We're reminded every April 22 to consider our impact on the environment and how we can be better stewards of the Earth’s resources. This is the year to go green, and to help you do so, we’ve come up with a list of great gadgets that are earth-friendly. However, in case the planet isn't on your list of priorities, many green products offer another buying incentive: they save you money. Switching to green devices can help you reduce the amount of energy you use on a daily basis, which translates to lower utility bills each month and more money in the bank each year.
Sunforce Solar Fan with Light
Yes, you can operate a fan without electricity. The SunForce Solar Fan ($149.99) contains a 5 Watt amorphous solar panel that charges the built-in battery in all weather conditions. The swivel fan has two speed settings, is adjustable, and has a front-facing LED light.
Save: Up to 40% water savings
Shower smarter with a Multi-Functional Shower Head by American Standard. ($33.64 - $58.80, a 50% savings)
Featuring FloWise Turbine Technology, this shower head helps you save water without sacrificing performance. With patented turbine technology, the shower head creates a warm, satisfying spin spray that requires less water than regular shower heads.
Charge your USB devices using only water with the myFC PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger ($160.34 - a 30% savings).
This nifty gadget silently converts hydrogen from water into electricity using a Proton Exchange Membrane. The unique charger can charge cell phones at nearly the same rate as outlet chargers, and emits only a small amount of water vapor.
The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac ($51.47) can be charged from any light source, including sunlight and desk lamp light, and remains charged for up to three months.
The keyboard features the same design as a standard Mac keyboard, but eliminates the need for batteries and those easy to misplace USB cables.
The Belkin WeMo Home Automation Switch + Motion Sensor Bundle ($49.99), allows you to easily control power settings of home appliances and electronics.
The sensor plugs into an outlet and detects movement from up to 10 feet away. Once movement is detected the sensor sends a wireless signal to the WeMo Switch to automatically turn on or off connected devices.
Save: Up to 60% on water heating costs
Get continuous hot water, while reducing your water heating costs with the EcoSmart ECO24 24 kW 240V Electric Tankless Water Heater ($489.99, a $90 savings).
This top-of-the-line water heater has digital temperature controls, is eco-friendly, and uses patented self-modulating technology to ensure you are 99.8% water efficient all year long.
Knowledge is power. Keep better track of your energy usage with the P3 International P4460 Kill A Watt EZ Electricity Usage Monitor ($40).
Plug in individual appliances to the three socket device to forecast monthly and annual energy costs.
Recycle right in your own yard with a WIBO Thermoquick 160 Gallon Composter ($135.28).
This efficient 160 gallon composter works using the sun's heat, to compost vegetables, fruit, and garden waste. The Thermoquick is easy to assemble and is the right size to fit in any yard.
Save: Up to 35% on your energy bills
Designed for large spaces, the Honeywell MyEnergySmart Infared Whole Room Heater ($134.68 - 33% savings) uses energy wisely.
With a modern, portable design and touchscreen controls, this electric heater fits into any home environment and can help you reduce your utility bills.
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