Energy | Renewable Energy
Useful and affordable products that run on solar power, such as individual lights, strings of lights, cell phone recharger, flashlights, and much more.
Solar-powered flashlight, headlamps, lanterns and spotlights that “Put the power of the sun in the palm of your hand.” “The HybridLight™ Solar Flashlight with Battery Back Up uses revolutionary energy technology that generates power from any light source indoor or natural sunlight and stores it. When fully charged the HybridLight™ products can hold a charge for years. The HybridLight family of products offer huge cost savings while providing light when and where you need it – every time! ”
|Listen to my interview with Lindsay Herron, Co-founder and CEO of Buckaroo Organics|
Organic skin care products for moms and kids, made by a mom who “struggled to find products that weren’t full of harsh chemicals. Products that could actually heal skin issues and were safe for babies.” So she and her husband created a skin care line that is organic, simple, and safe…and even includes a laundry powder that are safe for your skin, made from soapnuts and natural minerals and wool balls to use instead of scented fabric softener sheets. Laundry products contain no fragrance and body care products are fragrance-free or scented with essential oils.
|Listen to my interview with TS Designs President and half-owner Eric Henry.|
Cotton of the Carolinas is a collaboration of farmers and manufacturers across the Carolinas dedicated to growing, making, and selling its t-shirts in the Carolinas (but you can buy them too). In particular this website outlines the entire manufacturing process of their t-shirts, from “dirt to shirt.” They even have a map where you can visit the farmers and factories where your shirt was made by finding the resources according to a color-coded thread on the shirt. Organic and non-organic cotton shirts are printed with a nontoxic process cotton. My favorite is the shirt with the “Clothing Facts” label on the from that says “Certified Organic Cotton 100% – Pesticides Used 0%.”
Area rugs and office chairmats made from both natural fibers—including jute, bamboo, seagrass, sisal and cork—and recycled materials (including recycled cotton). “A family business, we are founded on the principle that only sustainable uses of the earth’s natural resources can be tolerated. The astonishing renewability and versatility of natural fibers and recycled materials creates lots of new ecologically positive possibilities at a time when they are desperately needed. It’s our mission to bring these wonderful resources to as wide an audience as possible.”
"We’re just a group of people who are on a mission to get you started with green energy. We provide products, services and financing to get your green energy projects done." They really have everything–solar ovens to complete systems, wind turbines, and some cool things that can help you use energy efficiently. I'm considering a $100 product that will instantly save up to 30% on my air conditioning costs
Solar water heaters for tropical, temperate, and even hard-freeze climates. Solar water heating "has always been the most cost effective renewable energy technology."