Sustainable Technologies at Home

Sustainable technologies at home allow individuals to live their lives without producing unnecessary waste and pollution. They may cost a bit more up-front, but will help the Earth and save you money in the long run.

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Top 5 Ways to Save the Planet with Bicycles

Bicycling has the potential to improve our environment, health and happiness in a big way. These five points will make you want to pump up your tires and get your bike rolling again.


Top 5 Green Mobile Phones

In response to heavy criticism, the mobile phone industry has started going green. What are five of the greenest mobile phones out there?

Top 5 Green Robots

There's nothing particularly organic about a robot, even if you dress it in hemp and fuel it with alternative energy. But these five can help our planet one mechanical movement at a time.

How Mobile Energy Management Systems Work

As part of managing your energy use, it's important to know how much electricity you're actually using, and your monthly electric bill may not tell the full story.

How Waterless Toilets Work

The world flushes up to 20 percent of its drinking water down various drains. That's a lot of water going to waste. Waterless toilets could squelch the squandering.

How Portable Centrifugal Oil Cleaning Systems Work

Left unchecked, friction between the moving parts of an engine would turn it into an inert piece of sculpture. Clean, filtered oil keeps the parts moving with relatively little resistance.

How the Goblin Aero Works

What if a single gallon of gas could cover your weekly commute? The Goblin Aero might take a little leg-power, but it'll get you where you need to go in relative comfort and safety.

How the Husqvarna Automower Solar Hybrid Works

Ever wish the lawn would just mow itself? Well, the Husqvarna Automower is about as close as you'll get to that dream -- with the added bonus of using the sun for power.

How Tweet-a-Watt Works

A little friendly competition never hurts to stir up motivation, right? That's the idea behind Tweet-A-Watt, a power-monitoring gadget that connects your power usage to your Twitter account.

How Motion-powered Electronics Work

From toothbrushes to iPhones, we fill our lives with a seemingly unending string of gizmos -- all of which depend on electricity to give us what we need to make it through the day. What if you could generate that power?

5 Energy-hungry Appliances

Sure, your hair dryer or toaster sucks up a lot of kilowatt-hours during the short time it's on, but what are the truly big drains on your home energy budget?