If you don't get over to Planet Green's Instrumental much, then read on. First of all, what the heck is wrong with you? Planet Green Instrumental is where our sister site covers green and socially conscious music. Music that sounds good AND does good. OK, now that we have that out of the way: The Green Music Group formed back in January, a child of Reverb, the Maine nonprofit that greens concert venues. The group has just launched an 18-week challenge that aims to get people active in community environmental projects, and gives them a chance to win great prizes. Sound like a game show? Well, the game is that artists from the Green Music Group are issuing nine challenges, that each go on for two weeks. The first, from Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan "Fonzy' Lessard: Volunteer for a service project in your community that helps beautify and clean up your local environment.
To play, you need to take the action suggested, and capture it in a picture that includes the logo of the organization for which you're volunteering. Create a profile on the GMG page, follow the instructions, upload your photo and cross your fingers.
The first challenge runs until April 23. Then comes another from Sheryl Crow.
One winning entry will be chosen for each contest based on creativity, "greenness," the number of people involved, and how much fun they're having.
Prizes for each challenge include: a Specialized Mountain Bike, Rossignol Stefan Lessard Signature Snowboard, a Bonnaroo Download and Patagonia Apparel Pack.
Each challenge winner will qualify for the grand prize, a 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid (that's where we got the headline).
Good luck, and thanks for playing.
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