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By Park Howell on Mar 3, 2009 with no responses

10 Favorite Green Gadgets From Core77 Design Competition


The second annual Greener Gadgets Design Competition was held on Saturday in New York. Designers from around the world submitted products in several categories including energy, materials/lifecycle/recycling, social impact, and educational development.

Click here to see all Greener Gadget entries. Here you can see the competition winners.

Here are 10 of the top 50 that I found intriguing.

  1. Fastronauts: Combating child obesity and batteries in landfills, these toys are powered by play.

    The Fastronauts idea is designed to combat child obesity.

  2. BugPlugs: Turns off a connected device when not in use to avoid energy drain.
  3. Bware Water Meter: Allows you to monitor your water usage by simply attaching to showerheads, faucets, etc.
  4. ubicycle Public Bicycle Service System: Providing commuters with easy access to bicycles to promote non-polluting and healthier transportation.
  5. Tweet-a-Watt Twittering Power Meter: The “Kill a Watt” monitors your daily energy usage and Tweets your results as a reminder to reduce your use, as well as for friendly competition among your followers.
  6. VE09 Blister Radio: Made from PLA, a biodegradable, thermoplastic, aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources such as cornstarch (in the U.S.) or sugarcanes.
  7. CompostAll: a replacement for the home in-sink garbage disposal, which allows food waste to be composted instead of sent down the drain.

    The Solar Pot charges batteries in the same way that plants receive nutrition from the sun.

  8. Recompute: Sustainable desktop computer housed in cardboard.
  9. Solar Pot: Plants get nutritive elements from the sun. Solar Pot charges batteries through this same solar energy: It recycles batteries by use of natural energy.
  10. Move Your Energy: A rocking shell chair with an LED lamp specially designed for reading that is powered by your motion.