Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Don't Be a Drip. Sponsored by Environment Agency GO GREEN: It Isn't Difficult to Do Your Bit. Water-Saving Gadgets Galore Can Help You Go Green. Here Are Just Some of the Best, and They're Available on Tyneside. Read on to Find out More

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Don't Be a Drip. Sponsored by Environment Agency GO GREEN: It Isn't Difficult to Do Your Bit. Water-Saving Gadgets Galore Can Help You Go Green. Here Are Just Some of the Best, and They're Available on Tyneside. Read on to Find out More

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H2O Multifunction Clock

THE H2O Multifunction Clock has a water-powered battery to save on energy and conventional chemical power sticks.

As such it provides environmental design solution for a product that is used in every day life.

The battery will last for up to two years with continuous use, but can be stored in its dry state indefinitely and can be left to dry out at any time during its life, so extending its life indefinitely.

To keep it going you simply fill it up as the water evaporates, about every two to three months.

WIN WATER-SAVING GADGETS

KIND bosses at Byker-based Ethical Superstore are giving you the chance to win some great prizes.

We have four sets of the following to give away to four lucky readers: a waterpowered calculator, a water-powered alarm clock, a set of recycled glasses and a solar shower.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is answer the following question:

In litres, how much water can Kielder Reservoir hold?

Is it a) 200 litres; b) 200m litres; c) 200bn litres? The answer is contained somewhere in your Chronicle's Go Green supplement, so get looking.

Send your answer along with your name, address and telephone number, to Amy Hunt, Evening Chronicle, Groat Market, Newcastle, NE1 1ED, or e-mail

go.green@ncjmedia.co.uk

The closing date for entries is November 9. Usual ncjMedia competition rules apply. Winners will be picked at random after the closing date. The Editor's decision is final.

Water Powered Calculator

THIS is an environmentally friendly way of crunching numbers.

Like the clock, you refill the calculator when the water evaporates, meaning you'll never need to buy batteries again.

The battery concept uses two electrodes with specifically formulated alloys, one positive one negative.

When water comes into contact with both electrodes, a reaction takes place, producing energy and powering the calculator. …

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