Amy Kolb Noyes for The Green Guide to Nontoxic Housecleaning and Elise McDonough for The Green Guide to Food: How to Buy Right & Spend Less Amy and Elise have each been offered book contracts with a $1,000 advance for their winning Green Guide proposals. The Green Guide series is a collection of big ideas in small packages. Current guides convey the basics of what you need to know to get started composting, biking to work, greening your office, lowering your energy footprint, recycling to the max, and conserving water. Green Guides to food and nontoxic cleaning will be great additions to the series. We’d like to thank everyone who submitted proposals for this contest. Our winners were strong candidates in a strong field and, as we were judging the entries, it was a pleasure to discover a number of good writers with good ideas – even if their proposals didn’t fit into the series. Thanks again to all the contestants. Keep an eye out for our forthcoming green guides!