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Green is Universal & the Arbor Day Foundation Launch Share a Tree 2012

We need you to help plant some trees!

NBCUniversal today announced that it has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to launch the fourth annual “Share a Tree” campaign, which aims to plant one million trees by December 31st. Tree-lovers everywhere can participate by doing one of the following actions:

– hanging a virtual ornament at www.greenisuniversal.com or on Green is Universal’s Facebook page
sharing the virtual ornament via email, twitter or Facebook
– completing one of the 3 “Share a Tree” actions on the One Small Act app
– tweet using the hashtag #ShareaTree
– texting the word “TREE” to 46833
– checking in with Green is Universal on Foursquare

Each of these activities will result in the Arbor Day Foundation planting a tree until they hit the goal of one million trees planted.

“We’re really excited to be partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation again on this great initiative,” said Maggie Kendall, NBCUniversal’s Sr. Director of Marketing & Partnerships, Corporate Social Responsibility. “With just one tweet or click we can help get a million trees planted.”

“The Share a Tree” campaign is part of NBCUniversal’s ongoing environmental initiative, Green is Universal.

Do you want to join in the promotion of this amazing program? Have a blog? Run a website? What about a Pinterest account? Then download (or pin) one of these banners below and link it to http://www.greenisuniversal.com/shareatree/. You’ll be on the Share a Tree team and we’re sure to reach our goal of one million trees in no time!

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“Share a Tree” Twitter Party on Nov. 28

SAVE THE DATE!

Share a TreeWe’re having a party and everyone is invited! Come join us at our SHARE A TREE twitter party and let’s start planting some trees.

DATE: November 28, 2012

TIME: 8 – 9 p.m. ET

HOSTS: Green is Universal (@GreenisUni) & Arbor Day Foundation (@ArborDay)

PANELIST: Practically Green (@PracticallyGrn)

SPECIAL GUESTS: @ecokarenlee, @kimberlypinkson, @EcoWoolworth, @greendivameg, @EnvDefenseFund, @TristinAndTyler, @EileenFisher, @MomsCAF

HASHTAG: #ShareaTree

PARTY LINKS:
Twitter: Tweet Chat or
Tweet Grid
and
Facebook: Fan Chatter

WHAT: Join us for a twitter party celebrating the Green is Universal & the Arbor Day Foundation’s “Share a Tree” project. The party will take place during the 80th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting event on November 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

Help spread the joy this holiday season… with trees that will last long after the holidays! Green is Universal (NBC Universal’s sustainability initiative) is supporting the Arbor Day Foundation’s effort to plant 1 million trees by December 31, with your help.

Launching on November 28 at greenisuniversal.com, “Share a Tree” is where you create and hang an ornament on a virtual tree and the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a real tree!

Want to know just what is a Twitter Party? Well here is a great Twitter Party tutorial to get you started. Make sure you follow @GreenisUni on twitter too.

Be sure to RSVP below so we know you will be coming and can make sure we follow you on Twitter too!

 

 





 

 

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Is One Small Act Enough?

Yes! While it may not seem like much to put the empty spaghetti box in the recycling bin or turn off the lights when you leave the room, the impact of your one small act does make a big difference. Really. We’ve asked the experts and here are just a couple of green factoids we found out.

One Small Act #1: Replace old bulbs with CFL bulbs

The Collective Impact: If every American home replaced just one light bulb with a light bulb that’s earned the ENERGY STAR, we would save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year, save about $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars. (Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Star)

One Small Act #2: Pay bills online

The Collective Impact: If every American household used eBills and online bill pay, it could reduce solid waste in U.S. landfills by more than 800,000 tons a year and help curb the release of greenhouse gases by 2.1 million tons. This could also save an estimated 18.5 million trees a year! (Source: Javelin Strategy and Research)

And those are just two good reasons to go green! Want more simple tips on how you can make a big difference? Get the One Small Act app, powered by our friends at Practically Green.

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See the Virtual Garden Grow Live!

If you’ve been pledging your One Small Act’s at onesmallact.greenisuniversal.com – thank you! But if you are interested in seeing the garden come to life in a real time live event and you live in Philadelphia, or nearby, come on down on Friday! Full details below, and please share!

Earth Week Live Event

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Earth Week is almost here!

Starting April 16 at 7am EST we’ll flip the lightswitch to begin a week of green NBCU programming, tips from our talent, and the first ever Green is Universal LIVE Earth Day event  in Philadelphia.

This year we are growing digital gardens with the collective power of our one small acts. Throughout the week (and afterwards) you can grow a garden on your mobile device as you pledge to do one one small act. On Earth Day we will project on giant screens the power of one at the live event. As each person makes a pledge a flower blooms!

Which one small act will you pledge on Earth Day 2012?

  • Power down your computer
  • Turn out the lights when you leave a room
  • Carpool one day a week
  • Wash your clothes in cold water
  • Join meat free Mondays and eat vegetarian once a week
  • Use a reusable shopping bag

Stay tuned for more information about all the happenings next week!

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