Entries by Cristina Foung

The World’s First Clean Motocross Race On Electric Bikes

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 […]

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

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?

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 […]

A Swash(buckling) Bidet Seat

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 […]

Zimride into the sunset

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 […]

Inspired Windspire

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) […]

A lightning bolt Chevy Volt

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

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 […]

A Truly Magical (Organical) Soap

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. […]

Fall Brings School, Pretty Leaves, And A New Prius

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. […]

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

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 […]

Sink Positively and Save Water

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

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 […]