My name is Jason Duffy and I am the Founder of greenUS Homes, Inc. which is conducting the "Turn the White House Green" campaign (www.turnthewhitehousegreen.org). This campaign actually started in 2009 as a service project for Bay Area buildOn students. The students conducted a photo petition that culminated into a video that they sent (along with the photos) to President Obama on Earth Day 2010. The petition called upon President Obama to get the White House LEED certified.
Since then, I have built a website for the Turn the White House Green campaign and have turned the service project into a vehicle for buildOn students to fundraise. While petitioning the public for President Obama to get the White House LEED certified, the students also ask if they would like to hear about money-saving green alternatives.
When people say yes, they then become potential customers for environmental companies. As such, greenUS Homes then sells the contact information of these potential customers to environmental companies and donates half of the proceeds to buildOn.
AS WELL! ... I have teamed with Dr. Suter who has grant money to study "Information Games" on whatever social issue he sees fit. He has chosen to use the Turn the White House Green campaign to research Information Games. We are calling it the "Green Game." This means through the Turn the White House Green campaign, buildOn students have two sources of money to fundraise.
I am VERY excited to reengage with buildOn students on this ambitious, yet VERY doable, project and together make a global impact on both education and the environment!
Today there are 15.1 million U.S. youth not involved in after-school programs. Of these students, boys are six times more likely to be convicted of a crime and girls are 50% more likely to have a child. 1.2 million high school students fail to graduate every year. 95% of students participating in buildOn both graduate and go on to college. Please make a donation to my campaign and help to break this cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education! Thank you for your support!
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