Hurry! 4 Days left in the Instructables Green Design Contest

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We're in the last few days of the Instructables Green Design Contest, where hundreds of people have submitted projects that fall under the criteria of "an eco-friendly Instructable that uses sustainable materials or is energy efficient by design."

If you have a project you've completed and want to show others how it's done, consider submitting it. You'll have the chance to win some really fun prizes, like Voltaic Systems OffGrid Solar Backpack, ReadySet Renewable Energy Kit with Solar Panel and LED light, Nokero Solar Light Bulbs and a $500 REI gift certificate.

Here are some of the projects we've noticed from the pool of amazing ideas, to give an example of the great work that Makers are doing, and helping others to learn:

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How to make a building using bottles

How to build your own solar-powered plane

DIY kids' playhouse stays naturally cool during hot summers

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DIY bike-powered generator is hidden in patio furniture

Make a reclaimed wood picnic table with a built-in planter

Make an emergency light powered by fire and water

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DIY solar foundry reaches temperatures of 3800 degrees farenheit

Make a wine bottle planter for a modern twist on a hanging herb garden

Build a Free Things Box for your front yard

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Build your own log lounge chair for $30

Build a DIY vertical planter for small space gardening

How to make a small backyard wind power generator

There are over 550 ideas submitted so far. Hop on over to check them out. Even if you aren't submitting a project, you can participate by voting for your favorites!

Tags: Contests | Crafts | Do It Yourself