This post is brought to you by Clean Hands, Clean World, a program dedicated to eradicating the spread of infectious diseases.
You know what’s a great idea? When two organizations team up to save the world, offer you a chance to support your fave eco-celeb, and provide an opportunity to win great prizes! And we’ve got it all right here.
Hand washing with soap significantly reduces the impact of two fatal diseases: acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease, the top two killers of children under 5-years-old. Unfortunately, millions of people do not have access to the essential items for hand washing. So PeopleTowels® and Clean The World® have teamed up to create a program called Clean Hands, Clean World™, which works to halt the preventable spread of infectious diseases that claim the lives of more than five million people annually, through the simple act of hand washing.
The Clean Hands, Clean World program pairs Clean the World recycled soaps with PeopleTowels and provides them to impoverished communities around the world. This sustainable, waste-reducing hand hygiene solutions saves lives while easing the strain on waste removal capacities & natural resources worldwide.
Effective hand hygiene requires washing and drying hands several times a day. On average, people use more than 3,000 paper towels outside the home every year, wasting trees, water and energy for a product that is used for a few seconds and then thrown away, which creates thousands of pounds of solid waste. A reusable option like PeopleTowels is a sustainable, on-the-go alternative to disposable paper towels.
Did you know that every day in North America, thousands of hotels discard millions of pounds of soap and shampoo? These products often end up in already overflowing landfills and contaminate fragile groundwater systems. By recycling these amenities, Clean the World has helped divert more than 1.2 million pounds of hotel waste from polluting the planet while providing millions with the means to practice life saving hand hygiene.
The partnership between these two organizations is a lifesaving one, and their Sustainable Hygiene Kits are now helping the needy in communities in Haiti, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, the United States, and more.
Want to get in on the charitable action? For every Limited Edition Clean Hands, Clean World PeopleTowel purchased, one will be donated to create a sustainable hand-washing kit for a person lacking basic hand washing supplies. With 100,000 kits as a goal, each PeopleTowel counts!
That’s awesome in and of itself, but there’s more!
The Celeb Poll and Giveaway
To promote this amazing partnership, Clean Hands, Clean World is looking for a celebrity spokesperson. And that’s where you come in! Answer the poll:
You’ll be choosing from these famous names:
Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom, Richard Branson, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson, Emily Deschanel, Cameron Diaz, Adrian Grenier, Jake Gyllenhaal, Miranda Kerr, Adam Levine, Rachel McAdams, Sean Penn, Laura Turner Seydel, Alicia Silverstone, Amy Smart, Ian Somerhalder, Tim Tebow, Justin Timberlake, Emma Watson
When you answer the poll, you will be entering to win the Grand Prize Package valued at $400, featuring: a Sprout watch, a Voltaic Systems USB rechargeable battery, t-shirts from Be Love Apparel, a Tote bag from Rebagz, and goods from A Lot To Say, The Green Garmento, and more. In addition to the Grand Prize, 20 people will be selected to win consolation prizes from PeopleTowels, The Green Garmento, and A Lot To Say, among others.
Enter to win through March 19, 2012 at 12:01am EST. Entry form and complete rules.
Want more chances to win? You got it! Once you’ve filled out your entry form, just leave a comment on this post for another chance at the prizes.
This is a worthy cause and a great prize pack, so head on over to Clean Hands, Clean World and enter to win!
*We love it when our sponsors represent the good in the world. This article is sponsored by Clean Hands, Clean World. The celebrities mentioned above are not currently associated with the campaign.