Every year, tens of thousands of people converge on an ancient lakebed in the desert of Nevada to build a temporary city where self-reliance and self-expression are exalted. This year, the Burning Man event's theme is the "Green Man," an attempt to highlight emerging technologies that could help us solve the world's biggest environmental problems. We think you may even hold the key to a great idea, and wouldn't mind sharing it with everyone at the event. So, TreeHugger, Current TV, and Burning Man got together to ask you to Participate! We are looking for the best open-source projects that could really make a difference in the way that we look at the world. Maybe you have a great idea that could change the way we eat, drive, live, build, or...something else? Here's the scoop. We want you to send us a 2D or preferably 3D model of your best open-source idea that helps address the world's environmental concerns. You must be willing to let others the world over tinker, remix and reformulate it, as the idea is open-source. If we think your awesome invention is the best, we will give you two tickets to the Burning Man event where the winning open-source project will be displayed alongside other breakthrough ideas and technologies addressing important issues such as climate change, pollution, green building design, and much, much more. Your project will also be featured on Current TV as a part of their TV Free Burning Man coverage. (Check out previous "TV Free Burning Man" episodes here.)
So, send either a representation of your 3D model or 2D rendering to: contest [at] treehugger [dot] com by August 11 for a chance to have your idea display at Burning Man, which runs from August 27th to September 3rd, 2007. The winning entry will be the one that best helps solve an environmental problem. For complete details on the contest, Burning Man, and Current TV, go here. Now go ahead and Participate!