So, I was all ready to pick a new video to feature this week, and went over to the Think Green Live Green Challenge page on YouTube to enjoy the latest offerings. Imagine my surprise when I discovered there were none! Did everyone’s video camera crash at once? Or, were the initial week’s offerings just too intimidating? C’mon, people, this is your chance: online video fame awaits you!
Seriously, though, this is a great opportunity to make your voice heard on green living. If you don’t think you’re doing some eco-unique things in your own life (and I’ll bet you’re wrong), you’ve certainly got questions about the barrage of information out there on green living. Juntoventure’s contest stands out in that it’s asking you not to simply make a video, but to join a conversation… and we can all do that. Get those cameras a’rollin’…
Also keep in mind that Juntoventure has pulled together a pretty impressive list of prize sponsors for the contest: Sierra Designs, Timberland, Pacific Outdoors, Buck Knives, Burt’s Bees, Mountainsmith, Mission Playground, and Lonely Planet. Certainly you’d like a shot at some of the swag they’re offering…
Of course, you may just have videographer’s block: that’s cool. My advice: start shooting! You’re not entering Sundance; you’re making your voice heard in a forum of eco-conscious and eco-curious folks just like yourself. Need some pointers for things that you might already be doing: check out Stop Global Warmings list of home-related action items to get those creative juices flowing. And, of course, there’s always GO’s archive of tips to get you motivated.
How simple could your video be? Well, take a look at this one from last week:
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Yep, that’s it… and that one works well! So take a minute (literally), get the camera out (even if it’s just a cell phone video camera), and let ‘er roll… you’ve got something to add to the conversation!