Does the thought of planting 100 trees on earth day sound nice? You can do it right now via Oxfam. Other “green” solutions include purchasing a crocodile to restore caiman populations thus returning the ecosystem to what it was, or protecting fishing rights in traditional grounds. Plant 100 Trees – $60. Raise a Crocodile – $50. Protect Fishing Rights – $45.
Canadian Intelligent Form Design came up with an outdoor table that charges your laptop, iPod etc. using the solar panel surface. You can access battery info etc about the table using bluetooth, and at night, the whole thing glows with internal LED lights. USB plug and normal three prong wall plugs are built in. Perfect for a deck, or out by a pool – we want one. $14,000. BUY
For earth day, today’s products will all be green focused. We’d like to remind you to visit our Green Section as well as our Green sponsors, including Eco-Living at Gaiam, Wind towers, and Solar Toys & Gifts from Real Goods Solar. Below is a sampling of green products we have featured over the past few months for you and your pad. Go Green.
No hybrid convertibles are currently for sale in the United States. However, PGO has just announced a clean natural gas version of it’s speedster, the PGO Cevennes Turbo which can also run on biogas. Modeled after the 1950s Porsches, it looks fantastic. Six gear manual transmission and a turbo-charger – to compensate for the four cylinders. Top speed of 130 mph and 0-60 in just over six seconds. Unfortunately, it’s sold in Euros – and with the dollar where it is: €48,000 is…brace yourself, $75,000.
Brammo will begin shipping the Enertia Electric Bike in the 2nd half of this year. A smart answer to the recent US success of the Piaggio Vespa, the Enertia can go upwards of 50 mph, for 35-45 miles, and takes about 3 hours to recharge. Quiet and fast enough for city use (0-40 in under 6 seconds) – this might just be the answer to getting around town…unless you’re looking for a 2-seater. $11,995.
At the end of 2008 Aptera will begin mass production of it’s vehicle. Technically licensed as a motorcycle, you can choose electric or hybrid option. Comes with rear camera, GPS and even goes over 85 mph. Reservations may be made now for $500. The all electric version is $26,900 and the plug-in hybrid $29,900. Look to be no problems with aerodynamics.