Eco-entrepreneurs fastronauts

Published on February 3rd, 2009 | by Scott Cooney

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Fastronauts–Eco-Friendly Kids Toys That Also Battle Obesity


The Greener Gadgets Conference is rapidly approaching on February 27th in New York City.  Aspiring social entrepreneurs submit designs to the Greener Gadgets Design Competition in the hopes of being featured at the event and to gain some recognition for their products.  I voted for one that goes beyond green.  “Fastronauts” are not only green in that they are bike powered and teach kids something about energy, they help kids do something that will lead them to a healthy life:  be active.  Plus, as a kid trapped in a grownup’s body, I have to admit, I think they’re rad. 

 

The Greener Gadget Conference is being held in NYC, and will feature a slew of new sustainable products, toys, innovations, and other inventions.  You can vote online for your favorite new gadget, and the top ten vote-getters will be given the opportunity to compete live at the event.   

Among the competitors besides the Fastronaut: there is…

  • a working computer made with materials such as corrugated cardboard,
  • a Do-It-Yourself Electric Vehicle, that serves as a cargo carrier and recharging unit,
  • a “Guilty Wallet” that serves as a reminder to reduce or consumption at the REAL point-of-purchase:  our money carrier!, and
  • a power ‘inlet’ adapter for your home so that you can send electricity back to the grid!

 

 



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Scott Cooney (twitter: scottcooney) is an adjunct professor of Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawai'i, green business startup coach, author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill), and developer of the sustainability board game GBO Hawai'i. Scott has started, grown and sold two mission-driven businesses, failed miserably at a third, and is currently in his fourth. Scott's current company has three divisions: a sustainability blog network that includes the world's biggest clean energy website and reached over 5 million readers in December 2013 alone; Pono Home, a turnkey and franchiseable green home consulting service that won entrance into the clean tech incubator known as Energy Excelerator; and Cost of Solar, a solar lead generation service to connect interested homeowners and solar contractors. In his spare time, Scott surfs, plays ultimate frisbee and enjoys a good, long bike ride. Find Scott on



  • http://www.supereco.com Kim L.

    Thanks for tipping me off to this cool concept. My kids need one … like yesterday. I’m voting for this one. Also, I wrote up Fastronauts for our eco news mag, http://www.supereco.com. Check it out! Thanks again!

  • org

    i think imitation this item

    do u know “kou yokoyama”? famous Illustrator&designer
    check serch more info
    “SF3D” “kow yokoyama” “PKA”

  • anita

    where can I get one of these Fastronauts near 43558

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