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Windows Live Spaces Eco Trip 2007


Win Live Earth Tickets & Curb your Emissions – check it out!

The Windows Live Spaces Eco Trip
An environmentally-minded team is traveling cross-country by train and bicycle from Washington to New York City to get to the Live Earth concert at Giants Stadium. They are chronicling their travels on Windows Live Spaces.

To enter to win tickets to a Live Earth concert, contestants should add themselves as a friend to Two “friends” will be chosen at random to win a pair of tickets, including hotel and airfare.

Wanting to spread the word on what can be done to save our planet, Microsoft/MSN (under their Windows Live Spaces banner) has created the Windows Live Spaces Eco Trip 2007.

What it is: A team of four is traveling across the country over a 5 week period from June 1st to July 7th, encouraging people to live “greener” lives. (more…)

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Liebherr Refrigerator

30__liebherr.jpgMeet the uber-fridge. While at a green building expo, we recently took a peek at this poster-boy for efficient, modern, home refrigeration. Pictured at right is the 30″ Liebherr Model #: CS1650. A few features:

  • fully Energy Star compliant
  • 11.3 cubic foot capacity
  • full stainless steel cabinet and doors with ergonomic handle design and swing function
  • 2 dual compressors designed for quiet, if not silent operation,variable speeds and energy efficiency
  • thin wall construction – wider interior
  • no false back wall – deeper interior
  • precise digital controls to conserve energy and preserve food
  • dual refrigerator systems to optimize control, save energy, and separate air flow
  • BioFresh technology maintains fruits in vegetables in the storage drawers under optimal temp and humidity conditions
  • SuperFrost System for quick freezing
  • glass door shelves (glass holds cold much better than plastic)
  • 2 one gallon storage spaces on the door
  • factory icemaker
  • doors are field reversible without a kit
  • freezer’s FrostSafe System prevents cold air from escaping when door is open
  • full 2 year warranty on all parts and labor and a full 5 year warranty on parts and labor for items in Sealed System

American refrigerator manufacturers should checkout the design features of this sleek, European challenger to Viking.
Update: see this post’s accompanying comments for customer complaints and notes.
as pictured $3,699 @ warners’ stellian
more info and dealer locations @ almo specialty products

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Organic Cotton Nightie & Nightshirt


Gotta stay cool and dream sweet this summer. Beat the heat with Under the Canopy’s “slip nightie” and nightshirt, both in 100% organic cotton.

Don’t sweat the price,
on sale now
slip nightie, $24.99
nightshirt, $19.99
Available @ Spiegel through shopstyle.

More on Under the Canopy, and the designer who coined the term “eco fashion,” here.

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friday’s mixed bag of green news


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Live Earth Concert 7.7.07 party news


“People all over the world – join in…ladeda…love train.” name that tune and band. Those lyrics seem appropriate for the big love music fest that’s gaining momentum by the minute. Here’s the latest press release to come across my wire:

“Grassroots climate activists to hold events from Singapore to São Paulo — global movement emerging

NEW YORK–Climate activists affiliated with, a new million-member global online advocacy group, and, former Vice President Al Gore’s personal email list, have organized 5000 parties in 119 countries centered on the July 7 Live Earth concerts, Avaaz announced today.

In addition to watching the concerts, party-goers will take the Live Earth Pledge, committing to personal and political action to combat the climate crisis.

Live Earth is the best possible moment to start an unstoppable movement to end the climate crisis,’ said Ricken Patel, executive director of “Global public opinion is the new superpower, and Live Earth is giving it an historic jolt of renewable energy.”

Avaaz members have registered to host 2500 parties, including 312 in Australia, 100 in Mexico, 121 in Great Britain, 70 in South Africa, 17 in India, and 58 in Slovenia. While all the parties will involve the concerts and the Live Earth Pledge, each is unique–including:

a dance party at a club in Bosnia
children’s plays about global warming organized in Cotonu, Benin
a climate change festival at the International Peace Museum in Ohio
a Bahai prayer service in Mozambique
Event details can be accessed through an interactive map at The parties will be “co-hosted” by former Vice President Al Gore, who will appear via an exclusive online video (subtitled into several world languages by Avaaz). (more…)

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