Clean Air Lawn Care is Paying it Forward by Giving Away a Franchise with Opportunity 2010

What is Opportunity 2010?
Clean Air Lawn Care is the nation’s leading full-service sustainable lawn care company. Through Opportunity 2010, Clean Air Lawn Care is giving away a once in a lifetime opportunity—a chance to start your own Clean Air Lawn Care business. Kelly Giard, CEO/founder of Clean Air, was named Entrepreneur Magazine’s Emerging Entrepreneur 2009 and is ‘paying it forward’ to an entrepreneur of 2010 by giving a franchise to a deserving person who has the passion to be successful but perhaps not the means.

Our country is emerging from an economically difficult 2009. There are many hard-working Americans who are currently recovering from unexpected events. At the same time, we are undergoing a climate crisis and a need to re-examine our values as a nation toward living and working sustainably. Opportunity 2010 is designed to give a 2nd chance to someone who has the skills, passion and determination to be successful and do something positive for themselves and their environment, but who doesn’t have the means.

Who is the Ideal Candidate?
The ideal candidate will be business-savvy, environmentally minded, and passionate about improving his/her life and the environment in their community.
AND this candidate would have had a challenging year in 2009, financial or otherwise.
AND The successful candidate will have $15k liquid ($65k net) to put toward start-up costs.

Clean Air is taking online submissions until February 9th, and then will choose semi-finalists to submit a video story. From there, 5 finalists will be chosen for an online public vote. Dates for choosing the winner are below

For more information on the contest, you can go to:

Clean Air is paying it forward with Opportunity 2010: Click here to learn how you can win a  franchise!

Deadline for Submission: February 9, 2010 midnight MST
15 Semi-Finalists Chosen: February 11, 2010
Semi-Finalists Video due: February 16, 2010
5 Finalists Chosen & Announced: February 19, 2010
Public Video Vote begins: February 22, 2010
Public Video Vote ends: March 16, 10 midnight MST
Winner Announced: March 18, 2010