We're excited to announce that we're partnering up with Instructables on a Green Design Contest. We have long been fans of the amazing DIYers, makers and designers who take part in the Instructables community. It is your ideas that help other people fix, hack, create, and dream big. So this year, Instructables is holding a contest for the best design that keeps the environment in mind, and it has just now launched!
From the contest page:
Think “green” and submit an eco-friendly Instructable that uses sustainable materials or are energy efficient by design. For example, use recycled materials such as reclaimed lumber instead of new virgin growthwood. Or, choose to use renewable, responsibly sourced materials with minimal-to-no toxicity such as plant-based PLA plastic instead of oil-based ABS plastics. If you’re designing something with electronics, consider how much power the circuit consumes, or even how much electricity is needed when it's not in use and in stand-by mode. Also think through the end-of-life considerations of the product, such as making sure it’s easy to repair, and the individual parts can be reused or eventually recycled down the line.
What do you get if you win? Awesome stuff, that's what. Instructables is giving over $1,000 in prizes, including solar backpacks from Voltaic Systems, a renewable energy kit from ReadySet, and more!
Check out the contest page and submit something brilliant. TreeHugger is taking part in the judging, and we hope to see lots of submissions from you, our amazing readers!