barenaked ladies

Proving that a carrot dangling from a stick is all it really takes to rally the troops on behalf of Mother Nature, the Green Music Group continues to follow an interesting do-good format designed to inspire people like you and me to get out of our chairs and back into the field to participate in various eco-causes. For the last several months, their diverse collection of challenges — backed by some of today’s most environmental and socially active musical artists – have had a limited time frame and a juicy prize attached to them. Everyone from Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt to Linkin Park and the Dave Matthews Band have asked participants to plant more trees, commit to volunteerism or refrain from using disposable water bottles and now the Barenaked Ladies are getting in on the action.

The Canadian band — who once famously crooned “If I Had a Million Dollars” — is backing the Green Music Group’s far more modest eco-incentive of a cool thousand dollar prize but for all the recession-challenged peeps out there, it’s definitely worth investigating. All you have to do to participate is upload photographic proof that you’re appreciating the great outdoors with your friends and tag it accordingly by noon on Friday, July 30th (Eastern Standard Time). Seriously, that’s it…no strings attached.

If you have the luck of Mother Nature’s sprites on your side, you might just win the turbo grand prize of a Honda Insight Hybrid or a certainly not-too-shabby $1,000 Sierra Club Outing gift certificate. This challenge seems like one that we can all easily find the time to pencil into our schedules and perhaps with a little practice, we’ll be able to pull ourselves away from the tractor beam of our computers far more frequently. Scientific studies even prove that reconnecting with nature helps heal the human spirit and bolster mental health so by all means, please stop reading your favorite eco-website (at least for now) and start doing!

Via Treehugger