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Off Grid Trailer Power System – the battery storage and sustainable equilibrium

This is the power system that I ended up with on the off grid camper trailer. I added panels and batteries until reaching the balance point between power gen…
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View From Mountain – Eco Village Mexico, Off-Grid Homes, Self Sustainable Living

Rancho 8 Amigos is an Eco Village in Mexico. Our goal is to provide a safe, self-sustainable home where families have access to plenty of pure spring water, …
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Sustainable Brands Selects Nokero Solar as Exclusive Lighting Sponsor for 2014 Conference


Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 20, 2014

Sustainable Brands leads a global community of business innovators toward sustainable decision-making, and they have just selected Nokero Solar as the Exclusive Lighting Sponsor for 2014 San Diego-based conference.

Nokero, short for no kerosene, designs The Worlds Only Solar Light Bulb and has led the way since 2010 as a globally recognized sustainable brand in 127 countries. They provide light to billions of people who do not have access to electricity, or who seek sustainable energy alternatives every day. Nokero aims to light the way to a sustainable future worldwide, with the help of corporate and non-profit partnerships focusing on social responsibility, lighting solutions, and sustainable branding.

At the Paradise Point Resort in California from June 2 to 5, 1,200 business leaders will collectively engage in dialogue and collaboration with the goal of shaping our worlds future in a sustainable direction. The conference focuses on brands that successfully operate sustainable business practices worldwide. Through educational workshops, product demonstrations, and springboard discussions, leaders will gather to learn what defines and shapes sustainability among different industries.

The Sustainable Brands Conference (SB14) focuses on reducing its environmental impact even during the conference itself. A zero-waste policy will be implemented by Waste Management, 100% of carbon emissions will be offset by Offsetters, CrowdCompass will provide mobile apps in place of paper maps and surveys, and solar-powered event lighting is provided by Nokero. Nokero lights will illuminate pathways, networking and event locations, and the conferences Activation Hub expo center.

About Nokero

Nokero (short for No Kerosene) designs, manufactures and collectively distributes safe, affordable, and environmentally friendly solar-based technologies. Our solar lights and solar battery chargers are high quality and low-cost, eliminating the need for harmful and polluting fuels around the world. Visit http://www.nokero.com for more information.







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Pajama Pants – Support Sustainable Practices By Investing In Eco-Friendly Pajama Pants

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by Jeremiah Ro

There is a greater focus on taking care of the environment now than there has ever been before. One way you reduce your impact is to invest in clothing that is eco-friendly. Pajama pants and lounge pants are a good examples of clothing you can find in eco-conscious varieties. Producing clothing has a massive impact on the world and its resources. When clothing is made from natural materials, they are often grown and harvested unsustainably. Strong and often hazardous chemicals are involved in the processing and dyeing. There are often also chemical coatings added to give clothing wrinkle resistance or other qualities. Not only that, but a lot of clothing is made in shops where the workers work in terrible conditions for very little pay. To help fight this, there are now many companies that make environmentally friendly clothing, and some of the garments available may surprise you.

One misconception about environmentally friendly clothing is that it must be ugly and uncomfortable, lacking style and softness. However, what many people do not realize is that garments made with the environment in mind are very often the softest, most comfortable items that you can own. Not only that, but they can also be very stylish. Clothes such as pajama pants can be constructed from planet-positive fabrics such as casual organic cotton, luxurious silk, and soft bamboo. Just because you want to wear clothing that was made with the world around you in mind, it not meant that you have to walk around in uncomfortable clothing lacking style and design.

Since eco-friendly properties are a great selling point, and because a lot of manufacturers who make these clothes also care about the planet, they like to advertise what makes their garments different. Look for pieces with materials that were raised sustainable. In other words, they were grown and harvested so that they would not harm the surrounding ecosystem. Also look for material that was grown organically without pesticides, and that fair trade was used when purchasing materials and constructing the piece. There are also some certifications available for some planet-friendly fabrics. If you cannot find this information on the product’s tag or on a product page online, contact the manufacturer, asking for more details. If they follow these methods, they will be happy to let you know.

So when you next buy pajama pants, lounge pants, or other clothing, consider eco-friendly options as a smart choice for you and for the planet. It is simple and is one more way that you can help to improve the world for future generations.

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Admirals Bank Offers Residential Solar Financing to Foster a Sustainable North Carolina Community


Durham, NC (PRWEB) February 03, 2014

On January 30, 2014 an information session was held at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durham to generate interest among homeowners within the Durham City limits who may have considered purchasing solar panels for their homes. Keynote speakers at this workshop included Patrick Murphy, a Relationship Manager and Solar Financing Expert of Admirals Bank, and representatives of NC WARN and Yes!Solar Solutions. Solarize Durham opens up a tremendous opportunity for homeowners in the area to take advantage of financing options and purchase home solar systems. Homeowners can easily enroll in the program by visiting http://solarize-durham.org and submitting basic contact information.

The state of North Carolina currently offers residents who purchase solar systems a tax credit up to 35% of the total purchase cost of the system. Additionally, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, homeowners are eligible for a federal personal income tax credit up to 30% of the purchase cost of their renewable energy system, without a maximum limit. Tax credits reserved by the government pooled with local North Carolina incentives permit homeowners to be reimbursed up to 65% of the total cost of a residential system. The tax credits offered in North Carolina are significantly higher compared to most states in the country, making this an ideal location for the Solarize project.

The loan programs designed by Admirals Bank allow homeowners to borrow up to $ 40,000 for residential solar systems. Homeowners can also apply any rebates, tax credits or incentive monies they may receive to the principal balance of their loan within the first 24 months of the fund date. If a homeowner chooses this option he or she may then re-amortize their loan at no cost to reduce his or her monthly payments. The loan programs provided by Admirals Bank are non-equity based, and homeowners may receive the funds in as little as 12 days, prior to the system being installed.

North Carolina is an ideal market to host a Solarize initiative, said Ted Fawcett, Vice President and Director of Business Development of Renewable Energy Lending at Admirals Bank. Our Banks financing products, coupled with local and federal tax credits make home solar energy an attractive purchase.

Over the past 24 months, Admirals Bank has significantly contributed to the considerable successes of three additional Solarize projects in Connecticut, Massachusetts and North Carolina. In early 2012, Admirals Bank participated in the first Solarize initiative, Solarize Massachusetts, and helped homeowners in Hopkinton, Millbury and Sutton obtain the necessary funds to purchase solar systems. In May 2013 the Bank also signed on with Solarize Connecticut, which resulted in solar panel installations on over 100 homes in Durham, CT that produce over 1.017 million watts of clean energy. Following the success of Solarize CT, the Bank worked with the Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute to launch the Solarize Asheville, NC program that signed up 368 interested homeowners.

Mr. Fawcett concluded, Our Bank is committed to providing renewable energy lending on a national level. We regularly conduct market analyses to locate unique areas, like North Carolina, where homeowner incentives are high so we can further simplify the procurement of residential solar systems by offering our lending products.

For more information regarding Admirals Bank Renewable Energy Lending please call 800.615.8472 to speak with a Relationship Manager or email us at admiralsalternatives(at)admiralsbank(dot)com.

About Admirals Bank

Admirals Bank is a federally-chartered financial institution headquartered in Boston, MA with a Regional Banking Center in Providence, RI, and a Renewable Energy Lending Business Development Center in San Francisco, CA. Since 2012, Admirals Bank has focused its home improvement lending efforts in the residential solar and renewable energy industry, opening Admirals Alternatives, the Renewable Energy Lending division of Admirals Bank in April 2013. Admirals Bank also remains a leading national provider of the Title I Home Improvement Loan for a variety of other home improvements. Admirals also offers customers additional borrowing solutions such as Residential Mortgages. Additionally, Admirals Bank is an active acquirer of commercial real estate loans in the secondary market. Admirals introduced Bespoke Banking to the financial industry, which is individually tailored, highly customized, relationship banking, and also provides customers with classic banking options such as checking, savings and money market accounts, which can be conveniently opened and maintained online or via a mobile device. Admirals Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

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The information contained in this document should not be relied upon as tax or legal advice. Please consult your lawyer or tax preparer regarding residential renewable energy tax credits. All loans require a completed application and are subject to credit approval. Must be a project that qualifies for federal and/or government rebates or incentives. Lien will be placed against the property. Lien will be in first or second position.







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Fashion Evolution, Consumer Power Driving Sustainable Changes, Theme for November 7th Expert Discussion and Reception in New York


New York, New York (PRWEB) October 10, 2013

Today, Ampleen, a sustainability consulting firm, announced details for its upcoming event “Fashion Evolution: Consumer Power” on November 7 in New York City. The event will highlight how increased consumer consciousness is a key driver behind fashions evolution towards more sustainable production and other socio-environmental changes. A keynote address by Amy Hall, an executive at Eileen Fisher, will lead into an expert panel discussion.

Scandinavia House in New York City, at 58 Park Avenue, will host the November 7 event in Volvo Hall, from 6pm to 9pm. After the keynote address and panel discussion, there will be a networking reception with NY-local wine and light food. FACE Stockholm will provide an environmentally friendly reusable and recyclable bag to each attendee. For more information and registration, go to: https://fashionevolution.eventbrite.com/.

The evenings discussion will focus on how consumers are driving industry innovations in the retail and fashion industries that are embracing sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Shoko Sekiguchi, event organizer for Ampleen, exclaimed, “We are so happy to have inspiring experts talk about how designers and companies are evolving in ways that are better for people and the planet. Of course, consumers are demanding more now from the fashion industry than just style.”

As keynote speaker, Amy Hall, Director of Social Consciousness at Eileen Fisher and a member of the Leadership Forum for womens clothing, will kick off the evening.

Following the keynote, Sasha Cohen, a consultant with a fashion retail background, will introduce and moderate a panel of experts including:

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Beginning July with a Bang, Stylish Organics 4th of July Holiday Special Offers Customers Money Back on Organic, Sustainable, Eco-friendly, Made in the USA Products


Stanton, NJ (PRWEB) July 02, 2013

This 4th of July at http://www.stylishorganics.com, shoppers can celebrate America while remaining earth friendly with purchases of organic, eco-friendly, made in the USA products. Stylish Organics is offering to give back $ 5.00 on purchases made on their site between July 4th and July 7th. With a $ 50.00 minimum and at least one made in the USA product purchased, shoppers will qualify to receive $ 5.00 back in the box with their merchandise. This is our way of showing how much we love America and how much we are dedicated to protecting her natural resources, commented Lynn Lavanga, owner of the on-line boutique. It is also a great opportunity for consumers to show their support for made in the USA product manufacturers, a USA small business, and for protecting our environment through the use of organic and environmentally friendly products. Organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly products provide benefits for the environment and for consumers as organic production methods eliminate environmental damage by avoiding the introduction of toxic chemicals into soil and ground water, provide consumers with a purer product free of chemical residue eliminating the possibility of skin irritations or even more serious health problems, and use sustainable resources that naturally replenish and promote ecological balance.

Developed to meet the needs of busy consumers concerned with eco-friendly living, Stylish Organics launched in March of 2012 with an easy one-stop-shopping structure. The search for products that are truly organically grown, all natural, made from renewable materials, or coming from manufacturers practicing green production methods, is very time consuming and this on-line boutique brings them together to save shoppers time and effort. With on-going research for new products, they offer a well-rounded palette of organic personal care and natural skin care products, sustainable fiber and organic cotton clothing, organic and natural fiber linens, renewable materials furnishings and home d

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Sustainable Living Explained

Sustainable Living Explained

Sustainable Living Explained

Have you heard about Sustainable Living but don’t know where to begin?

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* What is sustainable living and why should you care?

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* How to garden with ease

* Considerations on raising your own animals

* Easy to implement ways to lower your utility bills

* How to avoid and reduce toxin exposure in our modern age

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Holiday Shoppers Get Behind Media Buzz Surrounding Sustainable Swimwear ECO SWIM by AQUA GREEN


New York, NY (PRWEB) December 14, 2012

This year major mainstream media outlets focused on green giving as a growing movement in the USA, answering the call by their viewers for more eco-friendly, made-in-America products. Yet, only the most fashionable, quality products made the cut. ECO SWIM by AQUA GREEN sustainable swimwear reached over 150 million views (unique monthly visitors, circulation rates, and video views) in 2012. Clearly editors, stylists, journalists, and bloggers are on board with ECO SWIM by AQUA GREENs fit, fashion and mission to reduce your carbon footprint in the sand

Media outlets understand that sustainable lifestyle brands like ECO SWIM by AQUA GREEN are just scratching the surface of their potential, and they need smart shoppers in order to become everyday household names. Thankfully, ECO SWIM by AQUA GREEN is celebrating the end to a very successful year and has more than a few key supporters already.

Kathleen Huddy, former Textile Director of Good Housekeeping had this to say: We all like to do whatever we can to help the environment but if a so-called “green” product, whether it’s household cleaner, toilet paper, or a T-shirt doesn’t perform as well as the traditional version, then forget it. One item of clothing we gals definitely don’t want to compromise on is a bathing suit ECO SWIM is good for your figure and better for the environment. It’s one of the only swimwear collections on the market that’s taking steps to lower its impact on the planet.

The inaugural collection has been fortunate to receive features in magazines such as Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, People StyleWatch, Self, Shape, Health, Womens Health, More, Martha Stewarts Whole Living, Real Simple, and Womens Wear Daily. AQUA GREENs announcements and beach cleanups have been picked up by news channels across the USA including CBS online, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Examiner, Mother Nature Network, Eco News Network and over 150 fashion blogs.

ECO SWIM by AQUA GREEN is available in stores now at Aqua Beachwear, Canyon Beachwear and online at Belk, Bon Ton and ECO SWIM and later in the season at Macys, Nordstrom and Dillards.

About AQUA GREEN:

AQUA GREEN is one of the worlds leading sustainable lifestyle brands, driven to provide fashionable consumer products. AQUA GREEN is based in Easton, PA and its swimsuits can be purchased at specialty and department stores as well as on select websites. For more information about AQUA GREENs environmental leadership, swimwear and events, visit the web site and find the brand on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.







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Green Living: How To Live A More Sustainable, Earth Friendly Lifestyle

Green Living: How To Live A More Sustainable, Earth Friendly Lifestyle

Green Living: How To Live A More Sustainable, Earth Friendly Lifestyle

Green living, the environment, being earth friendly, using solar and wind power – these are all very hot topics in today’s society. And thanks to recent government efforts, everyone is trying to learn how to make their own homes and lives more sustainable and earth friendly.

If you’re new to the concept of living green… whether you want to learn how to start doing your part for the environment or you just want to learn how to reduce your bills and keep more money in your wallet from

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