7 Great Green Technologies For Earth Day
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Phoenix Composting Toilet
The Phoenix Composting Toilet, available in models for commercial, residential and even campsite options, uses an aerobic composting system that turns human waste into mulch. No flushing necessary, this toilet system saves thousands of gallons of water and leaves no odor behind. Annual clean-out of the mulch storage unit provides nutrient-rich mulch to use in an effort to promote plant or garden growth.
Pavement Filtration for Onsite Rainwater Management
Used in conjunction with concrete or other paving materials to create driveways, sidewalks, parking lots or streets that provide permeability and filtration of rainwater, the d-Rain Joint system is a drainage channel used to collect and convey water along its path. The potential is there to even eliminate storm-water systems and avoid pollution hazards to urban ecosystems.
30% of harvested produce is never even consumed, wasting resources, energy, water and money. With a new product by Hazel Technologies, agricultural waste can be reduced by allowing retail operations to control the freshness of the produce offered. FruitBrite is a pod that can extend the shelf-life of produce by 20-40% when used in trucks or warehouses storing the food before its brought to stores and consumers.
HYDRAO Shower Head
Ever wonder how much water you're using in the shower? The HYDRAO shower head will tell you in real-time. The shower head lights up the water spray with different colors signaling the amount of water used. The lights alert the user to ultimately save water and energy from heating it.
Most college students don't bother with owning a car on campus as the costs outweigh the convenience and use. Innova EV provides a 100% electric car, The Dash, to jet students around campus and surrounding towns. Currently used at four pilot universities, the company is seeking to expand the service to universities and colleges across the nation.
Residential Wind Generator
It's becoming more and more cost-effective to install a wind turbine in a backyard (with necessary permits and approvals, of course). While product prices vary, private wind energy is another step toward energy efficiency and independence.