Pac a punch for Southern forests

Attention, slacktivists: Your day has arrived. Thanks to the Dogwood Alliance and Top Floor Studio, you can now save the environment by playing a video game.

Here’s the premise: Paper company executives are gobbling up all the trees. Packaging Man must stop them! (Hint: If you were a child or teen of the ‘80s, the many hours you likely spent playing Pac Man have prepared you well for this challenge.) The video game was created as part of the local nonprofit’s No Free Refills campaign, which seeks to convert fast-food chains to the world of recycled paper for their packaging purposes.

Want to play? The Dogwood’s Packaging Man video game launch party is happening at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 28, at Asheville Pizza Co. (77 Coxe Ave.). The gaming starts at 9. Show off your “Pac”-aging Man skills, get cred and drink beer. And, uh, save the trees.

— Rebecca Bowe, contributing editor

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