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Plymouth-Dakar Challenge


Julian Nowill created the concept of the ‘Banger Challenge’ in 2002 to take the piss out of the real Dakar, showing that people on a limited budget can go where the big boys go. The idea is now copied by a large number of people, some with charitable objectives and some not. The original 3-week Banjul Challenge continues to the finishing line in Banjul, The Gambia, where the LHD cars are auctioned for charity. The year 2007 saw the launch of the Timbuktu Challenge where LHD and RHD cars are auctioned in Bamako, Mali - again for good causes. For 2008, there will be a new route to Baku on the Caspian …’The Silk Road Challenge’ again with a charity auction, while for those who cannot afford to give their cars away, there will be a ‘Morocco Offroad Trial’ with a roadbook written specifically for the teams by Sahara guru Chris Scott. Teams will spend as much time as they like in Morocco from 1 week upwards and the aim is to push 2WD and 4WD vehicles to the limit… within the security of a group of cars. This will suit off roaders who rightly are concerned with the risk of solo off piste driving in remote areas. plymouth-banjul


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Earth Day Competition: 350 is the New Green

350 is the new green is the new black is the new new. 350 is the number that scientists have determined will define the future of the Earth. 350 parts per million is the critical atmospheric CO2 concentration we need to achieve, and with haste. Currently, we are at 385 ppm. Bill McKibben and have started an international campaign to create awareness about 350 and to get people active in making it happen.

We at GreenMNP want to get active. And we want YOU to help! So, herein lies a challenge: design a dope 350 postcard for 350.orga€™s 350 Postcard Project and submit a photo/PDF of your postcard to We will pick a winner 35.0 days from now, on Tuesday, May 27. Winner will receive their choice of these three books: a signed copy of The Bill McKibben Reader, Green Roof - A Case Study by Christian Werthmann, and Shopping Our Way to Safety by Andrew Szasz, not to mention supreme ninja credibility. First runner up will get their choice of the remaining two books and second runner up will get the third book. Furthermore, we at GreenMNP will distribute copies of all the 350 postcard entries we receive to 350 important politicians/organizations/thinkers/Earth lovers/Earth haters and anyone else you want. If you can think of someone in particular you would like us to send a postcard to, comment to this post with their name and postal and/or email address (if you dona€™t know their address, wea€™ll do our best to find thema€¦ninjas are fairly resourceful).

The postcard should be an expression of YOU, why you love the planet and why you want to see our atmospheric CO2 concentration drop down to 350 ppm. A word from the 350ers themselves:

In words, collages, drawings, or any other form on the back of these postcards, we want to hear from people all around the world why ita€™s worth it for you, your community, and the rest of the world to aim for 350 parts per million.

Of course, you should submit your entries to as well. Or, if you prefer, we will submit your entry to them anyway.

Mail a scanned image or photo to or attach a stamp and drop it in the mail to our San Francisco office at 1370 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103.

If you are from another land, fear not: 350 is the same in every language, and words are easily translated c®€aA"aAAae-a Deutsch EspaA±ol FranA§ais Hrvatski Italiano i•oeeµAi-A PortuguAASs Svenska aea¥aeoeAeAS A§U"AAA±AAUSA©

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Posted: April 22nd, 2008
at 11:28am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,green,web,politricks,weaponry,design,science,diy,competitions

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MNP Bi-Annual Design Contest.1


For the inaugural bi-annual MNP design contest.1 we would like to offer a challenge that may or may not be met.

Often people like to single out the "leaf" as being something that is merely less of a plant and more of an honorable mention. Well for those that strike it right, we would like to go offer a membership to our exclusive tree-house to outsider (preferably from Macedonia) to the winner….the winner of what you ask?

The CHEALLANGE: Design a vaporizer that ninjas may or may not ask to be plugged into a wall.

DEADLINE: April 18th @ Midnight (entries will be accepted throughout the morning hours, however we refrain on speculating, but their is a good chance that entries arriving later than 8AM will be deleted instantly)

THE PRIZE: Eternal Ninjanation

With this said: send your completed designs to (for those interested in what to send we ain’t interested in that jenky ashy bc type of shapsonix)

Good luck and let those most ninjatastic see their design through!

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Posted: February 13th, 2008
at 2:17pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: green,web,business,mnp is for the children,weaponry,gear,design,real life news,science,competitions

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