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Inlet-Outlet - Use Energy, Make Energy

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household

Inlet-Outlet

Solar Power can be expensive for something as large as a house, but think about this energy saving concept. The Inlet-Outlet can turn an appliance or other device into an energy generating one. For example, take something like your dryer that already uses way too much energy with a panel behind it capturing the excess heat and turning it into electricity. An entire system could turn all those plugged in exercise vehicles at your local gum into a mini-power plant. Kudos to Carla Diana and Jeff Hoefs for the smart design.

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Sylvania Water Powered ECOlight

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

ECOlightSylvania has come up with a nifty idea for combining green and illumination with its ECOlight. The LED light is powered by the water so needs no batteries or other power source. It also has a water temperature indicator and simple installation. The shower light is only $39.99 and can also double as an emergency light although if you have no hot water, you might want to skip the shower.

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Why is Saving the Planet Suddenly In?

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Science

Mother Earth 2

Explain this to us. Why did nobody pay attention to us in the 70’s when we tried to save the planet by recycling, planting organic veggies, learning from the Mother Earth News (when it was only available in paper,) and only having enough children to replace ourselves? Why does Wal-mart televise commercials saying we should each purchase energy-saving light bulbs and other gadgets when the company could easily afford to give each of us one? Why did it take Al Gore to make conservation viable and Ed Begley Jr. not a caricature? Why is this the first Earth Day that was made an issue of? Is it the Internet responsible? What do you think, Gear Livers?

 


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