Well it sounds like the folks at Energy Star - the EPA program that helps people find ways to save energy at home, school, and work - had such a good time with last summer's Energy Star challenge, that they've decided to do it again.  And they've put together a great package of resources and some pretty cool prizes for folks who participate.

For this year's challenge, Energy Star has teamed up with the new movie, 'Epic,' to spread the message to kids that "everyone can make a difference for the planet." I like that motto.  Even at the tender young ages of 10 and 7, my girls have already seen how great our local playground looks after a clean-up, or how the little efforts we make at home to cut energy use can add up to big savings at the end of the month.  For this new challenge, Energy Star is asking kids to sign the EPIC pledge and share their stories for how they plan to protect the planet.  

I haven't shared this contest with my kids yet, but I'm already looking forward to hearing their stories and those of the other kids who submit a pledge.  

The first 200 stories submitted with pictures will receive 2 two free tickets to the new film, EPIC.  Stories will also be featured on Energy Star's social media pages for a public vote.  Top stories will be eligible to win cool energy-saving stuff from LG electronics and the top 5 winners will be featured on LG's electronic billboard in New York's Times Square.

How's that for epic?

To sign up, head over to the Team Energy Star page to download the pledge and pick up other cool resources like the 'Go Green Night Games' or the Team Energy Star Action Kit.

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