Participate! Send Us Your 3D Models and Sketches

As the Burning Man event quickly approaches, TreeHugger is teaming up with Current TV to help look for the best ideas that exemplify this year's "Green Man" theme. In the spirit of Burning Man, the event will be filled with open-source green innovations that encourage everyone to take, tinker, remix and redesign. We think that you might just have the next big open-source idea to help revolutionize the way we live. So, we are asking you to Participate! Send us a 3D model (or 2D rendering if necessary) representation of your best eco-innovation and you will get 2 tickets to Burning Man where you can show off your open-source invention - where you and your invention might just end up on Current TV's "TV Free Burning Man" coverage of the event. In addition, the winner and the 1st and 2nd runners-up will receive Jessica Bruder's tribute to the event, the Burning Book.

About the Burning Book:

Burning Book is both a loving commemoration of the event's storied history and an enlightening companion for festivalgoers. Bruder explores the unique ethos and breathtaking art installations that have shaped the event, along with Black Rock City's distinctive landmarks, pranks, lore, and gift-based economy. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning photographs, Burning Book is a striking tribute to an extraordinary cultural phenomenon for the legions who participate in Burning Man every year, and for those who haven't become part of this unforgettable celebration -- yet.

So, send your best open-source eco-innovations to: contest [at] treehugger [dot] com by August 11 for your shot at showing everyone just how smart you really are at Burning Man.

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