Archive for February, 2007

Green Tea!

Lipton Green Tea Bags

Pure and simple, Lipton’s natural green tea is made of the finest leaves from around the world. Clean and delicious, make this tea partgreen_tea_bags_lipton.jpg of your daily routine. Plus, green tea contains naturally protective (flavonoid) antioxidants.

Available in:
20 Tea Bags, 40 Tea Bags

Ingredients:
100% natural green tea.

Nutrition Facts:
190mg of Antioxidants (flavonoid) per serving.
Serving Size: 1 tea bag (3.2g)

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Ben & Jerry’s Has Gone Green!

Ben & Jerry’s Organic Ice Cream

We all know and love Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. It’s addicting taste keeps us coming back for more. Ben & Jerry’s has introduced anbenandjerrys.jpg organic line of ice cream. This Ben & Jerry’s Organic ice cream is loaded with all the stuff you love, & then some. The key is in the Certified Organic ingredients – they’re cultivated in environmentally sustainable ways, in cooperation with nature. All this, & a euphoric taste that’s certifiably Ben & Jerry’s! The organic flavors will be made using organic milk produced in Vermont.

Choosing from four different flavors ranging from strawberry, vanilla, sweet cream and cookies, and chocolate fudge brownie. The new line will be available in the scoop shops of the two cities, as well as natural foods stores.

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Green Driving!

Honda Civic Hybrid car

The Honda Civic Hybrid cars include a four-door sedan, a two-door coupe, an Si coupe, a more efficient Civic Hybrid, and a naturalhondahybrid.jpg gas-powered Civic GX. The most exciting of the Honda Civic Hybrid offerings is the Civic Si coupe, which is being touted as the fasted and most powerful Civic offered in its 20-year history.

The 2006 Civic Si boasts a 200-horsepower, 16-valve, and DOHC i-VTEC engine with an 8,000-rpm maximum red line. This new engine will offer significant gains in both power and fuel economy. Designed as an “Advanced Personal Compact,” vehicle, the Civic Si Hybrid incorporates flowing lines, high trunk deck and steeply angled windshield. The Civic Si also sports 18-inch cast aluminum wheels with 225/40R high performance tires, and 4-wheel disc brakes with large cross-drilled brake rotors and 4-piston calipers.

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Segway Personal Transporter

The Science Behind the Segway Personal Transporter

The Segway PT only has two wheels, yet it manages to stay upright by itself. To move forward or backward on the Segway PT, the ridersegway.jpg just leans slightly forward or backward. To turn left or right, the rider simply moves the Lean Steer frame left or right. The Segway PT is controlled by an intelligent network of sensors, mechanical assemblies, propulsion, and control systems. The second you step on, five micro-machined gyroscopic sensors and two accelerometers sense the changing terrain and your body position at 100 times per second.

 

Simply put, the Coriolis effect is the apparent turning of a moving object in relation to another rotating object. For example, an airplane trying to travel in a straight line can appear to turn because the Earth is rotating underneath it. The brains and brawn are made up of two identical and redundant sets of microprocessor-based electronic controller circuit boards, batteries and motor windings that operate together and share the load of driving the wheels. The Segway PT has a number of additional onboard microprocessors. The microprocessors run an advanced piece of software that controls the Segway PT. This program monitors all of the stability information coming from the gyroscopic sensors and adjusts the speed of the electric motors in response to this information.

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Ultra Touch Insulation

UltraTouch Natural Cotton Fiber insulation

UltraTouch Natural Cotton Fiber insulation is the successful combination of 25 years of insulation experience and a revolutionaryinsulation.jpg patented manufacturing process that has created a superior and safe product. UltraTouch natural cotton fiber insulation is made from high quality natural fibers. These fibers contain inherent qualities that provide for extremely effective sound absorption and maximum thermal performance. UltraTouch DOES NOT ITCH and is very easy to handle and work with.UltraTouch contains no chemical irritants and requires no warning labels compared to other traditional products. There are no VOC concerns when using UltraTouch, as it is safe for you and the environment.

UltraTouch natural cotton insulation is also a Class-A Building Product and meets the highest ASTM testing standards for fire and smoke ratings, fungi resistance and corrosiveness. UltraTouch contains 85% post-industrial recycled natural fibers making it an ideal choice for anyone looking to use a high quality sustainable building material. By installing UltraTouch, you are making both your building and the environment a safer place to live, work, and enjoy. Available in 5″/R-19 or 3″/R-13 for 16″oc or 24″oc framing.

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Low Energy Lighting

Low Energy Lighting Blubs

Low energy light bulbs are essentially fluorescent tubes bent into a shape to fit into an ordinary light fitting. They use around a quarter to a fifth of the electricity used by an ordinary light bulb. Although they cost a lot more, this isle-light.jpg outweighed by the fact they last for many years. This means that they save you time and trouble in not having to replace bulbs every few months, as well as reducing your electricity bill.

The best places to put low energy light bulbs are in rooms where the lights are on a lot. The lifespan of the bulbs will be shorter in rooms where you switch the lights on and off a lot, but not enough to worry about. Remember also that there is no simpler way of taking practical action in the home to save energy.

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Natural Flooring

Natural Green Flooring

Natural flooring, non-toxic flooring, green flooring are all environmentally friendly, and come from renewable resources. These floors are available in bamboo, linoleum, cork and wood. greenfloor.jpg

Bamboo flooring is elegant, versatile, very durable, stable, anti-microbial, and water resistant. Nail-down or floating floors both come prefinished with an aluminum oxide 25 year warranted top coat.

Linoleum is made of linseed, cork, tree rosin, limestone, and jute. Biodegradeable, non-toxic, easy to maintain, anti-microbial. Use as flooring, countertops, and walls, for both residential and commercial applications.

Natural cork flooring comes directly from the bark of the Cork Oak tree and is layered with UV cured acrylic. Cork is highly durable, comfortable, sound, and thermally insulating. Use for flooring, walls, bulletin boards, underlayment. Costs about the same as hardwood flooring.

Wood flooring from sweden is a wide plank floating floor that is easy to install which makes it ideal for new or remodelled homes. It is also perfect for in-floor radiant heating and comes in Maple, Oak, Ash, Beach, Birch and Cherry.

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