Submissions Open September 7th, 2021
12 Months of Eco-Swaps
Open Submissions: 9/7–10/15
Each month will feature a different Eco-Swap the community can try.
Submissions should feature an item that is incorrectly considered “green” and an alternative that is sustainable.
Each of the 12 Winners will receive:
- Their art featured in the 2022 MVGRA calendar
- A $50 Visa Gift Card
- Mention at a televised Marion County Board of Commissioners Meeting honoring their contribution to our community’s sustainability efforts
One winner’s art will be the calendar cover, and they will receive $100 for themselves & $500 for their classroom.
All students in Marion County and West Salem are eligible.
What is Greenwashing?
The Practice of using advertising, buzzwords, & suggestive packaging to convince consumers that products or practices are “sustainable” or “eco-friendly” when they are not.
Soap bottles are often subject to greenwashing. A good alternative to liquid soap is bar soap! Bar soap often comes in a paper wrapper which has a higher waste recovery rate than plastics do. This means more material is able to be recycled as opposed to sorted out as waste.