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Solar Sound bluetooth speakers


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This little black box is actually a set of portable solar powered speakers that can keep you tapped into the music on your iPhone, iPod or most other cell phones or MP3 players without a wall outlet.  You can connect to your music source via wireless Bluetooth, or wired, connection.  The integrated solar panel charges the box in 12 to 24 hours of sunlight, or you can plug it into the wall to charge the on-board lithium-ion battery in around 4 hours.

Features (2) two watt speakers, headphone jack, built-in mic and touch-screen buttons for fast-forward and reverse.  Will provide 8 hours of listening at Lawrence Welk volume and roughly 4 hours at AC/DC volume.  Weighs in at a portable half pound.

on sale for $79.99 @ devotecindustries.com via: cultofmac.com

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Friday, July 24, 2009

2 great green giveaways – Fuji enviroMAX batteries


Our next Great Green Giveaway is sponsored by Fuji EnviroMAX.

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Here’s your chance to win a bundle of eco minded, high performance household batteries.  2 lucky winners will each receive Super Alkaline AA, AAA, C and D batteries and Digital Alkaline AA & AAA batteries (photos above) — mercury, lithium, cadmium and PVC-free, making them landfill safe at the end of their life.  Keep your digital camera, camcorder, mp3 player, pda, remote control, flashlights and other electronic gear powered-up in eco style.  Available in your local Target, beginning July 26.

Each prize also includes free shipping to anywhere in the USA.

How to enter:

  • Visit greenfuji.com
  • Then comment on this post by answering the following question:  What’s the greenest thing you’ve done this week?
  • 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 – see below)

Entries must be received by 11:59pm, EST on Friday July 31, 2009. Two winners will be selected in our Random Drawing, and notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize, or offer is null and void. Winners’ names will also be included in this post.

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low-fat, natural dog treats from Pegetables


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Here’s a tasty treat for all my vegan canine buddies out there.  Pegetables dog treats are available in 3 veggie flavors: carrot, corn and celery.  The chewable treats are fortified with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, protein, fiber, calcium and vitamins A, B, C, D & E.  seamwtoylksup_1_1_1.JPGThe carrots can help you maintain the vision and energy needed for chasing the neighbor’s cat in a dark backyard at midnight.  The corn helps provide a shiny coat for socializing in the dog run and strengthens the immune system, while celery helps maintain healthy joints and detoxifies one’s liver.

Pegetables are designed in organic shapes to promote consumption and use real vegetables throughout the (more…)

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a mixed bag of green news


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discover the forest – Where the Other You Lives


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The USDA Forest Service has created an interactive Website and a series of PSA’s intended to inspire tweens (kids 8-12) to re-connect with nature by getting out from in front of the tv and game console and experiencing our national parks and outdoor spaces. The campaign, entitled ‘Where the Other Your Lives’ (created with the help of the non-profit Ad Council) targets a generation that spends 50% less time outdoors than their parents did, just 20 years ago.  It’s hoped that the campaign and Website will facilitate more tweens experience firsthand the beauty and diversity of their natural surroundings, and in the process, develop an appreciation for the pressing need to preserve our wild and natural spaces.

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For all you parents, do your kids a favor and get them out of your family room and into the great outdoors.  The interactive Discover the Forest Website will help you find forests, parks, and outdoor recreational facilities – while providing you with lots of ideas for things to do when you get there.

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