Energizer and CBS are teaming up on a new eco-themed website with a charitable twist, The Energizer Positivity Project. The site features green tips for consumers, a behind-the-scenes look at environmental initiatives in place at CBS and a contest that will award an environmentally focused project with an EcoAd grant.


The new website asks for the public to answer this question with their vote, “Where should we bring positivity next?” The three organizations that are vying for the $60,000 EcoMedia EcoAd grant are Chicago’s Hope Manor Housing for Homeless Veterans, the Gardena Environmental Charter Middle School in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Zoo.


If Hope Manor wins the grant, the funds will be used to install a solar thermal hot water system. The facility houses up to 80 homeless American veterans and provides these individuals with skills training and personal support.


A solar panel project at Gardena Environmental Charter Middle School would receive a much-needed cash infusion should the school be chosen as the winner of the grant. The solar system would not only help the school lower its power bills, it would also help raise awareness about renewable energy in the local community.


The last organization hoping to get your vote is the San Francisco Zoo. If the zoo wins the contest, water efficiency projects and a solar car port will be implemented onsite.


“Energizer is committed to helping make a positive difference in communities across the country. Spreading positivity and providing long-lasting products are at the core of our new communication platform, now that’s positivenergy,” said Michelle Atkinson, vice president of North America marketing for Energizer. “We’re proud to be able to bring recognition to each of the groups selected by the Energizer Positivity Project and know that each of the communities is going to benefit so greatly by the good works being done by each of these groups.”


You can vote for your favorite project, once per day, between now and Nov. 30, 2011 by visiting The Energizer Positivity Project website.

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