3p Green Business in Review 2010 Post Contest Now Open! $100 in Prizes!

We’ve been sitting around the 3p offices reminiscing about what a dramatic year 2010 has been for the sustainable business community. We gained a compostable chip bag, and then we lost it, we fought Texas oil companies and beat them, the Chicago Climate Exchange closed shop and Xerox demonstrated that sustainability can really pay off.

We started musing about what you, dear readers, think are the biggest themes or news stories of the year. We decided we should ask you and this contest was born.

Here’s how it works: Write 600 (or so) words on your impressions of the year in sustainable business. Your post can be serious or amusing and it can cover anything from the realm of sustainability in business. It can be theme based, or it can be a fascinating story that didn’t get enough play when it broke. It turns out y’all like lists, so those will probably be well received, but prose is great too. If you want to enter, but you’re struggling with a topic, picture this: you’re at a holiday party making conversation with someone new to sustainability. What will you tell them that is exciting and interesting about this field?

Posts will go live on a special contest page as they are received.

Posts that meet our editorial standards (that is, are clear, concise and smart) will be featured on the front page of 3p.

To Enter:

Sign up for a login here and post at will!

The Voting:

After all posts are published, 3p’s editorial team will choose one winner. The second winner will be a little more fun to pick. We’ll assign a number to each post and a twitter hash tag (TBA) for the contest. You’ll be able to cast a vote for your choice by tweeting the name of the post along with its number. We’ll tally up the number of tweets from unique twitter accounts – the most unique tweets wins. If you tweet 100 times from your own account, it still counts as one vote – sorry!

The deadline for the contest is 12/31/2010 and we’ll announce the winners on 1/4/2011. Since this contest is partly a popularity contest, enter early and often to give your posts maximum exposure!

The winners will each receive a $50 gift certificate to either Amazon.com or iTunes (your choice!)

Happy Writing!

Questions? Leave a comment here or email jen@triplepundit.com

Jen Boynton

Jen Boynton is editor in chief of TriplePundit and editorial director at 3BL Media. With over 6 million annual readers, TriplePundit is the leading publication on sustainable business and the Triple Bottom Line. Prior to TriplePundit, Jen received an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School. In her work with TriplePundit she's helped clients from SAP to PwC to Fair Trade USA with their sustainability communications messaging. When she's not at work, she volunteers as a CASA -- court appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system. She enjoys losing fights with toddlers and eating toast scraps. She lives with her family in sunny San Diego.

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