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Ecozuri Forget Me Not – a Tired and True Review + Great Green Giveaway


UDPDATE: It’s official – Congratulations to our lucky winner, Sharon McCloud!  Thanks to everyone for participating.  Our next Giveaway begins next week so stay tuned…(original post follows):

Tired of looking like a shlump with mismatched reusable bags in the grocery store?  Looking for stylish bags that can also carry books, dry cleaning or miscellaneous items while traveling?  Then Ecozuri is for you!

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We were given a complimentary FORGET ME NOT set, which we love; and now we’re giving away an Ecozuri FORGET ME NOT SET of chic, compact and versatile totes + accessories.

Zuri means “good and beautiful” in Swahili, a language spoken in East Africa – Ecozuri bags are aptly named — they’re eco smart, hip and stylish.

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You’ll love the colors, feel and design of these lightweight, washable and foldable bags.  The bags are made from 100% rPET (recycled plastic bottles) that are certified collected and processed in the USA.  Each of the six bags included in the set holds up to 50 pounds.

Used individually, one easily slides into your pocket or attaches to your keychain.  Used as a set of 3 or 6 – it’s perfect for guys, women or your entire family.

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Forget Me Not comes with 2 pouches.  Each pouch contains 3 bags in an array of handsome hues — orange, green and blue; gold, green and brown.  There’s a caribiner on the outside pouch that conveniently attaches to your purse, messenger bag, backpack or carryall.  If you’re famous for leaving your reusable bags in the car, there are 2 Forget Me Not reminders that you can velcro to the steering wheel:)

Prize Value:  $38.95 + free shipping to anywhere in the USA or Canada.  A socially responsible company, Ecozuri contributes 10% of their online retail sales to support schools in rural Africa through www.bricksandbooks.org and www.imbaseni.org.

Here’s how to enter:

  • visit www.ecozuri.com
  • then answer this question by posting a comment here — What interests you most about Ecozuri’s site and products?
  • receive extra entries by posting the giveaway to your facebook, twitter or blogs, or become a fan of  ecozuri or alternative consumer on facebook.  Leave a comment & link for each one on this post.  Tweet once per day if you like, just include a link and comment to let us know, @altCon.
  • be sure to add  m at alternativeConsumer.com to your address book so that if you win, your email program will accept our Winner’s Notification.
  • Enter before Thursday, September 30, 2010; 11:59pm, EST.

As always, we will never share your email or any other info with anyone.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

neozoon – recycled fur coat art


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A collection of female street artists called Neozoon creates these animal silhouettes and sculptures out of recycled fur coats.  Hmmm, someone kills and skins an animal ostensibly to stay stylishly warm.  Then someone else takes this pelt and transforms it back into the shape of an animal...

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Is this a proper use for upcycled animal pelts?  Is it art?  Is it a political statement?  Is it a manifestation of the common perception that animals are products and objects? Is it PETA approved?

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The organization’s Web site is comprised primarily of photo collections and videos of their arts street exhibitions and collections.  We have inquired about more info. Thought provoking, no?  (more…)

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Fujitsu develops compact, high-efficiency wireless charging systems


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Hate all the plugs, power cords and adapters cluttering your home or office?  Fujitsu Laboratories recently announced the development of wireless recharging technology that will lead to the creation of magnetic resonance-based wireless charging systems.

This technology not only promises more compact and more efficient power transmitters and receivers, it also offers the ability to significantly reduce the design timeline for creating charging systems.

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The technology paves the way to integrating compact wireless charging functions into mobile phones and enabling multiple portable devices to be charged simultaneously without any restrictions on their position with respect to the charger. (more…)

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