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 you're in favor of stronger energy-efficiency standards - we can't afford not to.
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5 winners will receive a Kill A Watt. Find out what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in.
5 winners will receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
Open to enter: Mar 26th, 2009 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: May 10th, 2009 11:59 PM PST
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