Volkswagen has jumped on the wagon of creating an environmentally safe vehicle like BMW, Honda, Toyota, etc. But this is not your regular eco-friendly vehicle you see on the dealership lot or driving on the highway. This automobile is set up as a race car. VW named it the EcoRacer. It is powered by a 1.5 liter TDI power plant (directly injected turbo-diesel) and puts up around 136 horses. The average miles per gallon are around 69.2.
A carbon fiber body contributes to its 1874 lbs. The suspension mimics that of a Golf with a double wishbone front suspension. The disk brakes measure in at 11 inches and this gas saver rolls on 17 inch wheels rapped in 175/55 front and 225/45 rear rubber.
We have all heard about organic foods like ice cream, drinks and other meals but have you heard of a thing as organic candy? Well here it is brought to you by College Farm. You can purchase organic candy in hard candies and lollipops containing the ingredients of sugar cane, cream, butter, coffee, corn, chocolate, and fruit. No need to worry about artificial colors or flavors, preservatives, pesticides, any other chemical compounds.
Not only is the candy considered organic, the wrapper the candy comes in is fully compostable material made from cornstarch. The bags are made from recycled paper, printed with water-based inks and lined with a compostable film. If you think it ends there, you have another thing coming, College Farm ships there items in recycled cardboard along with the display boxes. Made In USA!
Laundry. Its an everyday chore for everyone around the globe. Everyone wants clean and fresh clothes, bed sheets and even other household items. All the detergents out there promise and attempt to coinvince you that their produce is going to make your clothes and such the freshest and cleanest. Well that’s good and everything but have you ever thought about where that detergent goes after it washes your items and makes them fresh?
Well check this out, laundry detergent runs right down a drain and into the waterways. Your waterways are by far not immune to the dangerous chemicals included in your detergents. Think about this, those chemicals and ingredients in the detergents get into your drinking supplies. So when you go to the store to pick up some detergent, look for the warning label because most likely, those are the hazardous products to use. Here are a few products that are environmentally safe:
· Cal Ben
Those are just to name a few.
Bamboo has been cultivated for more than 4,000 years in China. It has been used in everyday life in Asia for centuries. Bamboo is a food, a “paper like” medium for messaging, for art works, utensils, furniture, vessels, decoration and more recently as building materials including, flooring, veneer and paneling, decoration as in moldings and wall coverings and pallets and shipping crates. Check out some characteristics of bamboo flooring.
• Bamboo is a renewable resource that has been used for centuries
• Nature’s substitute for beautiful yet endangered rain forest hardwoods
• Environmentally sound alternative with considerable ecological savings
• Hard and Very stable
• Beautiful and Durable
• Exquisite decorative pattern, new and attractive
• Natural or carbonized colors.
• Bamtex® can even be stained to give a magnificent and innovative look
Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry
Take a look at these two vehicles. They look like your average everyday Honda Accord and Toyota Camry right? What they don’t look like is a Hybrid vehicle. Well folks that is what we have here. Two hybrid vehicles made by two different manufactures and they look normal. Below are the specs to these vehicles and you can decide which is best for the money.
253-hp, 3.0-liter, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine
Compact 5-speed automatic transmission
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Estimated Fuel for City/Highway is 28/35
2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve, VVT-i 4-cylinder, 158 hp @ 6000 rpm/
161 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm
Choose from 5-speed manual overdrive, 5-speed electronically
controlled automatic overdrive with intelligence (ECT-i) or
Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT)
Estimated average Fuel for City/Highway is 24/33
GE Low Energy Light Bulbs
A GE low energy light bulb does not only save on energy spent, it saves you on your electric bill. These light bulbs use up to 80% less power then your normal light bulbs. You can expect 75% less heat output reducing heat damage and creating a better working environment. A regular 100 watt light bulb is equal to a 23 watt energy saving light bulb.
Don’t worry that an energy saving bulb won’t fit your existing lamp, GE low energy light bulbs are a direct screw fitting replacement for your ordinary bulb. The average life that you can expect out of an energy saving bulb is 15 – 100 hours. A slight downfall to them is you cannot dim them.
BMW Hyrdogren 7
Eco-friendly cars! Not many fuels in this world are produced from renewable sources like the sun, wind, water and biomass. In there are five liquid hydrogen refueling stations and there will soon be two in the United States. The re-fueling stations are as simple as the normal fuel pumps.
But the v-12 engine does have the ability to run off of fuel by the push of a button. But really, all the car needs is its 260 horsepower V-12 to keep it moving. This evolution in the automobile industry will eliminate the need for emission cycle and meet the energy needs.