Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Treehugger and Seventh Generation's Convenient Truths Video Contest

Here's one for all you aspiring green filmmakers (Amy... Ryan...). Treehugger and Seventh Generation proudly present the Convenient Truths video contest. According to the MySpace bulletin making the rounds:
Hi to all the friends of out there,

This is to announce the official launch of the CONVENIENT TRUTHS Video Contest hosted by, Seventh Generation and and endorsed by former Vice-President Al Gore.

Starting November 21, 2006 you have until February 2007 to create a 1-2 minute video on everyday solutions to climate change.

Winning entries will be chosen by web viewers and expert judges, including Laurie David, Arianna Huffington, Dr. Heidi Cullen, and Darryl Hannah.

Ten winning entries will be featured on's climate change site and will be packaged and distributed by Ironweed Films. Prizes, valued at $25,000, are designed to reduce winners' carbon emissions in areas of travel, transportation and home. They include: an all-expense paid trip for two to the Alaskan wilderness from Alaskan Wildland Adventures (, travel gear from Patagonia (, a green home makeover from EcoHome Improvement (, Seventh Generation ( home products, E-V Sunny Bicycles ( from Thera-P-Cushion, Voltaic solar backpacks ( , a Zipcar ( membership, and carbon offsets ( .

For more information, you can access the official site at, which has a carbon calculator, news on climate change and tips to reducing your personal carbon emissions.

CONVENIENT TRUTHS is a carbon-neutral contest, and all emissions generated will be offset by the non-profit organization Drive Neutral. For more information, visit
Pretty cool, huh? I'm on the periphery of this one right now, though I may have a more direct role soon...

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