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Great Green Giveaway – eco iPhone Cases


UPDATE:  It’s official! Congratulations to our 2 lucky winners — Cathy M. and Jimmy K.  Thanks to everyone for participating! (original post follows…)

2 Winners!! This very exclusive green gadget giveaway is sponsored by TRTL BOT.  These sleek and elegant iPhone 4 cases are just being released into the marketplace.  Made of recycled plastic and manufactured in the USA – they’re slim, easy to carry and multi-functional.

First Prize:  One lucky winner will receive both cases.

Second Prize:  Another lucky winner gets to select either model.

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Multimedia optimizer and viewing stand iPhone 4 case – it’s a versatile case that props up your iPhone in 3 different modes: Portrait (FaceTime), landscape (watching videos) and tripod (timed photos).

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Wallet replacement iPhone 4 case – wallet substitute, bulk eliminator…sleek design, holds up to 3 ID or credit cards.

Winners will be selected in our Random Drawing, and notified by email. Contest ends Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 11:59p (EST). Winners have 24 hours to claim their prize, or the offer is null and void. Winners’ name will be included on this post. Retail value of each case: $34.99.  Prizes include free delivery to anywhere in the USA or Canada.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Check out the additional photos and design specs of each style @ TRTLBOT and let us know which is your fave, and why.
  • For prize notification be sure to add the following to your email address book: m at AlternativeConsumer.com.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

study: large scale fish farms negate environmental gains


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A new study utilizing the latest scientific tools has assessed the impact of global aquaculture – and the news could be better. The study, conducted by Dr. John Volpe and his team at the University of Victoria, used their recently developed Global Aquaculture Performance Index (GAPI) to measure the environmental impact of large scale fish farming.  The overriding conclusion: industrial-scale aquaculture production magnifies environmental degradation.   The study, released today, is the first global assessment of the effects of marine finfish aquaculture (e.g. salmon, cod, turbot and grouper). Unfortunately, negative impacts occur even when farming operations implement the best current marine fish farming practices.   (more…)

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