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In celebration of Earth Day and all things eco-friendly, we’re holding a Green Design Contest, and showcasing the best of Green Design with our media partner TreeHugger!  Think “green” and submit an eco-friendly Instructable that uses sustainable materials or is energy efficient by design. For example, use recycled materials such as reclaimed lumber instead of new virgin growth wood. 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. Come up with any project with these factors in mind, and you could win over $1,000 in prizes including a Voltaic Systems OffGrid Solar Backpack, ReadySet Renewable Energy Kit with Solar Panel and LED light, Nokero Solar Light Bulbs and a $500 REI gift certificate.

As a special Judges’ Prize, we’re awarding anyone who uses one of Autodesk’s personal design and creativity applications, such as the Autodesk® 123D® 3D modeling apps or the Autodesk®SketchBook® easy-to-use drawing tools. The winner of this prize will also receive over $1,000 in prizes including a Voltaic Systems OffGrid Solar Backpack, ReadySet Renewable Energy Kit with Solar Panel and LED Light, Nokero Solar Light Bulbs and a $500 REI gift certificate. Your project may also become a learning resource to teach kids about sustainable design!

For more information on green product design strategies, check out the videos and tutorials on the Sustainability Workshop that cover whole systems and lifecycle thinking, improving a product’s lifetime, lightweighting, and more.



Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), April 22, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, June 17, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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