The Origin of 365 Ways...

I came across this amazing book by Phillippe Bourseiller when i was in Denmark close to a year ago: "For the past 15 years, Phillippe Bourseiller has photographed nature from every angle: from the eruption of the volcano Pinatubo to the great deserts of ice and sand, he has captured the hidden colours and breathtaking lights of our planet. But our contemporary way of life threatens this fragile beauty. To encourage more restraint, Philippe Bourseiller teams 365 photographs with a daily ecological action. Each of the initiatives is accompanied by facts and statistics that illustrate the threats to the environment posed by our behavious, and demonstrate the beneficial consequences of the recommended actions. Each day reveals the image of a wonder of nature along with the guidelines to preserve our planet. Through the pages of 365 Ways to Save the Earth, a truly ethical way of life takes shape." Starting from today, i would like to post each inspiring page according to the days on the yearly calendar (supposed to start from jan, but...i'll catch up!). Hopefully, you'll look at everyday a little differently after this...

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Transport - Try an electric bike

Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, Russia

Preserving the quality of the air around us is vital to life and our well-being. Air pollution kills 3 times as many people as road accidents. It causes respiratory diseases (chronic bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis) and is responsible for 3 million deaths worldwide every year.
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Why not try an electric bicycle. It is an attractive alternative to the car for short journeys. The electric motor saves your legs by halving the effort needed to pedal, and it includes a removable, easily rechargeable battery. However, most importantly, it emits no pollution and is silent, and you can leave the cars behind in a traffic jam.

3 comments:

Tim 50cycles said...

There is some evidence that electric cycling consumes less energy than regular cycling, especially if you take into account the food miles required to fuel a cyclist over a given distance! Electric bikes that use lithium power packs turn out to be the most efficient of all.

cnmmnc said...

Hi tim, i visited your website. Its really great to hear that your company has partnered up with Good Energy for your products.

I'm studying in Rhode Island, USA now, and where i come from, there are so many hilly roads that detract people from buying bikes as a form of transport. But being a university state, i think having electric bikes rather than cars here is a really practical idea. Saves the bad traffic problem here too..

mark said...

Electric Bicycles and Electric Scooters

Elmo The Electric Bike and Electric Scooter Guy

This is an excellent blog for electric bicycles. There are not too many around like this. Thanks for making this such an interesting subject. Oh, by the way, Wired Magazine has a great article on hybrid cars this month. (Jan 2008 issue).

God Bless,
Elmo

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