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Boat DIY – How to Make a Boat With an Old Mattress (or Box Springs)!

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For those of you who live in areas where flooding or even tsunami is quite possible, you might want to learn how to make a boat with an old mattress so you will always have something to float on when disaster strikes.  I think this should really be titled, “box springs” as mattresses actually don’t come with wood in it.   Of course, if you bought one of these high-tech box springs, you probably wouldn’t be able to make this boat.

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Green Blog Post Update!

Here’s some interesting green blog posts from our affiliate green blog Keetsa this week:

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Charger DIY – How to Make Energy Efficient Cellphone Charger!

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One of the biggest losses of electricity is when you have your cellphone charger plugged into the wall but your phone is not plugged into your charger.  If we could save every little bit of electricity from all the cellphone chargers in the world, this could be significant enough to power a country.  Of course, there are gadgets like CheckTap, which will allow you full control over all your devices that are not powered on.

This

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DIY Bamboo Speaker Sound System!

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Wow, I was amazed to see a great idea on speaker system that will change sound (get more bass) as your bamboo tree grows.  Plus, bamboo is probably the most sustainable, eco-friendly tree in the world.  I would love to see such bamboo system to go commercial one day, I will be one of the first green adaptors to buy one.

The idea here by Jocko Chan is simple: as the bamboo grows, so does the quality of your sound system – piped up through the stalks and

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Solar DIY – How to Build a Solar Cooling System for the Summer!

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Solar systems have been appearing everywhere these days including the new Prius which practically cools itself while parked out in the sun.  Well, this technology isn’t so hard to understand or apply, simply get some solar panels and hook it up to a cooling device.

Okay, maybe it’s not that easy but here’s a great DIY that shows you how to do that.

This instructable will tell you how I went about building a 12v Solar setup to run my Air Cooler during our hot Summer and a 12v 120 litre Fridge/

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Global Warming Poor Polar Ice Bear Rug!

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Here’s an ironic rug that you can get featuring the poor polar ice bear.

Now eco rug company Nanimarquina has teamed up with NEL artists to create a beautiful ‘Global Warming Rug’ &#

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5 Great Green Blog for Reading!

Here’s a round-up of the 5 great green blogs you must read for green people out there: (Don’t forget Keetsa blog!)

1. Planet Green -This blog and portal is part of the Discovery channel media network and boasts lots of good green content and personalities. A fun read.

from their “about us” page:

Planet Green is the first and only 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network with a robust online presence and community. Launched in June 2008,

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RV DIY – How to Go Green with RVs!

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Here’s some great tips on how to save money and energy if you are into RVs and cross-country driving:

1. Try a diesel-powered RV model such as the BioTrekker, which is powered by the more fuel efficient and less costly biodiesel.

2. Convert an existing model to biodiesel via a kit. Biodiesel kits can be found online or via a green RV dealer.

Q: Don’t you need a special biodiesel engine to run it? A: No. B100 (100 percent biodiesel) will run in most diesel engines with little or no modifications. B20 (20 percent biodiesel) will run in any diesel engine without mo

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Women’s DIY – How to Make Facial using leftover Grounded Coffee!

Here’s a cool DIY for ladies out there who tend to drink a lot of coffee and enjoy green facials.  Learn how to recycle and re-use grounded coffee as natural facial for your skin.

In a video tutorial that beats any Clarin’s or Loreal product, witness a DIY facial of the greenest kind. Watch as the host of Chow.com, an online food magazine, demonstrates how to use leftover coffee grounds to give yourself an invigorating and exfoliating facial. She also mentions a few other ideas on what to do with those pesky, but never ending coffee grounds.

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Outdoor Lighting – Pack of 3 Solar Lights!

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Here’s an awesome deal of pack of 3 outdoor solar lights, all of these run on a single photovoltaic solar cell, great for keeping your outdoors bright without use of any household electricity but with solar power.

These are great for continuous lighting through the night for a dark driveway or yard area. Be sure to position the multi-angle floodlight trio in direct sunlight throughout the day for best solar absorption.

Price:

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