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Maybe we need to look to nature for innovative alternative energy designs.  Clean energy design firm, green wavelength, has created a bumblebee-inspired 19-foot wind turbine prototype that they demo’d at this week’s The Perfect Pitch 2009 entrepreneur conference.

The company’s xBEE press release states: “Created by the clean energy company Green Wavelength, the prototype represents an attempt to break the mold of everyday windmill solutions that are, at best, 30 percent efficient, and seek efficiency from biological sources such as the movement of bumblebees, hummingbirds, and dragonflies.”

The prototype got Green Wavelength into the top 50 finalists in the pitch conference, that featured Sir Richard Branson as a keynote speaker, and placed it in the running with entrepreneurs focused on everything from high-end recreational vehicles to artificial fingers.

Unfortunately, the prototype did not break into the top ten.

YouTube video of sidewalk demo

(UPDATE: LINKS REMOVED)

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Green Field Paper Company – Grow-A-Note


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gfpnote1_1.jpgHere is another fantastically unique alternative product that you all will love!  Look out Hallmark, here comes Green Field Paper with a wonderful alternative to the normal paper greeting cards, note cards, bookmarks, writing paper, journals, sketchbooks, fine art packs and 100% recycled gift wrap.

What Green Field has done is created an all green field paper made from non-wood recycled ingredients.

Green Field currently offers three lines: Grow-A-Note plantable paper (way too cool!);  archival quality Hemp Heritage paper and PaperEvolution® that contains items such as junk mail (don’t we all get far too much of that!), coffee beans, denim and garlic skins. 

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Each product “is proudly made in the USA and only environmentally friendly ingredients are used to make these premium quality products.”

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a hot batch of eco news


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Tonight’s the Night – Ecouterre Launch Party


Organic cocktails, tasty vegan snacks & treats, good company and eco fashion wall to wall – all the fixings for a fun soiree…see you there!  RSVP@inhabitat.com

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Relax, mingle and browse the latest in sustainable fashion at KAIGHT (15 percent off everything for one night only).

WHAT: Ecouterre Official Launch Party!
WHERE: KAIGHT NYC, 83 Orchard between Broome and Grand, New York, NY 10002
WHEN: October 29, 2009 (Thursday) from 6-9 p.m.
WHO: Team Ecouterre and Inhabitat, including Jill Fehrenbacher, Jasmin Malik Chua, Abigail Doan, Yuka Yoneda, Rebecca Paul, Dan Mendes, and of course, KAIGHT founder and owner Kate McGregor!

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