Our latest celebrity blogger — all right he’s our first — Seamus, will be appearing off-and-on to impart a biscuit’s worth of green knowledge to all you green newbies out there.
(note: Seamus is pronounced, sha-mus, with a “long a”)
Today’s tip: “good posture is the first step to a greener lifestyle.”
Seamus plans to visit us every Friday, and looks forward to your stopping by.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a good read before wandering off to dreamland. Give yourself some peace of mind by knowing that your bed is “responsibly made.” Above (L) is a handsome frame made with responsibly-harvested cherry and striking tiger maple veneer. For those who may have the need (or desire), the curved treatment provides a reclined seat in bed. $4670 with flat headboard, and $6910 with curved headboard. more @ San Francisco-based, woodshanti
Downbound has a substantial selection of hand-crafted, sustainably-harvested bed-frames in all sizes. Pictured (above R) is a California-sized, Vegan Organic Sustainable Wood Upholstered Hemp Platform Bed (no box frame required) that is designed for a comfortable reading-in-bed experience. The headboard is made from natural latex; you select the fabric covering from a variety of earthy colors. $1950 plus shipping, from Fredericktown, OH.
That eco-unfriendly lithium-ion battery in your laptop may soon be on the way out. Silicon Valley based, ZPower, has developed a silver-zinc rechargeable battery technology that, unlike the ubiquitous lithium-ion battery, is composed of key components that can be recycled.
Some ZPower advantages:
- up to 30% more energy density than lithium-ion batteries (they last longer and charge faster)
- laptop manufacturers can improve battery run-time or decrease the actual size of the battery
- non-toxic water-based technology will not vent or flame
- unlike lithium-ion batteries, ZPower batteries meet FAA travel guidelines
ZPower is featured at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas and was recently selected as a GoingGreen 100 Award Winner. Look for the battery to roll-out in products from a ‘major’ laptop manufacturer sometime this summer, while discussions with cellphone manufacturers are on-going.