Join us this Friday, November 16th, as Spring and Thwart Design host a design competition like no other (and I have seen a lot of design competitions). Make Time for a Green Cause invited designers to conceive and prototype sustainable clock designs, with the winners being presented during the opening event this Friday at 6pm. Standard design contest fare so far, but here's where it gets interesting: people who come to the opening will have the chance to bid on each of the clock designs, walking away with a piece of design history. Half of the proceeds from the auction will go to the designer, the other half to Trees for the Future, a non-profit that will plant ten trees for every dollar raised (certainly strikes me as a bargain). The organizers hope to plant 100,000 trees and send visitors home with some striking green design objects. The opening is this Friday, November 16th from 6pm – 9pm, at the Spring gallery: 126 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO).