april is earth Month. celebrate world heritage Day on april 18, earth Day on april
22, and arbor Day on april 30. now’s the time to go green and contribute to a
cleaner planet with some products that are good for the environment.
1 Let it Rain You don’t have to sacrifice a powerful shower experience to save water. The EcoRain™ Dual Mode showerhead from Water Pik® is designed with 60 individually directed nozzles to create a 50 percent wider spray coverage while efficiently channeling water to save a half gallon per minute. Save more than $45 each year in water and utility costs. $34.99. www.waterpik-store.com.
2 Blue is the New Green
Sleek, innovative and packed with the
latest solar technology, the Iqua SUN
Bluetooth Headset is a global-conscious
solution to hands-free talking. This
wireless headset is the first of its kind,
combining a built-in solar panel with
a lithium polymer battery to provide
up to nine hours of talk time and 200
hours of standby. Recharge in just two
hours, or leave it in direct sunlight for a
quick boost. With a one-touch call and
volume key, you can manage your calls
effortlessly. About $95. www.iqua.com.
3 More Power to You
Your computer, printer and other
electronics continue to use energy
even after you turn them off. It’s
called “idle” or “vampire energy”
and costs you extra money. Switch to
a Smart Strip power strip from Bits
Ltd. to save up to $20 per month
on your electric bill while providing
your computer with superior surge
protection. Smart Strip uses advanced
circuitry to sense the flow of electrical
current and automatically shut
electronics off when they aren’t in use.
Starting at $30.95-45.95.
4 Go Bananas
Handmade from banana fiber and kraft
paper, the triangular table lamp from
Creollus is truly unique. Its design
stemmed from the idea to organize
cultural activities related to recycling
paper and fibers while preserving
ecological heritage. A percentage
of all sales benefit Semear Educar,
a non-profit organization in Brazil.
7”x7”x13”. 9 lbs. $115.
Reduce Your Carbon
Footprint at the Office
Turn off lights when you’re leaving •
a room for more than 10 minutes.
Invest in energy-saving comput- •
ers and either shut down or at
least turn off your monitor before
leaving at the end of the day.
Be conscious of what you print. •
Use recycled paper and/or scraps
Recycle fax paper, envelopes, junk •
mail, plastics and cell phones.
Car pool, use public transportation •
or work at home to reduce travel.
Use non-toxic cleaning products •
and real silverware instead of the
Drink filtered water out of a •
reusable cup instead of buying