Your Student Can Enter the Scotties TREES ROCK! Contest to Help our World!

I really think that it's important to encourage our kids to take care of the natural resources that our planet supplies. In fact, good stewardship is practiced in our home a number of ways, including by  planting trees every year to improve air quality, provide shade, and give our kids good foods to eat. We are a big family, and that means we can make a BIG impact on our environment in a BIG way!

The boys planting our first trees 4 years ago.

The folks at Scotties Facial Tissues think that taking care of nature (especially trees) is important, too, and that's why they are sponsoring the 5th annual Scotties Trees Rock video contest, going on now through November 13th. The video contest is open to students in grades 3-6, and kids will get resources to help them learn all about trees and the cool things they do for our planet.

After your kids learn all about trees, they can create a quick 1-3 minute video telling Scotties why trees are so important. The grand prize winner (determined by a national vote) will receive $10,000 to use on a sustainable project at their school.

Scotties' love for our tall friends doesn't end with this competition, however. To date, Scotties parent company J.D. Irving has planted 944 million trees in North America over the last 50 years! (As a Nebraskan, where Arbor Day got it's start, this is a very special accomplishment to me.)

Are you ready to get out your cameras? Kids must have their video submitted by November 13, 2015, and the top 10 finalists will be announced in December 2015, where all the final videos will go to a national vote to determine the winner by early 2016. Prize money will be awarded at a celebratory event in April / May of 2016.

Encourage your child to get involved and go to the Scottie's Trees Rock website today. There's no time to waste! 

 *Thank you Scotties Facial Tissues for sponsoring this conversation