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Group launches `global warming' DVD contest

By Loa Iok-sin  /  STAFF REPORTER

A non-government organization launched a three-month contest yesterday to raise public awareness about global warming by giving out free DVDs and prizes.

The Kan Wen Culture and Education Foundation launched a contest in which 50 copies of the documentary An Inconvenient Truth will be given to participants who register on the foundation's Web site.

Released last year, the documentary discusses the impact of global warming.

Participants who receive the DVD will be required to form viewer groups and pass the DVD around.

Viewers will then be invited to register and answer questions on the foundation's Web site, with the last viewer asked to return the DVD to the foundation by mail before the end of the contest on July 23.

The group with the largest number of viewers will be able to enter a draw for prizes.

The contest was inspired by a university student.

"I was inspired by a university student who sent me a copy of An Inconvenient Truth last year and asked me to pass it around to raise public awareness about global warming," Stanley Yen (嚴長壽), president of a hospitality group and a board member of the foundation, said at a press conference.

Yen decided to spread the news, as global warming is something that affects everyone.

"Global warming affects all of us. We're all responsible to stop it ... the main point behind the contest is to let more people have a more in-depth understanding of the issue," Yen said.

To enter the contest, log on to www.travel934.org.tw.

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