Thursday, May 21, 2009

D&L's First Ever Go Green Challenge!

This will hopefully be the first of many Go Green Challenges. A little creativity goes a long way in figuring out how to repurpose items and give them a new life. The goal of this challenge is to think up creative ways to reuse objects that would normally be discarded after their initial use and to share those ideas with the world.

All entries will be posted here throughout the challenge. In addition to winning the prize (see below), our winner will be interviewed and asked to write a short tutorial to help the rest of us implement their great idea.

Judging will be based on 3 criteria:

1. Creativity. Has your solution been done a million times before? What's your unique twist?

2. Accessibility. Is this something most people can make if given directions?

3. Green-ability. Are there other ways you can make your design green than just the use of the initial reused object?

Photos are also a MUST for this challenge. Entries will not be considered without photos!!!

How to enter:
E-mail a brief description and picture(s) of your completed item to
Entries will be received now through June 15. Only one entry per contestant will be allowed!

Now that all the messy logistics are out of the way you are probably wondering what normally discarded object will be the subject of the first ever D&L Go Green Challenge...

(drum roll please...)

FROSTING TUBS! (inspired by my LOVE of cake, cookies and just about anything else that requires cream cheese frosting)

And now for the prize!

(another drum roll please...)

This vintage cake tin!
(Also inspired by my LOVE of cake, cookies and just about anything else that requires cream cheese frosting.)

This tin is in GREAT shape and perfectly suited for your green use and enjoyment.

Remember: June 15 is the entry deadline!!!

1 comment:

Michelle C said...

This sounds interesting. I will be interested if anyone takes you up on it. I am not sure if I have that type of creative genius to come up with somethng, but if I do, I will enter. Are you going to join in also, just for fun?