We all want to do our part to improve the environment- as everyone knows, green is the new black. Sure, sustainability is hip, trendy, and socially conscious, but what steps are you taking right now to save the planet?
We want to know how you're reducing your environmental footprint, and hopefully saving some cash in the process! Are you modding your gear, simplifying your life, or building something awesome? Tell us what you're doing to go green, and teach us how- share what you know!
Second Prize 10 second prize winners will each receive an Instructables robot t-shirt and a 1-year subscription to Popular Science Magazine.
Rules: 1. Publish your Instructable and add it to the Go Green! group from July 16th till August 19th, 2007. Only projects published within these dates are eligible.
2. Document your project thoroughly! Use great text, photos, and videos as necessary to make sure other people could replicate your Instructable.
3. We want to see a nice explanation of what you did, why you did it, and how it makes your life more eco-friendly and sustainable.
Judging All contest entries will be judged for merit. Judges will evaluate each Instructable for the following:
completeness (photos and text for all important steps, video as necessary)
clear, concise text description including a properly summarized introduction
clear photographs (2+ megapixel preferred), use macro mode for close up shots
use of photo-notes where appropriate
list of parts and tools required (if appropriate)
safety notes (if appropriate)
Judges from PopSci, TreeHugger, Instructables, and past contest winners will evaluate the entries by the above criteria, then vote for winners using range voting, the same system used in Olympic scoring. We'll announce the winners by Friday, 24 August 2007.
Additional Information You must be 18 or older to enter. If you are under 18, you can still enter, but to win you will need to verify that you had the permission of a parent or guardian (we will have a permission slip for you). Your parent could also join you as a collaborator on your Instructable.
International entries are great! Prizes and PopSci subscriptions can be mailed world-wide.
You may enter as many different Instructables as you like, however they will be judged on individual merit and you may only win one prize per contest. An Instructable may be entered in multiple contests if it meets the relevant criteria.