Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 158.

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Ahh, California. 82 degrees and sunny. I forgot how lovely it was to be warm in the winter! I am still away so there will be some more guest posts next week, hope you guys are enjoying them as much as I am. On to the Reads…

So much water gets wasted in the shower every year, and many times it happens inadvertently. That is where a product like this one comes in handy. The Waterpebble is a clever device that monitors water going down the plug hole when you shower. How it works…

While America is trying to figure out how to connect Disney and Vegas with a maglev train, China is going forward with plans to connect a whopping 17 nations with a high-speed rail network. The plan right now is for three major lines: one that connects Beijing to London via the Channel Tunnel (or Chunnel) and continues on to Singapore; a second line that covers Malaysia, Burma, Vietnam, and Thailand; and a third that would bridge China, Russia and Germany to other European railways.

When you think of playing in the outdoors you often times head to the nearest trailhead for a beautiful hike in the woods or perhaps a long bike ride on a back country road to soak up the scenery. These types of activities are a tremendous way for us all to experience nature in its natural setting and will most likely lift your spirits for the rest of your day. However, I would like to encourage us all to remember an essential component to our ecosystem and the direct connection to our well being, local economies and bio diversity. That component is agriculture.

Shaun and Tawny Reynolds’ company Sundrop Jewelry uses passive solar power to create gorgeous recycled glass jewelry! They’re super-transparant about their materials and sourcing over on their blog, which makes me love them even more!

Are you an urban dweller aching for a garden of your own? You don’t have to move to the suburbs or pester your landlord to let you up on the rooftop anymore. Designer Godefroy de Virieu and landscapers Louis de Fleurieu and Virgile Desurmont have come up with a flexible alternative to the traditional garden.

Mechanical engineering students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo have developed an eco supercar that gets 2,752 MPG! I never get tired of stories like these. As the car industry trips over itself trying to tap the fuel-efficient vehicle market, they end up getting pwned by a group of kids.

What if your house could be tailor-made for maximum energy efficiency and sustainability, right from the moment it was built? Behold the i-house , a prefabricated house that’s selling for around $100,000.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. The water pebble seems like a good idea, but I really don’t need another disposable plastic tchotchke in my home. From the water pebble website: “The battery will last for around 4 to 6 months with average use. The battery cannot be replaced.” Ouch!

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