Have a Future-Crucial Design Solution? Enter the Earth Awards and Win $10,000!

In the market for $10,000 cash, an all-expense trip for two to NYC and the opportunity to pitch your ideas to Fortune 500 business leaders? Then you're in luck! This is your chance to take your "great idea" out from your moleskin journal (or, may we suggest these sustainable versions) and into the real world! The Earth Awards—whose mission is to support the development of commercially viable economic solutions to our current ecological crisis—is offering up the goods to the do-gooder who has a "future-crucial design solution that will improve our collective social, cultural, economic and ecological quality of life."

Submissions will be accepted into multiple categories such as product design, architecture, fashion, food, alternative energy (It might be worth scouring TreeHugger's categories for a little food for thought!) and should be practical, original and most importantly—energy-reducing.

Learn more about the impressive prizes and submission details at The Earth Awards. But act fast! The deadline to enter is November 14 December 1, 2008.

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