Win a “Love City Trip for Two” on St. John! Island Green’s 3rd Annual EARTH MONTH Raffle Offers Opportunity to “Invest in Our Planet” & a Chance at a Dream Getaway

St. John, USVI – March 31, 2023 – Once again, the theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Invest in Our Planet” – and entrants in nonprofit Island Green Living’s “Love City Trip for Two” raffle will be doing just that while taking a shot at an amazing seven-night holiday on St. John. For the third year, a group of generous partners has joined forces to create an idyllic vacation raffle to support the vital work carried out by Island Green Living. The seven-night “Love City Trip for Two,” valued at up to $11,000, includes accommodations for two, air travel, jeep rental, meals at some of the island’s most popular restaurants, fabulous activities and more – for just $50 a chance, 6 chances for $250 or 25 chances for $1,000*! All proceeds benefit Island Green Living. Open for all of April, supporters can enter at Island Green’s Earth Month Fundraiser page HERE by April 30, 2023. (https://bit.ly/LoveCityEscape)

Island Green Living operates the island’s only aluminum and ocean-bound plastic recycling programs and the Resource Depot, St. John’s only thrift shop, as well as other sustainable endeavors. The aluminum recycling program has collected and recycled nearly 2.5 million cans since inception; 1.5 million in the last year alone. “Thanks to our partnership with PADNOS , we have captured nearly 35,000 lbs of certified ocean-bound #1, 2 and 5 plastics since February 2022, saving it from polluting the sea and wasting away in the landfill,” said Harith Wickrema, president of Island Green Living. “Please donate generously as we are volunteering to preserve our islands.”


The Resource Depot has saved 861,000+ pounds of material from the overburdened landfill while providing an economical way to shop for everything from clothing and beach gear to houseware, furniture and building materials. Green advocacy efforts include leading the charge on education and bans of toxic sunscreen, disposable plastic bags, plastic straws and the burning of vegetative debris, helping craft the territorial Agricultural Plan to support sustainable food security and much more. The nonprofit needs financial support in order to continue their important work.


Now is a great time to support these initiatives. The highly anticipated “Love City Trip for Two” vacation raffle offers just ONE Grand Prize:

“Love City Trip for Two” Raffle

    • Beach Hideaway for two at Lovango Resort + Beach Club, a private island escape. Valued at $490, the winners will enjoy a day at the Beach Club including access to the beach, pool, island hiking trails, snorkeling, a dedicated server… the entire Beach Club experience! The package also includes roundtrip transportation, a welcome cocktail and a bottle of prosecco. All other food & beverage, including gratuity, is at the guests’ discretion
    • Two-hour private TACO Run with Salty Daze Charters USVI on Salt Deck to the legendary Lime Out floating restaurant for up to 12 guests. Valued at $350, it can be used to upgrade to a half or full day boat trip as well
    • $250 to be used toward any available sail on Kekoa, recipient of Trip Advisor’s 2020 Travelers Choice Award
    • Private two-hour sunset sail for up to six people on Sailing Asante including drinks and snacks, valued at $400. Gratuity is additional
    • A gift certificate valued at $100, compliments of Caravan Jewelry, a lovely shop selling jewelry and treasures in Mongoose Junction
  • Food & Beverage:
    • $250 at La Tapa Plage, serving contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with its own personal interpretation, located beachside in Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay
    • $200 at Lime Out, a celebrated, one-of-a-kind floating taco restaurant accessible by boat only (to be combined with the Salt Deck boat trip listed above)
    • $125 at Sam & Jack’s, offering fresh, gourmet, affordable dining. Located in The Marketplace, Cruz Bay
    • $100 at Sun Dog Café, a quaint, courtyard eatery serving casual fare and libations in Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay
    • $100 at Windmill Bar, serving tasty food and a wide variety of beverages. Nestled at Neptune’s Lookout, offering some of the best  views on island
    • Courtesy of Salty Daze Charters USVI owners, $50 gift card to the new Dazey Drive In, serving handcrafted Caribbean Shave Ice, smoothies, Irie Pops and superfood drinks in Coral Bay. Closed August – October
  • Extras:
    • Supply of Caribbean Sol, a coral-safe mineral sunscreen that is compliant with the USVI’s ban on sunscreen containing the “Toxic 3 Os” of oxybenzone, octinoxate & octocrylene
    • Voluntourism opportunity & private tour at Island Green Living’s ReSource Depot

The raffle is open through April 30, 2023. There is no limit on entries because the goal is to raise as much money as possible for Island Green Living. The entry link is https://islandgreenliving.org/donate/earth-month-fundraiser

Island Green Living extends a huge thank you to the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism and local partners that contributed components and helped put this package together. Please visit and support these organizations.

All entries will be treated as donations to Island Green Living Association. Entrants must choose the number of tickets* HERE and will be taken to a secure PayPal page where they can check out. Entrants must be certain their correct email is used as Island Green will notify the winner by email. All entrants will receive a confirmation email from PayPal after purchasing ticket/s provided they are a registered PayPal user. This email from PayPal will serve as confirmation of entry into the drawing.

How the drawing works: The raffle period will end at midnight on Sunday, April 30, 2023. The raffle committee will generate a raffle ticket with the entrant’s name: one for each $50 donated (6 for $250 or 25 for $1,000*) on the linked page. From these tickets, a winner will be drawn. The drawing will take place LIVE via Facebook on Wednesday, May 5, 2023 at 2 pm AST/EDT and the winner will be announced.

*Those who donate $1,000 via the “Multiple Donations” button will receive 25 tickets.

The Fine Print:

The “Love City Trip for Two” vacation package is limited to two people, valid from June 1, 2023 through December 14, 2024 and subject to holiday blackout periods (Weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Year’s, President’s Day, Easter, July 4th) & space availability. Boat trips may not be available during hurricane season as boats are dry docked or are down island. Restaurants may be closed during hurricane season as well and it is the winner’s responsibility to verify hours of operations for restaurant gift certificate redemption. The winner must adhere to the individual property/business rules and restrictions including the provision of a credit card number for holds/damage deposits, etc. In the event that a property/business becomes uninhabitable due to a storm, fire, or Act of God, the winner agrees to forfeit the prize. We strongly encourage the winner to purchase travel insurance. None of the prizes are transferable without the business owner’s consent and are not redeemable for cash. As required by the IRS, a 1099 will be issued for the value of the prize package.

In addition to holiday blackouts, the following apply:

Kekoa advises that the certificate value can only be applied to the cost of the sail and cannot be used towards crew gratuity or Kekoa merchandise products. The vessel is dry docked for the peak of hurricane season and is not available August 15 – October 31. Winners must call to reserve.

Sailing Asante is unavailable July – October.

Salt Deck is unavailable August – October. Gratuity is not included. 

Lovango Resort + Beach Club is closed July 20 – December 20 and does not include additional food, beverages or gratuity.  

Car Rental: Due to limited inventory available on island, a minimum three-month advance notice is required for booking. It must be booked online with a valid credit card and driver’s license. A $100 deposit is required to reserve/hold the vehicle. The winner must comply with all terms and conditions. Tax is not included. Proof of insurance is required if declining CDW/LDW. If CDW/LDW is not declined, winner is responsible for that cost. No cash back for any unused portion of the rental.

Established in 2004, Island Green Living Association is a registered 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization on St. John dedicated to sustainability throughout the USVI. www.islandgreenliving.org.

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