This green gadget will shed some light on the subject and put a charge in your cellphone all with sustainable solar power. The Solar Beam III is both a very bright, 3 LED flashlight (65,000MCD) and cellphone charger in one nifty rechargeable package. You can charge with one, two or three solar panels open and operate the flashlight with 1, 2, or 3 LEDs to extend your charge. Fully charged, the 3 LED mode will give you bright light for 15 hours. It can also be used as a flashing emergency light. Comes with 5 cellphone charger adapters.
The sun recharges a built-in 700mAh/3.6v NI-MH battery.
$37.50 ea. @ 21st-century-goods.com
Prompted by a couple of friends’ invitation to visit them in Hawaii, I began to explore some travel options to this island paradise. These days I’m traveling only vicariously to destinations far and wide, but I figured what the heck, no harm in looking. Having visited Maui a dozen years ago, visions of a spectacular sunrise experience in Haleakala surfaced in a flash, and so the fantasy of a return trip begins…
Lo and behold, I discovered an eco friendly way to cruise the winding roads — in a Bio-Beetle, fueled 100% by sustainably-renewable, vegetable-based biodiesel. According to U.S. government studies, biodiesel reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 78% because of its closed carbon cycle. It’s also non-toxic, biodegradable and free of sulfur. Purportedly, we’d save 70 cents/gallon over gas. discover more info about renting this clean machine @ bio-beetle.com
Kelley Blue Book’s new green section, KBB Green, allows car shoppers to get green info on hybrids, diesel, ethanol and alternative fuel cars. They are launching the site with a good article listing their Top 10 Green Cars of 2008.