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It is a little known fact that one of the major contributors of carbon emissions into the atmosphere is deforestation. If we could stop deforestation today, we would effectively eliminate the number two man made cause of carbon emissions. The United Nations declared that deforestation accounts for around 25 percent of all emissions of carbon dioxide as a result of human activity. This is roughly the same amount of carbon discharged by the United States each year, the world’s largest polluter.

Over 30 billion tonnes of carbon in the form of CO2 is predicted will be released into the atmosphere this year. It is estimated that this will continue to increase to a staggering 33.1 billion tonnes by 2015. [click to continue…]


This 15 inch Wind Turbine by Pacific Sky Power  is the real deal. See the video below, I love these guys and this little turbine too :)

It powers up in as little as an 8 mph breeze. And is rated up to 30 volts and some 15 watts.

Don’t expect to run the farm on this one, though from all reports it does an admirable job given its relatively small size.

You will receive your Wind Turbine, ready to go. It is attached to 10 feet of power cable and just needs you to find a place for it. On a pole, in a tree, anywhere you need to charge a battery, away from the big smoke.

This small wind turbine works, and it would serve as a brilliant introduction for anyone interested in the environment or energy sustainability.

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The Midland GMRS Two-Way Emergency Crank Radio is a great little two way radio for the money.

While not being solar powered, it does offer a hand crank to power the device, while allowing you to also charge the radio from your cars 12v (lighter) outlet.

You can also charge the Midland GMRS Two-Way Emergency Radio from a wall outlet and add AA batteries to make it go too. It also has a convenient flash light built in.

It is versatile and can be a valuable addition to your outdoor equipment.

One thing I particularly like about this hand crank radio is it has a USB power outlet. This can be used to charge any Tablet or phone that has USB connectivity, and while it would take some doing to fully charge your devices. In an emergency with no other charging options it could prove to be a life saver.

I have seen this model on eBay for as much as $100, why take the risk. This really is a great gift idea for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and is available at a discount price too.

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This is a great way to study aerodynamic transfers of wind energy to electrical output, this new version of an old favorite has 12 colorful plastic vanes and a balancing tail wind vane to hold direction into the breeze.

You can connect it to a volt meter or a light bulb to show the unit is producing electrical current and would be a great way to helps kids understand the basics of wind turbines and their use.

This lends itself to school and science projects about a sustainable environment,and it clamps to a lab bench or desk too.

The leads not included.

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I love this desktop wind turbine, being a USB hub rather than a charger it can be a little misleading.

It certainly looks the business but it is really a novelty or toy.

Works fine as a USB hub, just don’t expect the breeze to do the charging for you, a shame, but still cute and a good reminder too. A great gift idea.

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