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the eco kettle


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Eco Kettle saves both water and electricity every time you folks in the U.K. or Europe make a cup of tea or coffee. Ordinary kettles generally boil twice the amount of water that we need; with a 3KW kettle that can mean wasting the energy of around 50 lightbulbs! The ECO Kettle’s internal reservoir holds a full capacity of water ready for use, while the measuring button allows any quantity – from a single cupful to full capacity – to be released into the separate chamber for boiling. The result? Exactly the right amount of water every time you boil – and no more waste.

£34.95 @ smarterproducts.co.uk

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Reef: a visual adventure


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Color bursts forth like confetti from each page of this stunning visual adventure to coral reefs around the world. Each photo intimately captures a remarkable creature carrying on its day, providing insights into the lives of some of the least-understood animals. Photos are large and accompanied by factoids and quotes from the photographers, who explain the thrill, patience, and story behind a particular shot in lively language, making you feel you are underwater with them.

This book announces its commitment to conservation on the cover and in the introduction, even dedicating a section to reef conservation. I’ve always believed that conservation begins with education and interest, and this book is an excellent way to make anyone care about reef life. A portion of proceeds are donated to the Coral Reef Alliance, a nonprofit organization.

The accompanying DVD provides great supplemental videos. (more…)

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Green Path organic wine @ Whole Foods


greenpathwinepackage.jpgIf you’re trying to stay on the green path whilst continuing to indulge your end-of-summer party mode you might want to consider adding these Green Path organic wines to your drinking regimen.

Green Path Chardonnay and Chiraz will be sold in the U.S. exclusively at Whole Foods. The wines come in enviro-friendly Tetra Prism containers. The drinker-friendly, paper-based containers are created from 70 to 75% renewable resources and their lightweight biodegradable composition requires less fuel consumption in shipment.

The vino is sourced from Organic One Wine’s totally organic, 280 acre, Billabong Vineyard located in Jerilderyie, New South Wales, Australia and will run you about $12 for a one liter package.

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wednesday’s mixed bag of green news


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