Back in November, the City of Houston was selected as one of 20 finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, a competition for a $5 million grand prize that will help a city implement an innovative idea.
Mayor Annise Parker's plan made the cut from 305 initial applications: "Total Refuse — One Bin for All" would eliminate the need to separate recyclables from regular trash, thereby making recycling a no-brainer for residents and reducing the amount of gas-guzzling trash trucks on the road.
Though the grand prize winner and four $1 million runners up won't be announced until the spring, Bloomberg Philanthropies has partnered with the Huffington Post for a nationwide Fan Favorite selection.
It's a popularity contest, and we want to win it (even if it doesn't factor in the grand prize decision or the four runners up). The city plan with the most votes does receive $50,000 and Huffington Post media coverage.
Online voting only takes a moment, so cast your ballot now and tell your friends. Voting closes on March 6.