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August 2006 Archives

Thursday, August 31, 2006
Buzz Word

The New Envirolet Buzz Logo

Posted by Scott



Here is a first look at the new Envirolet Buzz logo.

The logo is not yet up on this site, but will be shortly. I just wanted people to take a look at it.

We thought it was a cool & exciting new look for Buzz, much like Envirolet! Hope you like it.



Thursday, August 31, 2006
Cool

Envirolet 3D Top

Posted by Scott



This is a neat 3D solid model cut-away of an Envirolet Waterless Self-Contained System Top.

Once again showing that there is more than meets the eye.

More of these images can be seen here, with more being added all the time.



Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Testimonials

"We love this toilet and wish we had one in our full time home."

Posted by Scott

Marcia in Virginia sent us a really terrific testimonial and pair of photos of her Envirolet® Waterless Remote System cabin installation.

“Dear Buzz,

Here are 2 pictures of our composting toilet you can use. We love this toilet and wish we had one in our full time home. This one was installed in our country cabin several years ago. It uses no water. It has never smelled and we have never had any problems with flies or any other insects. Since we only go to the cabin on weekends—and not every weekend at that—we have only had to empty it once so far. It was a piece of cake!

So, there’s our heart-felt testimonial.

Thanks!”

Marcia in Virgina

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Send us your testimonial!



Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Buzz Word

Catching Up...

Posted by Scott

After a short hiatus, Buzz is back! As you can see by the recent surge in posts today — and there is more to come!

Don’t worry if you think you missed any Testimonials. You can always go to the Testimonials Archive page and catch up. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see all of the links.



Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Testimonials

Saved Almost $30,000!

Posted by Scott

No more septic!

Dave in Arizona sent us a nice photo of his Envirolet® Waterless Remote System installed in his log home. he also sent us some comments about how the alternative was a septic system that would have cost upwards of $30,000! Compare that to the highest priced Envirolet® System, which goes for less than $2000.

“Buzz:

Attached are a couple photos of our beautiful log home with an Envirolet toilet. We are close to creeks with hard clay so needed an alternate septic. Most folks in our are pay $30K for one, we of course did not. Plus we are in a very water short area so we reuse our gray water to water plants. Thank you.”

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Send us some photos from your Envirolet® Composting Toilet System installation. And tell us why you choice Envirolet®.



Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Testimonials

"My wife would not agree to spend the night in our cabin until we had a toilet."

Posted by Scott

Ronald B. in Virgina sent us a couple of great shots and comments about his Envirolet® Waterless Remote System installation in Virginia.


“We recently purchased 66 acres in the mountains of southwestern Virginia along the Blue Ridge Parkway. This property had a small cabin that was constructed from straw bales covered with stucco. No well or septic tank.

My wife would not agree to spend the night in our cabin until we had a toilet.

We purchased an Envirolet remote system. We constructed a deck and added a room for the toilet. Now we can enjoy our cabin and watch the deer graze in the clearing around the cabin.”

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Send us your comments and photos! Help spread the Buzz.



Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Installations

Shoehorn Narrowboat Installation in the UK

Posted by Scott

Marion sent us some nice photos of her Envirolet® narrowboat installation. Her boat, Shoehorn, was built by Simpsons Boats and won favourite boat at the Crick Boat Show.

Read all about her boat on the Canal Boat Magazine web site.

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Photo from Canal Boat Magazine.


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Photo from The Canal Shop.


Simpsons Boats installed it in a unique manner with the back of the system tucked away behind some nice wood paneling.



Friday, August 4, 2006
Buzz Word

Simcoe Day Long Weekend!

Posted by Scott

simcoe_day.jpg Here’s hoping everyone in Canada have a safe & fun-filled Civic Holiday on Monday.

Here in Toronto we call it Simcoe Day… but that’s another story. From toronto.com:

“Most of us are thrilled that halfway between Canada Day and Labour Day we get a statutory holiday — a day off with the rather Soviet-sounding label “Civic Holiday.”

But those Ontarians who love to hate Toronto may not want to hear that they have T.O. to thank for the August long weekend. And if you live here in the centre of the universe, you may not realize that we alone call it something else: Simcoe Day, in honour of the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada.

John Graves Simcoe was more than just a colonial governor — he abolished slavery, created Yonge Street, and even inspired the agricultural fair tradition that would give rise to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.”

Our offices will be closed Monday, but will re-open on 9am on Tuesday.



Friday, August 4, 2006
Testimonials

"Worked out great."

Posted by Scott

Just some quick comments from Ed in BC about a recent parts order he placed online:


“It was great to do business with and to get the parts I needed in short order as we live in an area that has limited services. So this worked out great.”

Thanks
Ed


Send us your comments.



Friday, August 4, 2006
Cool

Solar House Video Tour

Posted by Scott



You can see a quick glimpse of the Envirolet® Waterless Remote System in the University of Colorado Solar House on the Popular Mechanics web site.

View the Bathroom off bedroom/work space video clip and look on the left.

The University of Colorado won the 2005 Solar Decathlon and featured an Envirolet® Composting Toilet System in the bathroom.



Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Cool

Envirolet Smart Cars!

Posted by Scott

Envirolet® Gets Smart

Toronto-based TransGlobe Property Management has launched a their new fleet of Smart Cars. The Smart Cars will be used to transport potential clients around town to see properties.

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But, these aren’t just Smart Cars… some have Envirolet® Waterless Toilets on the roof of the car!

When we were first spproached about this idea we were a little hesitant. We did not want to have our eco-friendly products associated with just any vehicle. But, this is all part of a campaign to use environment-firendly transportation and get attention. What’s a better way to get attention and be more green than a Smart Car with an Envirolet® on top!

From the press release:

“TransGlobe Property Management Services, Canada’s premier and fastest growing property management firm, announced today that it will add a fleet of 37 stylish and environmentally sound Mercedes-Benz engineered smart “fortwos” to its fleet in July, 2006. The vehicles offer high visibility and branding for the company’s Leasing Professionals.”


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Get your own Envirolet® throne here.


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Can you find the Envirolet® cars?


If you’re in Toronto be on the lookout for the Envirolet® topped Smart Cars. Try to get a photo of one and send it to us!