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Eco car could be our commute solution

The common fear is that electric cars don’t offer the distance necessary to support the average commuter. However, the average commute is only 24 miles and the typical electric car gets over 60 miles out of one charge. This eco car is just one of many examples and gets 120km range out of a single charge, doubling the previous limit. The car claims to help gridlock by measuring just 2.5m in length. That seems like a lofty claim but it’s the thought that counts.

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Charge your electric car in New York – if you have one

Here’s some cool eco-news for you. You can now charge your electric car in New York. Admittedly, the concept is wonderful… charging your electric car with solar power. In a re-purposed shipping container no less! The problem is, I don’t have an electric car and chances are, neither do you. Building the infrastructure to support all-electric vehicles needs to be paired with the massive availability of electric vehicles. Read more about it here.

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Your next house can fold up like the Jetson’s car

Blu, a maker of prefabricated homes, has released a modular home product that folds up. This allows the product to be shipped nationwide, thus further increasing the efficiency of purchasing prefabricated homes. The times of “stick built” homes is limited. 2×4’s are a thing of the past. Conventional construction is over with. Can we say it any other ways? Check them out here.

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Wake up with an eco conscience

This is the coolest handy eco gadget we’ve come across in a long time. This is an alarm clock that will run for up to 8 weeks on water and a splash of lemon juice. Now that’s a refreshing wake up. Try this added tip, rather than waste a whole lemon when you want to refill it, get a squeeze bottle of lemon juice from the grocery store (the ones that look like lemons). They last forever and should power your new alarm clock for years! Get it here.

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Water filter for the developing world

The Tata Group (the folks behind the Nano Smart Car) has created a water filter that uses ash and requires no water pressure or other conventional water infrastructure to operate. What this means for the developing world is a cheap, simple, effective method of producing potable water. Why does this matter? In India alone, Diarrhea will kill 380,000 children this year. Potable, safe water is something developed countries often take for granted and is the difference between life and death in less fortunate parts of the world. Kudos Tata for being both profitable and responsible world citizens. Read More.

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Eco hosting is an economical option

Green web hosting is a relatively new option for the webmaster. It has evolved over its short life but some standards have developed. A good green web host powers it’s servers with renewable energy, uses efficient servers and give back to the community through environmental efforts. We’re hosted by BlueServers.org which is both a green and progressive web host. Check them out here.

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Nissan Leaf to double it’s own limitations

The Nissan Leaf electric car hasn’t even been released for public consumption (pun intended) yet.  However, Nissan is already finishing up work on technology that will double the expected travel distance allowed by the all electric car.  Thanks TreeHugger.com.

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