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solar-powered Sharp LCD TV


Sharp intro’d this 26″ LCD TV and solar panel combo at this week’s G-8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit.  The  monitor is said to be 30% more energy-efficient than competitive models and is designed for off-the-grid third world locations.  No word on how to get a cable hook-up in the jungles of Botswana or pricing.

via: cnet/crave

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

eco hotels of the world


Though the energy crunch is getting everyone down, I presume there are still some intrepid travelers looking for eco-friendly, green vacation destinations.  Eco Hotels of the World has developed a five-star rating system for hotels and destinations that rates properties on their eco-friendly quotient.  The free on-line guide is a new, easy to use guide to eco-friendly lodging worldwide.  If you run an eco-friendly hotel, b&b, or property get yourself in their database.

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a mixed bag of green news


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prAna for eco stylish activewear

With a focus on sports, yoga, travel and adventure, prAna’s stylish clothing helps you gear-up for fun with a focus on comfort and practicality.


Some, not all goods are made from organic cotton or hemp, and the company’s mission is to head in a more sustainable direction for their materials and practices.  As a creator of the Natural Power Initiative, member of the Organic Trade Association and in 2007 having tripled their support of wind power, this company seems to have their heart and soul in the right places.


With a nod to the 70’s, the Sunflower T (Left, above) delivers a snug fit, and is made of organic cotton, ($45).  The sweet Flower-Hemp-Satchel is $32. (more – guys & yoga) (more…)

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