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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.


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 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

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 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


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.


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


  • 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 –
  • (Update: links removed)
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