Celebrity Tote Bag Auction Raises Funds for Earth Day Network
PHOENIX, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pop-surrealist artist Jeff Sadowski has won the PurexSavesGreen tote bag design contest, Purex announced today. His environmentally-friendly "Smart and Green Purex-hilaration" slogan and funky leaf design took the top prize from among over 38,000 entries submitted by creative consumers from all 50 states. Mr. Sadowski will receive a 2009 smart(R) fortwo car and nine runners-up will receive tote bags printed with their own design and slogan.
The contest, now in its second year, is part of the larger Purex Saves Green program that has raised a total of more than $65,000 for Earth Day Network, a non-profit organization that seeks to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. The Purex Saves Green campaign is sponsored by Purex(R) Natural Elements(TM) laundry detergent, the first major laundry detergent recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency's "Design for the Environment" program (http://www.epa.gov/dfe). Over the past two months, more than 300,000 consumers visited PurexSavesGreen.com to submit original, environmentally-themed tote bag designs, learn more about what they can do at home to preserve the environment, share their own tips for eco-friendly living and bid on a selection of celebrity-designed tote bags auctioned to benefit Earth Day Network. Celebrities who cre
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