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Discover the Forest: Get Your Community Outdoors!

I’ve fallen in love with GOOD Maker ( — crowd-sourcing for a better world.  Since discovering the GOOD Maker platform, it’s become my new “go-to” social media distraction. GOOD Maker inspires me to propose a good idea, to evaluate and vote for solutions– which is a way more productive use of my time than pinning a bunch of recipes I’ll never cook.

Here’s an example of a challenge that intrigued me:  
“Discover the Forest’s Get Your Community Outdoors!” Challenge

  • Submit your best ideas for how to motivate people in your communities to discover their wild side and reconnect with nature. The entrant with the most votes will be awarded $500 worth of airfare on Frontier airline to escape to the forest of their choice and $1,000 in grant funding to activate their idea. This GOOD Maker Challenge is sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, The Wilderness Society and the Ad Council.
  • Entering doesn’t take long. Submit your ideas for how to encourage families and communities to escape their stresses and enjoy the great outdoors in 3-5 sentences and submit an informal video or photograph(s) to illustrate your ideas.
  • Enter by Noon PST, Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Go to for contest rules, eligibility guidelines, and submission instructions. 

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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