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Info: Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots - or zombies - rise up.
Eco Friendly April 19, 2019 posted by Donyae Coles

TENG – electricity from snow

Snow, most people are pretty annoyed when it starts falling but maybe in the future it will be a boon to our electricity bills. New device can create electricity from snowfall which may also go on to bridge the gap for solar usage in areas were it snows a lot. The triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) can make sustainable energy an option even for frozen wastelands.

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TENG – electricity from snow
Eco Friendly April 18, 2019 posted by Donyae Coles

Light Pollution – it’s still going strong

More work needs to be done to lessen light pollution says the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Over the 12 years since the issue was first raided, it hasn’t improved which is a shame not just for the night sky but the well being of nocturnal animals and even our own health.

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Light Pollution – it’s still going strong
Gadgets April 17, 2019 posted by Donyae Coles

Xcentz Portable Power Bank – a little power bank for all your needs

If you use your devices heavily throughout the day, there’s a good chance they won’t survive the day. Most people find themselves charging their phones at least once during a normal day because even if the battery doesn’t drop to zero, no one wants to let it get close. The Xcentz Portable Power Bank, you can charge a number of devices, faster.

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Xcentz Portable Power Bank – a little power bank for all your needs
Eco Friendly April 16, 2019 posted by Donyae Coles

Ocean Plastic – it’s been out there since the 60s

Plastic in the ocean has been a popular topic for the past few years, probably most famously around the Pacific Garbage patch but the issue of plastic straws and bags hasn’t escaped notice either. This isn’t a new issue though, turns out we’ve been tossing trash in the ocean since the sixties.

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Ocean Plastic – it’s been out there since the 60s
Eco Friendly April 15, 2019 posted by Donyae Coles

Rareform – bags from billboards

Tote bags, the answer to the plastic bag issue. Well, as we brought up before, not always and you have to be careful about what materials you’re replacing plastic with but a solid rule of thumb is to try to stick with upcycled and re-purposed materials when buying new. Rareform is the company that makes bags (and other things) from billboards.

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Rareform – bags from billboards
Eco Friendly April 15, 2019 posted by Donyae Coles

Longer Allergy Seasons – all thanks to climate change

If you needed yet another reason to fight against climate change, here’s one that should get you ready to do what it takes to press back against this scourge: it’s making our allergy seasons worse. That’s right, the warming climate is also why you’re sneezing with itchy eyes even longer each year.

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Longer Allergy Seasons – all thanks to climate change
Gadgets April 12, 2019 posted by Donyae Coles

Owl Statue Echo Dot Holder – hide your technology

We all love technology but we don’t always want to be reminded that it’s infiltrated every aspect of our lives. We like to pretend, make it invisible. The Owl Statue Echo Dot Holder will hide your Echo Dot so you can place it seamlessly into your décor. Provided that your décor fits a white owl statue.

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Owl Statue Echo Dot Holder – hide your technology