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SPRING GREENING CONTEST: 4 Days Left to Enter!
Posted By Mike Chino On March 23, 2009 @ 1:00 pm In Announcements,Events,Green Design Competitions,Innovation,News,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment
Our Spring Greening Contest is running strong after a refreshing weekend of creative submissions, and there’s still time left to submit your DIY designs! To enter, simply clean out your closets and remake your dusty old furnishings, appliances, and household items into inspired examples of found design . We’ll be featuring our favorite entries in an online voting competition next week, and the winner will receive all of the fortune and fame of being showcased on Inhabitat in addition to a $200 gift certificate to the Inhabitat Shop ! So break out that dusty dresser or busted chair , give it a brand new life, slap on a fresh coat of (eco-friendly) paint, and let it shine for a chance to win!
All you have to do to enter the contest is:
1. Sign up for the inhabitat newsletter 
2. Send a photo and description of your project to editor at inhabitat.com
Repair  and reuse  have been hot topics as of late, with everyone from technology renaissance man Saul Griffith  to Worldchanging editor Alex Steffen  advocating a shift towards repairable, long-lasting heirloom products. We’ve been covering reclaimed design  for quite a while here on Inhabitat, and love to see objects  given new life  through smart reuse . Taking care of objects also makes good economic sense, and a little bit of TLC goes a long way towards producing a personalized object that you’ll cherish for a lot longer than the cheap store-bought variety.
The winner of this year’s contest will receive the fortune and fame of being showcased on Inhabitat in addition to a gift certificate for $200 in great green goods from the Inhabitat shop ! Three runner ups will each receive an herb-sprouting eggling  of your choice.
Looking for some inspiration? Here’s an assortment of creative projects to get your juices flowing:
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URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/spring-greening-contest-4-days-left-to-enter/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=21634
 found design: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/15/martino-gamper-100-chairs-in-100-days/
 Inhabitat Shop: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/
 busted chair: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/12/20/annie-the-recycled-shopping-cart-chair-from-reestore/
 Sign up for the inhabitat newsletter: http://www.inhabitat.com/newsletter/?p=subscribe&id=1
 Repair: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/20/joana-meroz-crackery-crockery/
 reuse: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/22/nine-stories-reclaimed-car-steel-tables/
 Saul Griffith: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/02/greener-gadgets-2009/
 Alex Steffen: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/13/the-best-of-green-at-etech-2009/
 reclaimed design: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/05/03/reclaiming-design-at-hautegreen/
 objects: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/09/26/recycled-tube-light-by-castor-canadensis/
 new life: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/29/captivate-lamp-by-lula-dot/
 smart reuse: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/08/bklyn-sneak-peek-recycled-bourbon-barrel-furniture-from-uhuru/
 Inhabitat shop: http://inhabitatshop.com/
 eggling: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/egg-plant.html?&cat=251
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/09/newspaper-furniture-by-david-stovell/
 Image: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/escama-socorro-bag.html
 Image: http://www.inhabitots.com/2008/09/12/making-a-customized-silhouette-t-shirt/
 Image: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/transglass-lidded-carafe.html
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/05/28/recycled-water-bottle-cascade-chandelier/
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