Earth Day – May Caribbean Vacation Sweepstakes Winner Announced and More Trees Planted!

October 18, 2016

Last April and May, ran another fantastic vacation sweepstakes, featuring vacation planning through JetBlue Getaways.  The sweepstakes ran on our Facebook page and required only an email address to enter.  To help spread the word, participants earned additional entries by sharing the sweepstakes on Facebook and by making donations to to plant trees.

The $1 per tree donations earned participants ten bonus sweepstakes entries for each tree planted, in addition to helping with’s tree-planting initiatives around the world.

We had tremendous participation, thousands of entrants, and planted many trees with our sweepstakes participants!

At the end of the sweepstakes, we notified our lucky Grand Prize Winner, Joel Hidalgo, that he’d be planning a fabulous vacation getaway valued at $3000!

Joel spent several weeks reviewing the seemingly endless options on JetBlue Getaways before he finally settled on a Caribbean cruise for two on Norwegian Cruise Line (Norwegian Getaway), departing from Miami with stops in the Honduras, Belize and Mexico.

“We are still in shock and extremely grateful!  When Linda emailed us, we thought it was a hoax, but it definitely was not and she has been wonderful,” says Joel.  “JetBlue Getaways had awesome Caribbean options, and with the Caribbean being our main focus, we deemed no better way to visit the Caribbean than via a cruise.”

“Once we decided on exploring Caribbean cruises and set the travel dates, the rest was easy.   We worked with a personal agent who helped us with the various promotions, cruise lines, excursions, cruise features, and most importantly made sure we got the best package at the best prices. We are excited for the FUN to begin, but also glad we can make a contribution to the organization. Thank you!”

Joel and his fiancée, Isabel, will return from their cruise later this fall, and we’ll post another blog about their incredible trip. will be donating the carbon offsets necessary to offset Joel’s entire trip – travel to and from the airport, flights, and the cruise.

And watch this space for an announcement of our Holidays Vacation Sweepstakes from!