Video Review: Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower

Jun 29, 2010 |  by  |  Green Products, Reviews & Recommendations  |  Share

I was hesitant at first, but my wife convinced me to ditch the gas mower and go man-powered. After all, part of our mission out here is to integrate as many aspects of simple, sustainable living as possible. I was about to settle for a lesser Scotts model since the Fiskars was in short supply around these parts. But a trip into one of Austin’s Lowe’s stores paid off and now we’re the proud owner of the Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower. After about 15 minutes of setup time, this solid piece of machinery was ready to do some slicing and I was happy to oblige. Read More

2 High-Tech Ways to Track Your Home Energy Use

2 High-Tech Ways to Track Your Home Energy Use

Nov 29, 2007 |  by  |  Green Products  |  Share

Oh, man…home gadgets can be so cool. Just take a look at Lucid Design Group’s Building Dashboard system for your home computer. It’s a piece of software for those tech nerds out there who also happen to be environmentally conscious tree hugger types. It allows homeowners to track their home energy consumption in several areas. From electricity and water use to solar electricity production and the amount of water collected from rainwater systems. Read More

Did You Know These Even Existed?

Did You Know These Even Existed?

Sep 3, 2007 |  by  |  Green Products  |  Share

livingwithed Did You Know These Even Existed?I was watching Living with Ed on HGTV last night and saw two products I never knew existed – first was the water powered garbage disposal. Invented by a NASA engineer and produced by Hydromaid, this disposal acts like a food processor, grinding all types of food into small bits. It consists of “five stainless steel blades, driven by a water-powered piston, [that] oscillate back and forth, mincing the food waste.” Read More