Blue is the new Green?

7 05 2008

I don’t know about you but I am SO SICK of the word Green. Yes, we use it all the time to connote earth-friendly products and services (actually, I prefer “future-friendly” which I saw on 3R’s storefront in Park Slope).

Maybe this is the year of BLUE, meaning water conservation, water purity, finally getting rid of megatons worth of plastic bottles filled with tap water…

I originally saw this invention on the Stephen Colbert show a while back. Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway has come up with a water regnerator that can turn any kind of disgusting, dirty water into clean, drinkable water and generates a small amount of electricity to boot (enough to run 70 energy efficient lightbulbs). It works via vapor condensation distillation and my favorite part is that it runs on cow dung. This is a world changing invention and I agree with the author of the post on Apartment Therapy – Green, that this has not gotten the press it deserves.

You can see the Colbert segment on




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