Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Electric Bike



http://sanfrancisco.goa2b.us/products/a2b

    * A stylishly modern fusion between scooter and bicycle
    * Ideal for urban commuting and short trips around town
    * 100% electric; lithium-ion battery for clean, efficient energy
    * 500 watt motor to power you up to 20mph and give you a lift up hills
    * Disc brakes for excellent control and safety
    * Full-suspension for a smooth ride
    * Quiet, so you can still appreciate the world you’re riding through
    * Baskets and side bags available to make commuting and shopping a breeze
    * Simply plug in to recharge, 110v just like your laptop computer
    * Power On Demand allows riders to choose between pedaling, electric motor power, or both.


Thanks to Christina for sending a link...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Honda FCX Clarity



This Hydrogen/Electric Zero Emission Car is available only in CA (mostly SoCal) and only by lease (at $600/month - ouch!). The range of 280 miles per fill up is respectable, but falls a little short of ideal.

You're also going to have to do some research on where to find hydrogen filling stations near you, OR... Honda offers a home filling station - but doesn't list it's price, which makes me think you'll need to take out a second mortgage to afford it.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sustainable coffee

Here's an easy way to find out if that coffee you're about to buy is contribution to rainforest deforestation or not. Look for the Rainforest alliance frog to show that your coffee was grown sustainably.




http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/

Friday, March 20, 2009

Green Shoes



Simple Shoes takes a lot of time and effort to make sure everthing used to make their shoes is as green as possible.

http://simpleshoes.com/

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

rebates on water-saving purchases

Many Water districts offer rebates on washers and toilets Like these from Santa Clara Valley in California

on washers:
http://www.valleywater.org/Water/Water_conservation/In_the_home/Washer_rebates.shtm

on toilets (dual flush):
http://www.valleywater.org/Water/Water_conservation/In_the_home/High_efficiency_toilet_rebates.shtm

water saving plants:
http://www.valleywater.org/Water/Water_conservation/In_the_home/_Water-wise_plant_list.shtm

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Awesome Companies...

Terracycle really goes the extra step to make sure they create products that are completely made of waste. You can even go to heir site and send in items to be recycled like drink packets (Capri Sun style), and cookie and chip wrappers...

Here's just one product of many where they have found ways of using non-recyclable items like wax paper (milk cartons, etc..)

http://www.terracycle.net/

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hiking Vacation

Ever thought about a hiking vacation?

This fabulous site helps you plan a hike along the Pacific Coast Trail, which goes from Mexico to canada along the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

http://www.pctplanner.com