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advent eco pc – greener computing


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Advent has just introduced its new green desktop PC (it runs Windows Vista) for the burgeoning, green Bill Gates crowd (see Microsoft’s “I’m a PC ad campaign”).

Constructed of 75 recycled material and said to use 78% less energy than comparable desktops (it has no fan).  Paper waste has been reduced by installing all manuals and documentation on the computer.

some specs:

Intel® Core 2 Duo T5250 processor, Windows Vista, 2GB DDR2 667MHz memory, 160GB SATA hard drive and built-in wi-fi and dvd burner

currently on in the U.K. for £599.99 @ pcworld.co.uk

please note: I’m not a PC.

previously on altcon:

dell studio hybrid – a greener pc

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bamboo Island Home – pre-fabs on St. Croix


I’m intrigued by the idea of bamboo homes.  Perhaps because of the unprecedented, current economic debacle, the idea of flying the coop and living on a Caribbean island for a spell seems very appealing.

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If I were to put any effort in this direction, I’d check into living in a pre-fabricated home like this, built to meet the Dade County/FL/USVI wind load code requirements of 145 pmh winds, the strictest requirements in the U.S. — made by the “first and only internationally certified manufacturer of bamboo structural systems.”  Bamboo Living’s exclusive distributor in the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico — Bamboo Island Home now has 8 pre-fab structures, and the first ICC-ES certified — scheduled to arrive in St Croix in November ’08.  Ah yes, the fantasy continues as I imagine the trade winds stir a soothing breeze. more @ bambooislandhome.com

via:  prweb (Update: some links removed)

Related:  previously on the Alternative Consumer
bamboo homes – grow your own (3.24.08)

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mini kin charger – nano wind power


minikin.jpgThis teensy-weensy, small device wind charger will be available soon at I Want One of Those.  A must-have for those days when clouds render your solar charger irrelevant and you desperately need to get some juice into the iPod for your daily KajaGooGoo fix.  It might also look good on the deck of your catamaran or the hood of your golf cart, if that’s how you roll.

£29.99 eventually

via: techlime (Update: link removed)

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a mixed bag of green news


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