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2 Green GIVEAWAYS from NewBornMom


UPDATE:  Nov. 7, 2008
It’s official! Congratulations to our two lucky winners, Chris S. and Sue B. Thanks to everyone for entering. Don’t forget, everyone can be a winner by entering Code AC15 when you shop at NewBornMom.

Attention eco hip shoppers: these make great baby shower gifts!

Compliments of NewBornMom, two lucky readers will each receive a nifty green prize.

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First Prize – an amazing, top of the line, Welcome Home Baby set.
Treat that special newborn to phthalate-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free, Baby Silk essentials: shampoo, moisturizer, diaper cream, liquid powder, umbilical cord care and cradle cap rub. And mom gets to reuse the chocolate colored, raffia mini-tote.
($110 plus free shipping anywhere in the U.S.)

Second Prize – an adorable, organic cotton Bibs & Match 3-piece set (1onesie and 2 snap-on bibs).
Winner may choose size: either 0-6months or 6-12months.
($28 plus free shipping anywhere in the U.S.)

To enter: first visit newbornmom.com. Then enter a comment on this post telling us why you would like to be one of the lucky prize winners. It’s that simple.

Prize notification: via email — be sure to add the following address to your email address book: m at AlternativeConsumer.com.

Entries must be received by 12midnight (ET), Wed, November 5.

Random Drawing takes place on Thursday, November 6, 2008. Two lucky winners will be selected and notified by email. (add: m at AlternativeConsumer.com to your address book.) Winners need to reply to notification within 24 hours in order to claim their individual prize, otherwise their offer is null and void. The 2 winners’ names will also be included on this post.

Thanks for reading The Alternative Consumer — start clicking, and good luck!
(one entry per person, of course.)

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blade – lower emissions, higher gas mileage


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Here’s a device from Sabertec designed to reduce your car’s toxic emissions while simultaneously increasing your gas mileage. The Blade is a filter that when retro-fitted onto your exhaust pipe can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 12%, increase your gas mileage by as much as 6 mpg and significantly reduce the carcinogenic particulate material being burped out of your tailpipe.  It works better on cars built after 1996 that have catalytic converters.

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You can see the amount of toxic crap the device removes from your exhaust by comparing the before-and-after pix of the filter (above). The company has the backing of the EPA and has done extensive testing to back up its claims.

Oh, the kit comes with a couple of years worth of filters. Under normal driving conditions you’ll have to replace the filter ($20) every 10k miles or so in newer cars and more often if you drive an old Studebaker or other pre-1996 era set of wheels.

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a mixed bag of green news


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  • Scare Yourself Green this Halloween – altCon
  • Illegal aliens. Wild Pigs Make Unwelcome Home on the Range – msnbc
  • Global Warming is Killing Frogs and Salamanders in Yellowstone Park – science daily
  • They probably can’t see the solution through all that smog… China Says Coal Addiction Makes Climate Change Fight Hard – yahoo! news
  • Which way did they go? Tags Unlock Young Salmon Secrets – bbc
  • Great title – but why do we need this? A Car That’s Faster Than a Speeding Bullet – cs monitor
  • One-third of World’s Fish Catch Used for Animal Feed – reuters
  • 35 Insane Halloween Costumes From Around the World – cracked.com
  • (Update: links removed)
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