This week in TreeHugger: Check out the Easy Glider, an electric scooter that recharges itself when cruising down hills. No need for the local utility with these stove fans that run on heat, no electricity required. Plus, make your own milk with "world's first Raw Hemp Milkmaker — that's right, hemp is good for drinking, too — though this baby will make other raw milks like sunflower, cashew, hazelnut and almond, too. Finally, take us on the road with the brand-new TreeHugger Mobile.
While this electric scooter doesn't exactly conjure thoughts of counterculture bikers in the late '60's and probably won't inspire a Steppenwolf reunion, the Easy Glider does have it's merits for anyone not interested in the blood, sweat and tears required for transportation by foot or bicycle. A 380-watt motor is attached to the big wheel and tows its rider along with the quiet, emission-free, backfire-proof power of electricity and the motor recharges itself while cruising down hills. The footbridge is detachable, which we guess is good news for skateboard and rollerblade enthusiasts looking for a ride.
Just set this handy fan on top of the stove, and a heat-activated motor goes to work when it gets hot enough and fans the stove's hot air around the room. According to the manufacturer, the two models move about 100 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and 150 CFM, respectively, though the speed of the fan varies with stove temperature; the hotter the stove, the faster it goes. Aside from making the room warmer, it makes the stove more efficient, so you'll use less fuel for it, too.
As if there weren't enough applications for hemp out there, we bring you the world's first Raw Hemp Milkmaker, which turns raw hemp into its drinkable derivative in mere seconds. And should you grow weary of the taste you can also use it for sunflower, cashew, hazelnut and almond milk, too. Why drink the stuff? Such said seeds provide the full amino acid spectrum that "gives complete vegetable protein, whilst retaining the trace mineral content too," while being rich in Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3 and Omega 6 to boot. Bottoms up!
Lastly, for anyone who suffers from pangs of withdrawal when forced to do something aside from read TreeHugger, like work or eat, we have the answer: TreeHugger Mobile. That's right, you can take us with you and read the five latest entries, to the eternal annoyance of family, others in restaurants, on chairlifts, etc. Just don't use it while driving.
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