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Solar-Powered Citizen Eco-Drive Watch

Solar-Powered Citizen Eco-Drive Watch

When we discovered Citizen's fabulous solar powered Eco-Drive watches, we suddently wondered why ALL watches aren't solar powered. Solar power for watches makes perfect sense if you think about it -

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HYMINI Tiny Portable Wind-powered Gadget Charger

HYMINI Tiny Portable Wind-powered Gadget Charger

We've seen an array of solar-powered battery chargers, but the HyMini takes wind power to a whole new portable level. This cute little personal wind turbine can be hooked up to various devices to charge

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THE SOLARROLL: The Go-anywhere Solar Gadget Charger!

THE SOLARROLL: The Go-anywhere Solar Gadget Charger!

Looking for an eco-friendly and convenient alternative to charging your cell phone, camera, or laptop? The Brunton SolarRoll beats out solar-powered bags and backpacks and, certainly, the hassle of

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Monitor Draws Zero Power on Standby

Monitor Draws Zero Power on Standby

Standby power is the bane of all electricity consumption. Essentially if there is a light coming out of a device, it is consuming power. It is such an important problem that the British Government is

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The $300 Green Linux PC from WalMart!

The $300 Green Linux PC from WalMart!

Fancy a lean green computing machine this holiday season? If all you need is the basics, check out the eco-friendly $300 dollar Everex's TC2502 gPC Ubuntu Linux PC- it's compact, cheap, and a great

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OLPC Launches Buy One/Donate One Initiative!

OLPC Launches Buy One/Donate One Initiative!

One of our favorite humanitarian product designs, the $100 Laptop (One Laptop Per Child) is going BOGO! The "Buy one give one" program starts Monday November 12th and runs for 2 weeks only- just $399 buys

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Nokia phone recycling program launches in NYC!

Nokia phone recycling program launches in NYC!

November 15th is America Recycles Day! Time for New Yorkers to celebrate by finding a home for that used cellphone collection you're storing somewhere. Nokia recently announced a recycling campaign to

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DESIGN FOR THE OTHER 90%: PORTABLE LIGHT

DESIGN FOR THE OTHER 90%: PORTABLE LIGHT

We've written about the Portable Light Project before at Inhabitat, but we find it so inspiring we thought we'd call your attention to it again. One of the products featured at the soon-ending Design For

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OFF LIGHT SWITCH HANGER by Die Electric

OFF LIGHT SWITCH HANGER by Die Electric

With OFF, the light switch hook from Die Electric, form follows function and then some. OFF is a fully functional light switch that doubles as a place to hang essentials when in the OFF position –

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DIE ELECTRIC: Designs For Better Energy Use

DIE ELECTRIC: Designs For Better Energy Use

Indie designer Scott Amron is currently putting a visual twist on household energy consumption with the launch of his Die Electric product line. As a freelance electrical engineer, conceptual artist,

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SOLAR BOTTLE: Water-purifying drinking container

SOLAR BOTTLE: Water-purifying drinking container

Good design can save lives and improve human society. That’s the thought behind the Solar Bottle by Italian designers Alberto Medo and Francisco Gomez Paz. Winner of a 2007 INDEX award, the sleekly

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ENERGY JOULE: Get paid for your energy reduction

ENERGY JOULE: Get paid for your energy reduction

How would you like to be paid to save some energy? That is the concept behind "demand-response" a process in which energy companies pay users to use less power. There are a number of companies that are

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THE ENERGY ORB: Visualize Electricity Consumption!

THE ENERGY ORB: Visualize Electricity Consumption!

As energy-conscious citizens, wouldn't it be great to know the best (and cheapest) times to use more or less energy? Thanks to a clever little gadget and an equally clever manager at the Southern

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NEW GREEN HARD DRIVE BY WESTERN DIGITAL

NEW GREEN HARD DRIVE BY WESTERN DIGITAL

A month or two ago, we brought you news of the HP RP5700, which is being marketed as the greenest computer ever. But for those of you that just need a bit of storage or an efficient way to back-up your

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INTERACTIVE “LIVING GLASS” Regulates Air Quality

INTERACTIVE “LIVING GLASS” Regulates Air Quality

What if architecture was designed to work for you to keep you healthy? Soo-in Yang and David Benjamin, architects at The Living have come up with a new material called "Living Glass" that will look out

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GIANT SOLAR POWER FLOWER: London Urban Oasis

GIANT SOLAR POWER FLOWER: London Urban Oasis

Visitors to the recent Chelsea Flower Show in London were no doubt pleasantly surprised to stumble across the London Urban Oasis, a solar-powered urban art installation showcasing an array of clean energy

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RIVER GLOW: Water Pollution Monitor / Urban Art Installation

RIVER GLOW: Water Pollution Monitor / Urban Art Installation

Here's a brilliant idea that functions as both environmental pollution monitor and thought-provoking urban art installation: a floating LED light system embedded in bodies of water to warn of water

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HP LAUNCHES NEW GREEN DESKTOP PC: the RP5700

HP LAUNCHES NEW GREEN DESKTOP PC: the RP5700

This week, HP announced the greenest computer ever – the RP5700, and was awarded the first “gold” rating by EPEAT. How does HP make it to gold? First, by redesigning for end of life – 95% of

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iSAVE Water-Saving Faucets

iSAVE Water-Saving Faucets

Whether you live in a drought-plagued region or you're just trying to be efficient, there are a myriad reasons to conserve water. That's why we love the iSAVE faucet by Reamon Yu- a design so clever and

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GREEN MY APPLE, GREEN MY FUTURE

GREEN MY APPLE, GREEN MY FUTURE

Take a poll on any city street, and you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't admire Apple's clean, innovative product design. In the past 5 years, with the success of the iPod and power PCs, Mac

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WALMART LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN COMPETITION

WALMART LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN COMPETITION

How Green is that Laptop? Ask Walmart. Walmart knows its own power. Following the release of a packaging sustainability scorecard last year, Walmart has followed up with a call to the consumer

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BOTANICALLS: Allows your plants to call you!

BOTANICALLS: Allows your plants to call you!

If you're a greenthumb in spirit but just can't keep your favorite leafy pets alive, fret not - the answer to your problems has arrived in a clever new human/plant communication project. Four students

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SPIRALIGHT by Robin Carpenter

SPIRALIGHT by Robin Carpenter

Evoking a gallery of stars, Robin Carpenter’s eye-catching LED chandelier, Spiralight, demonstrates how good those little light emitting diodes can look when they are used in a clever way. This is what

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ELECTROLUMINESCENT COSMOS CHANDELIER by Fukasawa

ELECTROLUMINESCENT COSMOS CHANDELIER by Fukasawa

Acclaimed in the design world as a ‘champion of the supernormal,' Naoto Fukasawa once again proceeds to wow us - this time with his exciting lighting design for Swarovski , the all too well-known

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ELECTRIC DRIVERLESS BUS by Capoco

ELECTRIC DRIVERLESS BUS by Capoco

Like something plucked right out of a 1960’s sci-fi flick, the model of a Driverless bus wowed visitors at the Science Museum in London - where it is currently on exhibit - with its claims of reducing

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HAVALEENA LED TORCH

HAVALEENA LED TORCH

We've long expounded on the beauty of LED lights: they are extremely energy efficient, don't get hot, and tend to come in cute little portable packages, since they take so little power to light up. Now,

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ILLUMAWALL by DUO-GARD

ILLUMAWALL by DUO-GARD

Meditation Room in Blacksburg VA, Virginia Tech Design Team for ABC’s Extreme Makeover We've been singing the praises of daylighting and translucent architecture ever since we began preaching the

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ELECTROLUX: HYDROSPHERE

ELECTROLUX: HYDROSPHERE

In the Electrolux Design Lab competition we just mentioned, our favorite submission was probably the HydroSphere - one of the runner-up picks among the nine finalists. The Electrolux Design Lab is an

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ELECTROLUX DESIGN LAB ’06: Winners Announced

ELECTROLUX DESIGN LAB ’06: Winners Announced

Hundreds of young student hopefuls entered the Electrolux Design Lab industrial design competition this year for a crack at the big-time. Finally the results are in – Metin Kaplan, an industrial design

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ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD by FuseProject

ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD by FuseProject

We bloggers are so tied to our laptops that we often times take them, and our constant connection to a never ending flow of information, for granted. We write and read about some amazing eco-friendly and

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