by Michael dEstries
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Edward Norton is joining a panel of esteemed green judges to help decide the winners of the “Green Effect” national contest sponsored by SunChips and National Geographic. The competition, which launched on Earth Day, gives people the chance to say how they would make their communities greener. Five winners will be selected and receive $20,000 each to help make their ideas a reality.

Joining Norton in the judging are National Geographic’s Boyd Matson, eco-activist Jayni Chase (wife of Chevy Chase), Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green for All and Dave Haft, Group Vice President, Sustainability and Productivity, Frito-Lay. The contest is open to any green sustainable ideas you might have for your community until June 8th. On July 7th, the top 10 finalists will be announced and online voting will decide one of them. The judgs will have their say on the rest for the remaining four spots.

Want to enter — jump here for the official rules and entry guidelines!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • RemyC

    The problem I have with this is that the only thing green about SunChips is that they are cooked in a facility that has a few solar panels on the roof. They are not organic, there is no commitment to non-GMO grain. They became a sponsor of the Planet Green Greensburg series. But they are neither an organic or a green company.

  • origionalJames

    Check out page 52 +/- on the National Geographic Sun Chips Contest…..”EFFICIENT GREEN COMMUTER CAR WORKOUT”

    Please leave comment if you view the idea as being appealing.
    Should this idea/concept win one of the $20,000 prizes, my High School Automotive Shop Teaching counterpart has agreed to retrofit and/or fabricate this vehicle. JMcH. New Haven, CT