November, 2010 – So Nice, Canada's largest organic soy beverage brand, is pleased to announce the six independent judges of the So Nice "A Better Organic World" contest running on Facebook from August 16 to December 31, 2010.
Eligible entrants from Canada and the US are invited to answer in 300 words or less how they would spend $5,000 toward a better organic world. Throughout the Contest, members of the general public will be able to visit the Site and vote for their favorite sustainability ideas. Additionally, $1 savings offers are available to all participants.
On January 18, 2011, the 10 entries with the most votes, along with 10 entries selected by the Contest Sponsor Soyaworld, will be reviewed by the 6-person judging panel, who will award the Grand Prize of $5,000 to the selected entrant.
And in alphabetical order, the judges are …
David Suzuki's Queen of Green can help you live green and clean. From answering your questions about everyday green living to offering up tips and recipes, Lindsay Coulter has the answers to make your life a little easier on the environment. It's all about green living made easy.
Élise Desaulniers focuses on ethical issues related to food. She is the author of the blog Penser avant d'ouvrir la bouche and is also very active in social media where she shares her daily recipes, readings, indignations and favourites.
Valerie is a Canadian Foodie. When she “makes or bakes” she is partly a mad scientist and partly a deeply reflective artist constantly thinking of those she is preparing for. She believes food made at home and shared between family and friends builds relationships and creates traditions that bind us to one another for generations. As an executive member of Slow Food Edmonton living on the expansive and deeply rich prairies, she works fervently to promote local, clean, ethical food practices and policies. As a professional “Foods” educator, writer and editor she loves to cook for her friends and family and is currently living in Edmonton, Alberta.
Celine has been writing Pure Green since January 2009. Since then it has picked up speed, been nominated for reader's choice awards and been syndicated to major newspapers in the U.S (online versions only). In the summer of 2010, Celine launched the premier issue of Pure Green Living Magazine – a bi-monthly online publication for stylish green living and design. Always an advocate of chic green living, Celine firmly believes that living green is easy and stylish, and loves nothing more than to share her passion. The magazine was launched to great review and continues to grow. Celine lives in Huntsville, Ontario with her husband, Jonathan, and much loved dog, Rusty. Together they operate Sustain – an eco living store that specializes in green building and living.
Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega is a Vancouver-based researcher, educator and consultant in environmental politics and policy. He has conducted research in the field of comparative environmental public policy with a regional focus on North America for over 10 years. Raul is an Instructor in the Department of Political Science at The University of British Columbia and the Regional Director, Western Canada, for the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP). Raul uses a variety of online platforms in his teaching and research and writes for a broader audience on his research blog. He writes a personal blog at Hummingbird604.com. His personal blog was nominated to the Canadian Blog Awards in the Best New Blog, Best Personal Blog and Best Overall Blog categories in 2009.
Kate Trgovac is a digital marketer with almost two decades of online marketing experience. She is the President of LintBucket Media, a boutique marketing agency specializing in social media marketing and digital content creation. Her clients include large organizations like Suncor Energy (and the launch of the PumpTalk blog: Sharing Ideas on Gas Price and Fuel Efficiency) as well as smaller organizations such as FarmCity Food Garden Construction, Greenhouse Delight, Savvy Mom, and Osmosus, a social network for green living. Kate is a part-time lecturer at UBC on social media and has been designated one of Canada's Most Influential Women in Social Media. For fun, Kate reviews funky laptop bags, including eco-friendly options – helping to make the tech world both a more colourful place and one with a smaller carbon footprint.
Please visit the So Nice “A Better Organic World” contest running on Facebook until December 31, 2010. Meet the judges. Enter the contest. Vote for your favourite sustainable living ideas. Over 300 entries have been submitted to date.
About So Nice:
So Nice, Canada's leading organic soy beverage brand, enables consumers to make smart choices for a healthy lifestyle and a better world. Through the exclusive use of non-GMO, organic soybeans grown in North America in its range of good-tasting soy beverages and yogurts, So Nice is able to ensure its products meet the highest ethical standards. Made by Soyaworld Inc., Canada's industry-leading soy beverage company, So Nice products are produced at facilities in BC, Ontario and Quebec, thus minimizing the impact transportation of its goods has on the environment.