Tesla’s electric cars are sculpted, stunning and fiendishly quick. Their handling is exquisite. They are innovation incarnate. Never mind whether it’s easy being green, whether you believe in climate change or whether you care about polar bears. In a Tesla, green living is the ultimate experience, and it’s blood-pounding, grin-inducing, rip-roaring spectacular.
Tesla is ushering in a new era in green living marked by environmentally friendly products that outperform and crush their conventional competition on factors consumers really care about – like speed, design, power and sex appeal. New and established brands are following this playbook to introduce environmentally advanced products that are also best-in-class.
Here’s 10 more green products that maximize your lifestyle and minimize your environmental impact.
01. Nebia Shower Head – $375
Like showering in a warm cloud that immediately envelopes you, Nebia atomizes water into millions of droplets to create 10 times more surface area than a regular shower. Nebia also cuts your water usage by 70%. Shower long and prosper.
02. Stack Lighting – $28 & up
Lights that turn themselves off. Stack‘s intelligent bulbs dim and brighten automatically in response to natural daylight. And when you’re not there, they automatically shut off. Stack’s lighting reduces energy use by as much as 40-60%.
03. The Priority Eight – $799
Last thing anyone wants to do when commuting by bike is change a flat tire or deal with a greasy bike chain. The Priority Eight solves those problems and more. Featuring puncture-proof tires and a grease-free Gates Carbon Drive belt system, the bike’s geometry is built for speed and agility.
“The perfect low-maintenance commuter.” — Made Man
04. Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid – $TBD
The Pacifica lets you have the family-hauling practicality of a minivan and your style and fuel economy too. Conveniences include a built-in vacuum with 11 ft. retractable hose and hands’ free sliding doors and liftgate. A V6 plug-in hybrid system delivers 260 horsepower, 30 miles of all-electric range; and fuel economy equivalent to of 80 mpg.
05. Tuckerman Shirts – $145
For a young brand, Tuckerman invokes plenty of heritage. Tuckerman’s organic cotton fabrics are woven in Italy by mills that have been producing shirting fabrics for decades (even centuries). 3rd and 4th generation craftsmen in New England then make them into fine, button-down shirts. More good news; Tuckerman’s long staple organic cotton saves nearly a pound of pesticides per shirt.
06. Acre Designs – $400K & Up
Acre homes produce all the energy they need. That’s right, no energy bills. That’s worth about $150K in savings over the life of a 30-year mortgage. Designed for modern living, Acre homes offer spaciousness in a compact floor plan, loads of natural daylight, healthy indoor air, and a bundle of curated customization options.
07. Criquet Polo Shirts – $75
Criquet’s organic cotton polo shirts will quickly become your go-to. The fit is first-rate and essential details like removable collar stays make these shirts stand out. Separate yourself from the crinkled collar crowd. Stay crisp.
“The search for the perfect polo ends here.” — Details Magazine
08. Bogo Toothbrush – $9.50
For the brush-your-teeth-everyday set, here’s a way to easily integrate green living into your daily routine. High-design toothbrushes made from recycled, recyclable materials or biodegradable, compostable materials. Bogo’s cylindrical shape fits naturally in your hand. Bristles are of the highest quality. Why the name Bogo? Because your purchase triggers a donated toothbrush to someone in need. Super duper bonus: Bogo is sourced and made entirely within the U.S.
09. Nest Learning Thermostat – $249
some God forsaken reason you want to change the temperature yourself, you can do it from the comfort of your couch using your smartphone. Or your voice; Nest is compatible with Google Now and the Amazon Echo.
10. BRÖÖ Craft Beer Shampoo & Conditioner – $12.64 (together)
Start with all-malt craft beer as the main ingredient. Add Hop flower to deliver a refreshing, invigorating nose. Top it off with a bit of caffeine to stimulate your scalp and wake your follicles. BRÖÖ’s natural, six-pack promise ensures that you won’t find: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, dyes, artificial fragrances, or polyquaterniums. They say beer makes everyone better looking. They’re right.