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Patricia M. Zirin
 USA
Recycling Momma! Printer Friendly Version
We are the richest nation in the world. Even in the poorest neighborhoods routinely people (and mainly women/mothers) discard clothing. This is as a result of cleaning out a closet or a child's dresser due to that child outgrowing their clothes. More often then not the lot of clothes is clean and in good repair. After all, it is coming straight from a closet or dresser. In stead of taking these things to a thrift store or shelter usually we are too busy so we just throw it away. The idea is to have people label these bags...red for women's clothes, blue for men's clothes, pink for girl and powder blue for boy--trite but effective. The trash bag with these clothes could be placed on the curb the day before trash pick up. If anyone can use them, they are free to pick up the entire bag. They can then take what they like, pass on the rest, take it to a thrift store or shelter or discard same.
Rules would be simple: Bags would have a size written in appropriate color. Bags put out for the recycle would contain only clean clothes in good repair. Pick up would be allowed only during day light hours. Pick up would not be allowed for picking through clothes on the street. The landfills would get a break and we would be passing on and sharing a huge resource. Our interdependence would be supported. This would require a grassroots effort. Note: even if these bags were regularly picked up by people using them to make a profit, it would be better served then going into the ground.
Reward: The knowing that the program is working. Please email me with ideas of how to make it work in your community. mailto:patriciazirin@comcast.net 

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prochefmike
 USA
Automotive teeneager switch Printer Friendly Version
A system that allows you to "switch" your vehicle to a "teenager mode". This would consist of a speed limiter for the engine so you can control vehicle speed, sensors on the seats to see if there are more passengers than allowed, and a GPS system that you can pre-program to set off an alarm (in the car and at home) if the vehicle enters and restricted area (ie. certain parts of town etc.) With teenage driving deaths at an alltime high, I feel this would be embraced by the insurance industry.
Reward: the actual product 

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nicholas anthony
 USA
Smart Cell Phone Printer Friendly Version
Many people go to certain places (ex. church, school, work) that require them to turn off their cell phones. Normally people attend these places on specific times and days. Why doesn't somebody make a program that will automatically turn off their cell phones (or turn vibrate on) during the specific days and times individuals are attending church, school, work, etc., so the individual doesn't have to. They would input the day and time they normally turn off their phone, and can forget about having embarrassing moments when their ring tone goes off in school or church.
Reward: The product and upgrades (and please notify me if you do this). 

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