The Sunflower Lunchbox is a little solar-powered appliance that heats and cools food items according to your desires. It’s fairly small and has the power to make lunch time tasty ans green.
The flowery design of the box has collapsible petals used to trap solar energy, which is then stored in its internal battery. With a quick push of a button, you can heat up or cool down your cuisine within the individual boxes of the Sunflower Lunchbox. With this item, you’ll barely have to use the microwave or fridge again!
Not sure this will catch on, but you’ll be the talk of lunch hour when you whip this bad boy out.
See what I did there? Get more green (a.k.a more cash in your pocket) by purchasing a tankless water heater, and count yourself as a proponent of energy awareness at the same time. Consumer Reports said, “Heating water accounts for up to 30 percent of the average home’s energy budget”. By installing a tankless water heater in your home, your water heating can be 40% more energy efficient and help you save in the long run.
Though there is a steep initial investment (prices range from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the size and need), you’ll save a lot in the long run as your house in general becomes more energy efficient. Tankless water heaters, also known as continuous flow, flash, inline, instantaneous, on-demand or instant-on water heaters, provide an instant hot water source whenever and wherever you need it. The water is heated as it flows through the unit by either an electric element or a gas burner. Tankless water heaters don’t retain any water so it avoids the energy cost of keeping a stockpile of water hot for standby use. You can choose to install smaller tankless water heaters at each point of use or a larger tankless water heater that can provide hot water for the whole house.
Research and estimate to see if a tankless water heater is a plausible solution for energy retention your home. Especially in Southern California, where energy use is such an issue, installing a tankless water heater will do wonders in reducing your energy output and help benefit the environment at the same time.
Everyday people are finding new ways to reuse old materials, unwanted items or garbage that would otherwise be thrown out. As more garbage piles up, people seem to be getting more creative and demand new ways to recycle rather than add to the overflowing landfills.
Listed below are some of the very imaginative and perhaps even useful ways to start recycling items you didn’t even know could be recycled.
1. Recycle Your Books…. but turn them into a hiding place. I know you don’t read all those old books sitting on your shelf, and you may be thinking about throwing them out, but instead you could make a very cool hiding place for valuables. Here is a great tutorial on how to hollow out books.