My friends at Citizens for Global Solutions have created a number of innovative campaigns and contests on various global issues. Their last effort to come across my in-box was a "Better than Bolton" home video campaign, urging people to send in short videos saying why they oppose the re-nomination of UN-basher John Bolton to the post of US Ambassador to the United Nations.
Now I hear that CGS is throwing a "virtual poetry slam" to get people rhyming on the theme of the environment and climate change. Folks are encouraged to send in short videos of themselves performing their own ecologically-themed poem by October 15. The reward, besides the chance to showcase your work on their site, is some cold hard cash. $500 for first place, $250 for second, and $100 for third.