Green Festival guerrilla sponsored the 2012 Social Media Shorty Awards in the category of green by vowing to plant a tree for every vote the #green winner received. We nominated Jerry James Stone – and he won! At a ceremony in New York City, the Shorty Awards announced @JerryJamesStone is the winner of Twitter’s 2012 Green Award. Jerry received 419 votes in the green category.
Trees will planted by Trees for the Future as part of an agroforestry program in collaboration with the global communities in which they serve. Planting trees in agroforestry systems protects the environment and helps to preserve traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations.
*** Update: Jerry announced on Facebook tonight that we’ll be planting more than 419 trees! “I say we double it!,” he said, “I am gonna match it so that 1,000 trees are planted.” ***
2012 has already been a big year for Jerry. He has been chosen by Cline Cellars to be their first Cline Cool Chef. The social media public voting and judging panel are complete; and a vegetarian recipe will be printed on the back label of Cline Cellar’s Cool Climate Pinot Noir. People around the nation voted for Jerry’s Magic Mushroom Risotto. The winning recipe will be printed on the 2011 vintage label due in bottle this autumn.
Jerry recently launched his new vegan/vegetarian cooking channel on YouTube. Subscribe to Jerry’s channel to find out how to make easy recipes for delicious comfort food that is good for you and the planet.
Jerry James Stone is a writer for Discovery Channel, and the producer and main recipe developer for TreeHugger’s Green Wine Guide, which features sustainable wineries and vegetarian wine pairings. He wrote the nightlife section for Fodor’s 2013 San Francisco guide book. His writings can be found in MAKE magazine, The Atlantic and Digg.com. Read all about Jerry’s green accomplishments and why we chose to back him for the 2012 Green Shorty Award. Thank you for voting and planting trees for the future!