Archives for December 2009

Jubbling @ Microsoft: Would You Like “Up-Flush” To Be Your Default Application?

Microsoft Flush InstructionsThe success of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 7, pales in comparison to the success they’ve found by Jubbling. Atleast in my eyes. And Microsoft has found a “sweet spot” with us by turning the bathroom experience into a Jubbling event. Yeah, automatically turning on/off the lights as you enter/leave a bathroom is neat but so 2004 and we say BFD to the automatic faucets. What did Microsoft do to take the Jubbling to an 11? They gave toilet users a choice to decide if they want to Up-flush or Down-flush depending on their output and they’ve provided a seat where you can make your decision. “Up” is for liquid waste and flushes with less water and “Down” is for chunky and uses the full tank. Either choice is Jubbling and well beyond the normal office recycling and use of biodegradable flatware. I could’ve spent an hour in the bathroom testing out the technology and taking notes but 54 minutes was enough.

Keep up the good work Microsoft. You’ve got one less hater out there thanks to your Jubbling efforts.


Jubbling Holiday Tip: Solar LED Christmas Lights

Jubbling Holiday Tip: SolarSanta.comThank you LED’s for reducing our power requirements and thank you SolarSanta for being our online source for solar powered Christmas lights. No extension cords to hide and no need for outdoor power outlets; with solar powered LED Christmas lights, you just need to find something in your yard to decorate and sunlight. According to, 8 hours of full sunlight will deliver 16 hours of steady light or 30 hours of blinking lights. And with their patented circuit, SolarSanta’s LED lights will reduce their output by 20% as its rechargeable batteries lose their charge. Jubbling’s take is that people are going to put up lights during the holidays so why not go solar? Avoid the extension cords, logistical headaches and bask in the Jubbling by checking out the solar LED Christmas light options at


Hello Brita Filter and Preserve Products. Goodbye Arrowhead, Crystal Springs, Dasani, Evian, Fiji, …

Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.
Mr. McGuire: Plastics.
Benjamin: Just how do you mean that, sir?

In case you didn’t know, Benjamin is Dustin Hoffman’s character in the movie The Graduate from 1967. Today Benjamin wouldn’t be so confused about the role of plastics in our lives and nowhere is it more prevalent than in the form of the plastic water bottle.

Brita Water Filter OptionsI’d like to think that Benjamin was a conscientious person and that maybe he would have landed a job with the Brita Water Filtration Systems Company. By now you’ve probably seen their clear plastic pitchers hanging out in your friend’s fridge, or maybe you own one like me. Brita’s plastic filters reduce your tap water’s chlorine taste and remove mercury via the carbon bits stuffed inside. But what do you do with the filter after it has served its purpose and needs replacing? To solve this question, Brita partnered with Boston-based Preserve, a 13-year-old company that makes house wares from recycled plastics. You may be wondering how this translates into Jubbling?

Jubbling starts when the consumer uses their tap water instead of bottled water. This reduces plastic bottle waste in landfills. It also lessens overall impact stemming from the transportation and warehousing of bottled water, including the fuel consumption and emissions produced when bringing it to the marketplace.

Preserve Products Gimme-5 ProgramThe Double-Jubbling, if you will, is fulfilled when the pitcher filters are further recycled into other items like toothbrushes and cutting boards via Preserve’s recycling process.. Preserve is currently promoting their Gimme 5 Program, which offers consumers drop-off locations, like Whole Foods Markets, as well as mailing instructions for used filters. The number five refers to the No. 5 polypropylene plastic (the number is found inside the small triangle on the bottom or side of some plastic containers) used in the Brita filter’s design. Apparently, not many municipalities accept this type in their recycling programs so this program keeps those items from filling up landfills.

What is incredible here is that we’re seeing three life-cycles of useful products. First is the pitcher filter, second is the new Preserve product created from recycled filters and the third use comes from recycling the second product after its lifespan is done. What do you call already good Jubbling that has been tweaked for increased benefit? Is it a Double-Jubbling? Maybe it’s a Redundant Jubbling, or Jubbling To The Third Degree? I’m not sure but this idea holds huge potential for reducing consumer impact and even calming the future concerns of present-day Benjamins all around the world.

Benjamin: I’m just…
Mr. Braddock: Worried?
Benjamin: Well…
Mr. Braddock: About what?
Benjamin: I guess about my future.
Mr. Braddock: What about it?
Benjamin: I don’t know… I want it to be…
Mr. Braddock: To be what?
Benjamin: [looks at his father] … Different.


Jubbling Holiday Tip: Wrap “Good” Gifts In Clothes

Clothing Gift Wrap

(Bow Is Optional)

Everyone with kids knows about the traditional holiday reaction to clothes. If you are lucky, you’ll get a sigh, a toss and your kid will move on. If you are unlucky you’ll have a holiday full of tears and your threats to return everything. We’ve all been there and now Jubbling has a solution – Clothing Gift Wrap. Clothing gift wrap is simple and only requires you to wrap your kids presents in the clothes you buy them. The result is your kids will stand anxiously around the tree and say things like “that’s my reindeer sweater” or “those are my bunny jammies” and you’ll be Jubbling by avoiding the normal process of gift wrapping clothing and putting a bow on something they’ll hate.


Jubbling Holiday Tip: Recycle Old Holiday Cards

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Holiday cards are huge business and thanks to digital cameras and sites like Shutterfly, creating custom cards has never been easier. With the services and the discounts you receive by making quantity purchases, you will likely end up with more cards than you need. I know I have and to ease my guilt this year, I’ll be sending some of the extra cards from last year’s cache to people that I see on a regular basis. All it takes is a little digital age progression and updated sentiments and Jubbling is my reward.