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Do you think you could live in a car for an entire month? Evergreen, a Canadian not-for-profit organization is currently looking for an individual to do exactly that. So what made Evergreen choose one month? The average Toronto commuter spends roughly 80 minutes per day commuting, which translates to about a month stuck in traffic throughout the course of a year. The month long campaign will attempt to underscore the everyday issues associated with city driving, while also exploring sustainable solutions.
The person selected for the position will receive $1,000 per week and a daily per diem. In order to earn your pay you will be required to live in an eco-friendly car for a month. There is no word yet on what brand of vehicle this will be. You must eat, drink and sleep solely within the confines of the car. You will, however, be granted access outside of the car for bathroom breaks. Additionally, you must make media appearances, mingle with the general public and manage social media on behalf of Evergreen. The lucky job recipient will also be responsible for interviewing and filming industry experts to create a 12-part web series.
If you wish to apply for the job, simply visit http://facebook.com/monthinacar. Once there, you will be instructed to write about your experience with audio/visual equipment, video editing, interviewing experience, social media use and your thoughts on sustainable living; all in 250 words or less. You will also have to create a minute long video introducing yourself. Submissions will be judged based on your skill set, personality and creativity. Applicants must possess a clean driver’s license and be at least 20 years old.
The application deadline is May 25, 2012. This is a one-month contract position in Toronto, Ontario, which will start on June 19, 2012.
Evergreen is a national charity organization that aims to make cities more livable. Evergreen attempts to improve the health of cities “by deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments.”