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Published on October 14th, 2008 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

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Where are the Next Great Ideas for a Green Economy? Find ‘em… and Win!


A woman shows worry on her faceEven with yesterday’s stock market rally, we’ve all got the economy on our minds… and, for the most part, we’re worrying about it. Our retirement accounts are shrinking, our jobs are less secure, and buying or selling a home seems like a fantasy. An injection of cash into the markets is welcome; an injection of new ideas is absolutely critical.

As I’ve noted in previous posts, Red, Green and Blue has teamed up with social media start-up ReframeIt to bring a higher level of transparency on energy and environmental issues to the presidential election. With the recent economic turmoil, though, we quickly realized we needed to connect these ideas with the economic concerns so many Americans now have.  So, we’ve done that… and also added some financial incentives! Now, if you participate in the RG&B/ReframeIt scavenger hunt, you won’t just get a warm feeling from contributing to the stock of knowledge on both presidential candidates and their policy proposals — you’ll also have a shot at a $1000 grand prize, and a guest posting spot at RG&B.

For the latest details, check out yesterday’s post at Red, Green and Blue and join us as we hunt for the information the next president will need to spur the transition towards a green economy.

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Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is the founder and editor of sustainablog. You can keep up with all of his writing at Facebook, and at



  • Ryan McKenna

    The very best plan for a “green” economy is The Venus Project. You can find more information at http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com

  • http://mokkikunta.blogspot.com mokki

    Ideas? Here we have some:
    The actual “turbo-capitalist” crisis, whose end and global consequences are unpredictable, could constitute an opportunity to the construction of a new alternative economic model firmly based on the environmental, economic and social domains, with new concepts of “growth” – not just a “green“ recovery based on this capitalist model, but a effective Low-Carbon Economy model.
    http://mokkikunta.blogspot.com/2008/10/777-turbo-capitalisms-failure.html

  • http://www.yahoo.com Bobby B.

    The ideas need to come from the private sector, even though the greens would like to see the R&D funded by the central government (i.e. taxpayers). When was the last time the government used you money wisely?

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