November 20, 2008

Save Water with Niagara Conservation Home Eco Kit

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Unless you live in an area experiencing drought, you may not think about water conservation much, as traditionally water bills are not high. No matter where you live, we should all be conserving water. Niagara Conservation's Water EcoKit is full of high-efficiency products to help you reduce your water consumption. This kit includes:

EARTHâ„¢ MASSAGE SHOWERHEAD
(1.5 GPM) Powerful two-setting massage spray showerhead that does not sacrifice performance for efficiency

Flow control technology: greater force at low pressure!
Rated #1 showerhead by leading industry organization
Conserves water and saves money while enhancing pressure, performance and appearance!
9-jet turbo massage is adjustable: gentle needle spray to forceful jet
Saves 40% more energy & water
Non-removable flow compensator
Non-aerating spray means less temperature loss with maximum energy savings
Pressure-enhancing Niagara Power
Consistent flow rate regardless of water pressure
Self-cleaning and maintenance-free
Installs easily by hand and without tools
Corrosion-resistant, high-impact ABS thermoplastic body
Meets or exceeds ANSI specifications
California Energy Commission-certified
10-year guarantee
ArrowContinue reading: "Save Water with Niagara Conservation Home Eco Kit"

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July 29, 2008

Ahoy Matey! Bring Me My Eco-Friendly Wine!

barque.jpg I thought I got my wine in a low carbon manner by walking to my neighbor's cabin, but the French have outdone my efforts. A three-masted, 19th century barque transported 60,000 bottles of French wine from Bordeaux to Dublin. The delivery by ship took longer than a flight, but it saved 18,375lb of carbon or about 4.9oz of carbon per bottle. Each bottle was labeled, "Carried by sailing ship, a better deal for the planet." Further voyages are planned to Bristol, Manchester, and Canada.

Via: The Guardian and Planetsave

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March 18, 2008

Are You a Carbon Shredder?


Mission: Carbon Shredders is a Mad River Valley-based conservation and education group, dedicated to helping people and institutions save money on energy costs, create a clean energy future for the community and reduce our collective energy usage and C02 footprint by 10% by 2010 through our "10 by 10" initiative.

Are ready to be a carbon shredder? Read Low Carbon Diet to find out how you can shred carbon pounds and save big money!

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March 12, 2008

Recharge Your Batteries With Your Computer

41KQRFH7MJL._AA280_.jpg USBCELL AA Rechargeable Batteries are like other rechargeable batteries in the sense that you can use them hundreds of times; however, these batteries can be recharged using the USB port of your computer. There is no need for a separate charger, and they are easy to use. Just pop off the cap and plug them in to your computer. Over 15 billion batteries are discarded each year. Don't toss 'em, recharge 'em!
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March 4, 2008

Carbonrally: Join Forces With Your Friends to Reduce Carbon

Snapshot 2008-02-29 20-34-12.jpg Are you competitive? Do you want to reduce your carbon footprint?  Carbonrally is a fun way that you can fight climate change and put your competitive nature to good use. It is a place where you can:
  • Reduce global warming by taking quick & easy challenges.
  • Compete with others in your area and around the world.
Here's how it works:
  1. Take the challenge:  Today's featured challenge is to not eat meat for two days this week.  You can also suggest challenges.
  2. Check out the results: You can view the Total Impact Map to see how many tons of carbon have been reduced by Carbonrally members.
  3. Compete:  Create or join a team and compete against other teams for the greatest carbon reduction!
  4. Socialize:  Of course, Carbonrally is a great place to meet new, green friends!
According to Carbonrally, "1,418 Rallyers have reduced CO2 emissions by over 76.54 tons so far! That's equal to turning off the electricity of 70 homes for about 1 month!"  Now that's impressive, and it really demonstrates how if we all take small steps, they add up!
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January 15, 2008

Macbook Air - The Eco Friendly Green Mac Laptop


It's nice to see apple actually think through a product from the circuit board to the packaging. The Macbook Air features an Aluminum case, and a mercury-free and arsenic-free glass display. The circuit boards are BFR free and PVC free, and best of all the packaging has 56% less volume than the regular MacBook. Not too shabby. .

At Macbook Air via Gizmodo

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January 8, 2008

Save Power with the Belkin Conserve Surge Protector


We're hoping to see more of these power-strips that can have a set of outlets you can turn the power off to completely. Right now we are always unplugging our adaptors or shutting of the entire powerstrip. Belkin's Conserve Surge Protector, which can shut down six of its eight spaced outlets all at once with a giant remote on-off switch, will save you the problem of shutting down or unplugging each box one-by-one. Estimates are you'll save up to 20% on the power that strip uses.

Via DVICE at Belkin

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December 11, 2007

Everything's Cool DVD

410p6oyCOXL._SS500_.jpgEverything's Cool, billed as a "real-life disaster movie" is a film about Americans' growing awareness of global warming in the wake of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and Hurricane Katrina. It's also an incredible time capsule for our mass awakening to climate change as an issue that will shape our lives, with parallels to other political issues and the way they are framed by industry representatives and an easily-manipulated media.

The film follows a groups of "global warming messengers" through three years -- 2003 through the beginning of 2007 -- and looks at how the country came to realize what scientists had long recognized -- that global warming is happening and that something needs to be done about it.

Where an Inconvenient Truth focused on the science of global climate change, Everything's Cool looks at the political debate around the issue -- how a small group of energy-industry-funded think tanks created a debate when scientific consensus existed, and how the media's desire to present both sides of a story can move political dialogue way off course.

Everything's Cool, an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, is available on DVD.

Buy Everything's Cool.

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November 17, 2007

Baggu Reusable Shopping Bags

Looking for a stylish, earth-friendly way to carry your groceries? Need to supplement your EZ Bags with something that goes over your shoulder? Want a creative, green way to wrap your holiday gifts?

Consider Baggu.

Called the "It bag of the future" by Teen Vogue, this stylish and ridiculously practical bag (sold in packages of 3 and 6) is one easy step in helping save the planet. Baggu ("bag" in Japanese) is machine washable, and folds up into its own pouch small enough to tuck into your handbag or pocket. Made of super-tough ripstop nylon in bright, fun colors, it's the re-usable bag that's eco-chic.

Baggu 3-Pack or 6-Pack available at Baggu.

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November 7, 2007

7 Tips to Reduce Carbon Footprint: Grist Founder on Today

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And speaking of Grist, founder Chip Giller (a former classmate of mine!) was interviewed on Today earlier this week and offered viewers seven tips to reduce their carbon emissions by 10% in one week. Among the tips:

- Wash your clothes in cold water
- Eat no meat one day a week
- Lower the heat in your house by two degrees
- Unplug appliances when they're not in use.

The tips come from Grist's new book Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Non-Pompous, Non-Preachy Grist Guide to Greening Your Day.

Chip took some flack on the Grist message boards for focusing on baby steps instead of recommending radical changes to our culture of consumption. Personally, though, I think he'll catch more flies with honey, and that the impact created by these small changes would be pretty significant if they were implemented by a big enough audience.

Check out the full Chip Giller interview on Today. Buy Wake Up and Smell the Planet.

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