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Quick, what renewable-energy resource is cheap, perfectly clean, and available almost everywhere?
Energy efficiency.

Improving energy efficiency is the fastest, cheapest, and cleanest way to power our lives, so Instructables has teamed up with Earthjustice to help spread the news through their United States of Efficiency campaign. Even small changes in the efficiency standards for appliances, lights, and machines can create huge savings in electricity and natural gas - we can help fight global warming, create green jobs, and save scarce resources and money at the same time!

Here's how you can help, and enter to win an awesome green Apple laptop!

Create an energy-saving Instructable, and explain why or how your project helps save energy! Whether you're improving an existing product, tracking down energy wasters in your house, or create something entirely new, we want to see your ideas. We're open to creative definitions of efficiency - just give a great explanation, and help inspire others to follow your example. Check out our Energy Saving guide for inspiration.

What else can you do? Take action now, and let the Department of Energy know that you're in favor of stronger energy-efficiency standards
- we can't afford not to.

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The Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

11 PRIZES

Grand Prize <br/>1 Winner

Win a 15" MacBook Pro from Apple. The greenest MacBook Pro ever! Highly recyclable and even more energy efficient, the new MacBook Pro notebooks are designed with the environment in mind.

First Prize<br/>5 Winners

Kill A Watt - Find out what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in. Simply connect these appliances to the Kill A Watt, and it will assess how efficient they really are.

Runner Up<br/>5 Winners

Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
HOW IT WORKS

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Mar 26, 2009 and May 10, 2009 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.