Friday, July 17, 2009

Go Green - Go Organic Cotton!

You may not know this but conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other single crop and accounts for 16% of the world's pesticides. Organic cotton is one of the fastest growing markets in the textile industry. Mod Green Pod is an Austin-based textile company that sells certified organic cotton fabric for upholstery as well as PVC-free wallpaper. I love their fabrics and designs! They also sell tote bags which make great eco-friendly gifts.

Friday, July 10, 2009

SolaRover: Mobile Solar Power For Events

SolaRover is a new start-up based in Austin that provides mobile solar power systems for all types of commercial, industrial, and emergency applications (YES, this means for the events industry as well - weddings, corporate, and special events). There are zero operating costs and the power, of course, is 100% green! The systems are silent and take only minutes to plug in. Rental costs are reasonable as well. Very cool…check it out!