Efficient Fan Used to Cool Boating Dog

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If you look closely you can see a dog being cooled by this Endless Breeze fan. These portable 12V fans plug into a cigarette-lighter style plug. They only draw 2.58 Amps when on high speed. See more info here. They are available from Amazon for $60. Thanks for the photo Brenda.

Highest Rated Home Espresso Machine Under $500: Rancilio Silvia

by Justin Thomas •

This espresso machine was the top pick on CoffeeGeek, for a home machine under $500. It gets a 9 out 10 rating, based on 118 reader reviews. According to Consumer Search, the most attractive features of this machine are the three-way solenoid valve, three thermostats, and machine-forged brass boiler, brew head, and filter holder, as well as its ready lights …

Solar Assisted GPS by Ftech

by Justin Thomas •

This solar powered GPS unit was well reviewed by UberGizmo. GPS units are good match with solar, because they are always being used outdoors, usually during the daytime. The manufacturer says the solar panel increases the battery life by 8-30 hours. See the full review at UberGizmo.

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Rubberwood Coffee Table

by Justin Thomas •

This coffee table is made with rubberwood, which is considered a renewable timber because it is only milled from rubber trees that have ceased to produce latex. See more information on rubberwood here. Available for $60 from Amazon.

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Non-Toxic, Eco-Effective Ice Pack

by Justin Thomas •

These reuseable, non-toxic ice packs are unlike the gel-based packs you may have used. Most ice packs on the market today contain urea, a waste byproduct. Instead these packs use a super-absorbant material instead. You can cut them to any configuration you need, soak them in water for a few minutes and freeze. The packs remain flexible when frozen, and …

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Sustainable Chopstick Set

by Justin Thomas •

This fair traded chopstick set is made with recycled scrap hardwoods in Thailand. The set includes six chopsticks, six bowls, and six holders. Packaged in sustainable, hand-crafted Saa paper. Available from DropSoul for $29.

Organic Vanilla Beans from Papua New Guinea

by Justin Thomas •

These organic vanilla beans are grown on co-op plantations dotting the Coastal Mountains of Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea. The remote farms grow their beans without the use chemical fertilizers or artificial additives. The beans are sun dried and then air-freighted every week from Papua New Guinea. They are available Amazon.

Printer Ink From Car Tires

by Justin Thomas •

Printer ink can cost as much as vintage champagne, so finding an inexpensive and eco-effective way to make would be great. Now three inventors from Derbyshire, UK, think they have just the solution: extract the carbon from unwanted tires to generate a cheap and plentiful supply.

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Bamboo Fiber Towels

by Justin Thomas •

These towels, are made out of 100% bamboo fiber, which means they are soft as silk. Since they come from the fastest growing plant on earth and there is no fertilizers, pesticides, or chemical treatments involved in producing them, these towels qualify as being metaefficient. Originally we linked to bamboo towels for sale at Amazon and Mad Mod, but they …

Organic Cotton Water Girl Racerback Dress

by Justin Thomas •

This dress, by Water Girl, is made out of 95% organic cotton and 5% Lycra. It is intended to be worn over a swimsuit as a nighttime outfit. It is available at REI for $24.83. Also available is this organic cotton Persuasian Top for $15.83: