Eco-friendly

Make a Foot-Powered Washing Machine from Recycled Stuff for Just $4 [Video]

July 20, 2012 / No Comments

Life in the developing world has its own advantages and that include access to clean water, electricity and appliances that make our lives a whole lot comfortable. The conditions are just the opposite in many parts of the developing world where people have to work hard for even the most basic of facilities. People living in the rural parts of Africa ...

7 Tips for Designing an Eco-friendly Bathroom

July 19, 2012 / 2 Comments

While designing a home, a bathroom is not something that we spend much time planning on as most people tend to assume that it more or less is the same no matter which way it is designed. But, you can save both on water and on power bills quite a bit, if you actually paid a bit more attention and ...

Which promotional products can show off your green credentials?

July 18, 2012 / No Comments

As legislation encourages businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, taking a greener approach to your operations can ensure you not only stay on the right side of the law, but also lower your overheads. Whether you're focusing on increasing renewable energy usage or taking steps to make your fleet of company vehicles greener, it's a good idea to promote energy-saving efforts ...

Now, Control INSTEON Dimmable LEDs With a Smartphone

June 29, 2012 / 1 Comment

Smartphone controlled or enabled devices are no longer news. But, for the first time you can use an app on your smartphone to remotely control an LED bulb. We already have light fixtures, plug-in lamp modules, wire-in switches and keypads along with thermostats and energy management systems, which can be controlled and monitored using handsets. The new LED lights called INSTEON, ...

US Cyclists Help Save $4.6 billion a Year on Gas and Transportation

May 24, 2012 / No Comments

Did you know this? The increase in the number of people switching to cycles in the United States is helping to save a whopping $4.6 billion every year on gas and transportation costs. These amazing findings have been published in a report by the League of American Bicyclists, Sierra Club, and National Council of La Raza (NCLR). The cyclists being in ...

Apple iPhone Gets a Green and Tough Outdoor Accessory from Snow Lizard

February 21, 2012 / No Comments

Snow Lizard is a design consultancy that creates a variety of client based products which are thoroughly researched and defined prior to our designers touching a sketch pad. This time around, the company, which operates from located in Park City Utah and Miami Beach Florida, has made it to the top list by making something extremely innovative. The company recently showcased ...

Pack Your iPad in an Eco-friendly Handmade Green Sleeve

January 26, 2012 / No Comments

The Greensleeve is a 100% petroleum-free iPad case manufactured with “zero-energy”, from a design company called Gone Studio. After the Gulf Coast oil spill, the founder, Dr. George Elvin, wanted to minimize the use of petroleum products in his designs, so he set out to create a modern, biodegradable case without using any plastic. And to take it even a step ...

Toyota 2000 GT Altered to Achieve Eco-Friendliness

January 16, 2012 / No Comments

Engineers have put in some effort over the past few weeks to achieve what we call antique eco-friendliness with theToyota2000 GT. The Toyota 2000 GT is a limited-production, front-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seat, hardtop coupe grand tourer designed byToyotain collaboration with Yamaha. First displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1965, the 2000GT was manufactured under contract by Yamaha between 1967 and ...

Bridgestone Air-less Recyclable Tires Unveiled inTokyo

January 3, 2012 / No Comments

Close on the heels of the introduction of airless tires by Michelin, Bridgestone has now come up with the airless models which are 100 percent recyclable. Michelin had recently introduced their airless tires under the trade name Tweel, which is the trend setter of the variant. The material used by Bridgestone for the concept is flexible, durable and recyclable. The new ...

Looks Like Santa Could Use An Environmental Upgrade

December 22, 2011 / No Comments

Let's face it - Santa's been doing his thing for a long time. Like many long-standing operations, his processes could probably do with a bit of updating to bring him into the modern world – and decrease his carbon footprint. Ethical Ocean put together this infographic that takes the traditional view of Santa and dissects just how much of an effect the ...