Discover the Forest with your community

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Now that it is dark at 5 PM on the East Coast going outside at night is not my cup of tea. I'd rather be at home, having a cup of tea, watching television, and  sitting on my comfy couch.

But luckily there are weekends and days where we can get outside and explore nature in a park or forest near by! You can gather up the family and head outside for a brisk walk in the park looking at the leaves falling, see what animals are around, and just enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Take a break from the weekly chores, and get outside!

You can enter the Discover the Forest's Get Your Community Outdoors and win $1000 for your community and $500 airline voucher to visit a park!

About “Discover the Forest's Get Your Community Outdoors!” Challenge on GOOD Maker:
  • Challenge Brainstorming Tips:
    • What would you tell or show someone to convince them to spend more time with their family outdoors?
    • How could you get them there?
    • How could you explain all of the benefits?
    • Think about your favorite way to enjoy the wilderness and what makes that so great.
    • Now, put your thoughts in words, photographs or video between now and November 13 before the online voting begins.
  • Challenge Details:
    • Submit an Idea from October 16, 2012 to November 13, 2012 (noon, PT).
    • Include a photo or video that represents your idea. Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 570 × 345 pixels and no larger than 10MB. To include a video, use a YouTube URL.
    • Write at least 3-5 sentences that explain how you would inspire your community to escape and enjoy nature.
    • Only US-based organizations and individuals are eligible to apply. Applicants must be 13 years of age or older.
    • Full Contest Rules: (
    • Ideas will be posted for public voting November 14 - November 30, 2012.
    • Rally your colleagues and friends to vote for your entry.
    • One Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000 to activate their idea during the months of Dec. 1, 2012-December 2013.

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