This year for our 4th anniversary we have decided to continue to practice what we preach on the green front. Since the traditional gift for the 4th anniversary (of marriage, but we are using it anyway) is fruit and flowers we are going to go with a general flora theme. We are going to donate $1 per person following VerySpatial on Twitter at the time of our 4th anniversary episode to one (or more) of the ‘plant a tree’ initiatives out there (eg the Green Belt Movement, American Forests, Hike for KaTREEna). Every dollar seems to be a tree for most of these initiatives. Our 4th anniversary episode will be recorded live at the ESRI International User Conference on Wednesday July 15 at 5:00 PDT and Frank has said that he will also chip in $2 per person who attends the live show (I am saying that there will be a cap on that just in case an unexpected number of people show up, you know, to save Frank’s wallet).
What does this mean to you? Well in addition to your following us creating $1 for charity you will also be entered to win our 4th anniversary contest. Did I mention that the grand prize is going to be a shiny new netbook (Frank is shopping around now, check episode 200 for more contest details). If you are following us on Twitter you are already entered in the contest and worth $1 to a charity!
If you aren’t on Twitter, not to worry, you will have other options to enter the contest, but you won’t count toward our charity donation. A heads-up that we will be limiting the donation to $500 at most (we’re still grad students after all).
We would also like to offer some incentives to companies to match our donation. Please contact Jesse to discuss how your company can support our effort.