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Vote for your favorite eco-celebrity for a chance to win a prize from Clean Hands, Clean World.Vote for your favorite eco-celebrity for a chance to win a prize from Clean Hands, Clean World.

Clean Hands, Clean World Takes Aim at Hand-Washing (Giveaway)

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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.

The Mission

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.

The Partnership

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:

Which celebrity do you think has the eco and humanitarian cred to be a spokesperson for the Clean Hands, Clean World program?

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

Vote for your favorite eco-celebrity for a chance to win a prize from Clean Hands, Clean World.

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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.

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  • Imperfectlygreen

    That’s a hard choice! I’d say Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr together as a husband/wife team would be cool. Ian Somerhalder too.

  • Amy

    This is a wonderful initiative! Love Clean the World & PeopleTowels! So glad to see them working together.

  • Amanda Casto

    This is such an amazing giveaway!

  • Brandi Compton Mendenhall

    Love the items in this giveaway!

  • Such an amazing program and giveaway. so eco friendly!

  • Bridget

    This is a great idea; I voted for Orlando Bloom, it was between Orlando and Miranda Kerr; I like the suggestion of using them both.

  • Jessica Lamb

    Emma Watson all the way, such a sweet girl to front a very worthwhile campaign!

  • Beth Mickens

    Two really great organizations that I am ready to support! Amazing! I voted for Alicia Silverstone! She’s such a great role model!

  • Phoenix

    Great idea. I wasn’t familiar with these organisations, & appreciate learning about them. This might mesh well with the work Matt Damon’s done through Water.org to develop clean sustainable water supplies for communities that don’t have them.

  • This is a really good idea. Many times, I have taken used hotel soap home to finish, but I imagine many people do not. Great if it doesn’t get thrown away.

  • Clean Hands! Such a great organization! I voted for Emily Deschanel. She’s THE vegan.

  • Eugenie

    I learned about this poll from Juice Beauty’s Facebook page. I voted for Richard Branson because I think that he is well known to people of all ages.

  • Of course I’d go with Emily Deschanel, us vegans must stick together. lol And by doing that, she is already doing so much for the environment.

  • Jamie Koval Casolari

    I’d go with Emily Deschanel. Perfect choice….she is already a spokesperson for the environment based on her personal lifestyle choices.

  • Barb K.

    I believe the person that has cred is Tim Tebow. He would be able to take on a project like this because he puts forth a good personality and is well liked and respected by just about everyone. I am sure he does his part for the environment.

  • Allurafawn

    I think this is a great pairing of Eco-minded people. We love our PeopleTowels and I would love to see Alicia as the celeb spokesperson for Clean Hands, Clean World. I believe she has the personality and the green mind to help the cause.

    A prize for my family would be nice, but I love the thought of all those people receiving a chance to be healthier. That is what is putting the smile on my face right now. Thank you for having such a wonderful idea!

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