It’s been a long year, but summer is finally here. For many of us, the warm weather brings the perfect time to rest, kick back, or take a much-needed vacation. Fortunately there’s lots of ways to relax while going light on the earth, and we’ve assembled several green tech goods that are designed to help you unwind. Read on for our picks of the best technologies to help you relax.
Listen to Music
The old expression “Music soothes the savage beast” really holds true. To help stress melt away, try using Pandora.com. The online, streaming music site lets users plug in a desired song or artist and it will create a whole music station based on the vibe of that particular tune. The site broadcasts right from a laptop or PC, so you don’t need to worry about purchasing extra gizmos like iPods or stereos, which helps cut back on electronic waste. The best part? The site is totally free, and users can create as many stations as they want.
Sarah Parsons is a freelance writer and editor living in New York City. After learning about deforestation of the rainforest at seven years old, she wrote a strong-worded letter to President H.W. Bush complete with a drawing depicting the plight of homeless gorillas. It was then that her future as an environmentalist became clear. After graduating from Syracuse, she moved to New York and began her career as an environmental journalist. Over the past three years, she’s written about everything from endangered golden lion tamarins to the economic costs associated with unabated climate change. In addition to covering energy and technology for Inhabitat, Sarah has also written for Plenty, Popular Science, Audubon and OnEarth.