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    Go Rack – Solar powered light concept based on iron board

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    Now here’s a concept that will work well for residents of the Middle East and West Africa (or whichever is the hottest part of the continent). A designer Abhinav Dapke has come up with a green lighting concept using ideas of an ironing board or a cloth rack. The Go Rack design is such where you place a board just like an ironing board with a cloth on top which actually are solar cells and keep them under the sun. An indicator will tell you how much power has been taken. Then you can fold the board in a way that the cloth side folds in together while the flip-side, of plastic, comes up front and the remaining two aluminum legs are mounted upon a base and energy is conducted. Voila. You have the light stand.

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 17, 2009
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    Shenandoah University goes eco-friendly with Apple MacBooks

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    Students at the Shenandoah University has no reason whatsoever to mess up now. Come fall when all the incoming freshmen, some graduate students and faculty come in, they will each be given an Apple MacBook and an iPod Touch. The university chose the MacBook as it is an eco-friendly option and goes hand in hand with their commitment to the environment. The MacBooks are made with recyclable aluminum, glass enclosures, mercury-free displays, and arsenic-free display glass.

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 17, 2009
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    Green Pieces jigsaw puzzle with wildflower seeds

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    I used to love puzzles, such an interesting game. Now, it’s even better. If you buy a certain kind of puzzle games, in a year’s time you might have a small little garden for yourself. Earth friendly jigsaw puzzles Green Pieces come with a very unique feature. After you are done with the puzzle, if you toss it around the ground, the puzzle pieces will burst with wildflower seeds popping out of them! How cool is that! A game and a garden!

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 17, 2009
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    Winner of the eco-friendly Matt & Nat bag announced

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    Every contest is followed by an announcement of the winner and that’s exactly what I am about to do. Of all the tips that flowed in via comments and mails for the Recycle plastic bottles Contest , the editor picked up Jane as the winner. Though I would like to mention that it has been tough to choose just one winner as all the tips to recycle plastic bottles were noteworthy. Jane’s tips involved using the discarded plastic to preserve out flora and fauna.

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 16, 2009
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    Contest Reminder – Win a $100 special gift by sharing your Valentine’s Day experience

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    Calling out to all the divas and dudes who are just a bit lazy to pen down a few words about their most memorable Valentine’s Day experience. If you have experienced true love then it isn’t a tough task at all….at least to win the Vidafine’s Valentine special bundle. And these days since love is in the air, just think about that love-filled moment and type about it in the comment section of Valentine’s contest on Gizmodiva. Don’t tell me that your love experiences have been so boring that they are not worth sharing it with us? I am sure your Valentine story will earn you this lovely Valentine gift!

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 12, 2009
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    Japan’s resort lures tourists to a tunnel lit with 3 million solar powered lights

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    Japan, the land of rising sun, never fails to lure the rest of the residents of earth for its innovative personality. Be it gadgets, technology, cuisine or spas and resorts, the country triumphs in garnering the world’s attention for all good reasons. The latest focus in on the eco-friendly resort that is located very close to Tokyo. Gotemba’s Toki no Sumika resort shelters a lovely hot water spring, Shizuoka Prefecture. And this winter, it’s the solar power lit tunnel that is grabbing green attention. About 3.2 million light bulbs provide illumination by soaking in the sun’s power. An ideal place to hit during the Valentine season, the eco-friendly light extravaganza will runs from 5pm to 9.30pm till March 8. Are you booking tickets for two to Tokyo?

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 11, 2009
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    Eco-friendly ‘Valentine to Times Square’ sculpture at Times Square, New York

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    New York is celebrating Valentine’s Day in a different style this year. City based architects, Gage/Clemenceau Architects have sculpted out an eco-friendly heart-shaped artwork to reflect the green spirit of the city. Dubbed as “Valentine to Times Square”, this sculpture can be found at the Duffy Square at the center of Times Square from the eve of the Valentine’s day till 22nd Feb. The ten-foot tall temporary monument reflects the lights and energy of New York’s Times Square on a delicate latticework of stainless steel. And this is lit by love’s shades of red, pink and purple by colored LED lighting across robot-carved shelves of horizontal luminescent Corian in Strawberry Ice. Ok so lets get to its green persona.

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 10, 2009
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    Win $100 worth of goodies for your Valentine on Gizmodiva

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    With just five days to go, the markets are flooded with numerous options of attractive Valentine Gifts. Have you picked up one for your love or still on a hunt for something that will be easy on your wallets and also please the recipient? Gizmodiva is out to help its readers with a special Valentine gift! Teaming up with Vidafine, they are offering a chance to win a cute bundle that includes ‘kissing and cooking mugs’ & ‘dancing plates’ for a romantic dinner along with his and hers mini wire keepers for ipods. The love-filled prize also includes a ‘love on a rope’ couple’s pillowcase set for resting your heads as you stare into each others eyes and lastly the most important DND door hanger for privacy.
    Any one from any corner of the globe can be the lucky winner of this Vidafine Valentine special bundle. Put your luck to test by simply penning down your most memorable Valentine’s Day experience here.
    The contest ends on 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on February the 12th, 2009, so be sure to mail in your love-filled experience before that!

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 9, 2009
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    Social-environmental Station is the environment traffic light –Greener Gadgets Design Competition

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    Red, green, yellow…..are the most universal and basic form of instructions that most humans from any corner of the world can follow on a road. I am talking about the traffic lights that never fail to alert the driver to maintain discipline on the road. Based on the same subject, Hernando Barragan from Colombia has designed the Social-environmental Station which is actually an Environmental traffic light. This ingenious concept is designed to educate and raise the awareness about the critical state of our environment. Instead of Stop. Wait and Go, this green traffic signal will display precise figures about the CO2 and other non-earth-friendly elements in the environment.

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 9, 2009
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    Solar Punch, the solar-powered music band doles out eco-friendly musical message

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    Music is the most welcomed medium to spread a message or raise awareness. And Solar Punch, the world’s only solar-powered music band has initiated the musical environmental movement to bring all the music lovers’ attention to our not-so-green earth. Soaking only the sun’s energy to power up their instruments, the band also has back up provisions for areas that don’t receive generous amount of sunlight. They can feed your ears with solar powered music for six long hours on one charge only. This New York based band recently completed their tour in India in collaboration with Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) as part of the 2009 Climate Solutions Road Tour. And as they moved about India, they traveled by three electric cars, a solar powered van, another van running on waste vegetable oil and a truck running on biofuel. By doing so they left plentiful green musical footprints but managed to reduce their carbon footprints to zilch.
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    Posted in Other Stuff on February 9, 2009
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