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June 2006 Archives

Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Testimonials

"Couldn't be happier with it."

Posted by Scott

Outhouse Be Gone!

Richard from Minnesota sent us (June 27, 2006) some great comments and photos of his Envirolet® Waterless Remote System (120v) installed in his Wisconsin cabin.


“We installed our remote system at our cabin in Wisconsin last year and couldn’t be happier with it.

The installation took less then a day and was very easy.

In November of last year I broke my leg. Needless to say this restricted me. Our “outhouse” is 50 yards from our cabin and I could not hobble that far in the snow. We would have not been able to use our cabin in the winter if not for our new toilet.”

Thank you,

Richard R.
Minnesota

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Monday, June 26, 2006
Buzz Word

When in Rome

Posted by Scott

Just a quick reminder that if you are in Europe that you can order direct from our European web site at envirolet.eu. Prices are in Euros and all applicable shipping info can be found.



Friday, June 23, 2006
Green Lifestyle

Green Cottager Awards

Posted by Scott

Attention Envirolet® Cottagers!

greencottgheader.jpg Cottage Life Magazine has a contest to reward those who live green at their cottage.

From Cottage Life:

Cottage Life wants to celebrate cottagers and cottage groups in Canada who are making extraordinary efforts to conserve their natural environment or reduce their footprint on it.

Cottage Life will donate $2,500 to a cottaging-related environmental cause on behalf of each award recipient.

No achievement is too small or too big. If you’re making a difference and creating positive change for the environment, you could win a Green Cottager Award.


You have until September 5, 2006 to enter.

Using an Envirolet® Composting Toilet at your cottage automatically qualifies you in our books! So enter today!



Thursday, June 22, 2006
Testimonials

"The Sancor has performed to expectations."

Posted by Scott

William in New York sent us excellent photos & comments of his Envirolet® MS10 Composting Toilet System by Sancor installation on June 22, 2006.


“Here are some photos of our intstallation. We have a family gathering each 4th of July. Having the extra toilet is essential. The Sancor has performed to expectations. Thanks for a great product.”

William D.
Otego, New York

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Thursday, June 22, 2006
Testimonials

"The Envirolet system works great. There is no odor."

Posted by Scott

Mike and Debby were kind enough to send us a photo and some comments on June 21, 2006 about their Envirolet® MS10 Composting Toilet System on their large property in Washington.


“We are slowly building a homesite on our 14.5 forested acres in Northeastern Washington. We purchased the waterless self-contained system. We camp on our property as we are building.

The Envirolet system works great. There is no odor. We plan on moving the envirolet to the house when it is built in a few years.”

Mike and Debby M.
Washington

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Testimonials

"I love it for lots of reasons!"

Posted by Scott

Steve in New Hampshire took us up on our offer of a free Starter Kit or jar of Compost Accelerator and sent us some nice comments and photos of his Envirolet® MS10 Composting Toilet System installation.

“Hello,

I was just about to order some compost accelerator when I saw your plea for images and testimonials. Here is mine!

I installed my toilet about a year and a half ago. It is in a small room within my stand alone office. I love it for lots of reasons! It allowed me to avoid the trouble and expense of running water/sewer out to the building from my house, it allows me to shut the heat in the building down when needed, and I’m building soil!”

Thanks,
Steve W.
New Hampshire

Envirolet in New Hampshire

Envirolet in New Hampshire



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Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Buzz Word

CNN Money & Composting Toilets

Posted by Scott

Composting Toilets in the Mainstream Media

CNN Money I was interviewed earlier this week for a little piece on CNN Money called The Scoop on Poop by Marc Gunther. Marc is a senior writer for FORTUNE magazine.

The story is about green technology and waste treatment. Composting toilets get a brief mention. Unfortunately, there is not a link to Envirolet®.

If you read the article, you’ll see my comments at the end.



Monday, June 19, 2006
Testimonials

"My Envirolet ROCKS"

Posted by Scott

Envirolet® Saves User from Bears & Mountain Lions

Thanks to Jim in Colorado for sending us his incredible photos and comments about his Envirolet MS10 Composting Toilet System. We’re very glad that his Envirolet has saved him from the threat of bears and mountain lions!


“My Envirolet “ROCKS.” There is nothing better than my Envirolet composting toilet, when I’m deep in the mountains, 150 yards from the outhouse with 2 feet of snow on the ground and the wood stove is blazing inside my mountain cabin.

Before my Envirolet, I would have to make that 150 yard trip during the middle of the night, not knowing if I would encounter one or more of our many bears and mountain lions. Now I just cozy up on my fantastic Envirolet Composter. I actually thought of moving back to civilization until I purchased my Envirolet and now I’m here to stay.
Thanks again Envirolet for my wonderful composting toilet.”

Jim D.
Colorado


Envirolet MS10 in Colorado

Envirolet MS10 in Colorado



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Thursday, June 15, 2006
Testimonials

"Love this compost toilet! Best thing since sliced bread."

Posted by Scott

Mikko sent us (June 13, 2006) some wonderful comments and a couple photos of his Envirolet® MS10 Composting Toilet System installed in his “Irish Cabin” in Wisconsin.


“Love this compost toilet! Best thing since sliced bread.”

Mikko
Bayfield County, Wisconsin


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Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Testimonials

"WOW!!!! Thanks!"

Posted by Scott

Danielle C. in Ottawa sent us some excellent comments today in her feedback form about a recent order for a jar of Envirolet® Compost Accelerator.


Rating: Excellent

Comments:
Ordered online on Monday morning, I made a typo in my credit card number, they phoned me later that day for correction, my order was received no more than 2 days later on the Wednesday morning!! WOW!!!! Thanks!


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Thursday, June 8, 2006
Envirolet

The Black Box

Posted by Scott

The electrical components in all 120VAC Electric models are now housed in the new & improved Envirolet® Black Box (Works-in-a-Drawer™). Electrical components include dual fans, heater and dual thermostats. It is conveniently located away from any waste material for easy access.

Envirolet® Black Box is the new name for the older Works-in-a-Drawer™. The major improvement is the addition of more environment-friendly fans (lead-free). The warranty was also extended by one year.

The Envirolet® Black Box is covered under the EnviroletCare™ 5-Year Warranty for internal components. This is the longest internal component warranty in the composting toilet industry.

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Check back soon for a post about the new Envirolet® Orange Box.



Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Composting Toilets

Toronto's Waste

Posted by Scott

Lloyd at Treehugger discusss the Toronto to Michigan waste controversy and has an interesting solution:

“It is worth thinking about banning flush toilets and making composting toilets mandatory. We rarely think about where this stuff goes, other than….away. Until we have to deal with the fact that the stuff does not actually disappear when we flush the toilet we will continue to have a bizarre system where we truck sludge across borders, dump it on farmers fields and just pour it into rivers. The whole system stinks.”

Read more.



Tuesday, June 6, 2006
Envirolet

The New Mulcherator

Posted by Scott

We reported on the new & improved Envirolet® Mulcherator cutting blades a while ago. Here are some new photos of what they look like.

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Each Envirolet® System has 10 Mulcherator cutting blades in it. The Mulcherator helps aerate and break up waste and compost material.

The blades are made of tough, stainless steel. In the new blade design we have added a serrated edge for better cutting action.

Envirolet® Composting Toilet Systems have more inside than other systems for maximum performance. Some others out there are empty shells! And, don’t forget that Envirolet® Systems come with the longest warranty in the composting toilet industry. The Envirolet® EnviroletCare™ program offers a 5-Year warranty on all internal components and a Lifetime warranty on the system body.



Tuesday, June 6, 2006
Buzz Word

Hugg your Envirolet Today

Posted by Scott

Hugg The Envirolet® video has been hugged on Hugg.

Hugg is a new site from our frieds at Treehugger. It is a user-based green news site.

Check it out.



Monday, June 5, 2006
Cool

Pink is the New Green

Posted by Scott

The first photos of the new Envirolet® Hot Pink Waterless Toilet are in. Hot Pink is available now as an optional colour with Envirolet® Waterless Remote Systems. Look for the Self-Contained version coming soon.

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This season, Pink is the new Green.



Monday, June 5, 2006
Envirolet

We always knew Envirolet was a Super Loo

Posted by Scott

Times Online reports on some various “Super Loos” in a nice little piece about the coolest of the cool toilets. Of course, Envirolet® is one of them!



Saturday, June 3, 2006
Envirolet

Envirolet used as Reference in Google vs. Amazon Comparison

Posted by Scott

Envirolet_Logo-100w.jpg It’s fun to see where Envirolet® pops up.

It’s nice to be mentioned. Steve Sailer writes on iSteve.com:

“Compare the Google ads to Amazon’s listing of other books bought by buyers of the book you are looking at. For example, on the page for Steven Pinker’s The Blank Slate, Amazon’s lists three other books by Pinker, Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene, and Robert Wright’s The Moral Sense. I suspect Amazon sells more product that way than Google sells Envirolet Compost Toilets advertising them on iSteve.”

I’ve yet to figure out why we were used as the comparison ad. But maybe we’ll sell a few Envirolet® Systems as a result of the mention on iSteve!



Saturday, June 3, 2006
Green Lifestyle

Have a Green Summer with Google

Posted by Scott

google_green_summer.gif Google has teamed with the Earth Day Network to help you enjoy a more green summer.

They present maps and videos of green tourist spots from a few major U.S. cities in Have a Green Summer.



Saturday, June 3, 2006
Composting Toilets

Just Add Envirolet

Posted by Scott

A nice little story in the The New York Times about sustainable second homes.

Second Homes That Put Ecology First
“Vacation homes have been sprouting throughout North America for 150 years or more. Now, these sprouts are becoming increasingly green, as a combination of good intentions, guilt and the quest for bragging rights spur owners of second homes to go green. Deterred by costs or logistics from retrofitting their primary homes, many are instead funneling their newfound eco-consciousness into their retreats. The shades of green range from using recycled materials in mountain hideaways to planning beach homes that sell power back to the electric company.

“We’re getting people doing million-dollar houses with composting toilets,” said John Abrams of South Mountain Company in Martha’s Vineyard, which designs and builds solar-paneled and salvaged-lumber second homes on an island that is sometimes better known for its sprawling energy-suckers.”

Read the rest of the story.



Thursday, June 1, 2006
Testimonials

"Thanks for an awesome product!"

Posted by Scott

The O’Brien’s of New York sent us some photos and comments about their Envirolet® Waterless Remote System installed in their cabin in the Allegany National Forest in Pennsylvania.


“Hey, here is a photo of our potty in our unfinished cabin.

We thought we couldn’t build on the site without spending a ton o’cash, we were told we’d only pass for a septic system so costly it was a treatment plant in itself… we were thrilled when our last try was to ask if we could use a composting system and the town said yes!

I’ve enclosed pics of the directions I downloaded from your site and laminated to hang behind the toilet so we and our company know all we need to know about the toilets easy care and maintenance.

Thanks for an awesome product!”

The O’Brien’s
Allegany National Forest, Pennsylvania


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