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Enertia electric motorcycle @ best buy


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Is it just me, or is the concept of buying a motorcycle, and no less an electric one, at Best Buy more than a little weird.  Well it’s happening, Brammo’s Eneretia electric motorcycle is is now being sold at 21 West Coast Best Buys right next to the cell phones, microwave ovens and MP3 players.

enertia3_1.jpgThe cool looking bike charges in three hours when plugged into any wall outlet and can reach a high-end speed of around 50 miles per hour.  Brammo claims the Enertia gets the equivalent of 373 miles per gallon and costs less than one cent per mile to run.

Though a retail price of around $11,995 will probably limit the number of motorcycles actually leaving the store, the anticipated marketing buzz will undoubtedly make the whole enterprise well worth Best Buy’s investment. via: cnet news

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Monday, July 6, 2009

cut bamboo table lamp


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The organic nature of these accent lamps caught my eye – available in three sizes, (ranging from $105-125) @ terrafurnishings.com

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Sisteria Designs – 2 Great Green Giveaways


UPDATE:  July 14, 2009 – It’s official – Congratulations to Rita A. and Jess C. Thanks to Ali and Laura of Sisteria Designs for graciously sponsoring this cool event.  And thanks to everyone for entering, and all our new now followers on Twitter and Facebook.  Next Giveaway begins tomorrow, so stay tuned…

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Sisters Ali and Laura, the designers of Sisteria Designs, find inspiration in pre-loved game tiles — upcycling them into pretty pendants!  We love their ingenuity, and the eco factors — repurposing and keeping pre-loved goods from landing in ever-growing, landfills.

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With 3 different sizes and 20 patterns from which to choose, 2 lucky winners will each get to pick their favorite pendant.  (Retail value $24-$28, depending on the size of the pendant selected.  Each prize includes a sterling silver chain and free shipping to anywhere in the USA.)
How to enter:

  • Visit sisteriadesigns.com to find yours.
  • Comment on this post telling us which pattern and style is your personal fav, and why.
  • In order to receive our email prize notification, be sure to add this to your email address book: m at AlternativeConsumer.com. (*one entry per person)

Entries must be received by 8p, EST on Monday July 13, 2009.
Two lucky winners will be selected in our Random Drawing, and notified by email on Tuesday, July14. Winners have 24 hours to claim their prize, or offer is null and void. Winners’ names will also be included in 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.

You can also receive additional entries 3 more ways: sign up for our RSS feed via email/Feedburner (see right side bar), follow us on Twitter or become a friend on FaceBook.  (If you’re already signed up, just let us know.)  Good luck!
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a mixed bag of green news


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