The April 2010 issue of Diablo Magazine has a section dedicated to Eco Awards. The East Bay of Northern California is proud to boast that it is the epicenter of the eco-arena with an abundance of eco-friendly entrepreneurs and jobs.
There were some pretty incredible inventions, but I really liked the Ecoloblue water cooler winning for "Causing Plastic Bottles To Disappear." This is really amazing. The Ecoloblue's tag-line is "pure perfect water made out of thin air." Working similar to a dehumidifier, the Ecoloblue takes water vapor and condenses it into drinkable water. Pro tennis player Wayne Ferreira invented the water bottle-less cooler after seeing the amount of plastic bottles discarded by players after events.
What's even more amazing, other than the technology, is that this water cooler could potentially reduce water shortages and provide clean water for people in places that lack drinkable H2O. The Ecoloblue produces up to eight gallons of water a day. Not bad.