Bent Plywood Overlap Tray by Offi

Bent plywood is energy efficient in its construction. Also, less wood is wasted because the wood is not milled but molded instead. This overlap tray by Offi is molded plywood with a Baltic birch veneer, and has a cork covered area for your cup of coffee. Read more about Offi here. Available from Amazon for $99.

Raintree Nutrition: Sustainable Extracts from the Amazon

Need some Maca, Chuchuhuasi, or Cat’s Claw to cure what ails you? You might want to try Raintree. They wild-harvest and export over 60 sustainable rainforest plants, resins and oils from the Amazon. Raintree has developed many proprietary rainforest herbal formulas and extracts utilizing these medicinal plants. They also have a first-rate Tropical Plant Database.

Efficient Fan Used to Cool Boating Dog

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.

Rubberwood Coffee Table

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.

Organic Vanilla Beans from Papua New Guinea

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.

Bamboo Fiber Towels

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 …

Ceramic Crock: Efficient Composting

From what we’ve seen, this is the most affordable composting container for kitchen scraps available. We choose this ceramic container because the interior absorbs odors and resists stains, and is more attractive than a plastic bin on your kitchen counter. The crock holds a gallon of scraps and has a lid with an activiated carbon filter to trap odor than …

Bamboo Knife Block by Kershaw

Here’s a nice, heavy knife block made from a renewable resource. The bamboo block has a total of 11 slots including one for your sharpening steel, one for your kitchen shears and one large and wide enough for a cleaver. It sells for $40-$60. Available from: Amazon or Cutlery and More

New Wind-Up LED Flashlight: The Illuminator

I have a “forever flashlight” — the kind that you shake for 20 seconds and get 5-10 minutes of light. This flashlight seems to be an improvement on that idea. It uses three ultra-bright LEDs. One minute of wind-up provides up to one hour of light. It’s available from Amazon.

LED Grow Lights

A lot of readers expressed interest in using red and blue LEDs for hydroponic growing. These LED lights can be found at Amazon. It is, of course, more efficient to grow plants outside, but when this is not possible, LEDs are an efficient choice.