Being Green: What Does It Mean?
Your Answer Could Win You a FREE Semester’s Worth of Textbooks

If you haven’t already heard, celebrated Earth Day by announcing our Being Green Textbook Scholarship. Students have a chance to save some big green on textbooks by expressing (via essay or video) what being green means to them. The grand-prize winner will receive a semester’s worth of textbooks (up to $500) and three runners-up will each receive $100 worth of textbooks. One random entrant will win a Kindle2 Digital Reader.

The Being Green 2009 Scholarship runs from Earth Day, April 22, 2009 through July 31, 2009. Winners will be selected by our friends at Beans for Books by 09/30/09 and notified by 10/15/09. All books for the winners will be acquired by Beans for Books and an emphasis will be placed on acquiring money-saving environmentally responsible used textbooks and eBooks whenever available.

Entering is totally east and completely worth it. I mean, who couldn’t use some green to help pay for their books next term? Exactly. So that said, get your spring on and enter now.


In this installment of our Bookmark These blog series, we focus our attention on CollegeClickTV, which presents a massive amount of information in slightly differently ways from most sites.

CollegeClickTV: Millions of Students. Thousands of Interviews. Hundreds of Schools. One of a Kind.


The Deal in a Nutshell: CollegeClickTV offers key stats to over 2,000 colleges, videos from over 200 campuses, and over 20,000 interviews from students, professors, staff, faculty, and local merchants. It’s the scoop that you won’t get from any official college sites or a guidebooks.

About: “A student can come to CollegeClickTV and search for anything — from aspects of nightlife to campus activities to Greek life and much more. The site, in essence, picks up where the college-sponsored website leaves off. Although we do also provide school stats and other basic info, we are not competition for those other sites–we act as a complement. We’re like the gravy to their mashed potatoes. CollegeClickTV is absolutely the only website, of this magnitude and scope, to offer peer review video content on this subject matter.”

What You’ll Find on the Site:

  • A comparison tool where you can examine key stats for up to 4 colleges at once
  • A sweet collection of Top 5 lists ranking the serious and fun aspects of college
  • Tips on admission, financial aid, balancing your studies and your personal life, and careers and grad-school options for life after college
  • Downloadable images that are great for your desktop
  • A killer blog feed that pulls stories from the best and brightest all over the Web

Why We Dig It: CollegeClickTV gets our attention for three reasons:

  1. The site emphasizes video footage, and not just any old uploads or footage that looks a lot like the cinematography from The Blair Witch Project; we’re talking about professionally shot footage.
  2. The breadth of coverage is pretty massive. This one site is a veritable goldmine in terms of the amount, diversity, and quality of information presented here.
  3. The inside scoop is awesome. We love that CollegeClickTV keeps it real in terms of tackling stuff we wouldn’t find in official college publications or guides.

Bonus Bit o’ Cool: In addition to already providing a ton of great content for both current college students and high-school students looking to select a college, CollegeClickTV is still growing, still looking to deliver more, and they’ll pay for contributions. We love this sort of ambition and win-win proposition for college students.