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Green tech finds (6/24/10)

Article: Green tech finds (6/24/10)

Can fish ‘n’ chips help with London’s drought? How much power can you get from a potato? These questions and more answered in this week’s green tech finds.

Keeping your gadgets charged in the great outdoors: Heather Clancy at GreenTech Pastures provides a run-down of her favorite solar-powered chargers.
Cheaper, greener biofuel: That’s the ultimate goal of Professor Scott Banta’s new project to genetically engineer a bacteria that will turn CO2 and ammonia from wastewater into butanol. (via Cleantechnica)

Design Makes a Difference: The Future Is Here

Article: Design Makes a Difference: The Future Is Here

The forward-looking designs of the Electrolux competition [www.electrolux.com] are great for a number of reasons: they are smart, thoughtful concepts that make living green even easier and they solve some persistent problems (and isn’t that what great design is supposed to do?). Got food waste? Want to save water? Looking to breathe easy? They’ve got…

"The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living"

Article: "The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living"

We aren’t sure exactly what Socrates had in mind when he said, “The unexamined life is not worth living,” but it just might have been ethical living. If it wasn’t, it sure sums up what we’ve been talking about all week really nicely. So ask yourself if your life is properly examined and check out…