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| Saturday April 11th, 2009 | 0 Comments

FT.jpg$6.60 Solar Cooker Wins Financial Times Climate Change Contest The Kyoto Box won the Financial Times Climate Change Contest and $75,000 from Hewlett-Packard to get the idea into production. This alternative to firewood for cooking will slow deforestation, and reduce carbon emissions and indoor pollution throughout Africa. The box can boil 10 liters of water in two hours for cooking or for purifying.
groceries3.jpgSmelly Trash to Cash: SF Compost Success Story Green Biz has a great write up on San Francisco’s amazing compost pick up program. The food waste gets converted into high end nutrient rich soil, sold for a premium and turned into delicious farmers market produce. 3P covered the story a few months back, too
“Snackwell’s Effect” Comes to Energy Efficiency Just as these low fat cookies of the 90s gave consumers free reign to overindulge, so too are consumers using their CFLs as an excuse to leave the door open with the heat on.
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Moen: Showerheads You can Feel Good Standing Under
Moen, designer of primium plumbing fixtures, is taking the 3Rs to heart. All their showerheads are low flow as of January 2009, they’ve been engineered for re-use of the plumbing valves if components need to be replaced, and they recycle more than 90 percent of all the metals, scrap, returned product and the oils and solvents that are byproducts of the manufacturing process. Giving me an excuse for a longer shower… Maybe I’ll bring some cookies with me.
Utilities, Manufacturers, and Retailers Team Up to Promote Efficiency Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District will work with Best Buy, Sears, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and Lenovo to develop and market TVs, desktop computers and monitors that meet or exceed Energy Star efficiency standards.
lightbulb1.jpg GE “Treasure Hunt” Reveals 3 Million in Wasted Energy Over one weekend in March, GE employees went on a hunt through their Wisconsin facility and identified $3 million dollars worth of energy savings opportunities. No news on whether any Easter eggs were discovered.


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