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emobi – eco friendly swimwear from down under


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Is it too early to be thinking summer when my thermometer is stuck at 37 degrees?  Not to worry, one peek at the 2009 swimsuit collection from Australia’s Emobi (French Polynesian for birth) will get you in a very beachy mood.

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Made with water-based, earth-friendly dyes and UPF 50+ fabric, the fashion-forward prints are all created in-house.  (more…)

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Friday, April 24, 2009

LEHR Eco Trimmer – Great Green Giveaway


UPDATEIt’s official – Congratulations to CONNIE W. of Ottawa!  Thanks to everyone for participating.  Didn’t win this one?  Don’t despair, check out our next Great Green Giveaway, in honor of Mother’s Day.

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Continuing our springtime trend, this Great Green Giveaway is generously sponsored by LEHR, an innovator in eco friendly lawn care.  One lucky winner will be able to beautify their lawn by using this Detachable Curved Shaft:  Propane Powered Eco Trimmer.

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Rather than spill gas on the lawn and spew toxic fumes around the neighborhood, a cleaner, easier to operate alternative is here — the LEHR Eco Trimmer…the world’s first propane-powered lawn and garden tool.  The Eco Trimmer has all the power and performance of a gasoline trimmer — minus the detrimental pollution and emissions associated with dirty gasoline engines.

It has zero ozone depleting potential, zero evaporative emissions, 96% fewer carcinogens and 97% fewer particulates than its gasoline counterpart, and already exceeds the EPA’s 2011 regulations for home and garden equipment.

Fueled by propane and its patented, “Twist ‘n’ Go” fueling system, this baby will run for about 2 hours on a single propane canister, requires very little maintenance and starts at the push of a button.  Empty canisters are 100% recyclable.  Learn more @ goLEHR.com.

If you don’t have a yard but know someone who does – this clean and green lawn and garden tool would make a great gift.

Prize value, $199 + (plus free shipping to USA or Canada)

To Enter this Random Drawing, simply:
Visit goLEHR.com. Then leave a comment on this post, telling us how this prize would make your lawn care endeavors greener.  (Winner must reside in USA or Canada.)
Add the following address to your email address book:
m at AlternativeConsumer.com. (*one entry per person)

One lucky winner will be selected in our Random Drawing, and notified by email on Thursday, April 30 at approximately 8p (ET). Winner has 24 hours to claim their prize, or offer is null and void. Winner’s name will also be included on this post.

*EXTRA CREDIT
If you have your own blog, you can post about the giveaway with a link back to this giveaway post. To make sure we know, you can come back and leave a comment with a link to your blog post.
If you Twitter, you can tweet about the giveaway, and leave a comment linking to the status.
The more ways you post about it, the more entries you receive.

Time’s ticking, so start clicking, and good luck!

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a mixed bag of green news


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Clear2Go gets Americans to use less bottled water


Clea2go.jpgClear2Go, a company that makes replaceable water filter bottles, has gotten Americans to pledge to reduce their consumption of bottled water.  The company offers consumers a $5 coupon toward the purchase of their bottle for signing the pledge.  The three-week-old campaign has induced Americans to pledge to reduce their consumption of disposable water bottles by 1,000,000 million units. Check on the campaign’s progress or download their widget here.

The 24 oz. Clear2Go tap water filter bottle removes 99.9% of microbial cysts, reduces chlorine odor and taste, is BPA-free and filters a robust 100 gallons per filter; (cost $16.99).

Nice marketing idea.

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solar powered movie theater


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Choosing the movie theater at which to see that new, Oscar-worthy, Ashton Kutcher opus formerly involved considerations like proximity, cushy seats, big screens and quality of the popcorn.  Now you’ll have a new variable to consider when shelling out your cinema-going cash, sustainability.  Livermore Cinemas in Livermore California has installed an 18,000 square foot solar array on the roof of its theater complex.  The new solar installation will potentially provide 35% of the theater’s energy needs and cut its electric bill by 45%.  The system will provide about 190,000 kilowatt hours of electricity over the course of a year.  The solar cells have already been operational for about two months.

I don’t believe the energy savings will effect the price of tickets.

photo credit: solyndra.com

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