Our good friends over at Yahoo! Green have cooked up a new campaign to inspire innovative initiatives to benefit the environment.
The Make-It-Green campaign aims to "turn great ideas that improve people's lives and help our planet into actual products. ... A green idea can mean using fewer resources, reusing materials, or finding a better way to get rid of unwanted stuff. To give you an idea of what we are looking for, some favorite ideas that have already been submitted include a pizza box that turns into plates and storage, a $6 solar oven made of cardboard and tin foil, and a device that automatically waters your plants when they need it."
Those who submit the best products or DIY projects (along with $10) will see their product stocked on store shelves, and get $2,500 plus a share of the sales and a shot at 15 minutes of TV fame.
Yahoo is partnering with Edison Nation to transform ideas into marketable products (and get on TV). Visitors to Y! Green can help determine the winner by voting on their favorite ideas. Submit your idea by June 30 to be considered.
Also, don't forget to submit your green success stories to The Daily Green. Looking for inspiration? Take a look at 40 Real People Making a Real Difference: the nominees for a 2009 Heart of Green Local Hero Award.
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