The World’s First Clean Motocross Race On Electric Bikes

On April 8, 2009, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung Last Saturday and Sunday, April 4th to 5th, about 50 motocross riders participated in the first 24 hour long endurance race….on electric motorcycles. The event, 24 Hours of Electricross, was hosted by Zero Motorcycles, the creators of the Zero X motorcycle, an off-road electric bike, and the soon-to-come Zero S street legal […]

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EarthLED releases a new consumer LED light bulb

On December 5, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: the EarthLED ZetaLux 7 Watt LED What is it?The EarthLED ZetaLux is a 7 watt LED light bulb. With a standard medium base, the bulb is a replacement for any incandescent light bulb. EarthLED estimates that it will cost as little as $2.00 to run […]

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Want something fast (and clean) between your legs? Try the GPR-S.

On November 8, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: Electric Motorsport GPR-S Electric Motorcycle What is it?The GPR-S from Electric Motorsport is an all-electric motorcycle with lithium batteries and a light weight frame (250 pounds or so). The bike has a 14.2 kilowatt electric drive system and has a top speed of 70 miles […]

Got a (LED) light?

On October 31, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: the GeoBulb LED Light Bulb from C. Crane What is it?The GeoBulb is an LED light bulb that uses less than 8 watts of electricity to produce 14% more light than the average 60 watt incandescent bulb. It’s roughly the same size and shape as […]

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Drive as green as the inside of a kiwi

On October 17, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: the PLX Kiwi Fuel Saving Device What is it?The PLX Kiwi is basically a fuel efficiency monitor for any car. It’s an on-board display that shows you quite a bit of information, including your miles per gallon and how much you spent (or saved) on […]

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A Swash(buckling) Bidet Seat

On October 10, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: the Brondell Swash Ecoseat Bidet Seat What is it?The Swash Ecoseat is a bidet seat. It gets installed in place of your traditional toilet seat and has a control panel to help you select the water direction and flow. The Swash Ecoseat has two retractable […]

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Zimride into the sunset

On October 3, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: Zimride’s Carpool Community What is it?Zimride is a carpooling community. It lets you find and share rides, figure out whose route is on your way, and intelligently pick who you get in a car with (whether or not you know them before hand). You can […]

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Inspired Windspire

On September 26, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung(writing from West Coast Green) My favorite green product of the week: the Mariah Power Windspire What is it?The Mariah Power Windspire is a vertical axis “plug-n-produce wind power appliance.” It’s only 30 feet tall, with a two foot radius. It’s rated for winds up to 100 MPH and (based on initial testing) […]

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A lightning bolt Chevy Volt

On September 18, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: the Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicleWhat is it?The Chevy Volt is being called an “extended-range electric vehicle.” And while the wheels are turned directly by electricity, there is a small gasoline engine which will kick in to generate said electricity. In any case, now that […]

Be a TREE Hugger

On September 12, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: the Tendril Residential Energy Ecosystem (TREE) What is it?TREE is an end-to-end residential energy management system. In a nut shell, the system allows you to monitor your home’s energy consumption. It gives you real-time consumption details, can predict your next bill, and help you compare […]

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Do more than just carry your camera

On September 4, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina FoungMy favorite green product of the week: the Nova solar camera bag from Eclipse Solar Gear What is it?The Nova solar camera bag first and foremost is a camera bag. It’s a large cavity bag that can hold an SLR and 3 lenses. It also comes with adjustable foam dividers so you can […]

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It Only Has 3 Wheels But It’s Awfully Zippy

On August 21, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: Green Vehicles Triac What is it?The Triac is a three-wheel electric vehicle. It has a top speed of 80 MPH and a 100-mile range per charge. It takes 6 hours to charge fully. Why is it better?Yes, it’s yet another electric vehicle. I know I’ve […]

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A Truly Magical (Organical) Soap

On August 14, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-In-One Classic Castile Liquid Soap What is it?If you’re looking for a low-barrier-to-entry green product, you can’t beat a bottle of soap. Dr. Bronner’s classic castile soap is all-purpose: it can be used for body-washing, household cleaning, toothbrushing, and even clothes washing. […]

Send some clean power with Green My Vino

On August 7, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: Green My Vino Facebook application from Village Green Energy What is it?Green My Vino let’s you bring your passion for clean energy and your Facebook profile together. In a nut shell, you get to send free online gifts of renewable energy to all your friends. […]

Fall Brings School, Pretty Leaves, And A New Prius

On July 31, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: 2009 Toyota Prius Hybrid Car What is it?For a lot of folks, “hybrid” is synonymous with “Prius.” Well, 2009 will see some changes to the car more people say they’d buy again. This version is 3-4 inches longer and 1 inch wider than previous generations. […]

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"Is that a banana in your pocket…?" Yes – my new journal!

On July 24, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

My favorite green product of the week:Organic Tree Free Banana Paper Journal What is it? Using agro-industrial waste (tree scraps, left over fruits like bananas, lemons, and mangoes) and post-consumer paper fiber, the ingenious folks at Costa Rica Natural Paper create beautiful journals and other paper goods. Why is it better? Anytime you’re taking products […]

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He’s The Village Upcycle! Everyone Gets A…

On July 17, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: the drink pouch tote from TerraCycle What is it?You might think a tote bag is a tote bag. Not so! This tote is made out of 100% used drink pouches (think CapriSun and Kool-Aid) – and word on the street is most drink pouches are […]

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Sink Positively and Save Water

On July 10, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: Environmental Designworks Sink Positive Toilet Tank Lid What is it?The manufacturer calls it a “multi-purpose accessory sink.” But basically it’s this fabulous direct greywater system. It’s a toilet tank lid that’s also a sink. It allows you to take the clean water that usually goes […]

Go Toward The (LED) Light

On July 3, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: the EarthLED EvoLux S LED light bulb What is it?A while back, I wrote about the EarthLED CL-3, but that was before I knew about the EvoLux S. Let me tell you…this is quite a bulb. Here are the basics: it’s a 13-watt LED light […]

A Scooter That Can Really Scoot

On June 27, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: the RMartin EVD Electric Scooter What is it?The RMartin EVD is an all-electric scooter. Its 3000-watt motor gives you a top speed of 50 MPH and it boasts a range of 40 to 50 miles per charge (although I’m told the manual actually says you […]

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