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Mail yourself some bookshelves
For those of us that have to pack up everything we own and levitra mail order move once a year, we start to look at any larger pieces of furniture with abject hatred throughout the year.
But rather than toss the "free" sign on our clumsier items and dumping them in the front yard, maybe we could check out these bookshelves from D.E. Sellers.
This bookcase was created without any waste at all, and uses no fasteners or glue. You can even just pack it up in a big 'ole envelope and mail it to your next address if you run out of room on the Penske.  
Sellers has also created a single-panel series in which movers can create a table and chairs from a single sheet of cheapest generic cialis wood, though it looks like the comfort level may be sacrificed for movability.
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MAY 23

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France's Auto Eco-Labels
Starting this week France will start posting eco labels that will be indicate the CO2 emissions per kilometer for each car.
As France’s environment minister, Nelly Olin, said, “We must avoid a drift towards cars that are too big for our towns, too polluting, like in other countries."
Hopefully Olin hasn't visited our hometown, where soccer moms drive Hummers to go grab a gallon of milk at the grocery store. And we really hope Olin doesn't know that we've currently made a sport out of watching college girls try to parallel-park the SUVs that their daddies bought them.
A matching "energy label" will also become compulsory for French homes starting in July. 
Via: Greenbiz .  

MAY 22

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A wind-up flashlight from Freeplay
The forces behind the Freeplay Sherpa Xray torch know that even though us eco-friendly folks have rechargeable batteries, we still randomly forget to charge them and break down and buy the land-fill-happy Energizers. Which is why they created a flashlight that recharges using a wind-up technology.
And if you, like us, still have a soft-spot for the clear-view world of Robotix where you could see how everything worked in your home-built robot, the Xray torch will scratch that itch with its clear casing that will let you watch your elbow grease get turned into light. It doesn't take too much elbow grease, though -- just 30 seconds of winding gives you eight minutes of light.
For us, this seems like a great flashlight to viagra soft stash in our car for emergencies. And the price isn't bad at just $29.99.
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MAY 19

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Chicago's mulch helps make it one of the greenest cities
It's almost ironic that Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley was born on high quality cialis Arbor Day. He's pledged to try to restore the Windy City to the "urban forest" he remembered as a kid, and he's succeeded in making Chi-town one of the greenest cities in the U.S. -- all thanks to a little mulch.

There is mulch around the 30,000 trees planted annually. There's mulch along the 70 miles of green medians. There's mulch in the open space that's required to accompany new homes and offices. And there is mulch on top of canadian viagra the energy-saving green roofs of 200 buildings. 

Daley's report card is coming up pretty green as a result -- he's put in 500,000 trees, is putting in the most energy efficient and buy viagra online purchase environmentally sensitive municipal buildings in the country, helps fast-track building permits if they're for green buildings, and promises that 20% of the energy used by the city will be from clean and renewable sources.

Read more about Daley's green efforts in this NYT article .  

Ethical fashion
Whatever is a conscientious ecogeek to wear? You can't just hop in your hybrid wearing sweatshop clothes, oh no. The ecogeek has to viagra herb alternative how to get viagra illegaly wear his or her values as well, and last weekend a group of ethically minded designers got together in Paris to put on the Ethical Fashion Market .
The goal of the  event was to bring the eco-minded players in the fashion industry together to focus on fair trade and sustainable development in fashion. 
All fashion shown over the only for you cialis order online weekend complied with the International Labor Organization rules, used elements of recycling, often worked with local artisans, and reinvested itself in community events. Pretty impressive for those of us that like to wear what we preach.
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The organic energy drink
There is one thing, and only one thing, that a true geek needs. I'm not talking about just computer geeks, or just academic nerds. I'm talking about any of us that are passionate about one subject to spend way too many hours on it. {mosimage}
We drink energy drinks. We're not proud of it, but we do.  Myself, I've tried Red Bull, Monster and Rock Star. I've tried low-carb versions and sugar-free versions.
Now if you're an environmental geek you're about to get the best of cheap cialis sale online no prescription all worlds -- Syzmo Energy Drink is the first 100% organic energy drink. That's right, not one artificial flavor, color, and not one teeny little preservative have made it into this can.  
Syzmo touts on its Web site that it not only has less calories than the other leading energy drinks, it also has more vitamins and uses organic blue agave nectar as a sweetener.
Syzmo gets its buzz-enhancing ingredients from guarana, yerba mate and caffeine, which is naturally derived from coffee.
You can get the drink at Whole Foods, Exxon or order it from Amazon
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NASCAR for Ecogeeks
Let's just say it: the Shell Eco-Marathon   -- the finals of which are this weekend in Nagaro, France -- is simply adorable. Competitors toodle up in cars that look like they're designed by the Pixar team and compete with the cartoonish dream of getting great mileage.{mosimage}
That's right -- the only goal is tramadol overnight to drive as far as possible using the least amount of energy.  
And this isn't just a biodiesel fiesta. Teams can use any conventionally available energy source, including petrol, diesel, propane, solar, electric, hydrogen or biomass. 
255 teams from 20 countries are revving up to compete -- 163 are using gasoline, 21 are using diesel, 19 will use propane and the buy real levitra online remaining 52 will use alternative materials. The results have been fairly astounding in the past -- in 2003 a French team achieved fuel consumption of 10,705 miles per gallon. 
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Even Alcatraz goes green
It's wind and sun that will soon power the hybrid ferries that will take tourists out to look at Alcatraz. The National Park Service has paired with Hornblower Cruises and Events to create these green ferries in a ten-year multi-million dollar contract. {mosimage}
The use of solar and wind energy will lead to zero emissions at the wharf, and the ferries have been touted to get much better mileage and pollute half as much as the previous vessels. 
The first ferry will be built within the next two years, and the second will be built by year five.  
Water vessels are making big strides going green -- Canal Boats, Inc. has launched a bio-diesel/electric hybrid ferry named "Clay Shaw." These ferries are powered by a 100KW John Deere bio-diesel Genset 6068 TFM that uses an 80/20 mix of diesel fuel and vegetable oil. 
Via: Ecofriend
50 mpg to 100 mpg in 2 Strokes - Scuderi Air-Hybrid
Written by Hank Green on 15/05/06   

The Scuderi Group has recently gained a lot of best place cialis publicity with its “Air-Hybrid” engine that can double the fuel effciency of a car and levitra online usa decrease toxic emissions by as much as 80%.

The engine is a 'hybrid' in that it extracts energy that is normally lost, stores that energy, and then reuses it. The energy that is normally lost is airpressure, and it is stored for only an extremely brief moment before being forced into a combustion cylinder. The increased air pressure in the combustion cylinder effectively super-charges the engine cycle. The fuel burns hotter and more fully, and the Air-Hybrid engine is able to usa cialis use more of that energy.


The engine is remarkably simple and very efficient. We're looking forward to seeing these things in mass-market cars.

Great story on these things at AutoBlog, I found it via GizMag .

For more information see this video on how the Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine works.

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The nation's largest proposed wind farm brings a battle over birds
Yesterday Texas officials announced plans for the nation's largest offshore wind farm, with as many as 170 windmills in the Gulf of Mexico. {mosimage}
Hold your confetti canons there, ecogeeks.  While you may be swooning over the fact that these windmills may have the viagra label capacity to provide energy for close to 125,000 homes, environmentalists aren't happy.
Environmentalists are claiming that the new wind farm will kill countless rare birds that fly through Texas migrating down to Central America and Mexico. In fact, Walter Kittelberger, chairman of the Lower Laguna Madre Foundation, went so far as to say, "You probably couldn't pick a worse location." 
The only response from the project, funded by Houston-based Superior Renewable Energy, is from Chief Executive John Callaway, who responded, "Of course there's going to be some mortality, but we don't think it will be significant."
The fight for the birds, unfortunately, will probably be lost in a larger battle over aesthetics. Postcard-happy residents in Cape Cod, Massachusetts are fighting their new wind farm bitterly because of its unsightliness, and Superior seems more driven to assert that the new Gulf wind farm will be placed on a remote, unpopulated stretch of cialis canada illegal buy the shore.
Via: CNN

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