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Greener Gadgets: Laundry POD

Greener Gadgets: Laundry POD

Greenest Gadgets Part Three This green gadget was submitted to the Greener Gadgets Design Competition of 2009 by RKS Design Team of America. Along with using conventional drying machines, washing machines waste an inordinate amount of energy. What if you could wash your clothes with better results, use no energy and also get a work…

Greener Gadgets: Indoor Drying Rack

Greener Gadgets: Indoor Drying Rack

Greenest Gadgets Part Three This green gadget was submitted to the Greener Gadgets Design Competition of 2009 by Rob Podell of America. Green design is great in that it is applied to a new function as often as it can give life to an old function, like drying clothes. The timeless process of drying clothes…

Greener Gadgets: Eco-Neighbuzz – Community Intercom System

Greener Gadgets: Eco-Neighbuzz – Community Intercom System

Greenest Gadgets Part Three  This green gadget was submitted to the Greener Gadgets Design Competition of 2009 by Korhan Buyukdemirci of Finland. This green gadget breaks the mold of most of other types of inventions. The Eco-Neighbuzz is a new take on an apartment intercom system. It is designed to expand interactions between each member…

Greener Gadgets: CompostAll

Greener Gadgets: CompostAll

Greenest Gadgets Part Three This green gadget was submitted to the Greener Gadgets Design Competition of 2009 by Frog Design of America. Green gadgets, by their definition, are necessarily harmonious with the environment. We all know that composting food scraps is a timeless practice that dates back thousands of years. However, composting can be a…

Home Energy Use: By the Numbers

Home Energy Use: By the Numbers

It’s easy for people like us TreeHuggers to sit back and say, “Follow our advice; be greener; it’s better.” We have good reasons for saying so — things like using less energy, reducing greenhouse gas output and lowering our individual and collective ecological footprint — but those are sometimes difficult to contextualize and put into…