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Scotties Trees Rock Video and Essay Contest + Giveaway

October 31, 2014

This post contains sponsored content. Any opinions expressed are my own.


Do you have a child that has a love for the environment? Scotties Facial Tissue has recently announced the launch of their 4th annual Trees Rock! Video and Essay Contest! Either an individual child or a group of children in grades 3rd to 5th and 6th to 8th can enter the contest by submitting a short video (3 minutes or less) about the importance of trees. The video should be creative and can include things like: a skit, song, speech, jingle, poem, or an interpretive dance. Just be sure your child answers the questions, “Why are trees important to you, your school and your community?” and “How do you think your school could use $10,000 to beautify the outdoors?”. National votes will determine the grand prize winner who will receive $10,000 for their school to use towards a sustainable project. The remaining 10 finalists in both groups will not leave empty-handed and can walk away with prizes ranging up to $7,000! 

Prefer writing over making a video? Student in grades 3rd to 8th may submit a 150 word or less essay answering the question, “Why are trees so important to you and your community?”. One prize will be awarded to a child in each grade level in each drawing with 30 prize winners total! Each prize winner will receive a $250 gift card and the teacher appointed by the winner at time of entry will also receive a $250 gift card. Both videos and essays must be submitted by November 15th to

Scotties created the Trees Rock program out of a passion for the environment and a desire to share the message of sustainability to students. Despite the decline in environmental education at schools, studies have proven that learning about nature enhances “critical thinking and basic life skills” along with establishing “increased engagement and enthusiasm for learning and reduced discipline and classroom management problems”. An increase in environmental education not only helps students in science, but in other subjects such as reading and math.  Scotties has conducted outdoor classes and tree plantings throughout the country and seen firsthand the passion and excitement from young people when they learn about the world around them.

Ready to get started on the video or essay? Head over to for additional info and rules! Looking for some video inspiration? Head over here to check out winning videos from past years.

Be sure to connect with Scotties Facial Tissue to stay up to date on the latest product news and promotions via Facebook and tweet about this great contest with #TreesRock!
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Disclosure: Thank-you to Scotties for providing free samples of the products mentioned in this post. All opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by any form of compensation. All giveaways are free of charge, no purchase necessary to win. Giveaways are not affiliated with or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. Peace Love Organic Mom is not responsible for any prize not fulfilled by the sponsor or damaged during shipping. See full disclosure policy in tab above.

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    We recycle and we catch rain water for watering plants and washing outdoor items.

  • Reply Amanda D October 31, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    We recycle, reuse, I try to only use eco friendly cleaners, and we cloth diaper. Basically just try to do what we can.

  • Reply Cynthia R October 31, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    We recycle, have a rain barrel, we shop at yard sales, thrift stores, and freecycle.

  • Reply brandi swanson October 31, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    we recycle and also have solar panels on our house.

  • Reply Melissa October 31, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    recycle and reuse everything!

  • Reply James Robert October 31, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    We recycle everything we possibly can and the kids enjoy it

  • Reply HS October 31, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    We recycle and reuse.

  • Reply Elena October 31, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    we recycle and have energy saving appliances in our house

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  • Reply Kim Henrichs October 31, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    We recycle, compost and do a lot of our own gardening.

  • Reply Cheryl Abdelnour October 31, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    We recycle and take things we don’t want anymore to Goodwill.

  • Reply shelly peterson October 31, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    We recycle everything we can.

  • Reply janetfaye October 31, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    We recycle glass,aluminum, and paper products.

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  • Reply Cheryl October 31, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Thankfully we live in a town with a great recycle program and it is so easy to recycle just about everything. And I love to upcycle items, too.

  • Reply soha molina November 1, 2014 at 1:32 am

    We recycle.

  • Reply heather November 1, 2014 at 2:10 am

    We recycle and try to conserve water use.

  • Reply Lisa H. November 1, 2014 at 4:24 am

    We recycle and use reusable bags.

  • Reply Sarah Hayes November 1, 2014 at 4:47 am

    i try to reuse as much as possible. we use glass water bottles and unpaper towels

  • Reply Cindy November 1, 2014 at 5:42 am

    We recycle newpapers, bottles, and cans.

  • Reply Shayna Brookman November 1, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    We recycle and do not use plastic bags at the grocery store :)

  • Reply katherine November 1, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    We cloth diaper :)

  • Reply Ashley Tucker November 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    We recycle in our household.

  • Reply Jackie Miller November 1, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    We cloth diaper sometimes and shop at thrift stores to reuse items that are still good.

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    We do some recycling. Were trying to get into gardening and composting. And I only use a dryer about 10% of the time.

  • Reply Lisa Davis November 1, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    We recycle and shop thrift stores, yard sales and craigslist.

  • Reply Holly E November 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    We recycle and compost everything. We also grow our own veggies.

  • Reply Mary Williams November 1, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    We try to reuse as much as we can. We also try to conserve water and electricity.

  • Reply leah Williams November 2, 2014 at 1:51 am

    We recycle as a family

  • Reply Beth R November 2, 2014 at 1:52 am

    We try to reuse items, we compost, grow our own veggies, use cloth diapers

  • Reply Beth R November 2, 2014 at 1:53 am

    We reuse items, compost, grow our own veggies, rain barrels, and cloth diaper

  • Reply Emily Smith November 2, 2014 at 2:12 am

    We use cloth diapers

  • Reply Stacy F. November 2, 2014 at 3:18 am

    We garden, recycle, try to keep lights off, keep water off, cloth diaper, cloth napkin, and hope to continue to transition to a more green life!

  • Reply Jackie November 2, 2014 at 4:06 am

    We recyle all that we can…paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, batteries, etc…
    Thank you!

  • Reply Wendy R. November 2, 2014 at 7:01 am

    I try to reuse and recycle as much as possible.

  • Reply Terri Moore November 2, 2014 at 7:03 am

    We have a big garden, a compost pile where we put our food scraps and collect rain water for the garden. This summer I learned how to can tomatoes.

  • Reply Beth Waggoner November 2, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    As a future teacher, I am always looking at ways to recycle things and use them in the classroom! I can’t afford to pay for a bunch of crafting supplies but toilet paper rolls and other recyclable things work are the best for crafts or projects with the kiddos!

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    I recycle, reuse and try to find multi purposes for new things I buy.

  • Reply theresa November 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    We reuse bread bags as lunch sacks. We reuse/repurpose everything we can.

  • Reply saralynns2 November 2, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    We recycle, try to utilize reusable shopping bags, take lunch in reusable bags, and shop at thrift stores :)

  • Reply megan b November 2, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Cloth diapers, mama cloth, recycle, and upcycle when possible!

  • Reply Denise Taylor-Dennis November 2, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    We try to recycle everything possible and use reusable shopping bags.

  • Reply Julie L November 2, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    We try to minimize our use of paper towels and use cloths and reprint on the backs of papers.

  • Reply Marilyn Nawara November 2, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    We recycle, save energy and compost our yard waste

  • Reply shelleyb November 3, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Our family recycles. I try to encourage the family to limit time in the shower. I try to use real towels when possible and paper towels for the gross/germy jobs.

  • Reply Maureen November 3, 2014 at 1:13 am

    We use coupons and try to only purchase “special” items when they are on sale. Also I shop all year for Christmas and get the bargains when I can.

  • Reply Merry November 3, 2014 at 1:28 am

    We recycle and repurpose many items

  • Reply steve weber November 3, 2014 at 1:34 am

    We recycle, take shorter showers and use energy efficient appliances.

  • Reply Laura J November 3, 2014 at 2:21 am

    We recycle as much as we can, and this summer we did our first garden! We had so much fun and loved growing our own carrots, green orange and red peppers, tomatoes, radishes, peas, beans, cucumbers, watermelon, and celery! We loved being able to go to our garden and pick our own vegetables! We also did strawberries and blueberries! Was so much fun, will do it every year from now on!

  • Reply Becky H November 3, 2014 at 3:32 am

    We recycle paper, plastic and aluminum. I have a garden and fruit trees so I can quite a bit.

  • Reply JenniferB November 3, 2014 at 10:59 am

    We garden,can our food, have chickens, hunt, compost and recycle

  • Reply Sonja Johnson November 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    We recycle and reuse

  • Reply Tammy Woodall November 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    We recycle as much as possible as well as shop with recyclable bags instead of plastic.

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    We recycle and upcycle many items.

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    We recycle plastic bags.

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    we recycle everything we can!

  • Reply Olivia November 3, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I am starting to try to reuse anything I can and also be conscious of how much electricity and water I am using.

  • Reply Melissa Mazzur November 4, 2014 at 12:51 am

    we recycle, reuse, repurpose any way that we can!

  • Reply Lea November 4, 2014 at 2:31 am

    We recycle and give and buy from the second hand store.

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    We recycle and reuse as much as possible.

  • Reply Pat November 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    We recycle and have a garden.

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    We reuse many things. that is how we are sustainable

  • Reply Wilma P November 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    We recycle cans, glass, plastic and paper. Also reuse things as much as possible. Also, when shopping I try to buy things with the least amount of packaging.

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    We recycle, cloth diaper, line dry and reuse as many things as we can

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    I reuse the plastic bags from the grocery store for storing items. That’s just one way.

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    I had put my husband’s name down because I using his email address, but I am the one entering the contest and we reuse the plastic bags from the grocery store.

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    We recycle our plastic, glass and paper products.

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    Our family recycles, we installed water saving toilets and showers and we compost.

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    recycle, use LED lights, short showers and combine washes

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    We have rain barrels and water our plants with the water.

  • Reply tammigirl November 5, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Our newest thing is changing all of the light bulbs to led lights. They are not inexpensive, but we are doing a few at a time.

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    We recycle and take quick showers.

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    We recycle, grow most of our own veggies and I can our produce for use year round.

  • Reply Angella L November 5, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    We are big fans of reusing, repurposing and buying used.

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    We recycle, walk as much as possible and buy things from thrift stores and yard sales.

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    Our garden is organic and we compost.
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    We use cloth instead of paper. Cloth diapers, unpaper towels, mama cloth, family cloth, cloth wipes, reusable straws, we recycle plastic and cardboard, I don’t use the dryer very much, only when I have to. keep lights and TV off unless needed.

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    We cloth diaper and we recycle

  • Reply Dawn Monroe November 5, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    I will admit we could do more but we try to save water, use organics when possible and hang out laundry.

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    we recycle and take short showers

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    We grow some of our own veggies.

  • Reply Emily Smith November 6, 2014 at 2:30 am

    We recycle, we have a large garden with fruits and veggies and we make sure to turn off lights we aren’t using.

  • Reply Angela P November 6, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    We recycle, use reusable water bottles instead of plastic, and simply try not to waste water and electricity.

  • Reply Donna L November 6, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    We recycle paper, glass, plastic and metal trash.

  • Reply Kelly D November 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    We recycle, use re-usable containers and try not to take more than we need of anything.

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    We reuse our water jugs every week.

  • Reply Sheila K. November 6, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    We recycle everything we possibly can!

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    We recycle whenever we can.

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    We recycle, reuse things as often as possible, and try to use natural products.

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    We recycle whenever we can and use as much as we can over and over!

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    Hi! We are lucky enough to have curbside recycling pick-up. I also try to limit our use of disposables as much as possible. Thank-you!

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    We grow a lot of our food, we use energy efficient appliances and turn lights and other appliances off when not in use. We also watch out for electrical vampires.

  • Reply Luna S November 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    We recycle and I reuse what ever I can!

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    We recycle everything we can and try to turn off/unplug electronics when not in use

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    We don’t use a lot of the lights, and turn them off when nobody needs them. We also try and use water as little as possible – short showers, etc.

  • Reply Diane Cooper November 8, 2014 at 2:06 am

    We recycle and reuse everything we possibly can. I also make my own laundry detergent and household cleaners out of natural products.

  • Reply shirley November 8, 2014 at 5:02 am

    We recycle and buy used items, and we free cycle our used items.

  • Reply Maria B November 8, 2014 at 5:23 am

    We recycle and use engeysaver lights.

  • Reply Rachel November 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    My family recycles and tries to reuse as many things as possible.

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    We recycle and limit our driving

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    We carry reusable bags with us at all times.

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    We recycle, reuse and buy as little in paper products as we possibly can.

  • Reply Dominique November 9, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    We recycle and I teach them conservation ways. Thanks!

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    We try to reuse bottles, we recycle, and use cloth instead of paper when possible.

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    We have taught our kids from an early age to respect the earth. We recycle, compost and reuse.

  • Reply Dawn Ganey November 10, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I buy up groceries so I reduce carbon emissions on my trips to the store.

  • Reply jennifer November 11, 2014 at 1:50 am

    we ride our bicycles whenever we can and never use disposable paper towels or plastic bags!

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    We recycle and reuse whenever we can!

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    We use cloth diapers/wipes and usually unpaper towels!

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    We use cloth diapers.

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    We try to do as much as we can like only using lights at night and only if we’re in the room. We recycle almost all our garbage or compost food scraps.

  • Reply Dericka Buckels November 12, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I turn off all lights when not in use and if it’s not scorching hot outside I open my windows instead of using my air conditioner.

  • Reply Emma November 12, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Most of our crafting and art is done with things we find in the recycle bin!

  • Reply Teresa Thompson November 12, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    We recycle and reuse.

  • Reply chrissy mitchell (Thompson) November 12, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    We coupon and we are GREEN, breast milk, baby wearing, cloth diapers, recycling and handmedowns :)

  • Reply Heather C November 12, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    We try to keep all disposable products to a minimum, we do laundry one time a week, we grow a garden and when cooking I try to use up everything – even scraps! I make my husband’s lunches for work out of what I cook for dinner. :-) And we live in a shared household, aspiring to minimalism!

  • Reply Jennifer November 12, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    We recycle and love to eat food from the garden.

  • Reply Leela November 12, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I’m very frugal and re-use a lot. You have to with a big family!

  • Reply Amy W. November 12, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    We re-use, reduce and recycle.

  • Reply Donna Cheatle November 12, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    We recycle and reuse as much as we can

  • Reply Stephanie Easterling November 12, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    We recycle big items. We go shopping at Goodwill stores. We try not to use paper items when possible.

  • Reply Crystal November 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    I’m sure I could do better at being eco-friendly, but I recycle, try to limit energy use and look for environmentally friendly products when possible.

  • Reply David Fultner November 13, 2014 at 12:02 am

    We use our own shopping bags.

  • Reply AlexisB November 13, 2014 at 12:42 am

    We use cloth diapers, recycle, reuse as much as possible, and garden some of our food.

  • Reply Natalie November 13, 2014 at 1:05 am

    We recycle and reuse, I also feed the birds and squirrels

  • Reply kath g November 13, 2014 at 3:40 am

    we try not to send anything to the dump, so we repair and donate items. we recycle, and reuse as much as possible and try not to waste anything.

  • Reply Leanne Godfrey November 13, 2014 at 5:08 am

    We compost, reuse and we recycle.

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  • Reply Heidi S. November 13, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    The last few months my husband and I have made a concious effort to live more sustanainably. We started a small garden, and have been making our own compost. Along with that I have been making household products such as laundry detergent, fabric softener, and dish cleaner.

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  • Reply Stevie November 14, 2014 at 1:39 am

    We try and resuse random items as much as we can- repurposing products is a task but also kind of fun some times :)

  • Reply Samantha Daleo November 14, 2014 at 1:42 am

    We recycle and I try to go through the house several times a day making sure lights are off.

  • Reply Capucine November 14, 2014 at 1:49 am

    We use bamboo and other renewable resources.

  • Reply Marijke munch November 14, 2014 at 3:32 am

    We try to conserve water, and we have also stopped buying water bottles, now we use filtered water from the fridge and use reusable bottles instead. I try to be very frugal with paper products, but my fiancé is a different story.

  • Reply Jessica Whitehouse November 14, 2014 at 3:38 am

    We use hand-me-downs all the time. My daughter is the oldest- she passes her gender neutral stuff to my older son. When he outgrows his clothes, whatever can still be used goes to my younger son. When things can no longer be worn, we use them to make quilts and cleaning rags.

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