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Win a Climate Kit – Great Green Giveaway

UPDATE December 3, 2008:  It’s official.  Congratulations to Burt N., whose name was selected at random as our Giveaway Winner.  Thanks to everyone for participating.  Although this giveaway is closed, be sure to check out our current Great Green Giveaways listed on the middle column of our page. original post follows…

Looking for a smart and useful holiday gift? Compliments of Kathy, one lucky reader will receive a free Standard Climate Kit — a collection of tools and tips that will help you save money, energy and water.
(valued at $44.95, plus free shipping to anywhere in the U.S.)



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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

solar traffic safety cone – what’s up with that?

Please don’t hurt yourself rushing to buy this piece of crappy Chinese solar technology.


solarcone2_1.jpgThis collapsible traffic cone presumably fits in one’s trunk. The little built-in solar panel charges a rechargeable battery that powers red LED bulbs.  Add some reflective ‘material’ and you have a supposedly green highway safety gadget.

No info on how a it gets solar-charged while stored in the dank, dark trunk of your Smart car…do Smart cars even have a trunk?

$55 @

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reclaimed wood flooring saves trees


Bask in the intrinsic character and beauty of reclaimed wood flooring while doing your part to conserve our trees and forests.  Deforestation and logging of old growth forests are a threat to ecosystems worldwide, why not do your bit for the planet while imbuing your home or office with the natural richness and warmth reclaimed lumber can provide. Kansas City-based, Elmwood Reclaimed Timber creates great looking wood flooring from reclaimed woods including white oak, heart pine, chestnut and walnut.


Elmwood also creates reclaimed wood counter-tops, paneling, mantels, cabinets and ceilings.  They keep it green in all phases of their operation, and all of their antique wood products are 100% reclaimed from old buildings, barns, rural structures and sustainable sources of reclaimed timber.  They’re also FSC certified.



see more @ elmwood reclaimed timber

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a mixed bag of green news


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