Some Lean, Green Energy-Saving Machines A little inconvenience might be a good thing. Green "gadgeteers" Jill Fehrenbacher and Allan Choconov explain why.
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Some Lean, Green Energy-Saving Machines

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Some Lean, Green Energy-Saving Machines

Some Lean, Green Energy-Saving Machines

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A small, portable wind generator the shape of a lima bean can charge your cell phone. It's called a Hymini, and it was featured this month at the 2008 Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City.

The conference included a green design competition, which drew entries from 61 countries. Conference organizer Jill Fehrenbacher and competition judge Allan Chochinov joined us in the studio to talk about green designs and existing energy-saving gadgets.

"People are waking up to the fact that products create consequence," says Chochinov to the BPP. "Informed consumers are better consumers."