by donating the surplus unsold food from their colleges and donating it to hungry Americans.”
CropLife America is willing to donate up to $10,000 to this organization. Think how much food that would save and how many hungry people that would help. In addition to that donation they are also offering a pretty cool prize to the “best” green thumb – an Apple watch!
Again, all you need to do to enter is tweet to @CropLifeAmerica a picture of your green thumb, tell them why you support ag and use the hashtag #GreenThumbContest. Easy peasy! Go here for complete rules and guidelines www.croplifeamerica.org/green-thumb-challenge.
Please support this wonderful initiative!