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By: Doug Cassaro
I was contacted this past week by the GGI's good friend Kenny Luna. Kenny is a blogger on Treehugger.com, which is the largest environmentally focused blog on the internet today. Kenny has put together a fun contest for schools and below is more information. So, read along and have some fun!Crisis Confirmed: The Great Copy Machine Epidemic of 2008 Strikes Schools Across America
With confirmed cases in both NY and Florida along with rumored outbreaks in Texas, Maine and California, the students and staff at the Robert Moses Middle School in North Babylon are asking schools across America to help solve The Great Copy Machine Epidemic of 2008 during a national day of action to stop global warming on April 17th.
Apparently, an unidentified contagious disease has begun striking school photocopiers with reckless abandon; causing them to chew up vast amounts of trees in the form of paper before spitting them out covered in a toxic, gooey substance for all to see. Every step in the creation of which utilizes tremendous amounts of energy and is ultimately contributing to global warming through the release of CO2.
So how can you get your school involved and help solve the crisis?
Well, it’s really quite simple. To help stop this dreaded disease in its tracks they’re asking schools to unplug their photocopiers on April 17th and put them under quarantine. Why quarantine? Well, because this disease is obviously so highly contagious that the only way we can even imagine we’ll stop it is by ensuring that no one makes or uses any photocopies in classes for one whole day.
Of course, there’s also a race to find out precisely what disease this is in the first place. And the only way for us to pull it off is for every school that takes up the challenge to photograph their copier while exhibiting the unique “symptoms” that it’s expressing on April 17th during school hours before emailing it to the copy crisis team for analysis.
Once the entries have been received a crack team of experts will pore over the results and publish the top 10 most creative responses at www.greatcopyepidemic.com where people the world over will be invited to come vote for the entry that best conveys the message that global warming is real, and that we can and must do something about it.
Now we’ll leave the entry concept itself up to your imagination. Remember, it’s your school photocopier and it’s got a disease that only you can properly communicate to the rest of us.
So go round up your most creative, fun-loving, eco-conscious friends or students and head on over to check out The Great Copy Machine Epidemic of 2008 and register for the challenge. The world you save may be your own.