How much do you care about making a positive impact on this world? Are you personally involved in a project that results in measurable social change? That’s the whole premise behind VH1 and DoSomething.org’s 14-year-old Do Something Awards, in which five individuals aged 25 and under are initially awarded $10,000 community grants as a thank you for their commitment to making the world a better place. Now, voting is currently open to the public, which will result in the selection of a final lucky do-gooder who will score a sizable $100,000 grant to use for the cause of their choice.
This year’s special event, which will be broadcast Monday, July 19th on VH1, is being hosted by everyone’s favorite nasty Cheerio coach, Glee standout Jane Lynch who we reported back in May had filmed a spay and neutering public service announcement on behalf of PETA .
Followers of Planet Green’s Leonardo DiCaprio-produced sustainable television show Greensburg, which documents the green-ovation of an entire Kansas town that was pretty much leveled thanks to a F5 tornado, should take note that the three season series has been nominated in the Do Something Awards’ city category along with equally green U.S. contenders Austin, Portland, Salt Lake City and Boston.
Among other category nominees, celebrities like Matt Damon, Natalie Portman and (not surprisingly) Leo DiCaprio are being considered for the title of ‘Do Something Movie Star”, Lady Gaga, Shakira and the Jonas Brothers for ‘Do Something Music Artist’ and Ben Stiller, Ellen Degeneres and Eddie Izzard for most charitable “Do Something Comedian”.
Interested in seeing who made the final cut in the 25 and under category? This DoSomething Awards finalist mashup should do the trick, and don’t forget to place your vote before the final ceremony airs on July 19th!