EcoStreet’s Eco-radar

by Tracy Stokes on June 22, 2007

in Uncategorised

Travel & Transport

You may remember that some time ago I posted up a casting call from MSN for their Live Spaces Eco Trip. Well, they’re now on the road and you can keep up with their progress at Windows Live Spaces.

London has a new eco-friendly taxi service. Five Toyota Prius’s were delivered to Climatecars this month, with another three to arrive for next month. Climatecars join the growing trend in eco-friendly taxis. London’s other eco-friendly taxi company is GreenTomatoCars.

Ikea has replaced company cars with Honda Civic Hybrids, and has distributed 60,000 low-energy lightbulbs to it’s 9,600 staff. They also plan to be powered and heated by sustainable energy sources worldwide by 2012. Not bad going.

Mercedes is set to unveil 18 different eco-friendly models at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Even Ferrari is thinking about how they can improve their environmental image.

Fashion & Music

Triumph International have invented a bra that converts into a shopping bag. Strange though it may seem, this is a perfectly serious product. Can you imagine the looks you’d get if you whipped your bra off in the market to convert it to a shopping bag to carry your melons home in?

ASDA have launched a range of CDs in compostable packaging.

Green Homes

Listed Green is a new site helping US house hunters find green homes. It looks pretty easy to use, and explains just what an eco-friendly house is. (via: move.com)

Competition

Iceland is the land of puffins, volcanoes, eco-friendly Vodka and amazing music festivals. If you are a US or Canadian citizen, you can enter Reyka Vodka’s competition to win tickets for you and 9 friends to fly to Iceland for the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Enter here.

MSN and Treehugger.com have teamed up to host a video competition entitled: “What are you doing in your own backyard to help fight climate change?”.  Enter your 1-2 minute video for a chance to win Live Earth tickets.  This competition is only open to US residents, and closes tomorrow 23rd June, so get the cameras rolling.

Special Offers

Natural Collection is offering 10% off their entire range until midnight (GMT) on Monday, 25th June 2007. Plus you will get TWO free organic cotton string bags worth £6.95 as a special gift to celebrate their win at the 2007 Observer Ethical Awards. Hurry, the deadline is 3 days away!

Big Moon Mountain Organic Perfumery is offering the first 25 people who make a purchase from their new online shop a chance to win a ‘State of Mine’ 14K gold ring valued at $190. There’s a 25 to 1 chance of winning, so if you’ve wanted to try handcrafted organic perfume, now would be a good time to do just that.

That’s all for this week folks, have a great green weekend!

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: