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Share a Tree 2013: Help Plant 1 Million Trees!

Share a Tree

Green is Universal and the Arbor Day Foundation have teamed up once again for our annual Share a Tree initiative. Help us plant 1 million trees by December 31!

This year, you can create free photo holiday ecards and share them with your friends and family. Go here to get started. We’ll plant one tree for each ecard created and shared.

In addition, we’ll plant one tree for each tweet sent using #ShareATree, each TREE text sent to 436287, and each click of the “Plant a Tree” button.

Join us at our kickoff Twitter party, on December 4th, at 8 p.m. ET—and happy sharing!


Save the Date!

Share a Tree Twitter Party


Join us for a Twitter party celebrating Green is Universal and the Arbor Day Foundation’s “Share a Tree” initiative. The party will take place during the 81st annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting event.

Help spread joy this holiday season with trees that will last long after the holidays! Green is Universal and Arbor Day are hoping to plant 1 million trees, with your help.

Launching on December 4 at and on, “Share a Tree” is where you create and send a holiday ecard and the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a real tree, through December 31.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Practically Green (@PracticallyGrn), Green Divas (@greendivameg), Happy Family (@HAPPYsuperfoods), Green Child Magazine (@GreenChildMag), EcoMom Alliance (@KimberlyPinkson) and more to come.

HASHTAG: #ShareATree

WHERE: Anyone can join in by following the hashtag #ShareATree on Twitter or on one of these platforms made specially for joining and chatting in a Twitter Party: TweetChat ( or Twubs chat room (

RSVP here



Why Shop When You Can Share?

sharing is the new shopping


This Earth Week, NBCUniversal joined the sharing economy, by partnering with yerdle, a new online platform, that helps you share stuff with friends. By giving away or loaning items you have, but rarely (or never) use, you’re reducing waste and conserving natural resources. Plus, you can nab items, from other people, for free! Many of our brands shared with you items from their sets and stars—see some of them here!

Even though Earth Week has come to a close, that’s no reason to stop sharing. Keep giving and getting items on yerdle, and check out other innovative companies that are stars in the sharing economy, here.

Plus, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest green news!


Watch How We Powered the Earth Week Parties!

This Earth Week, we kicked off the festivities with two events at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood: At our Power the Earth Week Parties, guests got down to light up a dance floor and powered a movie screen by pedaling stationary bikes. Check out all the action here, and in the photos below:












“Share” the News about “Share and Tell”!

Are you as excited about “Share and Tell” as we are? Then help us spread the word! Check out our blogger app, below, to:

  • Learn how sharing items reduces waste and helps the environment
  • Take an eco-quiz to find out how green you are
  • Download a PDF explaining seven simple ways to start sharing now
  • Read stories of how sharing helps people get what they need
  • Join our Share and Tells to get items from NBCU channels, shows and celebs!

Bloggers: We’d love for you to share our app! Just copy and paste the appropriate code to add this app to your blog:


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And be sure to follow us on for all the latest Share and Tell updates!


Power the Earth Week Parties!

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To kick-off NBCUniversal’s Earth Week, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will host a “Power the Earth Week Party” at their CityWalk locations. The interactive and educational program will encourage guests to generate pedal power from stationary bicycles. That energy will power video screens showing clips from Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s upcoming movie “Planet Ocean.” Narrated by Josh Duhamel and directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, the film takes us on a magnificent and unprecedented journey into the heart of the least-known regions of our planet. Throughout the event, guests will be challenged to pedal faster to increase their energy output—with the results being displayed on a meter.

The Great Blue Hole

“Planet Ocean”

CityWalk guests will also be encouraged to dance the night away on a special energy floor powered by the dancer’s movements.

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Universal Orlando Resort’s event will take place on Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m. EDT and Universal Studios Hollywood’s event will take place on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. PDT.


Earth Week 2013: Sharing Is the New Shopping!


Why shop when you can share? On April 18, Green is Universal—and many NBCUniversal brands—are joining the sharing economy by kicking off “Share and Tell,” this year’s Earth Week campaign.

We’ve partnered with yerdle, a new online platform that helps you share stuff with your friends. Each of our brands has created a yerdle “Share and Tell” app for their Facebook page around a specific theme of items to exchange. On the apps, you and your friends can give away, get and loan things with each other—thus reducing waste and conserving natural resources. You can also enter to win cool items that our shows and stars are sharing with you.

Here’s a look at who’s participating, their theme and a few (but not all!) of the items they’re sharing:

kit's dress

Access Hollywood
From our family to yours: a little piece of Hollywood from us to you!
They’re Sharing: Dresses worn by Shaun Robinson, Kit Hoover and Michelle Beadle.

Director's Chair

Ever wonder what Bravolebrities would use if they were stranded on a desert island?
They’re Sharing: Bravo’s Bamboo Directors Chair, Set of “Watch What Happens Live” Glasses


Recycle your dead weight and survive a zombie apocalypse.
They’re Sharing: Cow skull and cowboy hat from “Remains”

black light

CNBC and CNBC Prime
Treasures from our set to your home. Start sharing—you could save a fortune.
They’re Sharing: Black light and magnifying glasses used by fraud expert Curtis Dowling on “Treasure Detectives,” “American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels and Suckers” framed poster

what would ryan lochte do?

What would Ryan Lochte share? Trade your items with fellow fans and enter to win a signed poster from Ryan.
They’re Sharing: “What Would Ryan Lochte Do? prize packs, including a signed poster

Jay Leno Mug

Green is Universal
One person’s stuff is another person’s story.
We’re Sharing: Signed “Tonight Show” mugs from Jay Leno; Signed “TODAY” tote bag by Savannah Gutherie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Sara Haines; non-electric espresso machine; scooter; bamboo mini speaker; NBC peacock pillow

honest kit

Share eco-friendly items with your friends and encourage them to do the same.
They’re Sharing: Honest Company Outdoor Fun Kit

Music Prize Pack

“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
I love “Late Night“ swap!
They’re Sharing: Music prize pack, including signed drumsticks from Questlove and a LNJF guitar pick


Share your favorite books in the spirit of recycling good literature.
They’re Sharing: Signed books from anchors Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Chris Matthews, Melissa Harris-Perry and Mika Brzezinski

larry's bobblehead

Keep the party going by sharing and swapping items with your friends!
They’re Sharing: Larry Hernandez’s Bobblehead, Guad’s polo shirt worn during the 2012 Olimpico segments

bad girls club nail art

Join our swap—you may even find the perfect outfit for your next hot date.
They’re Sharing: “Bad Girls Club” nail prints and necklace

chica set prop

Sprout is celebrating Earth Day with a garden swap party!
They’re Sharing: Nature-themed prop from “The Chica Show,” “Tree Fu Tom” gift pack

Big Rich Texas Cowboy Hat

Revamp Your Closet: Share your clothing, shoes, and accessories!
They’re Sharing: Cowboy hats worn by “Big Rich Texas” stars, yoga clothes worn by Tia and Tamara Mowry.


We have all the technology of the past that you might need/want.
They’re Sharing: iPad, Syfy radios, Flip Cam


The Weather Channel
Whether it’s a flashlight, or a first aid kit, help your friends be prepared for severe weather.
They’re Sharing: Emergency Car Care Kit, Emergency Self-Charging Radio with Light.

Psych Pack

To our character family, USA invites you to share a bit of your past in exchange for someone else’s!
They’re Sharing: Character packs from “Psych,” “Covert Affairs,” “White Collar” and “Royal Pains.”

Be sure to check out their pages, enter to win their items, share your own stuff and get other things back. Sweepstakes run from April 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET through April 29, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET.

Happy Earth Week!


We’re All in This Together: Giveaway and Official Rules (3/12/13-4/9/13)

we're all in this together


We all know One Small Act makes it easy, fun and rewarding to make a difference. Now it’s time to give you something more for your efforts. We are kicking off the “We’re All in This Together” giveaway on Tuesday, March 12, 2013! Here’s how it works:

Open the One Small Act app (download it here if you don’t already have it) and complete acts from the “We’re All in This Together” action list by April 9, 2013:

  • Recycle batteries – 15 points
  • Use a coffee cup, water bottle, glassware and flatware at work – 20 points
  • Use less paper at work – 20 points
  • Stop dry cleaning your clothes (or never start) – 30 points
  • Install a shower timer – 5 points
  • Switch to natural baby wipes – 10 points
  • Donate clothes to a charity – 20 points
  • Buy antibiotic- and hormone-free meat regularly – 50 points
  • Drink with a reusable straw – 10 points
  • Sell used goods online – 5 points

If you complete three of the actions, you’ll earn the “We’re All in This Together” badge–and the first 250 people to do so will also win a prize pack consisting of a Green is Universal tote and Planet Ocean DVD, and either a Green is Universal T-shirt, water bottle or pencil kit. (If you’re eligible for the prize pack, we will email you on or around April 9, 2013.)


But don’t stop there! Do more, ask your friends to join in and share your accomplishments along the way. Just think: If 50 people completed each of the actions above, we will have saved 1,108 pounds of waste from entering landfills, prevented 908 tons of CO2 from being released in the environment, conserved 1,500 gallons of water and saved 316.5 KWh of energy.

Log on. Take action. Ask your friends to do it. We’re all in this together.

We’d love for you to share our giveaway and the One Small Act app with your communities. Grab a badge below and link it back to this blog post or to the One Small Act app page.

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Official Rules:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years or older as of March 12, 2013. Commencing on March 12, 2013 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time ET and continuing through April 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET, Green Is Universal (“Sponsor”) will give away up to two hundred fifty (250) packages consisting of a Green is Universal tote and a prize pack, which may include items such as a Planet Ocean DVD, Green Is Universal T-shirt, a water bottle or a pencil kit (“Prize”). Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. To enter, participants must download the free One Small Act app ( and complete any three items from the “We’re All In This Together” action list. Limit one (1) Prize per household member. Prizes will only be available while supplies last. Prize redeemable through May 1, 2013. Sponsor’s decision cannot be appealed. The collection and use of personal information collected below will be governed by the Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at Total Estimated Retail Value for all Prizes, including shipping and handling, $50.00. Actual Retail Value may vary.


Shop Green is Universal for Green & Eco-Friendly Gifts

Green is Universal is proud to offer our community an outlet to find products to support more sustainable lifestyle choices at

Here at Green is Universal, we believe that small changes can make a big difference – not just for yourself, but for the planet. One of the changes we can make is in the products that we choose for our homes, our families and ourselves.

We’ve designed the Green is Universal Shop to aggregate a wide range of products from brands and vendors on the web that support more sustainable and healthier lifestyle choices. You can choose from a wide variety of products in the follow categories:
– organic home decor & accessories
– eco exercise equipment
– recycled products
– organic beverages
– organic beauty products
– eco home cleaning products
– organic clothing

Go here to browse our categories and shop the diverse range of products. When you are ready to choose, you will be taken out of the Green is Universal Shop to make your purchase.

So what are you waiting for? Eco gift giving is a snap! And were you lucky enough to receive a gift card or money for the holidays? There isn’t a better way to spend it than on a sustainable gift!

Green Is Universal does not directly endorse any of the products listed on this website and is not responsible for the products’ quality or the business practices of the online stores.


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 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 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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