Friday, April 22, 2005

Earth Day Inventions

In the past 35 years, there's been no shortage of inventive inventions aimed at reducing eco-footprints; we've come a long way from the old brick-in-the-toilet trick. Today's new refrigerators use about a third of the power as ones sold 30 years ago, and the U.S. government has plans to boost fridge efficiency an additional 30 percent by 2011. Tank-less water heaters offer steamy scrubs while consuming less energy. But being green isn't always about saving green. Organic furniture store owner Fred Shapiro says some 70 percent of his customer base consists of "cultural creatives" -- style-savvy consumers who are willing to spend more for eco-friendly options that also look good. Green options also sound good, say members of Rhode Island-based band Protium, who are claiming the mantle of the first hydrogen-powered rock band. The six-member group will be rocking three fuel-cell generators to power their guitars and amps during an Earth Day concert.

1 Comments:

At 1:47 PM, Blogger Cat said...

We dont need to worry about any inventions! WE need to take care of the earth. WE need to pick up garbage, Not some ro-bo high tech thingamajig.This is OUR world and WE need to take better care of it. It just proves you are all lazy. Because some robot should NOT be picking up OUR garbadge. So earn your green thumb, and pick up litter. Because robots arent even going to help, they are just going to clean up, They wont change how people think. People will still litter, pollute, and other things that are unnecceptable, i hope this comment really helps everyone and change the world!

 

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