Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

diy August 24, 2011 posted by

Build your own solar FM radio for $3

In the event of a major disaster, it’s always good to have a radio on hand. You might think that your cell phone is going to get you through a crisis, but if it’s something on a large scale, such as an earthquake, you might have trouble getting calls through. Generally, you can flip on your radio and find some sort of up-to-date information on what’s going on. But how many of you actually have a radio that’s battery-powered? And…


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Build your own solar FM radio for $3
Eco Friendly August 5, 2011 posted by

Water Wizard Buddha Board

In the fast paced world of today, it’s hard to stop and enjoy the moment. The best way to make sure your kids realize the importance of “the now” is to raise them with toys that help them to understand the impermanence of time. The Water Wizard Buddha Board will do just that, as well as ease your mind as there is literally no mess involved with this crafty product. Using a water wand on the canvas, your child can…


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Water Wizard Buddha Board
Eco Friendly August 4, 2011 posted by

Recycled Vinyl Record Guitar Picks

There are a surprising number of things you can do with old records. Since the vinyl is easy to heat up and mold, people make all sorts of things with them. The most common to see are bowls, as you just heat one up in the oven while sitting on top of an upside-down bowl. One really cool idea is to turn them into guitar picks. These Recycled Vinyl Record Guitar Picks are brilliant. You’re making music with something that…


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Recycled Vinyl Record Guitar Picks
Eco Friendly August 1, 2011 posted by

Recycled Cardboard Cooler Boxes

We all like to go an a picnic here and there. The only problem with that is the heat of summer wanting to spoil your food. Now we can’t have that happening, can we? Most of us resort to a Styrofoam container, but the only problem is that the stuff isn’t biodegradable at the end of it’s use. That’s why the Recycled Cardboard Cooler Boxes are the easier way to go for those of you that are wanting to keep…


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Recycled Cardboard Cooler Boxes
Eco Friendly July 28, 2011 posted by

Flush Puppies let you flush your dog’s waste

When you take your dog on walks, it’s important to clean up after them. Just think about it, how many times have you been happy to step in a pile of dog poo? I’m pretty sure that everyone feels about the same way when it happens. That’s why you should have a method of disposing of the little presents your pooch leaves behind. The question is what to do with the little bags when you get home. It’s not like…


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Flush Puppies let you flush your dog’s waste
Eco Friendly July 27, 2011 posted by

Energy Saving Charging Station turns off outlets when they’re no longer needed

There are a lot of things that a person can do to save money. Carpooling, avoiding eating out, and turning off lights in rooms that you aren’t using are all great ideas. However, one thing you might not realize is that you can save money by cutting off power to devices that have finished charging. To help with this is the Energy Saving Charging Station. This “charging station” is really just a special 7-port power strip. It has five ports…


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Energy Saving Charging Station turns off outlets when they’re no longer needed
Eco Friendly July 25, 2011 posted by

Flower Grenades

There are some areas of town that the the city council has decided to neglect. Not because they don’t wan to tend to that area, merely that they don’t have the funds to beautify it as they do for places like town square. If you’ve ever wanted to help these areas out, but know don’t want to go through the hassle of obtaining permits and being asked questions, you could always take the option of Flower Grenades. A Flower Grenade…


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Flower Grenades
Eco Friendly July 21, 2011 posted by

Sprout Biodegradable Watches

It’s always nice to have a hobby. A common hobby is to collect something; oftentimes it is very materialistic, such as hats, shoes, or watches. It seems that there is a growing want to become a “greener” country. However, if we really want to embrace such an endeavor, we need to support products that have the environment in mind. At least watch collectors out there can breathe easy with Sprout Biodegradable Watches. These come in a myriad of colors, and…


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Sprout Biodegradable Watches
diy June 30, 2011 posted by

Turn an old bottle into an ordinary drinking glass

While we don’t promote drinking here at the Red Ferret, there are plenty of instances where one can encounter a glass bottle. My favorite root beer actually comes in brown bottles. So what does one do when they’ve finished their drink? Or perhaps you’ve collected bottles by the side of the road. Sending them off to a recycling center is much better than dumping it in the trash, but you can also re-purpose them at home. The video below will…


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Turn an old bottle into an ordinary drinking glass
Eco Friendly June 22, 2011 posted by

Erbe Planter/Grill combines grilling and gardening, for some reason

I’m all for the idea of combining two different products into one dual-purpose item. Many times this results in one device that is far more useful than either stand-alone items. However, sometimes you’ll come across one that just leaves you scratching your head and wondering why they thought this was a good idea. Falling in the latter category is the Erbe Planter/Grill. At first glance, this will look like your average planter, complete with whatever lively greens you decide to…


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Erbe Planter/Grill combines grilling and gardening, for some reason
Eco Friendly June 21, 2011 posted by

Samsung NC215S Solar Powered Netbook – are we nearing perpetual computing?

I want some of whatever mojo juice the designers at Samsung are drinking. Not content with delivering our favourite mobile phone to the world, the Korean giant has now announced a v cool new product, the Samsung NC215S Solar Powered Netbook. The 10.1 inch Atom powered computer will feature a 1.66GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and a bunch of solar cells built into the lid. This array will apparently power the device for 1 hour for every 2 hours…


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Eco Friendly June 17, 2011 posted by

Charge your phone using a pot of boiling water

How many times have you been out camping, just enjoying the wilderness, when you realize that you really need to make a phone call? Sure, using technology might seem to defeat the purpose of “roughing it”, but having some sort of line back to the civilized world can be a good thing to have in an emergency. So if you’re out on a particularly long camping trip, how do you keep your phone charged? Solar power is an option, but…


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Charge your phone using a pot of boiling water
Bookmark This! June 11, 2011 posted by

Razorpit – sharpen your razor blades, save money and save the planet

Razorpit is a razor blade sharpener which apparently maintains the sharpness of your used blades by ‘removing excess oils…and other residues’. The blurb claims you’ll get up to 150 shaves with one blade, and it will even sharpen disposable shaver blades. More than 600 million dudes (and presumably dudettes as well) use razor blades which means a lot of blades in the trash, so if this Danish designed tool can really help cut down that number it’s got to be a…


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Eco Friendly June 9, 2011 posted by

Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel

Love gardening but are still looking for all the right kinds of tools? The Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel might just do the trick, as this £24.99 purchase is highly portable, allowing you to pack the entire shovel in the boot (or glovebox if your vehicle is up for it), giving you a digger, shovel, hammer or scoop on hand at all times. Of course, we are not quite sure whether would-be murderers might see this as a potential murder weapon?…


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Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel
cool tech June 6, 2011 posted by

Sunflower Monitor concept doesn’t look like it will materialize

Sunflowers were so named because they do have this immediately noticeable link to the sun itself, and by virtue of being a flower, well, you get the picture. The Sunflower Monitor concept is touted to come with four sensors that will track the sun’s current position, running on a Sunflower operating system that will synchronize your portable devices with the position of the sun in a jiffy, making sure your devices will remain juiced to the best of its ability…


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Sunflower Monitor concept doesn’t look like it will materialize