Enter Shoe Care Innovations, the Redwood City, CA company that manufactures the SteriShoe, an ultraviolet shoe sanitizer that eliminates odors from killer shoes.
The methods by which any village, town or city treats its toilet wastewater may not be a pleasant olfactory issue, but necessary, nonetheless. “Poo isn’t something generally talked about in polite company but like it or not, all of that human waste has to go somewhere,”
Between these two companies, The Story of Stuff Project and Yes to Carrots, people have the research in front of them to choose to be more aware and live a greener and healthier existence if they want.
One student innovator in New South Wales and a four-person team of innovators in the state of Washington have developed impressively simple methods for purifying water by using the sun. The information comes from a report at GizMag.
Verde Lifestyles is a home furnishings business that is thriving as an eco-friendly vendor of sustainable products. All of their products are made from all natural organics, recycled and sustainable materials. Green Verde states, “We carry only the best green products and have a ton of great information on how best to select, use, take care of and even repurpose each eco friendly home decor item you buy from us.”
As the first building product to receive the Green Parents’ List Healthy Home check mark, the PureBond Plywood has no VOC, especially no formaldehyde, a well known respiratory and skin irritant. In order to meet the Green Parent’s List requirement, product must pass the VOC restriction set forth by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and also meet additional third party validation.
Too often, the little used areas in homes are overlooked. Storage closets can easily be a victimized to moths, centipedes or mold; attics and crawl spaces can suffer similar problems from inadequate ventilation.
We have written about some interesting portable power generating options available by plugging into the sun or from pedaling a stationary bicycle. We now look at some of the other options that might be considered “a little farther out there.” This list includes a portable wind generator and a hydro-powered backpack.
We begin with the do-it-yourself version of power generation: the bicycle. Convergence Tech manufactures the Pedal-A-Watt, a bicycle stand that not only generates electricity, it seconds as a fitness device. The power that’s generated can be used to power lights and/or other small appliances, such as laptops, cell phones, fluorescent or LED lights.
TSC Global, championing its innovative “Roofs for the World” program, met in Denver with a group of earth building advocates, including Partners Worldwide and Iowa-based Vermeer Tractors for a full production test run of the Vermeer’s mobile compressed earth block machine press.
Those wanting the best light for interior spaces may want to take a look at Sunflower Corporation and its Sundolier®, a lighting system designed to deliver high quality indirect daylight to large spaces.