Energy & Sustainability
Yahoo!’s Make It Green program
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Yahoo! is launching a new program, in search of innovative and environmentally-conscious products to bring to market. They write:

Make It Green is turning great ideas that improve lives and help our planet into actual products. We’re looking for the best green do-it-yourself ideas — and we need you to help us. Submit your idea, and if it’s chosen, you could see your product on store shelves, get your cut of the green in royalties, and possibly appear on the Everyday Edison’s TV show.

Check out the Idea Gallery to see what projects people are submitting. You can give “thumbs up” votes to your favorites to help them decide which ideas might be worthwhile products.

Luke Iseman, former Make: Online contributor, and author of the Garduino project in MAKE, Volume 18, has this computer-controlled “plantsitter” featured as one of the projects on the site. Way to go, Luke!

Make It Green will also be at Maker Faire showcasing various projects, including Luke’s.

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2 thoughts on “Yahoo!’s Make It Green program

  1. Yahoo is looking for green stuff to sell. If your green idea can’t be sold, they aren’t interested. Here are their requirements:

    Your submission must:

    * Be green = eco-friendly
    * Provide the consumer exceptional value and functionality
    * Be easily merchandised
    * Have an innovative sustainability/green element

    The standard Edison Nation submission fee is $25. Thanks to a generous grant from Yahoo!, each idea submitted to Edison Nation costs just $10 to submit. There is no limit to the number of submissions you can make.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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