East Vancouver woman wins baby-food essay contest

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photoJaynee Haygood, with son Braydon, left, and daughter Ariyanna, won the grand prize in the Protecting the Planet for Baby Contest.

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Fisher’s Creek — Jaynee Haygood’s short essay about the steps she’s taking to make this world greener for her children was chosen as the grand prize winner in the Protecting the Planet for Baby Contest, sponsored by TerraCycle and Sprout Organic Baby Food. In her essay, she mentions everything from recycling to vermicomposting and says she wants her growing babies “to see the simple changes that I make so they can teach their babies when they grow up.” For her efforts, she will receive a $100 cash prize for the green project of her choosing, a month’s supply of Sprout Organic Baby Food, and TerraCycle products. Because her kids are no longer babies, Haygood said she will donate the baby food to an area emergency-services provider to the homeless, Share. TerraCycle is a recycling and “upcycling” company that collects nonrecyclable and difficult-to-recycle waste, and uses it to make affordable, eco-friendly products.