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    Ecco Ultra Lounge- Hollywood’s first eco-friendly lounge rocks on a green theme

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    Hollywood, synonymous to fashion, movies, celebrities and glamour has a green reason to find a mention on Greenlaunches. Ecco Ultra Lounge is Hollywood’s first eco-friendly lounge. In collaboration with FIJI Water, the lounge offers an outstanding platform to chill out in the most eco-friendly manner. Giving shape to the eco-friendly cement, the structure for Ecco was erected. Resorting to such a construction material helps to reduce about 180,000 tones of CO2 per year. The whole set up is powered by LA Department of Water & Power’s Green Power resources. The place dazzles with multi-colored, energy-efficient, state-of-the-art LED lighting system that is exclusively designed and installed by Disco Designer and Cosmos Lighting. The menu too boasts of lip smacking organic cuisine and liquors.

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 14, 2009
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    Tesco throws open the doors of an eco-friendly supermarket in UK

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    Every time I stop by at the local supermarket to pick up my groceries and veggies, I speculate about the amount of energy the colossal store would be consuming to keep it well lit and at the correct temperature. But Tesco, UK’s supermarket giant is on its way to serve consumers as well as our planet by throwing open the doors of an eco-friendly supermarket in Manchester. Spread over 52,000 sq ft store, the supermarket boasts of many eco-friendly features that may lure eco-shoppers to stop by for shopping. Situated at Cheetham Hill, it has managed to cut down about 70% of carbon foot print than the other comparable stores. Refrigeration will come from an environmentally friendly carbon dioxide system, and will use 15% less than a normal cooler.

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 13, 2009
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    LG’s Solar and Wind powered Sky Charger at CES 2009

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    Yesterday we spoke about a solar powered Bluetooth speakerphone from LG and today it’s the Sky Charger that has bought LG back on Greenlaunches. Harnessing sun and wind’s energy, this colossal mobile phone charger is ideal for public gathering where almost 144 folks can add juice to their cell phones at one time. This tent like structure houses the same number of lockers with the relevant mobile chargers that are attached to the central generator. Simply get hold of one vacant locker, connect the handset and lock it back to return in an hour for an energetic cell phone. LG has been generously green by not limiting this service to LG handsets only. This pyramid shaped green mobile phone charger is certainly a boon for the visitors at the ongoing CES 2009.
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    Posted in Alternative Energy, Other Stuff on January 10, 2009
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    Winner of the Greenest Tip Contest announced

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    Thank you readers for pouring in your tips for the Greenest Tip Contest which revolved around saving energy, fuel and in turn our blue planet earth. Every tip is unique and is helpful to lead a green lifestyle. However since we have to pick up one winner only, Jim gets the honor of walking away with 4 AA Energizer Advanced Lithium Batteries. His tip about saving electricity by putting devices that constantly use electricity on a power strip earned him the green crown.

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 7, 2009
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    Recycled plastic wood furniture by Jason Miller redefines vandalism

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    At some point in life most of us have deliberately or instinctively scribbled on to the government property like table tops and park benches. Waiting for the lady of your life, you would have etched her name on to the bench to demonstrate your passion. Bring back those memories to life with the tables and benches from “I was here” collection. Designed by Jason Miller, this line features a Side Table ($650), Bench ($1600) and a Dining Table ($2,000). Crafted out of “graffiti-proof” recycled plastic wood, the furniture sports all sorts of random New York graffiti carved into the top of them.

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 7, 2009
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    Green Bible preaches holiness in an eco-friendly manner

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    We bought your attention to the green personality of the Pope and the Nuns. Also the most eco-friendly and energy efficient Church found a mention on Greenlaunches. Treading on the green religious route, today we pause to read about the eco-friendly Bible. The holy book is printed on a recycled paper with soy ink. Sporting a sustainable beige linen cover embossed with a green picture of a tree, this Green Bible covers the Old and New Testament inside. Highlighting the need to accept green as the new holy shade, this eco-friendly Bible has all text that mentions something about the environment printed in green. This has led to over 1,000 green colored verses throughout the Bible.

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 7, 2009
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    Queen of England switches over to biofuel powered Bentleys

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    With the media monitoring every move of theirs, it is difficult for the Royal family to keep the glare of publicity at bay. However it’s the green limelight that they won’t mind basking in. The latest from Buckingham Palace is that Queen of England is going to ride in biofuel powered Bentleys. The Queen has given a nod to replace the engines of the two state limousines with more eco-friendly engine that can run on plant-derived fuel. And this ‘flex-fuel’ system will also allow the vehicles to run on conventional petrol. Priced at £10million each, these majestic vehicles will not leave a trace of carbon footprint when powered by the vegetable fuel. Such a new powertrain will also offer a 40 per cent fuel economy improvement by 2012. Three cheers for green royalty!
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    Posted in Other Stuff on January 2, 2009
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    Eco-friendly UniKeep line from Univenture will show up at CES 2009

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    Even before the CES 2009 opens up, the blogosphere is buzzing with the news about the stuff that will be seen at the exhibition. Today it’s the Univenture that is come under light as it is going to launch its new retail line of UniKeep solutions at the most awaited consumer fair. This award winning inventor and manufacturer of a robust line of eco-friendly packaging, media and document storage, presentation and direct mail products has come up with a green solution for disc packaging and storage. The eco-friendly UniKeep line is crafted out of 100% recyclable polypropylene, plant-based, and recycled content materials. Consumers can also watch out for the Enviro Disc Wallet that is manufactured of up to 85% recycled content. Easy on environment, the company also claims that these products will be easy on user’s wallets too.

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 2, 2009
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    Eco-Ferragamo bags from Salvatore Ferragamo to sport an eco-friendly style

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    And here’s some green stuff for the eco-fashionistas who wouldn’t want to trade in their haute couture lifestyle to soothe their eco-conscious. Salvatore Ferragamo has unveiled a new line of handbags for the spring. Aptly named, Eco-Ferragamo, the line consists of environmentally friendly bags. These eco-handbags are dyed using tannins derived from tree bark. Crafted out of such metal free colored leather, the bags are lined with handwoven hemp too. Though green at heart, these biodegradable and water resistant, uber chic fashion bags don glamorous shades of tobacco brown, lemon yellow, and grapefruit pink. For $1,190 to $1,890, dangle one on your shoulder to prove that green stands for high-end fashion too.
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    Posted in Other Stuff on December 31, 2008
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    A rodent powered eco-friendly paper shredder

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    Instead of getting rid of rodents, why not employ them for an eco-friendly task? Tom Ballhatchet from London has precisely done that and is boasting of the most unusual paper shredder. He has come up with a hamster powered paper shredder for an industrial design project. With an aim to address issues like identifying fraud and recycling, Tom borrowed his friend’s hamster to power his eco-friendly paper shredder. It works on simple principle: The rodent has to run flat out for 45 minutes to shred one sheet of A4 paper. This shredded paper in turn becomes the fresh bedding for the helpful pet.

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 30, 2008
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