We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow the earth from our
-Native American Proverb
We have been treating the Earth like we don't live on it.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Anyone Want $10,000,000?

(I am just hearing this story so I apologize if this is old news. I never said I was a news geek or up to date on things. Just read the post!)

Can you build a car that gets 100 mpg? If you can you can, enter the Automotive X Prize sponsored by The X Prize Foundation and Progressive Auto Insurance to win $10 million (in prizes).

I have been trying to catch up on my More Hip Than Hippie Podcasts, which I might say I have been doing horrible because I listen in my car and I am never in my car anymore (damn green ways). So I am all the way back to the March 26, 2008 where the gals talk about a contest where teams from all over the world can win $10 million (in prizes) if they "design, build and sell super-efficient cars that people want to buy." The key there is "that people want to buy". This can't be a concept car or an experimental model and it must follow all the laws that govern cars on the road such as having seatbelts, brakes, bumpers, etc. In 2009-2010 the teams will race their cars and a winner will be declared. All the details are here. So some time in 2011 or so some of us will be driving the best fuel economy car out there. I will definitely keep posted on the progress of this car.

I love contests like this. Why wait for big industry and governments to help change the world. Like I always say, vote with your dollar and it will come. Shop local, eat local, buy organic, buy enviro-friendly and they will come more and more.

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