Here it is, No. 9, the last rung in the Green Music Group Challenge. Maroon 5 is encouraging fans to connect with an environmentally friendly nonprofit group. Sign up for an e-mail list, support a conservation or other campaign, or volunteer. Then snap a picture of yourself and the nonprofit's logo, and dream of strumming a cherry wood guitar.Maroon 5 is a founding member of the Green Music Group, which helps bring local nonprofits out to concerts, giving organizations a platform and helping them connect with fans. The band wants to take it a step further, and is giving away a Martin Sustainable Wood Series acoustic guitar to the person who submits the most creative, greenest and smile-inspiring photograph of a nonprofit connection.
The Green Music Group has partnered with Idealist.org to help make it easier for people to find that special nonprofit in their area. The guitar is made from wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
As with previous challenges, you upload the photo, tag it with a number (NINE in this case), and hope for the best. The deadline to upload is noon on Friday, Aug. 13.
Once the guitar goes, it's time for the grand prize: a Honda Insight hybrid. Everyone who's played since the challenge began with Dave Matthews Band has been entered into a random drawing to win the car. Stay tuned to TreeHugger and PlanetGreen for more.