Greenlaunches is pleased to announce its first contest – Greenest Tip Contest. Focusing on eco-everything, we love to hold your attention by posting about various green products, projects and innovations. And in a bid to learn more from you all, we have decided to launch a contest about tips for living a green lifestyle with flair. The winner of the best green tip will walk away with 4 AA Energizer Advanced Lithium Batteries.
A must for gadget users on the go, these light-weight batteries last longer which in turn leads to lesser burden on e-waste heap. I am sure you all will be interested in the Energizer/Pandora Project which was initiated to launch these batteries. It focuses on generating interactivity amongst Pandora’s robust user base once they’ve discovered new artists and bands. It also provides Energizer with a platform to interact with Pandora users.
How can you win the green crown? All you got to do is pen down your tip as a comment on this post and leave the decision of the fair judgment of the greenest tip to us. Be it about gadgets or ideas that promise to boost energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint…….anything that you believe that can make a difference to our environment.
Starting from today, the contest will close on the last day of 2008 and the winners will be announced in the first week of 2009.
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The mere mention of an eco-friendly handbag conjures up images of cloth, jute or bamboo sacks that fail to make its presence in the hoity-toity world of fashionistas. But Vegan Queen steps in to break this myth with its ultra-chic, eco-friendly handbags for the eco-divas of the current generation. Wear you green attitude up your sleeve with this IT bag. Christened as Eco IT Bag, the maker asserts that this small bowling bag is crafted out of 100% PVC eco-polymer vegetal leather. Even the inside is lined with 100% cotton terry lining. For $650, it sports a VQ engraved recycled crest medallion too.Continue reading
Christmas means time to spruce up your den with newer décor stuff. And if it’s a sofa that you are looking for then RC Green’s line of furniture offers the best eco-options without compromising on quality or appearance. I fell for the eco-friendly Alexander Sofa that elegantly combines contemporary design and comfort with ecological intelligence. Designed by Robert Craymer (stands for RC), the skeleton of the sofa is crafted out of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood. Further more, the springs and screws are made of recycled steel while the glues and stains are non-toxic, water-based and formaldehyde-free. Packing such green materials inside, the comforting section also boasts green as the cushions are made of natural latex wrapped in 100% organic wool and organic cotton.
Celebrate Chanuka or the Yuletide with these recycled LED motherboard kits ($20). Pick up from Motherboard Menorah or Motherboard Christmas Tree to keep yourself or young kids busy with these geeky DIY holiday kits.
Care to arouse your sense of smell in a modish eco-friendly style? A whiff of eco-friendly Nautica Oceans is the key. Surfacing up in the month of March 2009, Nautica Oceans is Nautica’s green perfume, exclusively for men. Unlike the traditional alcohol-based perfume that consists of up to 40% perfume oil and diluted with ethanol, the water-based perfume Oceans is based on micro-emulsion technology that allows for up to 20% concentration of perfume oil to be built into water-based fragrance. Along with Coty, the company has sole rights to this kind of eco-friendly micro-emulsion technology. Beneficial to skin too, Oceans is also meant to be fair on environment too as it makes use of biodegradable ingredients and packaging.
Japan comes under green limelight again for the most eco-friendly skating rink. An ideal green alternative for the ice-skating rinks, this 300 square meter rink is stretched out of resin. Since it is made out of putting 80 pieces of plastic together, some people may question its eco-credentials. However, it does manage to score over such doubts with the fact that there is no usage of water to make. Secondly it eliminated the need of the energy consumed to cool the place to keep the ice solidified. Though it won’t render icy speed as well sensation, it will certainly gain popularity as a green skating rink in the land of rising sun.
By now we all know that chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is a prime culprit for the depleting ozone layer from our environment. Though it has many other vital applications, one of them is for respiratory related ailments. Prescribed for those suffering from wheezing, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Albuterol inhalers contain CFC. The propellants push the albuterol out of the inhaler allowing patients to then inhale the medicine. However since U.S. is stopping all production and sale of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) including CFCs from 2009 onwards, its time to switch over to the eco-friendly inhalers that replace CFC with hydrofluoroalkane (HFA).
This Christmas, steer clear of gadgets and gift your little one with a plaything that can captivate her green senses in a playful manner. If you intend to instill eco-friendly habits in your kids from a young age then the Eco House is the best bargain. Fitted with a solar panels and wind turbine on the roof, the beautifully designed house also features a rain barrel and a recycling bin. It also includes handsome energy- and resource-saving furnishings. Playing with such an eco-friendly doll house, kids will grow up thinking that with such green features are a must for every house. Crafted out of renewable rubberwood and recycled wood, natch, it is up on Heartsong for $150.
As we step into the last month of this year, it’s time to retrospect and pick out the few designs that left a lasting impression on Designlaunches, in the month of November. The pick ranges from everyday things to concepts that we wish were true.
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Lunar Baby Thermometer
Fold&Hold Bike is the best seat for your butt
Exotic mobile phone design
Nokia concept takes the shimmy route
Quick! Drown in the Step Bed
Drag your finger to turn off the lights
All the fashionistas can put their foot down in an eco-friendly style with a line of chic, green footwear from Mohop. Women of every age can flaunt their love for fashion as well environment by strapping on these sandals. The ergonomically shaped foodbed is handcrafted out of sustainably sourced solid cherry. Plastered with a black recycled rubber sole, the padded footbed also features an umbrella motif on high-end 100% nylon ‘leather’.