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2 Great Green Giveaways from Gaiam

UPDATE: Friday, December 19, 2008
Many thanks to everyone for participating in this exciting giveaway.  We’d like to officially announce the 2 lucky winners of today’s random drawing: Jay F. and Margaret S.  We can all be winners everyday by checking out Gaiam’s special offerings.  Stay tuned for our next Great Green Giveaway.


Eco-hip gift alert. Compliments of Gaiam, two lucky readers will each receive one of these cool and practical green prizes.


First Prize – juiced by the sun or by hand, a Freeplay Eyemax Radio.
This sharp looking self-sufficient am/fm radio can be powered via its solar panel or hand-crank. When fully charged this baby will give you 25 hours of playtime at normal volume.

Also sports a built-in LED flashlight and a ‘high performance’ speaker. I like the fact that you can see its internal organs. ($59 plus free shipping anywhere in the U.S.)

Second Prize – a unique and sleek BoGo Solar LED Flashlight.
Save on batteries, and impress your friends when you whip-out this eye-catching solar badboy. Six ultra-bright LEDs give this flashlight its luminous punch. Fully charged after 10 hours of basking in the sun, this light will give you 6 to 8 hours of much needed illumination and 4,500 hours of light over its lifetime. A nightglow strip helps you locate the BoGo on the darkest of nights and its hard ABS plastic exterior provides high levels of shock and water resistance. ($39 plus free shipping anywhere in the U.S.)

To enter: first visit HERE. Then enter a comment on this post telling us about one of their special offers or deals. 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 12noon (ET), December 19, 2008.

Random Drawing takes place on December 19, 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.)

Also, feel free to visit & check out their Top 25 Green Gifts.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Recycled Mac Key Cufflinks


For all you Mac-obsessed individuals heading for a holiday formal we present these recycled Apple Key cufflinks, the essential eco-fashion accessory.

in basic black for $39.95 @ geekware

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Belkin Conserve Surge Protector

New energy-saving products like this Belkin Conserve surge protector are coming to market everyday.


This nicely designed surge protector will let you switch-off: phone chargers, computers, tvs and their associated electronics and peripherals so they don’t continue to suck power while in standby mode.  Has ‘always on outlets’ for items like DVRs, routers and phones. The neat thing about this baby is that it has a wireless remote you can wall-mount or leave on the coffee table – to eliminate the need to bend over to shut down stuff.

Comes in 8 or 10 outlest models.  more product info @

You can get the 8 outlet model with remote for $29.99 @ j&

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a mixed bag of green news


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