Martin’s Beach – Green As Vinod Khosla Says Not As Vinod Khosla Does.

Blocking road to Martin's Beach
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“No one knows what Khosla plans to do with the land [at Martin’s Beach], but everyone has a theory—the term ‘McMansion’ figures prominently, alongside guesses about luxury hotels and exclusive nature preserves.”
From “Bummer Beach”

If you’re friendly to ‘green’ causes and make ‘green’ investments, does that excuse you from any ‘green’ responsibility in your personal life? Check out “Bummer Beach” and read about Martin’s Beach surfers losing public access to public waters and Vinod Khosla’s continued ‘behind-the-scenes’ effort to keep them off. [T]

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SnapRays Guidelight – A Wall Outlet Cover With Integrated LED Nightlight. [Video]

SnapRays Guidelight - Wall outlet cover with integrated LED nightlight

It’s called the SnapRays Guidelight and it’s genius! The SnapRays Guidelight has a built-in sensor that activates the nightlight and according to its Kickstarter page, the nightlight-outlet only consumes $.10 of electricity per year. Also, the Guidelight cuts out the middleman (a separate nightlight) and it’s expected to last up to 25 years. One more bonus: the SnapRays Guidelight snap-installs in seconds and doesn’t require re-wiring. [Gizmodo]

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Hanging Potted Plant Light Fixtures – Meet The BucketLight Plant Lamp.

The BucketLight - A hanging plant and LED light.

BucketLight Plant Lamp, indoor ceilling-mounted garden and lighting.Do you want a whole mess of plants in your room but don’t have the table-top space? No problem – check out the BucketLight Plant Lamp from Dutch designer Roderick Vos. The space-saving, dual-purpose BucketLights connect to the ceiling and you don’t have to worry about electrocuting yourself when you water your plant lamp because they’re waterproof.

Jubbling? Sure, as long as the BucketLight Plant Lamp isn’t too expensive and thankfully, it’s only $2600… SWEET JESUS!

Sorry BucketLight Plant Lamp: you just gave me $2550.05 worth of reasons not to buy a BucketLight. [N]


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URB-E Fold-Up Electric Scooter Looks Fun And May Be Green But Is It Jubbling? [Video]

The URB-E Commuter Fold-Up Electric ScooterThe URB-E fold-up electric scooter is pitched by its creators as “The Ultimate ‘Last Mile’ Vehicle” because it fills that gap for commuters before and after mass transit. URB-E’s collapsible frame and portability (27 lbs) make it a great solution for toting on a crowded train or bus and it’s currently on funding site Indiegogo in an effort to raise $150,000.

The URB-E would definitely make users look forward to their commute and it’s being touted as a ‘green’ solution.

From URB-E.com:

“This is not only a more convenient and cost effective way to travel, but it is also a much greener approach to commuting.”

The URB-E fold-up electric scooter is a lot of things: portable, fun, electric, rechargeable and green but it’s not Jubbling. Why isn’t it Jubbling? Based on the videos and website info, it sounds like the URB-E was designed as an alternative to walking; it’s a portable Segway. Why do we need to replace walking with another appliance? [TC]



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LED Bottle Light – Rechargeable LED Cork Light That Turns Bottles Into Lamps. [Video]

Putting your empties to work just got easier with the rechargeable, cork-shaped LED Bottle Light. After a one hour charge, the Bottle Light will give you 2.5 hours of light.

Here’s more on the Bottle Light:

“Rechargeable Light that Turns Bottles into Lamps – Don’t throw out your empties, transform your bottles into lamps with this rechargeable light. Shaped like a cork with a super bright LED that recharges via USB. Make interesting lights with vintage drinks bottles or create a cosy, improvised table feature. Can also be used outdoors – where the wind will blow out a candle stuck into an old wine bottle.”

The USB rechargeable Bottle Light is on pre-order and will sell for $15.00 each. [Gizmodo]

USB rechargeable Bottle Light

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Portland Snow Run – The Only Time Running Is A Bad Decision. [Video]


YouTube: Joggers get more than they bargained for on Portland street

Running in the Portland snow.Lesson: 99.9% of the time, running is a more Jubbling way to get around versus driving. That .01% occurs in this video of two runners taking advantage of the Portland snow to get a run in. [Deadspin]


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