Daily Green Wrap-Up 27.July, 2012

With endless summer days still aplenty, there’s no better time to invest in a solar charger for all your gadgets. However, Joshua Zimmerman of the DIY site Instructables doesn’t think you need to spend any money in order to get your hands on one. Instead, Zimmerman has designed a simple do-it-yourself solar USB charger that fits cozily in an Altoid tin!
…the oldest Chevrolet Volt buyer we’ve ever heard about is still happy he bought the plug-in car. That’s because 101-year-old Edward Heine bought the Volt for his wife, Hya, 85. The couple traded in a Jaguar, according to the Carroll County Times, because, “my wife wanted this electric car.”
As the London Olympic games opens Saturday, the spotlight will be on the world’s top athletes as they compete for what is perhaps sport’s greatest honor: a gold, silver or bronze medal. Just as notable, though, is the sustainable features of the venues and services supporting the event.
Through countless innovations in all areas of technology, the classic light bulb formula has remained surprisingly unchanged since Thomas Edison first flipped the switch on one of the most used inventions of the modern era. All that is about to change.
Though we all love fresh air, it’s sometimes hard to find time to stop and breathe while running the daily rat race – and being confined to closed concrete office spaces doesn’t help! Nendo has designed a cute little air purifier to counter this issue that works using essential oils extracted from fir trees. The AirLeaf Mini, designed for Japanese company Mikuni, can be simply clipped on to the vent fins of fans and air conditioners, and it’s ready to go.

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