by Luke Warner
Categories: Causes, People.

In May we posted that SunChips and National Geographic were teaming up to present The Green Effect, a contest asking people how they would make their communities greener in the hopes of giving away $20,000 to each of five selected winners. There are currently ten finalists and the public is being asked to vote for their top choice and the panel of judges, including Edward Norton, will select the remaining four top spots.

SunChips is also getting ready to launch a completely compostable bag in 2010 and they have been expanding their use of solar power in their production. You also might remember that several years ago they donated $1 million to support the the struggling infrastructure of tornado-torn Greenburg, KS who were planning to rebuild sustainably. Solid effort, SunChips.

Check out the Green Effect projects and vote for which one you think would be the most effective.