Are there any useful eco gadgets available today? A million dollar question! Eco gadgets as all of us are aware, are environment friendly and save us a lot in terms of energy bills and conservation. With the threat of global warming looming large, it is wise to shift to a more eco-friendly lifestyle, without a doubt. In this piece, we have analyzed the presently available gadgets and tried to showcase the more useful ones. In fact, there are many more of such gadgets across the globe, however, not many suit our present lifestyles. Check out his list and find out how you can substitute the presently used energy-gobbling products at your home or office.
1. Water Powered Can Clock : Manufactured by H2O Power, this can shaped clock is powered solely by water and incorporates the latest long-life hydro-power technology.
Although, the device looks a little weird, consider the possibilities of its uniqueness sitting in your drawing room. Actually, it is quite stylish the clock itself has a high contrast display.
After the hullabaloo about conserving energy and hybrid cars and a lot of bull…, this velomobile seems to be the only better alternative to moving around without burning a hole in the pocket.
It has a solar-panelled roof that can power this babe up to 45 miles and runs on a 600W electric motor. So, no gases, no hydrocarbons and no toxic waste..! Additionally, if the rider is young and can pedal, the pedalling power, converted to kinetic energy, can take this babe across the 100 mile marker. However, the pedalling has to be simultaneous along with the running electric motor. The maximum speed on just the motor is 20mph and with pedalling, it could go up to 30mph. The transmission on this piece of magic is intelligent enough to synchronise your pedalling with the motor.
Don’t judge by its size or fragile looks. This environmental friendly vehicle is made with aluminium [grade used to manufacture aircrafts] mounted on stainless steel chassis and highly durable carbon-fibre body. The LED lights and indictors are strong enough to signal afar.
The steering is very similar to a bicycle and this one comes with rear disc-brakes. Although small to look at, anyone who is 5’ to 7’ tall can ride this with ease.
The recharge is quite quick, either 7 hours in sunlight or 2 ½ hours through direct AC charger provided.
Classified as a bicycle, there are almost no legal paperwork or license requirements. The dimensions are quite small – 105” L X 48” W X 60” H and weighs only 150 pounds.
Priced at around USD 10,000, this is a steal for middle aged and the seniors to get around with ease and no maintenance.
Truly life is an emerging manufacturer of organic soaps, perfumes, lotion bars, handcrafted gifts and many more eco-friendly personal care products. The range was started by Mellenie and Andy in Virginia and includes self-grown loofahs, flowers and herbs in all their products. This ensures that the productsare made from local and natural raw materials that are defiantly safe for you. They also use recyclable and bio-degradable materials making the range safe for the environment too.
You can choose from lotion bars in different fragrances, soaps made from natural ingredients such as Coconut and olive extracts, perfumes in exhilaratingfragrances containing raw beeswax and natural oils. Their soaps are hand-cut and cured for about four weeks to allow all the ingredients to form a perfect mixture. It’s smooth and gently moisturizes and nourishes .They also have a range of gift items containing an assortment of the above product for different occasions.
All their products are free from harmfulchemicals and alcoholand are completely safe for your health. You can also choose from handcrafted gifts such as a heirloom box made of solid woodand treated with an special antique oil for a long lasting look. The site also has a special natural soap for dogs.
Their manufacturing process is also eco-friendly and carbon conscious with a bicycle delivery for nearby areas. 3% of profits are also contributed for local charities such as the Alexandria Animal Shelter and the Lupus foundation of America.
You can count of this range for being safe, healthy and locally sourced. To know more about Truly-Life stores check out their site www.truly-life.com. You can purchase their range from their website and also in select stores indicated on their site.
Nantucket Oils had been through a long and successful journey since it was first opened in 1983 by John Harding in Boston and Martha’s Vineyard. It has since expanded nationwide and is a premier manufactures of 100% natural perfumeswithout any harmful chemicals, synthetic products and alcohol. They create their special formulations using some of the choicest of natural ingredients such as exotic herbs, sandalwood, citrus scents, lavender, jasmine, rosemary and many more. They are all blended toperfection to give you a unique scent that is sure to leave you captivated.
One advantage of suing natural oils for perfumes without adding alcohol, solvents and dispersants is that the perfume retains its potency for a long time and just smells as fresh as it was before. You can be assured of a clean and completely organic range of scents, body care, bath and shower products and many more. They have a special range of natural massage gels, lotions, moisturizers and also have a wide collection of essential aromatherapyoils,blends as well as popular blends based on your sun-sign.
You can also check out their range of aromatherapy candles which gently diffuse the fragrance into your room. Also listed are perfumed candles in flavors of cedar, cinnamon, clove, lavender and many more to suit your mood and ambience. The site also offers designer fragrances by many of the world’s leading brands. Specially crafted hand blown perfume bottles with hand-ground stoppers and colored glass and are also sold as a part of a signature edition.
The store also offers gift certificates for individual, promotional and corporate needs. You can buy their products online at their website accessed at www.nantucketnaturaloils.com .
Indigenous isa one-stop shop for all organic, eco-friendly and fair trade fashion ranges. It has a complete range of clothing for men, women specially crafted by skilled artisansacross the globe. Their aim is to preserve and encouragethe age old skills of local artisans and provide a fair trade platform for them to sell theirproducts. It also encourages natural and organic materials and dyes with an equal mission emphasis on people as well as the planet
Its founders Scott Leonard and Matt Reynolds have been in the business since 1994 and have been using a whole lot of organic fibers such as organic cotton, Merino wool, silk and Alpaca, with the silk obtained from a safe extraction process that doesn’t harm the silkworm. They use natural dyes which are free from chemical toxins and pollution linked manufacturing processes. All their yarns and dyeing processes are compliant with Global Organic Textile standards (GOTS) and they ensure that all their associated mills are run and managed in an environmentally safe manner.
Indigenous is located in Santa Rosa California. You can purchasetheir products from their online store at the below link and can also check their latest collections.
The store offers a whole lot of vibrant clothing for men and women apart from a separate category for products on sale or for new additions. You can also purchase accessories such as scarves and can also look for their gift choices. They also offer free shipping for all online orders by FedEx ground. Women can choose from cardigans, sweaters, dresses, tees, blouses and many more. Men can choose from a whole lot of shirts and sweaters in various colors and size. This s one store you need to check out if you are looking for some amazing designs usingsustainable materials.
Eco Health and beauty is the world’s first Eco-Friendly line of fragrances and comes in a 100% alcohol free formulation that is safe for you as well as for the environment. Use of natural ingredients in manufacturing perfumes ensures that you get the natural scent of some the world’s most alluring fragrances without any cosmetic chemicals. For all of you brand loyal readers who swear by their choice, you can also send them your favorite perfume and they would prepare that without any chemicals or alcohol. This site lists a whole lot of popular brands which have been remade in an organic way so that users can still continue getting the same fragrancealbeit in an eco-friendly way.
Many of the perfumes and deodorants that we use contain a host of chemicals which are primarily used to dissolve the mixture and spread it when sprayed. These include acetone, benzaldehyde, ethanol etc which are deemed to be very harmfuleven in low dilutions. Most of such compoundsare derived from petroleum and are potential toxins. It is also reported that people with inherent sinusitis are mostly effected by such compounds as they irritate the mucous membrane. Since we use them in a regular basis and in close contact with the skin, the exposure is very high and causes healthimplications in the long run.
They range also uses natural product which are proved to be harmless and does not include certain organic sources which have been reported to affect our health. Also, they pack their perfumes in aaluminum bottle which allows the fragrance to stay fresh without degrading. Eco Health and beauty also have a special offer where you can send in your DNA to be added in a special perfume and can use it as a signature perfume. For more on this particular program, access their special website-mydnafragrance.com.
You can purchase online from their website at the below link and can also buy a gift certificate. The company is based in Beverly Hills California.
We have seen solar powered outdoor gadgets which can serve multiple purposes such as cooking, charging your accessories and also for listening music. However, the FR360 is one gadget that can work both on solar power and can also be powered by a hand crank. In case you choose to, it can also be powered by 3 AAA batteries and also by an external adaptor. This unique gadget contains a built-in radio, access to the NOAA weather band, a powerful torch, a LED flasher and also an USB phone charger. This ensures that you always stay connected and with a handy flashlight and access to your local radio while you’re traveling. The feature to charge by a had crank is especially useful when your caught in a bad weather or in case of power outages.
The Radio is supports AM (520-1710 KHz) and FM(87-108 MHz).It can play all the local weather band channels along with weather alerts. The torch is powered by 4 LED’s and also included is a flashing red LED light. A telescopic antenna helps you stay connected in all areas. You can charge your phones and other electronic accessories which arepowered by an USB source by using the USB power output given by the device. Also included is an alarm clock and headphone jack. The FR360 is your perfect travel accessory with a whole range of features that usually require multiple gadgets.
The device is recommended to be fully charged while you are on the move, and in case it doesn’t recharge due to lack of solar light-you can use the crank to generate the power. Its weighs 453 gms and has a dimension of 6.25“-6.5“-2.75“.
The gadget is a special edition Red Cross product and $0.49 to $1.00 from each sale would be contributed to the American Red Cross society. You can buy the FR360 from the below link, or can also purchase it from Amazon and Best Buy.
Just Soap is pure soap-free from any cosmetic chemicals and toxins which are harmful for your health. Soaps and bod lotions come in direct contact with the skin for an extended period of time and this makes your exposure to harmful chemicals all the more higher. The used water contains all of these chemicals which are often let out into the environment. This brand of pure soap is 100% organic and is completely eco-friendly-making it safe for your skin and also for the environment. Another unique feature in the manufacturing process which needs to be emphasized is that the makers blend it by bicycle-as blending is a time-consuming process which requires a lot of power. A special device which is driven by a pair of pedals rotates the blenders to create the soap.
The soap contains the purest of olive oil, coconut and palm oils and special herbal ingredients inaunique formulation that gives you the very best of nature. Individual soap bars are cut in a wooden press and are cured for almost two months to allow the ingredients to settle down completely. The soap is mild and is contains natural moisturizers. It conveniently pricedwithout the often heavy pricing associated with eco-friendly products that we often come across. The bars are made from natural glycerin and do not use any chemical hardeners. They are also never tested on animals but should be used with care in people with sensitive skins. You get to choose from different fragrances such as Lavender, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Sage, Lemon peppermint and a special Almond cornmeal extract along with a special formulation for gentler skin types. They also have a collection of salves as well as lip balm apart from a cool range of organic Tees made from bearing their brand.
You can also check out a shampoo bar which is made from almond, jojoba and castor oil extract. Their range is certified by Bay State Organic certifiers which stand as a testimony to its pure ingredients.
You can buy them online at their website by accessing the below link. They are located in Ashfield Massachusetts.
Nature Bag is a multi-purpose tote bag made from JungleVine cord obtained from Laos in Vietnam. Its crafted by an ethnic minority in one of the poorest regions of South Asiaand the project is funded by a group comprising of veteran disabled Americans. Bags made from the cord where originally used by the Khmu indigenous tribe to carry their essentials and while hunting. This should give you a fair idea of how rugged the bag would be.
The JungleVine fiber has been used since ages as skin conditioning cloth and is said to have a healing effect on pores, wrinkles etc. It very strong ad lightweight and is dirt and stain resistant. The fabric maintains its strength and shape even after prolonged usage and exposure to damp environments. It’s quite suitable for making a heavy duty and attractive tote bag. The site also sells the JungleVine cord as a fabric so that you can try using it in your designs. The fabric is priced at $1.00 and contains a unit of cloth no lesser then 7 grams and 10 cms in length.
The bag comes in various shapes and sizes along with many attractive design patterns. It’s a perfect alternative to plastic bags as the material is derived from a natural source and is bio-degradable. It also provides a livelihood to the economically deprived community where most of the people are into this craft. The range is priced from $15 to $75, depending on the pattern and size.
The bag can be purchased from their website at the bellow link. You can also use the store locator link in their website to locate a retailer near you. It’s sold in USA, Italy, Canada, Thailand, Singapore and France. We also suggest apparel and accessory designers to check out their fabric sample to see if it can be used for making accessories for our daily life.
Only Natural Pet store was established in 2004 in Colorado and is an online store dedicated to natural pet product, organic foods and holistic remedies for pets. It offers natural supplements and flea control products, as well as a whole range of pet accessories designedto be safe for your pet as well as the environment without any cosmetic ingredientsand additives. Pet accessories are made from eco-friendly products and green manufactures. They use carbonneutral shipping and have a 100% wind powered manufacturing faculty using recycled paper for packaging.
A dedicated support team which can be contactedboth by email and phone allows you in selecting the right kind of a product for your specific need. The site also has a large collection of articles in their Holistic Healthcare library section. You can also ask a question totheir online veterinary board of advisors.
Their main range of products include flea and tick products, food and nutritional supplements, treats and chews as well as holistic health care products. You can also shop by a heath category and can choose from aromatherapy oils, flower essences, herbal remedies for various medical conditions for cats and dogs.
The site offers free shipping on orders above $69 on a select range of product purchased from their website. You can also choose the product to be automatically delivered to your address at a choice of intervals. This enables you to make a one-time selection on periodic purchases such as food and grooming products, and they would be delivered as per the frequency you select. Not only does this save time, but you also qualify for a special discount on their products.
For more information on this exciting range of organic and holistic pet products and nutritional supplements, please access their website at www.onlynaturalpet.com.