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zero emissions Wheego LiFe electric car coming soon


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Wheego Electric Cars, a U.S. manufacturer of all-electric cars, today announced it will unveil the Wheego LiFe, an all-electric set of wheels they profess to be the nation’s first affordable electric car to the public at the Los Angeles International Auto Show November 18th.

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The compact LiFe, which looks like it just swallowed a smart car, has some nice features. The details: The full-speed Wheego LiFe travels approximately 100 miles on a single charge and retails for $32,995.  It qualifies for a $7,500 Federal tax credit, as well as many state tax incentives, including $5,000 in California.

The LiFe comes fully-equipped with driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, and power windows and locks. The 115V lithium battery pack can be charged from a standard 120V outlet, a 240V outlet or any of the J1772 standard charging stations being installed in public locations throughout the United States.  It is available in red, white, blue, black, silver, and green.  The Wheego LiFe is a two-seat subcompact car with fit, finish and features designed for today’s environmentally-conscious commuters.

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About the name:  LiFe – it stands for Li as in the symbol for Lithium + Fi as in Iron…hats off to chem class 101.   Wheego is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.  The emission-free LiFe and other Wheego vehicles are assembled in Ontario, California.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty 2010: “Natural Wonders”


We extend a warm welcome to our newest contributor, San Diego based, Jessica M. Han.  This is her first in a series of forthcoming posts on sustainable beauty, health and food…

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Every year Allure magazine publishes a list of the best beauty products, from lipsticks to hair products — this list also contains “natural wonders.”  These earth-friendly, budget-friendly products have what it takes to help keep you looking naturally wonderful!  This year’s award winning green products are: (more…)

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Walmart ups its commitment to sustainable agriculture


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Can the biggest of the ‘big boxes’ help small farmers, local economies and consumers?  Walmart today launched its new global commitment to sustainable agriculture intended to help small and medium-sized farmers expand their businesses, get more income for their products, and reduce the environmental impact of farming, while strengthening local economies and providing customers around the world with long-term access to affordable, high-quality, fresh food.

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video: Diego Stocco transforms repurposed piano into Bassoforte


Musician/inventor Diego Stocco created a totally new instrument by repurposing the keyboard of the dismantled piano he keeps in his garden and combining it with variety of other parts he had laying around – including the recycled neck of a broken electric bass, a cabinet handle for a bridge, recycled guitar pickups and a chimney cap.  He ended up with a mechanical hybrid that he christened a “Bassoforte” (bass + pianoforte).

He then wrote a track as a tribute to his dad who is a big fan of Western comic books and Spaghetti Westerns films and played the whole deal on his newly created instrument.  A super cool and complex DIY project.  Crazy.

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galiano slim pendant lamp from reclaimed Douglas Fir


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This pendant lamp will bring a little of the forest into your home office or living room.  Vancouver-based Propeller Design creates the Galiano Slim’s bio-degradable shade from reclaimed Douglas Fir.  The light’s pull switch is a twig salvaged from a section of a wind-downed Arbutus branch from scenic Galiano Island, BC.  The light is small but beautifully handcrafted.

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3.75″ × 3.75″ × 12″ (plus twig pull-switch, which varies) and featuring a 13W CFL light bulb (equivalent to a 60W incandescent)

Available at Propeller Design’s supermarket.hq store

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