"The Green Grouch" Challenges Canadians in Eco Contest
CALGARY, April 5 /CNW/ - Starting officially on Earth Day, The Green
Grouch is challenging Canada's fifty largest cities in a contest to
determine which is the most environmentally friendly. The challenge
consists of a simple ten-point weekly checklist that participants fill
in to indicate what environmentally friendly activities they've
participated in. Each item earns points for your city.
To help encourage the highest possible rate of participation, referring
others to the challenge earns the most points. "The greatest impact
you can have is getting other people involved" says The Green Grouch.
The site's software compiles results and Canadians can track where
their city ranks.
The Green Grouch is an "Eco Comedian" who encourages people to do the
simple things to help the environment. "People don't like being nagged,
so we cleverly hide our nagging within our comical YouTube videos,"
says The GG. "I'm hoping people will embrace me because the world
really needs someone like me to help us all focus on making changes."
After the Canadian challenge, there are plans to host a similar one
between the largest cities in several different countries, beginning
with The United States. Other challenges are also planned, for
example, between Colleges & Universities, corporations, etc.
Eventually, a challenge between countries will take place.
The challenge runs from April 22, 2010 - April 22, 2012. Organizers want
run it long enough to change Canadians' habits. But, they want to
stress that the weekly checklist takes, literally, less than one minute
to complete. "We know people are busy, so our site isn't designed like
a social networking site that aims to suck up your life. We want to
give you a gentle kick in the right direction and get out of your way,"
says The GG. "And, if I can make you laugh along the way with my
YouTube videos, that's a bonus!"
SOURCE The Green Grouch Enterprises
For further information:
Barry Moore, Challenge Organizer Tel (403) 246-5472 Cell (403) 463-2004
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.thegreengrouch.com