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Think Crazy Green Thoughts and Maybe Win $25,000

9/18/2008 2:31:10 PM

Tags: X Prize Foundation, X Prize, YouTube, Renewable Energy

The X Prize Foundation wants to find solutions to the on-going problems involving energy and the environment, and the video below encourages just that. On Sept. 10, the foundation hosted a forum titled “Seeking Radical Breakthroughs in Alternative Energy — What I Would Advise the Next President.” Experts Dr. George Church, Dr. Saul Griffith and Dr. Ray Kurzweil came to present their ideas, which can be found here (Church), here (Griffith) and here (Kurzweil).

And now the foundation wants to hear ideas from the public.

At the forum, Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation, announced the foundation’s new “What’s Your Crazy Green Idea?” video contest, sponsored by Prize Capital. The winner will receive a $25,000 prize for the best video with a new, world-changing X Prize competiton, relating to energy and the environment. The foundation’s goal is to gather ideas from a global perspective to find breakthroughs in clean fuels, renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, carbon reduction and sustainable housing. They’re asking for contestants to submit two-minute videos on their YouTube Web site that answer these questions:

  1. What is the specific prize idea?
  2. What is the grand challenge or worldwide problem that you are trying to solve?
  3. How will this prize benefit humanity?

Three finalists will be identified, and then visitors to will make the final vote to decide who wins.

The deadline is Oct. 31, 2008, so hurry up, and get started! For more information visit the X Prize Web site.

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