Book Review: “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things”

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The ideas in this book are refreshing and optimistic. The authors, William McDonough and Michael Braungart, propose that factories, homes and consumer products can be redesigned so that they are actually beneficial to the world. This is in contrast to the approach of attempting to regulate industries and minimize environmental damage. Instead of trying to […]

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Swampy IceStrMystr 12-Volt Model IM-30

Notes from Manufacturer: The IceStrMystr IM30 combines ice induced Air Conditioning with the age-old art of evaporative cooling. The cold water rushes through a special Cooling Core to produce air-conditioned air instead of merely evaporative cooled air. You can now choose your own size of cooling container. The water contained in your Ice Chest is […]

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Premier Peerless 36 " Natural Gas or LP Range – GAK

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Manufacturer Notes: Beware of new stoves with a 500 watt electric glow bar pilot in the oven that runs orange hot all the time the oven is in use, consuming power rapidly. Peerless Premier kitchen stoves offer convenient electronic spark to light the burners automatically, and to ignite a gas pilot light in the oven […]

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Canon i560 Printer

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We list this inexpensive printer because it is one of the most efficient in terms of ink consumption and ink price. Also, Canon has committed to eliminating lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and mercury from its printers by December 2004. Inkjet printers also use much less energy than laser printers. Notes from CNET: Canon’s i560 desktop […]

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Panasonic Toughbook W2

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Most notebooks aren’t really built tough enough. They get scratched and break if you drop them. The Toughbook W2 has a lot going for it. It’s rugged (it has a magnesium alloy case & shock mounted hard drive), ultralight (2.8 lbs), thin (about 1.2"), has a long battery life (5-6 hrs), and is relatively inexpensive […]

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