Press the President Announces Photo Contest and Tips for Americans to 'Go Green' This April



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TO ENVIRONMENTAL, AND NATIONAL EDITORS:

Press the President Announces Photo Contest and Tips for Americans to

'Go Green' This April

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many Americans, April

signifies the arrival of spring and new beginnings. This April, Press

the President, an online collaborative blog, is challenging Americans

to start a new beginning by "going green" and share their actions with

our readers. With Earth Day taking place on April 22nd and Arbor Day

taking place on April 25th, there are plenty of opportunities to

celebrate the environment. Below are some tips from the editorial

staff at Press the President on how you can go green this April:

-- Writing Online - American businesses throw away 21 million tons of

paper every year, so what better way to celebrate the environment than

by writing online? Press the President allows you to engage in debates

and express your opinion in an open political forum. And the best part

is, not a single sheet of paper goes to waste on our articles!

-- Have a Vegetarian Day - Press the President recently interviewed

Congressman Jim Moran about animal rights. One way to help animals,

and the globe, is go "vegetarian" once a week. Did you know that it

requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef? By

eliminating meat from your diet once a week, you are saving the

environment and helping animals. On the days that you do eat meat, try

to buy local grass-fed produce to help lower the carbon footprint even

more.

-- Rock Your Own Coffee Cup - There is no doubt America is a

caffeinated nation and many of us depend on our coffee. But we can

still have our coffee from restaurants and save the plastic and paper

wasted containing it every day. Many coffee stores now offer discounts

if you bring your own cup as well.

-- Gift It, Don't Throw It - How many times have you heard the

expression "one man's trash is another man's treasure?" This spring,

make that a reality by donating your clothes, electronics, and other

items to a charity instead of tossing them. Or get those items to a

recycling bin. Live in an apartment? Organize a drive with other

members in your building so that you make fewer trips to the shelter

and save gas as well.

-- Urban Gardening: Just because you live in the city doesn't mean you

can't add some green to your everyday life. First Lady Michelle Obama

brought urban gardening to the White House, and so have many city

residents who have started community gardens to create a more

sustainable lifestyle. Also consider teaching children about the

importance of learning where your food comes from.

In addition to all these tips for living a greener lifestyle, Press

the President wants you to share your story on our website and social

media outlets. We are hosting a photo competition throughout the month

of April because we want to see (and the President to hear and see)

how you and your community are going green. To submit a picture,

either tweet @PTP_US with the hashtag #GoGreen, post on our Facebook

wall, or email contact.us@pressthepresident.com. All of the photos

will be posted on Press the President's Facebook and the winning photo

will be shared with the media. At the end of the campaign, the

editorial staff at Press the President will select the photo that best

represents the idea of going green and will donate $500.00 to the

winner's charity of choice in their name. You can read the full

contest guidelines here:

http://www.pressthepresident.com/show.jsp?page=176738.

About Press the President: Press the President is a worldwide forum

for unfiltered debate about U.S. issues that affect the globe. The

site's founders have created a space where writers can express their

opinions freely. Americans are often criticized as not having enough

of a political voice. Press the President provides a platform for

people who want to make their voices heard from the White House to

Main Street. Online visitors can share their views at

www.pressthepresident.com or visit our Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/ptp.us to join in our weekly debates.

Read more news from Press the President.

Contacts: Kate Connors

202-449-9804

Kipp Lanham

202-449-9807

SOURCE Press the President

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