Charge your cell phone with your best dance moves

Charge your cell phone by dancing

What if you could charge your cell phone (or power your home) by dancing? Well, you actually can. A London-based company called Pavegen has created a tile that creates and stores energy by simply walking (or dancing) on it. The tiles will actually be deployed in a mall near the 2012 Summer Olympics to power over half the lights in the structure.

Dueling Banjos on Tesla coils [VIDEO]

Dueling Banjos on Tesla coils

When Nikola Tesla invented Tesla coils, he probably didn’t imagine an epic dueling banjo battle being played out on his high current electrical transimtters, but that hasn’t stopped it from happening. The thing that really is cool about this is that the arcs coming from the Tesla coils are NOT simply responding to the music, […]

New LED bike wheel lights rock 8-bit color graphics

monkeylectric led bicycle wheel light

Cycling is great for the environment and for your health — but ain’t no party like a 2-wheel party and a 2-wheel party don’t stop. One of the best ways to kick off a 2-wheel party in style is to be visible and safe. But what if being visible and safe could also be done in a way that earned you somewhere around 10,000 cool points too? It can.

Yellow Pages saves paper going green

yellow pages goes green

Back in the day, when I was in college and went to hang out with my friends in New York City, every Sunday, we use to go out to brunch. However since we didn’t have an amazing app like my favorite YP Mobile App for finding restaurants and needed restaurant menus and phone numbers. I […]

4 steps to fresher language in green business

Green business focus

The language you use to brand your product, service or message is a big deal. You choose words carefully to define who you are and to help you stand out. People and businesses use “green” or “eco” to showcase a commitment to a healthier environment. But overuse of these terms now has us wondering; who […]

Old bicycle tires get more mileage as upcycled belts

Upcycled bike tire belts

There is no shortage of things you can make out of old bicycle tubes. Though the inner tubes are being reused in so many clever ways, there are not a lot of creative things being done with the old bike tires themselves. Enter Bicycle Belts. See how one Florida firefighter is changing the face of fashion and of cycling by re-using old bike tires.

Clever nature ads from a chainsaw manufacturer

Clever Stihl nature ads

Clever nature and outdoor living advertisements are the last thing you’d expect from a company known chiefly for its chainsaws, but that is exactly what Stihl has done. As a matter of fact, Stihl has some very deep environmental roots — and I’m talking California Redwood deep roots. Stay tuned for that full story. In […]

Hank D and the Bee: Drink Your Pee, and Go Cubs!

Hank D and the Bee: Drink Your Pee, and Go Cubs!

More on some of these great concepts From Cleantechnica: Microalgae Lamp Absorbs 150-200 Times More CO2 than a Tree! From PlanetSave: Drink Your Pee!: The Future of Water Filtration From Treehugger: “Eco-Friendly” Mobile Phone Runs on Coke From MNN: 12 cool urban bicycles ready to replace your car Follow the rest of the Hank D […]

Spring gift bags made from 100% recycled paper

recycled paper gift bag

Be it Easter, weddings, or graduations, spring is a big time of year for giving gifts. Nashville Wraps has you covered with 5 new designer gift bags all made from 100% recycled paper (and one that is made from 50% recycled paper) in their new spring line. I like the “Brushed Floral” design, personally. Which […]

The iBamboo iPhone speaker gets a plastic playmate

iBamboo urban plastic

There are all kinds of iPhone and iPod speaker systems, but last year we talked about one revolutionary — yet incredibly simple — iPhone 4/4S speaker. The iBamboo. The iBamboo uses a simple one-foot long piece of precision cut bamboo to project the sound from your iPhone 4/4S in two directions, amplifying the stereo sound […]