Posts Tagged ‘Cool’

A solar powered mobile phone.

March 22, 2009

The world’s first, launched last month by Dutch company Invitation

http://smartphone.biz-news.com/news/en_US/2009/02/17/0006b9b5d042d8987b5107fia

the coming water wars – by 2025 water availability per capita will be down by a third

March 11, 2009

check out this great graphic about water and the lack of it

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From the International Networks Archive

http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/infographics/

Trash to cash…turning discarded plastic bags into new bags in Ghana

March 4, 2009

People get money for collecting bags that litter the streets in Accra in Ghana, which are then sewn into handbags by Trashy Bags and sold. Everyone’s a winner baby.

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From http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ghanaian-fashion-accessory-is-plastic-fantastic-797147.html

useless table

February 4, 2009

A table made from used magazines

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Jar that collects the sun so you can have it at night

January 27, 2009

Called a SunJar, of course…

sunjar_day1sunjar_night1http://www.neaco.com/catalog/item/3990343/4965348.htm

Compost for dinner

January 27, 2009

Nice tableware made from fallen leaves that naturally biodegrades withing two months (right in the middle of dinner).

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See https://www.verterra.com/default.aspx

Now THIS is a car I want…

January 16, 2009

I don’t know if they’ll ever produce these solar powered VW Camper Vans – seems way unlikely somehow – but I’ll take one if they do!

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