Can't get by with public transit systems or a bicycle? Need a car, but would rather have something more economical and ecological like the Toyota Prius? If only you could avoid it! Someone has been eavesdropping on your thoughts and that person is
How many devices at home do you have that use a battery? That was the question I pondered when I recently went into my battery drawer and found I was out of AA Alkalines. I thought to myself, before buying more of the same, what devices do I own where
Wind up gadgets are typically silly because they require a lot of work for a little output - usually more than the average person is willing to put in. However, there are some ideas that still deserve a nod. Such is the Piranha Dynamo shaver.
I know – fairly unsurprising, right? But still worth a gander at the survey results of a Harris Interactive poll http://www.harrisinteractive.com/. And definitely worth the attention when it comes to manufacturers
There are several recent video games which teach kids to consider natural resource protection and promote planet-saving activities, but what about greening the act of gaming itself? Flip produced a 5 minute clip on several
You've probably heard it so many times now that you're sick of it: "Unplug any electronic device with a 'wall wart' when you're not using it. Power down your computer at night instead of just putting it to sleep.
That small rechargeable battery, yes the one you can charge from the side of your computer, is having quite big a week. Having come away with a UK Energy Efficiency Award in December praise for the ingenuity of the USBCELL has been flooding in,
On a breezy Wednesday morning, just as the clouds were breaking, the sun was shining through and the birds were starting to chirp, the Mayor of Sacramento Heather Fargo, wearing a green sweater and green leaf earrings, announced that the city is taking
All that rubbing of your backpack straps on your shoulders may now be put to good use, thanks to straps made of piezoelectric fabric that can convert the friction on your shoulders to electric energy. If solar-powered bags aren't your thing, engineers
Created by designer Mark McKenna as a homage to modern lighting design, these Designer Emulation Kits are a great example of why TreeHugger loves flatpack design. Stamped from a single sheet of metal (that could fit in an envelope for easy shipping),
Though we've seen things like Candela and Cafe Au LED portable rechargeable LED lights before, none have been quite this tasty. Nick Foley's Pear Tree LED lights use the clever combination of a fruit tree and energy-efficient lighting to create
If you've ever wanted to just pick up your lamp and take it with you, have we got something for you: the Nomadic Lamp. Designed by Dorota Kulawik, the slick, clever little semi-transparent rings contain a gaggle of LEDs and can be taken with you,
The USBCELL, a AA battery that charges via USB port, has kinda taken the internet by storm, and for good reason. The batteries are sturdy, powerful, and take the annoying clutter of a charger completely out of the equation.
As Earth Day draws ever nearer, we'll focus on ways to save the planet some trouble with some of the things that we all use just about every day: personal electronics. Computers, batteries, radios and the like can really add up when it comes to energy