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Unleash your inner Edison

Yahoo! Green is running a contest for would-be inventors: submit your idea for a green product, and vie for the chance to see your creation on store shelves. The contest is open for one week more, and for the final week Yahoo! is waiving all submission fees.

The winner will receive $2,500, plus a share of the sales for 20 years. You might also be featured in an episode of the PBS show *Everyday Edisons*.

So far over 150 ideas submitted and the community has placed over 13,000 votes. Some of the leading ideas include:

* Plant fiber diapers
* Vampire power cure
* Fridge-cam that lets you see inside your fridge when you’re at the store and forgot what’s in there
* A stove that knows when to turn itself off

Technically, your idea doesn’t need to be “green” so much as “good” — that is, it should provide solid value to customers and somehow make the world a better place. Get to work!

Take the first step.

Start small. Be conscious of the impact your actions have on the environment and figure out what you can do to lessen the blow. Calculate, conserve, and offset.

For businesses, our Corporate Sustainability Plans can help you with your emission reduction goals.

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