"Tio" Promotes Green Living for Little Ones

"Tio" Promotes Green Living for Little Ones

Taryn Williford
Nov 17, 2009

The children are our future and if we don't tech them to turn lights off to conserve energy then who will? Well, this colorful kid-friendly ghost guy, Tio, can do it.

To keep kids in check and make sure they're shutting off lights, nothing's going to work better than a novelty character—in this case, a ghost—with a traffic-light inner glow and emoticon-inspired expressions.

If the lights have been on for under an hour, Tio stays happy and green. As you start to use up power (past the four-hour mark), Tio turns yellow and his face starts to show a little bit of worry for mother nature (and mommy and daddy's power bills). When you've been sitting pretty with lights on for over 8 hours, Tio turns red and angry.

We dig the idea! Even though it's in the concept stage, we can see kids responding to Tio way better than a lecture from mom and dad about energy conservation. Designer Tim Holley is on to something, don't ya think?!

Via Ubergizmo

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