Browsing the "Bicycle" Category

Use a Bike-Powered Blender to Make Shampoo

June 10th, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post

One of the reasons I love working with the Insteading team is because the goal of this site is to provide inspiration for those of you who are tired of depending on the big box stores for the things they need

Bike to Work Campaigns Growing {Join In!}

June 2nd, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post

More cities are implementing Bike to Work campaigns and using the outcomes from these events to find ways to support city planning for improved bicycle commutes. Delaware even has an interative database that allows green commuters to track the impact they are making. Nationally, Ray LaHood, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, promoted biking to work on his blog by highlighting this Year’s Clif Bar 2-Mile Challenge which runs from May through October

Living & Bicycling in Silicon Valley, Northern California {7 Things I Loved}

May 31st, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Following up on my posts about what I loved about living and bicycling in Sarasota, FL and Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC, here are 7 things I loved about living and bicycling in Northern California. In the middle of graduate school, I lived in Sunnyvale for a summer, worked in Redwood City, and did most of my grocery shopping in Palo Alto. So, despite being 3 different places, they were sort of one place to me and I’m combining them all for this

Transportation Energy Use {Infographic}

May 31st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

One of our sister sites,, recently had a great infographic on the energy efficiency of movement that I thought was worth a share on here as well. As I point out repeatedly here on Planetsave, transportation is one of the biggest contributors to our environmental problems and one of the critical factors in our modern world that reduces our quality of life. The infographic mentions, for instance, that 22% of worldwide energy use and 27% of carbon emissions are from transportation (the figures are even higher in the U.S.)

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