To add some inspiration to your day, just take a look - or another look - at those oh-so-treehuggable entries. You'll find a for-profit that's put the bright idea of off-grid solar power into practice in rural Laos (check out a couple of similar non-profit projects here and here), and a natural, juicy alternative to toxic chemical flame retardants from Sweden. The winner, Eco Maximus, is making conservation sustainable and profitable. How? The photo above might lend a clue. The company produces elephant poo paper - a TreeHugger favorite! - in rural Sri Lanka.
Nominations are due in two months, so check out the rules and consider putting yourself or someone you know in the running. The Earth will surely thank your buddy for whatever it is he's up to, and it's probably been a while since someone thanked you to tune of $20,000... ::The World Challenge