Eco-Friendly Gadgets for a Greener Lifestyle

Make your life a little greener with these eco-friendly gadgets that will help you grow plants in windowless spaces, among other things.

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Brolar
Keep your devices topped off with energy with a solar-powered battery charger like the Brolar ($28). This battery pack contains solar panels, so you can just leave it out in the rays to recharge.
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Klean Kanteen; SOMA
Save plastic by ditching filtered bottled water. The KleanCanteen Reflect ($33) is a 27oz bottle made of stainless steel, food-grade silicone, and sustainably-harvested bamboo, and the SOMA Pitcher ($39) can filter 80oz of water using filters made from coconut shell carbon and a plant-based casing.
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GoSun
Instead of burning charcoal briquettes, try cooking kebabs and roasting vegetables for your summer barbecues in this solar oven from GoSun ($279). The oven uses the sun's energy to cook food, even on a cloudy day. According to the company, the oven can reach temperatures of 550°F and you can cook a meal in 20 minutes.
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HERObike; Giro
Instead of driving, you can reduce your carbon footprint by biking to work. If you want to make your commute even more eco-friendly, consider this Dubble HERObike made of bamboo and carbon fiber ($400) and this Giro Silo helmet ($50). Its inner lining is made of plant biomass and components are more easily recyclable.
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Yimby
Composting is a way to not only reduce food waste, but also create nutrient-rich soil you can use for growing your own plants and vegetables. The Yimby Tumbler Composter ($91) is an outdoor composting bin that you can use to deposit fruit peels, eggshells, and other food scraps.
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Bureo
If you prefer pushing yourself around town on four wheels instead of two, try the Minnow Skateboard ($149), made of recycled fishing nets in Chile. The company works directly with fishermen to collect old nets and local manufacturers to produce the boards in a zero-waste supply chain. The company estimates that as of April 2016, they've saved 87,600 square feet of fishing nets from becoming ocean waste.
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SunPort
The SunPort ($80) is a plug converter that helps you support solar energy production without using solar panels. Once you plug a SunPort into an outlet, it will "upgrade" the electricity to solar power by using solar credits. Requesting more solar power from the grid costs about $1-2 a month more when using a laptop, and the plug can go with you anywhere.
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Jetson
If you're looking for something faster than a bike but greener than a gasoline-powered car for your commute, try this Jetson E-Bike ($1,800). The scooter is powered by electricity, has a max speed of 20mph, and can travel 40 miles on a single charge.
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Coming soon is the Mygdal Terrarium ($TBD), a way to bring plants into windowless spaces. The self-contained terrarium is lit with an LED sunlamp and doesn't need watering. Nui Studio is currently in the planning stage to produce the first edition of the Mygdal plant lamps.
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