Amongst the multitude of bike shops across Manhattan and Brooklyn, 718 Cyclery (718c.com) stands out for their unique approach to the business. This is the “inverted bike shop”, where you can learn to custom build your own bicycle bolt by bolt.
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WWF “We live in a world of more, yet we could live in a world of enough – a world where
there’s enough food, water and energy for everyone”.
The Venus Project advocates an alternative vision for a sustainable new world civilization unlike any socio-economic system that has gone before. It calls for a straightforward redesign of a culture, in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt, and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but totally unacceptable.
When it comes to addressing climate change, the time for action has long since arrived. The climate is changing, and we each must do what we can to mitigate and adapt to these changes. Climate Smart Cape Town is a campaign to help residents of Cape Town learn about climate change and how they can take action, as well as to learn about the actions already being taken by the City of Cape Town and other leading public and private sector organisations to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
I have been hunting the web for a video to post for the first day of spring! The choice, as you can imagine was blossoming flowers, bleating lambs or eco spring cleaning – you get the picture. Luckily I found this video which although unconventional for a spring posting – really embodies the true essence of spring – rejuvenation and renewal!
So this spring, let’s take something that is old or broken and give it new life and enjoy the Joy of the Fix.
How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need — while reducing the time we spend in cars.
The Pachamama Alliance’s mission is to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world. Website: The Pachamama Alliance
Method Soap guys Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry on G Living’s Room101 talk about their modern green soap company (the 7th fastest growing company in the US) where they work hard to make soap cleaner, greener and sexier.
Flea and tick products with certain pesticides leave residues on pet fur that can damage the brain and nervous systems of not just pets–but people, too. And government safety assessments are inadequate to protect us and our four-legged friends.
Where Is ‘Away?’: Solving Plastic Pollution in 4-minutes, is the fourth short movie in professional surfer, Kyle Thiermann’s Surfing For Change series. It tracks a plastic bag that Kyle uses in his hometown of Santa Cruz California, all the way to the north shore of Oahu, demonstrating both the destruction and solutions along the way. Famous musician Jack Johnson, and Story of Stuff’s Annie Leonard join Kyle in this fast-paced journey to highlight the power we all have to end plastic pollution.[/twocol_one]