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SPARKcon is coming up this week in Raleigh and we’re positively giddy about it.

Why? Well, besides being the Triangle’s premiere creative festival for artists of all kinds, and besides the 4 days of excellent events and shows and to-do’s and hooplas, AND besides the spotlight it brings to local arts, this SPARKcon marks the inaugural debut of The JouleBug Challenge! Whee!

What’s that? You don’t know about The JouleBug Challenge? For shame. Check out our FAQ for full details, but here’s the skinny:

We’re partnering with SPARKcon this year to give the attendees a chance to win great prizes for making simple, sustainable changes to their daily habits. Bring a reusable water bottle and load up at one of the refilling stations? We reward you for that. Drink local beer on draft at the show instead of imported bottles? We reward you for that too. Wear the same shirt for 4 days in a row to cut down on laundry? Well, um, while we applaud your conservation efforts, your fellow SPARKconners may not be so understanding.

The point is, we created a unique challenge this year to introduce more Triangle smartphone users to JouleBug and to show how easy, social, and fun a sustainable lifestyle can be, with the right motivation. Oh did I forget to mention? We’re giving away sweet prizes all weekend, like reusable sandwich bags, a Kindle Fire, and more.

What are you waiting for? Download the free app, read the FAQ and get in on the innovative competition that¬†Owls Magazine called “a real hoot!”*

Good luck!



*not a real thing but I wish it were