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Thursday, January 29, 2009


SOLIcharger – solar iPhone charger


solicharger_masked.jpgCharge your iPhone or iTouch while you work on that leathery, George Hamilton-like tan of yours with this compact solar charger from Sollight.  The solar panel on the back of the unit’s base charges its lithium ion battery in just 4 hours of sunshine or 1.5 hours if plugged into your iPhone charger cord.  Comes in black or white.  No funky adapters needed, just slide it on.  Can also be charged by your computer via USB or with an Apple compatible car charger.

the 1.4 oz. charger goes for $39.95 @


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Thursday, January 29, 2009

new recycled candy wrapper bags – ecoist

Spring forward and make an eco-fashion statement with a new handbag from Ecoist’s Luxe collection.


Designed by Nazly Villamizar, this limited edition line is a fresh geometric take on Ecoist’s signature recycled-candy-wrapper “fabric.”  Inspired by the shapes, colors, and details of leaves, these eye-catching handbags were made using new weaving and pattern-making techniques. The recycled wooden handles were created from scraps gathered from furniture manufacturers and other sources.  Ecoist plants a tree for every bag sold.  Gotta like that it’s Fair Trade, too.

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Honest Tea – Obama’s favorite brew

A terrific article in The New York Times today talks about how President Obama is not only changing the White House in terms of policy but also in style, running things in a slightly more casual fashion than his predecessor.


The article mentions that Obama stocks his presidential fridge with Honest Tea, his favorite organic brew, and mine too! Apparently his favorite flavors are Black Forest Berry and Green Dragon. If you’ve never tried Honest Tea you should. The company is committed to social responsibility, and its products are USDA Organic Certified, Fair Trade Certified, made with just a tad bit of organic cane sugar and delicious. How refreshing!

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a mixed bag of green news


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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Ray – an eco friendly watch

Love the name, love the concept.


Quicksilver’s “The Ray” is a truly eco-conscious timepiece – all materials, manufacturing, packaging and transport were planned to minimize environmental impact.  This Limited Edition watch is (more…)

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powerful electric scooter debuts

Make your daily commute fun, green and emissions-free with X-treme Scooters new XM-5000Li.


The new scooter, which is capable of traveling 60 miles per hour, can reach top speed in around 6 seconds and operate for up to 90 miles on a single charge.  The 5000Li’s 21 lithium batteries have a life cycle of 7-10 years, can be recharged up to 2,000 times and don’t require daily charging.  (more…)

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