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round prefab homes – Deltec Homes


Tired of living in a box? Do you possess a great building site that just screams for a way to capture its magnificent 360° view?  Prefab round home builder Deltec Homes has been building prefab round homes for years – and green ones, too.


The ‘Windsor’ design (pictured above & below) features 2000 sq. ft. per level, an 800 sq. ft. garage and is set on a Superior Wall basement.  This home, which is located in Harrisonburg, VA, has a bunch of  other green features, including: photovoltaic solar panels, radiant floor heating, recycled denim insulation, light colored shingles, soy foam insulation and 2×6 walls.



The roof of the connector supports six solar collectors which drain down into a 500 gallon water storage tank which supplies heat to the radiant floor heating system and also pre-heats water for the hot water heater.  The 12 Photovoltaic panels on the south roof have the capacity to generate 4.8 KWH of electricity.  All that green and all that view…

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Friday, April 16, 2010

eco deal of the day – babeland + grist

No more dirty little secrets — here’s a new twist on how to spread the eco love…All you eco-sexuals can be kind to your body, your fellow man and mother earth…all at the same time, for the entire month of April.


As Earth Day turns 40, Babeland, the high-quality sex toys and accessories boutique, will donate 20% of their proceeds to – a non-profit, and one of our favorite green news sites. With a popular Web site as well as 3 stores in NYC and 1 in Seattle — it’s easy to get eco sexy and start feelin’ glad all over @

Relatedpreviously on altCon (4/25/07) Get Eco Sexy

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Eco Fashion Friday Finds – turn up the green

This week’s small, edited collection of finds is focused on the stylish, eco minded man.


(above) A great partnership – iPath, that innovative purveyor of casual footwear and The Hempest, home to all things fashionably hemp.  Help save the planet and look good doing it in these hemp men’s shoes. (We’re featuring a few iPath styles in our OpenSky Shop.)


(above, L to R) A couple of classic casuals — From high performance maker of outdoor wear for men and women, Ibex Clothing — brushed organic cotton knee length El Fixie shorts; ($89).  Or the Scout Vest in New Zealand Merino wool; available in black, pine or shetland heather…on sale now $95, was $140.

aib1.jpgSend your trooper to the frontlines to fight climate change with a manly bag made from genuine Swiss and U.S. vintage military materials.  The Field Bag (at right) is outfitted with a special pocket that was originally used for carrying a gas mask; ($195).

Farm Tactic Field Bag and Scout Bag via Context (free shipping).

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PACT = organic undies, art & planting trees


PACT will release its newest underwear print (pictured above) inspired by the work of Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Mathaai’s Green Belt 3pactundies.jpgMovement, a nonprofit that promotes peace, democracy and the empowerment of women in Africa thorough tree planting.

From April 16-25, PACT will donate every penny of the proceeds from the sale of the collection toward the planting of 10,000 trees in Africa. Every time someone buys a pair, PACT and Green Belt will plant 20 trees.

The Green Belt print is the work of a new PACT artist, famed African architect David Adjaye.

PACT launched in August 2009, offering sustainably manufactured, premium organic cotton underwear for men and women connected to powerful social and environmental causes.

Change starts with your underwear” — Their organic cotton men’s and women’s undies can be found exclusively @

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eco news roundup


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