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Because Human Connect Four Just Seemed Too Dangerous

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Though the lineup for this year’s Virgin Music Festival is, admittedly, pretty awesome, there are still bound to be individuals for whom a full day of live music (and shameless advertising!) is simply not reason enough to make that ferry boat ride out to the Island. That’s where Global Inheritance comes in.
A registered non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, Global Inheritance is looking for volunteers to participate in a human chess game at the V Fest on September 8 and 9. But this is no ordinary human chess game; this one will be themed to reflect global warming. So instead of pawns, rooks and bishops, it’s bikes vs SUVs, scientists vs lobbyists, and trees vs smokestacks! The symbolism is poignant and powerful! Best of all, the costumes will be provided.
But if that’s too action-packed for you, Global Inheritance will also need volunteers to help run their Recycling Store, where used bottles and cans can be used as currency to buy skate decks, computer and stereo equipment, and autographed merchandise.
For more information, or to apply, email jenna@globalinheritance.org. GI needs 30 or 40 people for each day of the Festival, so spread the word.
Photo by Mute* from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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